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Old 11-11-2013, 12:45 PM   #1
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I am looking at buying a 1976 trillium. Thing is, the walls are carpetted.. is this an ad on, can it just be torn out and.. what I'm not sure. re fiber-glass it? If you have experience with this and can give me advise, I'd appreciate it, as I would like my potentially new trillium experience to be a good one
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Old 11-12-2013, 01:13 PM   #2
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Putting a new liner on a trailer is no small task. The current practice of foil bubble wrap, and rat fur, (marine head liner). Is a large task. Personally, unless you are getting the trailer very cheep, I would pass.
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What do you think of .. keeping the carpet.. not sure of any bubble wrap, marine headliner procedures.. with nothing, it would be just uninsulated?
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What do you think of .. keeping the carpet.. not sure of any bubble wrap, marine headliner procedures.. with nothing, it would be just uninsulated?
You are correct. Without something on the walls you'll have bare fiberglass. It will sweat with condensation when the weather is cool. Be very warm when the weather is hot and when it rains, you'll think you've got a bucket on your head... plunk, plunk, plunk. I can't give you an opinion about the carpet. Don't know if it was put in by someone who did a good job or whether the carpet is in good shape. All I know, is I wouldn't be interested in replacing it with something else due to cost and effort. YMMV
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Ah very good, no no water ping pong drips! I would have to do a new liner. If you have any suggestions for a.. Tutorial on this. The trailer may only cost 2000, seems like a good price when everything else is in good shape. Ones in more perfect shape seem to run 5000 and up!
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The other option is to use the ensolite replacement available from TrilliumRV.
http://trilliumrv.files.wordpress.co...partsorder.pdf
Factor in the T molding costs $108 and the 57" wide liner is sold by the foot at $14.99 a lineal foot.
The cost of liners adds up quickly, especially when you factor in your labour.
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The other option is to use the ensolite replacement available from TrilliumRV.
http://trilliumrv.files.wordpress.co...partsorder.pdf
Factor in the T molding costs $108 and the 57" wide liner is sold by the foot at $14.99 a lineal foot.
The cost of liners adds up quickly, especially when you factor in your labour.
You also have to factor in the contact cement. I am not sure what is the best one.

There is a fairly detailed description of the install on this thread:
Rebuild of a Trillium Sportsman
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