repairing a Triggs. - Fiberglass RV


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Old 08-10-2018, 01:45 PM   #1
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repairing a Triggs.

I joined this Fiberglass RV site some time ago to see if anyone could help me figure out how to do some repairs on it. I was told that I should go someplace else because I did not have a all molded fiberglass trailer. My monstrosity is indeed a molded ed all in one piece trailer. It is a Triggs camper with two horse stalls in back. It would be considered a horse trailer with living quarters in the horse world. It is a rare trailer as there were only a few made in 1988 before the plant closed. Maybe there were a few more made before 1988. I met a man that is a trailer repair person that worked at the plant where my trailer was made. I hope that I can be allowed to be part of this community.
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Old 08-10-2018, 02:16 PM   #2
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I sure would like to se some photos. Sounds like you have a very unusual trailer.
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Old 08-10-2018, 02:21 PM   #3
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Sounds very cool, pics please! I expect folks here could help with your issues, aside from composting. Welcome!
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Old 08-10-2018, 02:36 PM   #4
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reparing a Triggs

I tried to get a picture to come up but it didn't. what did I do wrong. I chose one using the browse button.
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Old 08-10-2018, 02:46 PM   #5
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Triggs

did it show up?
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Old 08-10-2018, 02:53 PM   #6
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it is not fantasitc. I have thought about a lot of ways to make it better. the bathroom sucks.
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Old 08-10-2018, 02:54 PM   #7
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by the way I have cleaned the outside since the picture was taken
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Old 08-10-2018, 03:30 PM   #8
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It's still not Molded Fiberglass. The sides are flat. Fiberglass can't be totally flat or couldn't get it out of the mold.
There are people that can repair that kind of a trailer. You might try one them and I believe there's Triggs forum for horse trailers.
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Old 08-10-2018, 03:51 PM   #9
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It looks like the top and front are molded pieces with flat fiberglass pre made panels used for the sides and some sore of structural support (wood, steel or aluminum) frame underneath.


It's not a two piece molded fiberglass trailer, but there are many similar features shared with both construction methods.


As far as structural information, there are probably not a lot of members on this forum with experience with type construction. Plumbing and electrical systems are similar in most all trailers. Good luck.
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Old 08-10-2018, 04:22 PM   #10
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A good tutorial on repairing fibreglass:
You Can Repair Fiberglass
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Old 08-10-2018, 05:08 PM   #11
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What exactly is your repair need?
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Old 08-10-2018, 06:46 PM   #12
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Hi there Joy, everyone is welcome here. Some of the folks here have a fine eye for detail, so they've spotted features on your trailer that seem to indicate it has sides made of layered materials laminated together, with the outer layer being fiberglass. But I suppose it's conceivable that the sides were molded flat panels which are then affixed somehow to the roof and so on. It would be interesting to know if you can see any fiberglass on the interior wall surfaces; that would tell us a lot. What's it look like in the horse stalls?

Please let us know what repairs you're talking about. Holes? Surface abrasions? Something else?
Edit: I found your old thread! Triggs owner

My daughter would probably go wild if she had your trailer.
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If you are still working on the leaky water lines, it seems like a piece of it could be taken to a hardware store and matched up for size to some replacement stuff. Usually it's plastic tube that you can sort of see through, about 3/8" diameter or something like that. But maybe yours is different. We might benefit from detailed photos or descriptions. of any components you hope to work on. Post #7 in this thread Forums 101 - posting, accounts, basics explains how to add pictures. Click "Go Advanced" and look for a tiny down-arrow next to the paperclip, and click on that.
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If you are still working on the leaky water lines, it seems like a piece of it could be taken to a hardware store and matched up for size to some replacement stuff. Usually it's plastic tube that you can sort of see through, about 3/8" diameter or something like that. But maybe yours is different. We might benefit from detailed photos or descriptions. of any components you hope to work on. Post #7 in this thread Forums 101 - posting, accounts, basics explains how to add pictures. Click "Go Advanced" and look for a tiny down-arrow next to the paperclip, and click on that.
As far as I know all RV's, Camp trailers, and mobile homes (prefabs) use PEX pipes. mention that at any hardware store and they will/should know what you are talking about. I live in "horse country" and have never seen your trailer and am hoping you will share your experiences with repairs and any mods you do.
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