Originally Posted by marjie s.
We are in the process of fixing up our 1977 Trillium
4500. As I type my husband is removing the belly band to try and find a leak (or leaks). We were wondering, is that band necessary? Can we just clean up and re-glass, or bondo the little space under there (remove what is left of the rivets), polish, and maybe add a stripe? I am not a fan of that chrome and black rubber band anyway. Is the belly band doing anything?
As always, thanks!!
I had a 77 13ft Trillium
on which the belly band was falling off.
I reattached it and bought the insert material from "camping world".
I did this for the same reason Trillium did, it is far easier than doing the necessary body work to hide the seam smoothly.
If you want to do the work, you can. The band is cosmetic.