Insulation Replacement - Fiberglass RV


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Old 10-06-2013, 01:53 PM   #1
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Hello All!

I was wondering if anyone has replaced the insulation in their Trillium? Difficult or easy? I have a '73 1300. Small leak in the roof hatch just fixed but I don't know how long it had been there. Pretty recent I think but we are concerned that there might be mold that we can't see.. No signs of it but can't see behind the insulation...

Also the plastic strips that cover the insulation seams are wrinkled. I heard that you could take them off and boil them to straighten them out again, and reinstall? How difficult is it to remove and reinstall them? Is there a specific glue to use?

Thanks for any information!!
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Old 10-06-2013, 02:56 PM   #2
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The strips on the Trillium are not glued, they snap into a special track which is glued onto the fiberglass. Take care on removing the main strip so as not to detach the snap in strips.
The boiling of the large strips works well.

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Old 10-06-2013, 02:59 PM   #3
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Thanks Ron!
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Old 10-08-2013, 11:01 AM   #4
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While there may be some surface mold, Ensolite is a completely synthetic product and does not rot. It is also worth saving. They don't make a comparable product today and what is available has cost some members over $1000, and a great deal of work, to install. If your Ensolite is in good shape, do not destroy it.
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Old 10-08-2013, 03:26 PM   #5
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Okay. Thanks David. It is in good shape so we will leave it as is. I gave it a good clean on the exposed surface and it looks amazing now. We will keep an eye on it to see if any mold becomes visible. I suspect it's okay.
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