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Old 02-14-2003, 11:30 AM   #1
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Adding overhead storage

I've found myself thinking about the idea of adding overhead storage bins into my Boler. Has anyone added such a beast into their egg? My initial thought is to build something myself using 1/4" plywood and/or more of the fiberglass sheeting that I used to repair the closet. Anyone tried a project of this type on their egg???

Course - if anyone had, or knew where to find old ones pulled out of another egg - that'd be handy. :) I don't want to spend the next decade scouring junkyards for dead trailers though.

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Old 02-14-2003, 04:26 PM   #2
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If I had know you were going to ask this, I could have saved that picture. some one in the last month showed us pictures of upper cabinets over the back bed, but I can't remember who. does that help any Mike? :)
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Old 02-14-2003, 09:21 PM   #3
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Mike

I'm not sure what you are looking for, but if you go to http://scamp.n0kfb.org/Camping/October03/i...ide-backard.jpg , you can see what Scamp installed in my trailer. Scamp might even sell you brand-new bins if you ask. ;)

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Old 02-15-2003, 07:33 AM   #4
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Overhead shelves

We have overhead shelves front and back in our Trillium. They would be very easy to make similar using wood.

If I could ever figure out again how I resize the pictures I would post some!

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Old 02-16-2003, 06:58 PM   #5
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Mike :wave I was considering the same thing,making my own storage shelves. I took a look at a trillium that had fiberglass trough type shelves that would have been made in a mold from the factory. They were attached by means of pop rivets through the walls.To time consuming I think
Also seen a Boler with aluminium shelves made from airplane grade aluminium with cutouts for taking stuff in and out. I talked to the fellow who made them and he said he attached them by means of brackets and pop rivets. He still has the templates but was not to interested in making up any more of them.
I would like to see more of the trillium pictures that someone posted on here with more detail. I like the idea of not using pop rivets.
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Old 02-16-2003, 08:07 PM   #6
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My Surfside and some Trilliums I've seen pictures of, have a trim of wood going around the window. the windows are actually attached through the trailer to the inside wood trim. I also have wood molded into the sides of the trailer. all cabinets and such are attached to the wood around the windows or those that are molded in. as you have a Trillium you might have these same wood trims in strategic places to hook cabinets too.
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Old 02-18-2003, 08:49 AM   #7
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My Trillium has the overhead trough type fiberglass factory shelves but they are NOT riveted through the body. They are screwed into the wood above the windows and a bolt holds the outer corner to the kitchen top cupboards and the closet. Trilliums have no rivets going through the fiberglass shell anywhere (except the belly band). If there are they have been added by some former owner.
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Old 02-18-2003, 06:40 PM   #8
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overhead shelves

Thanks for the great pictures Nancy. That is the same shelves as I was talking about but they were attached with rivets,added later I presume. My 71 Trillium has 1 piece plexiglass windows front and back with no wood frames. I would like to know if anyone else has the same? The serial # is 13-6 and I guess there was a change in windows after the first few or so? I will come up with something yet.:o
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Hi Laurence
If the Trillium you saw was an early one like yours then perhaps the shelf was riveted from the factory. All the ones we've seen have been 73 and up.

You still could make something by using the wood over the side windows and only a couple of screws above the front/back windows.

There is someone on Bolerama with an early Trillium with solid front and back window. I don't think they have upper shelves though.
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Hi Nancy,
I will have to put my thinking cap on,the idea you have for the sides is great,just have to tie them in with the ends. The hardest part would be making a mould so you could make it out of fiberglass.Want to rent yours out,just kidding. It would be nice if original windows could be found to replace mine and start from there.
Does anyone have close up pictures or could explain to me how the shelves in the Trillium with the closing or sliding doors are put together? Thanks in advance.
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Old 02-19-2003, 06:07 AM   #11
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Hi Laurence
I just remembered, there was a guy on Bolerama a few years ago who made sliding door overhead cabinets. He sent me photos and a description. With any luck I still have it....unless it was close to one of our computer crashes.

Will look later and let you know. Maybe his name will come to me.
Gawd, I'm to young to be forgetting things!
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Hi Nancy
I would appreciate that info if you can find it.
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