trillium cracks above wheel well - Fiberglass RV


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Old 08-05-2016, 12:23 PM   #1
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trillium cracks above wheel well

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I have a 70's 1300 I have been working on and I have a little issue with some cracks above the wheel well. I gouged them out and marine filled them and then Re gel coated them. After a 700 km haul the cracks have resurfaced.

So 2 questions are these cracks the evidence of a larger problem? The other is the next time I go and fix this should I be strengthening in the wheel well from the inside?

I am guessing that I will be putting fiber glass down next time but should I do it both inside and outside?

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Old 08-05-2016, 12:58 PM   #2
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You need to do a little trouble shooting and find out what's causing it. Tires too big?, Axle shot. Etc.etc.
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Old 08-05-2016, 04:18 PM   #3
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This seems to be a problem with some of the fiberglass structure and not due to any of the trailer frame or axel. I no the wheels are stock size and the axel although not great still has suspension. I am taking the the camper shell off the trailer on the fall and putting a new axel under it but I think this has less to do with axel or tire. Size and more to do with errors or problems in the lay up. Not sure though so thanks for the reply. I'll post a better pic soon.

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Reade, I have been studying Trilliums for some years now. I have never seen this before. That area is under the closet, on the inside. I would be inclined to sand the inside, so you get good adhesion of a couple of new layers of fibreglass, on the inside. Not sure how you would get access to it, other then cutting out the bottom of the closet, or putting in a door on the lower section. This could provide some access, but you would still have to reach over the wheel well.

There may already be a door there, but it would have a lining that you have to remove. There are from one, up to three doors on the closet of a 1300, depending on year, and options. The older Trilliums wasted lots of space at the top of the closet. Later ones all had small door at the top. The lower door, being in-front of the wheel well, is so shallow that other then a spice rack, not much would fit there.
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