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Old 01-28-2015, 02:13 PM   #15
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Thanks. I wonder if marine plywood is necessary. Shouldn't be unless there's a leak again, right? I have enough scrap AB birch stuff to do the job.

David, are the corners mitered- so that it looks like a picture frame?


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Old 01-28-2015, 04:01 PM   #16
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The untreated wood lasted almost 40 years, so you can expect as much. There will be water, leaks or not. Condensation around the windows is common.
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Old 01-28-2015, 08:23 PM   #17
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Trillium Window Frame Replacement

My wife and I replaced ALL window frames a couple summers ago. I used 3/4" birch plywood, sealed with spar varnish. I used old frame pieces as templates; they had no mitres, but note bevel.
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Old 02-02-2015, 10:38 AM   #18
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Sorry about not answering the miter question. Like Marv said, no miters. The tops and bottoms are long, and the sides fit inside them.
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Old 02-02-2015, 11:11 AM   #19
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David I used on the trilliums I've restored composit flat stock it's three times as expensive as wood but will never rot again . It does even out in price when compared to not having to buy a whole sheet of ply .
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So I'm guessing that the angle is just cut on the ends to match at the corner?


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It is beveled all the way around, so the long pieces at the top and bottom have a bevel on the ends, as well as one long side.
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Old 02-02-2015, 11:36 AM   #22
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David I used on the trilliums I've restored composit flat stock it's three times as expensive as wood but will never rot again . It does even out in price when compared to not having to buy a whole sheet of ply .
How heavy is the composite flat stock? is it 3/4" thick? Can it be obtained in 5", or 6" widths? Do you think it would hold a screw as well as plywood?

The shelves, curtain rods, windows, and upper bunk on the gaucho all mount to the window frames on a Trillium.
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How heavy is the composite flat stock? is it 3/4" thick? Can it be obtained in 5", or 6" widths? Do you think it would hold a screw as well as plywood?

The shelves, curtain rods, windows, and upper bunk on the gaucho all mount to the window frames on a Trillium.
David yes , yes and yes composite will cut and hold screws as well or better than wood. And you will no longer have any part part of the structure being wood a true non stick built trailer
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Except for the plywood in the floor.
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I am planning on replacing the wood around the windows this spring. I am planning on using "plastic wood" for the job (like that used to replace cedar decking). That stuff doesn't rot and will hold screws. I am already steeling myself for a nasty removal job. After I replace the wood inside the wall, and clean and re-install the windows, I am planning on making a wood "casing" to frame the window on the interior, something like 1/2 x 2 inch fir. I think it will look nice. The shelves attach at the top of the window, so I can't frame that out, but I can frame out the sides and bottoms -- maybe even install a window sill of sorts --
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That is a good idea. The damage that I did to the Ensolite was covered by the shelves, but a wood frame, on the inside, around the window would cover any damage done while removing the plywood under the Ensolite.
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Except for the plywood in the floor.
David: Do you know if that plywood in the floor is replaceable? I assume it would need to be accessed from below the trailer because I don't see how you could get to it from the inside. I have a 1980 1300, and the floor beneath the dinette is a little squishy. I'm not sure if it matters -- it may be structurally important?
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Colleen, I have never seen a thread where someone has replaced the plywood in the floor. It has been discussed at length though.
I just bought a mint Trillium 4500, BUT???
trillium table?

Actually, This guy did replace the wood under the dinette.
Trillium floor replacement

To replace the plywood in the floor, in front of the kitchen, the best plan that I can come up with would be to cut out the bottom of the trailer. Actually just a flap. Maybe two sides of the square of outside fibreglass that covers the plywood, maybe three sides. I assume that the plywood is glued to the fibreglass, so removing it will be difficult. Then replace the plywood, (I would go with marine grade stuff). Then close the seams and paint. Doing this on the bottom of the trailer means that no one will see it, so it won't matter if you don't do it perfect.
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