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Old 10-17-2014, 06:27 PM   #29
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Well today I hit the jackpot. Got Zep sealer, Zep Wet look and. BarKeepers a Friend. Got my 600 grit wet sandpaper too.
I started my repair of the larger spots/cracks in the Gelcoat to fix. Sure was fun trying to mix the colour right. I got pretty close. I'll sand the spots down tomorrow and see how much more I have to touch up. At least it is sealed for the winter. Weather will tell and i'll get some more pics.
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Old 10-17-2014, 07:18 PM   #30
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hi don----your trailer looks great and i am amazed how much a bath has improved its looks!
by any chance, was this trailer found/bought in campbellford???
i saw one there a few years ago under a tree in a backyard. looks like it.
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Old 10-18-2014, 06:35 AM   #31
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Hi Theresa. The trailer was found in Collingwood. I was amazed how clean it got with just one good bath too. I'm sad the season is ending as I am enjoying cleaning it up.
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Old 10-18-2014, 07:52 AM   #32
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Very nice trailer - and it cleaned up great! Our roof looked similar to yours and I was pleasantly surprised how well it cleaned up with a wash. I have a piece of interior trim that let go like yours - would like to get a piece and replace it. Not sure where to buy it. Nice job!!
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Old 10-18-2014, 03:10 PM   #33
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Thanks for all the comments. Today I took the wheels off and had a look at the bearings. They look like they were just done. Cleaned out the wheel well and found a little crack with a piece missing. I imagine when driving in the rain it would be getting forced right into the little hole. I filled it with some Gelcoat to plug the hole. The trailer is coming along nicely.
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Old 10-18-2014, 05:32 PM   #34
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Nice Trillium, welcome to the club. I would suggest checking the plywood around the windows to make sure it is sound. If there are window leaks, that's what goes. Also, that looks like a Bargman L 300 door lock. They are not made anymore and the unique shape makes them hard to replace. Expensive. Consider removing it, clean and lubricate, and reset using butyl tape. You might want to search out and review some of David Tilston's posts. He is the resident expert on older Trilliums. I think he currently has 5 Enjoy your new trailer, Raz
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Old 10-18-2014, 05:57 PM   #35
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Thanks for the tips Raz
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Old 10-18-2014, 08:07 PM   #36
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A few pics of the last days tinkering.

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Hard to match the colour but I am almost there. After a few coats I should have it pretty close
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Hope to do some sanding but it has gotten to cold out to apply any more Gelcoat. Maybe a nice day will come.

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Old 10-18-2014, 08:10 PM   #37
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Can you get new plastic covers/doors? The ones that cover the power cord, water hook up and sink drain are all brittle and falling apart. These are on the outside. I'll grab some pics tomorrow.
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Old 10-19-2014, 04:46 AM   #38
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Can you get new plastic covers/doors? The ones that cover the power cord, water hook up and sink drain are all brittle and falling apart. These are on the outside. I'll grab some pics tomorrow.

Sure at just about any RV store but I'm not sure if they are totally the same. Dave will chime in soon for you....he's the Trill King here.
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Old 10-19-2014, 11:17 AM   #39
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Thanks Dave. I'll have to read up on the heater as this is where I lack in knowledge. No sure if the fridge is a three way or not. Today I'll start investigating that stuff.
I highly recommend Panda Propane in Holland Landing if you have troubles.

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I opened up the awning. ... The bag is rotten. I have removed it now and can take it to a guy sown the street who makes boat tops and recovers soft tops.
A good contact to have, let us know how it works out and if they are willing to do work for non neighbours.

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Can you get new plastic covers/doors? The ones that cover the power cord, water hook up and sink drain are all brittle and falling apart. These are on the outside. I'll grab some pics tomorrow.
Someone previously found some at the RV dealer in Collingwood. If not Hughes RV in Orangeville. They come in 2 colours Polar White (white) and Colonial White (the original off-white). Chris McVeigh has posted pictures of some he has spray painted to match the original colours.
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Old 10-19-2014, 12:08 PM   #40
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That's great info. I'd like to get the heater looked at and in two weekends we can do our maiden voyage. Got to love the site and people who help. It really makes tracking down stuff easier. I will let you know about my neighbour Jim and repairs to the awning. He did some work on a snowmobile cover by adding some material because I changed the seat. You never would have known it wasn't for the factory.
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Old 10-22-2014, 06:50 PM   #41
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Today I removed the furnace for servicing. It was quite the job when I had never done this before. I added how I did it to a post on removing a Duotherm in a Trillium 4500.

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Old 10-22-2014, 06:55 PM   #42
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There was lots of pulling, pushing, shaking, jiggling and I finally got it out. There were several wasp nests in the pipe but they were old.

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