walls - Fiberglass RV


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 07-19-2014, 11:44 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Name: anne
Trailer: trillium
Alberta
Posts: 12
Registry
Question walls

who took out ensolite in trillium what did they replace it with?
Any help would be appreciated
thanks Anne
__________________

__________________
spud is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2014, 11:25 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
Roy in TO's Avatar
 
Name: Roy
Trailer: 1972 boler American and 1979 Trillium 4500
Ontario
Posts: 4,954
The first question I have is why?
Why do you feel a need to replace the ensolite?
Pictures would help.
__________________

__________________
Roy in TO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2014, 01:16 PM   #3
Junior Member
 
Name: anne
Trailer: trillium
Alberta
Posts: 12
Registry
ensolite

Click image for larger version

Name:	2014-07-19 001 2014-07-19 001.jpg
Views:	38
Size:	191.9 KB
ID:	73859

Click image for larger version

Name:	2014-07-19 001 2014-07-19 003.jpg
Views:	38
Size:	274.7 KB
ID:	73860

Click image for larger version

Name:	2014-07-19 001 2014-07-19 002.jpg
Views:	39
Size:	298.4 KB
ID:	73861

Click image for larger version

Name:	2014-07-19 001 2014-07-19 004.jpg
Views:	36
Size:	285.3 KB
ID:	73862
it is torn and holes in so many places.
Anne
__________________
spud is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2014, 01:50 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Name: Ron
Trailer: Trillium 13 ft (green grape)
Ontario
Posts: 445
Click image for larger version

Name:	Hallo 005.jpg
Views:	33
Size:	409.6 KB
ID:	73863

A fellow in our town redid all the inside of his Trillium with these floor tiles.
They are about 24 inches sq. and multi coloured.
I did a repair in the upper corner of my Trillium and attached it with contact cement, worked great. The can be painted or left whatever. This chap just left them as they were.
They are available at Canadian Tire or Home Depot.

Ron
__________________
RRJR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2014, 06:00 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Noreen Bradshaw's Avatar
 
Name: Noreen
Trailer: 1981 4500 Trillium
Ontario
Posts: 270
Registry
I would not remove the ensolite unless there was absolutely no way to deal with it. Some others did and had a mammoth job replacing it.

You can re-glue those torn areas and then paint the inside of your camper. There is lots of information in this forum. Sorry I can't link you to those threads but someone will come along who will.
__________________
Noreen Bradshaw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2014, 10:06 PM   #6
Junior Member
 
Name: anne
Trailer: trillium
Alberta
Posts: 12
Registry
thanks

thanks for the help everyone been great
__________________
spud is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2014, 05:58 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
Name: Eddie
Trailer: 2014 Escape 21
Virginia
Posts: 1,556
The cracks can be filled with paintable acrylic latex caulking. Fill the cracks until level and dab with a wet cloth or damp sponge then paint if desired.
Eddie
__________________
Eddie Longest is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2014, 11:13 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
Roy in TO's Avatar
 
Name: Roy
Trailer: 1972 boler American and 1979 Trillium 4500
Ontario
Posts: 4,954
It can be repaired with latex caulking and painted. If the holes are too big, you can find pieces of ensolite under counters etc that can be "transplanted" or "grafted" to the damaged areas. It looks like you are missing the T molding for the seams, that goes a long way to help make things look good.

The 3rd picture concerns me. It looks like a crack in the top hinge side of the door frame.
__________________
Roy in TO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2014, 11:28 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
David Tilston's Avatar
 
Name: Dave W
Trailer: Trillium 4500 - 1977, 1978 (2), 1300 - 1977, 1973, and a 1972
Alberta
Posts: 5,317
Registry
Per my PM, the wrinkles can likely be dealt with by using a boiling electric kettle to heat the vinyl to about 100C. This will soften it up. Then, smooth it out as best as you can till it cools
__________________
David Tilston is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2014, 12:10 PM   #10
Moderator
 
Name: RogerDat
Trailer: 77 Scamp 13
Michigan
Posts: 3,081
I'm a plus one on the suggestions to:
Use heat to smooth out wrinkles. Or stretch ensolite a bit to glue down.
The caulk to fix the tears. And getting a piece from under a bench or inside closet or cabinet to patch with.

What appears to be a crack at the door frame needs to be fixed. You can gently separate and peel up the ensolite with a plastic putty knife. Fold it back to make the repair. Glue ensolite back when done, maybe caulk, or patch if you cant get ensolite edges back together.

Using a plastic putty knife also how you would get material from hidden locations for patching loose. One suggestion when patching get a piece slightly larger than the patch needs to be and cut through patch material and into wall material. Then carefully remove the cut wall material. By cutting through patch material you know the patch will be an exact match for the cut made in the wall material. End up with a seam no wider than a razor knife cut.

3M spray adhesive seems to work well to glue ensolite to the walls, spray both surfaces, let tack up for a few minutes and stick. Specific directions on can and widely available.

I had good results cleaning ensolite with LA Totally Awesome spray cleaner a scrub brush and rags and bucket to rinse with. Went from dingy yellow and sticky to white. Really tough stuff that tends to clean up well. If your thinking of painting you will need to clean well anyway but you may find it cleans up well enough that you won't need to paint or at least looks nice until you do paint.

I think I have seen the plastic pieces that snap in at the seams for sale but it was awhile ago, believe it was manufacturer doing a run to support the older models. If nothing else you can purchase "seam tape" which is thin high density white foam adhesive tape to cover the seams. It's the approach used by scamp with ensolite wall. Or of course caulking them is also an option.

You really need that foam or some other insulation on the walls to prevent condensation.
__________________
RogerDat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2014, 12:47 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
David Tilston's Avatar
 
Name: Dave W
Trailer: Trillium 4500 - 1977, 1978 (2), 1300 - 1977, 1973, and a 1972
Alberta
Posts: 5,317
Registry
It should be noted that removing and replacing the Ensolite is a VERY BIG and expensive job.
__________________
David Tilston is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2014, 10:28 AM   #12
Junior Member
 
Name: anne
Trailer: trillium
Alberta
Posts: 12
Registry
Thumbs up walls

my husband will take one full piece out of cupboard to do worse wall. Then fix other then paint whole thing will be ok. we will are going to put some foam in closet. My husband and I want to thank everyone who gave us information on what to do. My husband 1st trillium was great shape.
Anne
__________________
spud is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2014, 01:09 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
David Tilston's Avatar
 
Name: Dave W
Trailer: Trillium 4500 - 1977, 1978 (2), 1300 - 1977, 1973, and a 1972
Alberta
Posts: 5,317
Registry
Hey! I like this idea for dealing with cracks in your Ensolite, around the windows:
Rebuild of a Trillium Sportsman

You would remove the wood frames, that are under the Ensolite and replace with a nice 3/4" thick frame on top of the Ensolite, covering your cracks. The down side is that you would have to remove the windows first. If your windows leak this may be necessary anyway.
__________________

__________________
David Tilston is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Perris Pacer: Fixing interior walls Eve V. Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 7 09-24-2016 03:13 AM
What are the shower walls made of in a Scamp? Bryan L. Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 28 10-15-2015 10:32 AM
Success with Int paint walls,countertops,Cabinets, Carpet for floors. Walls, too? Gigi Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 2 08-31-2012 12:13 PM
Carpet on the Walls georgia g Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 1 12-07-2008 10:14 AM
Condensation on walls Gerry Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 12 10-19-2008 03:36 PM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:07 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.