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Old 04-15-2014, 02:17 PM   #43
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Here is one among other applications of fiberglass material: Compared to wood of steel, F.G won't be subject of sucking moisture in case of leakage or rusty like steel. Aluminum would be nice but it adds up cost and more skill of assembling( aluminum welding....). With F.G material, in case of leakage, one could just drill a hole in those grooves of floor to drain water out and no interior affected. In case of shining it up from...vintage, with F.G it is just a piece of cake. F.G is a kind of material for...future application, not as old as vintage F.G trailer itself. It is very easy to work with and cheap, everyone could do the repair on it...Just my thought...
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Old 04-15-2014, 02:21 PM   #44
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Per speculation as to weight of interior wood cabinetry etc.:

We do have some accurate information per actual weight of at least one wood interior:

Member here Ryan Parsons acquired and completely gutted a Trillium Sportsman, a rear-entry model based on the 4500 that was delivered from the factory with an empty interior. Most folks did the finishing in wood, and this was no exception. Fortunately for us, Ryan weighed the ripped-out guts before disposing of them, and gives the weight of the wood alone he removed as 550 pounds- original quote below:

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hi folks new to this forum so will try to be brief and accurate. I now own this trailer from the Kootenays. It is registered as A 1969 triple e Sportsman. Although it is a Trillium. I have completely gutted it as the worksmanship in side of it was good it weighed to much for the axles to bear. It weighs 1298 lbs empty spare tire and propane bottle (full) left on at weigh scales. I removed 550 lbs of plywood out of it and it was a real struggle to remove as all was glued nailed and screwed together. The remaining items water tank, heater, sink, icebox and stove top might weigh in at 100 lbs combined if I throw the micro wave and curtains in with the lot.
That quote is Ryan's first posting here, and is post number 53 at this link.

He did subsequently post a thread following the remodel, which can be seen/read at the following: Rebuild of a Trillium Sportsman
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Old 04-16-2014, 02:23 PM   #45
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lightweight wood trailer

Here is a steel, aluminum, wood combo trailer that weighs in at 1360 pounds. Might not be quite ready for prime time, but yours for only $11,800.

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Old 04-16-2014, 02:39 PM   #46
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Here is a steel, aluminum, wood combo trailer that weighs in at 1360 pounds. Might not be quite ready for prime time, but yours for only $11,800.

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Very cosy! Thanks for sharing..
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LOL! That's very cool. Congratulation for good work. Any idea for a...UNIVERSAL/SNAP-ON COMBO TRAILER? What I mean is the upper with foldable legs with wheels( for moving) and the lower part has brackets for...SNAP ON That way one could use as..COMBO: utility trailer or camper when necessary. Thanks for photo...
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