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Old 09-22-2015, 02:54 PM   #29
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Looks really great. I really wish I knew how to weld. Not since high school which was many moons ago. I'll try to follow your rebuild.
Love the Unimog. I'm heading down to Overland Expo East at the end of the mth. Vehicle heaven.
Thank You !!!

Welding is one of my favourite things to do. My father first taught me how to weld when I was in my early teens. In fact a lot of all the useful skills I learned in life I learned from him.
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Old 09-22-2015, 03:12 PM   #30
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Underneath the new light by the stove area, what is the box thingy under the ensolite?
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Old 09-22-2015, 03:20 PM   #31
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Underneath the new light by the stove area, what is the box thingy under the ensolite?
Box thingy? Can you repost my pic so I can answer you better?
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Old 09-22-2015, 03:24 PM   #32
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This is week after mounting the body back on the frame we tackled the electric installing new wiring to the truck with a new 7 pin connector. I also replaced the safety chains with new grade 70 chain and 1700 LB SWL links.





All the wiring for the 12V system now goes to a junction box mounted under the front seat/couch area. The best way to describe the wiring by previous owners is " abortionized ".





Installed some new LED tail lights and marker lights. Holes will be filled when the trailer is painted next year.





Also replaced the rusty 110V AC fluorescent light under the cupboards with a 12V DC LED light bar. We used arborite counter top covering to cover up the million holes in the fiberglass from people mounting different lights over the years. We also did the same when we mounted the reading lights on either side of the cupboards.





On order is:

sealed battery box
stainless steel cooktop
new city water, water tank filler, 110v hook up plastic covers
RV 110V AC to 12V DC converter/charger








See under the light? A shadow of a boxy thing under the ensolite, with another white circly thing on it?
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Old 09-22-2015, 03:26 PM   #33
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See under the light? A shadow of a boxy thing under the ensolite, with another white circly thing on it?
That's the piece of wood laminated into the fiberglass for the guard rail on the top bunk bed.
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Old 09-22-2015, 05:32 PM   #34
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That's the piece of wood laminated into the fiberglass for the guard rail on the top bunk bed.
As visible in the brochure:
http://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/d...r_Brochure.pdf

They used two shower curtain rod holders and a spring loaded bar.
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Old 09-22-2015, 06:23 PM   #35
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Ah ha. Thanks very much for answering such a silly question.
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Old 09-22-2015, 06:39 PM   #36
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Ah ha. Thanks very much for answering such a silly question.
Not a silly question.
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Old 09-23-2015, 10:31 PM   #37
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Well these little wood anchors became my new best friend. A couple of screws were starting to strip going into the wood where my door hinges attach to the frame and door. The wood seemed solid but it was clear This needed to be addressed as the door sagged a bit. We used these steel threaded 10-24 wood anchor inserts to do the repair. First we drilled the holes out in the fiberglass and wood to the desired size for the anchor to bite into. The. We used a slightly large drill bit to get the anchor past the fiberglass to screw into the wood. Before we screwed it in we put JB Weld Epoxy in the holes and on the insert.

To seal the hinge from any water entry in the future we used 3M 5200 Above and Below Marine Urthane sealant and adhesive. It's safe to say that these inserts will never rot out or ever come out.





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Ah ha. Thanks very much for answering such a silly question.
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Not a silly question.
Definitely not a silly question.
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Old 09-29-2015, 04:10 AM   #39
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Thank you for the detailed repairs with pictures...I knew nothing about Trilliums when I purchased it..I guess I got very lucky with mine..When purchasing, I looked over the frame which looked good, the door has the same issues as yours..so thank you for the great Idea on repair..

I installed a Generator, took out the very heavy fridge,, mounted a Ice box, removed the newly covered interior, I have all my surf and Dive gear which is always sandy and wet..and installed drain plugs in the floor so I can just hose out my interior..

I just inspected the wheel bearings,re packed them and headed south to Florida..

You have got me thinking..Over the winter, I will also pull the body, and do the same frame modifications..just for piece of mind..
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Old 10-17-2015, 11:26 AM   #40
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Large update with pictures coming soon.

Here's a quick look......12v 19" flat screen installed.


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Old 10-17-2015, 08:25 PM   #41
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Now that I am all finished on the trailer for the day and have time to post a proper update.

Installed new water tank filler, city water hook up and drain for the sink.



Installed new cover for the electrical hook up.



New Atwood stainless steel 2 burner propane cook top



Elixir 12A DC RV power converter. Supports a total of 3 DC circuits totalling12amp DC. Also has space for 3 110V AC circuit breakers totalling 30 amps. I have run two 15 amp 120V AC circuits. Also charges and maintains the battery when connected to city power.



GFI 110V AC receptacle



A second 110V AC receptacle and a brand new Atwood Carbon Monoxide and Propane detector.



And the 12V DC 19" LCD TV thy sucks a whopping 1A DC when running. Still on the hunt for a 12V DVD player but I have some plans for that. Also installed a 12V DC cigarette lighter for accessories.

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