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Old 03-16-2015, 11:57 AM   #15
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Bleach is fine.

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Old 03-16-2015, 11:57 AM   #16
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It is rippled and I had read about boiling it and reinstalling but it' also discoloured and I wasn't sure if I could bleach it white again. Also I am missing a few pieces. After talking to Joe though I think I will try saving it and bleaching it back to white and then just buy what I need.
I picked some up to do the whole trailer from Joe on Thursday. I needed a bit of the baking strip too. Most of mine was removed by a previous owner, and thrown out. The stuff originally in my '76 was an cream colour, not white, so I would not be able to bleach it out anyway.

The stark white does make it fairly noticeable against the cream colour of the ensolite, but it is not too bad. We are considering painting the ensolite anyway, but leaving the original fibreglass colour.
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Old 03-16-2015, 12:02 PM   #17
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Jim I'm thinking mine is cream coloured too. Wishing I had a garage to work in right now lol


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Jim I'm thinking mine is cream coloured too. Wishing I had a garage to work in right now lol


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I would rent you mine out Lyndsay, but as you likely realize from visiting, the wait might be quite some time yet.
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I would rent you mine out Lyndsay, but as you likely realize from visiting, the wait might be quite some time yet.

Lol Jim, thanks for the offer but I want to get it done before may


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Actually, you would be lucky to get it in before the end of summer.
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Old 03-16-2015, 01:36 PM   #21
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I take it you are going to keep the green interior?
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Old 03-16-2015, 04:32 PM   #22
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I take it you are going to keep the green interior?

Yup! Decided to work with it rather than fight it lol. And it's growing on me


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Old 03-16-2015, 06:19 PM   #23
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Classic Trilliums came with three interior color options. Colonial white, green, and yellow. I am quite partial to the Yellow. I have a 1300 that is green on the outside and yellow on the inside. I call it the Cantaloupe. It needs a lot of work. It was painted with interior latex on the inside, and outside. But they painted it green and yellow.

The green and yellow disappeared by the mid 70's. I have never seen a Trillium 4500 that is any colour other then Colonial white, both inside, and outside.
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Actually you can soak the T strip in hot water for a few minutes. Then take it out, wipe it dry/clean and snap it back in while it's still soft. It really works!
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Update:
Well I got the front bench backrest and seat cushion done today and considering I don't have a lot of experience with a sewing machine, they look pretty good My fingers are a bit pin pricked, I could have probably donated a pint of blood just from them!
So I took my beautiful new cushions over to the trailer and started to reinstall the backrest and low and behold what did the hubby find as he was squished in under the bunk screwing in the hinge.....
LEAK!!! ARGH!
So out come the cushions in a hurry before they get wet and stained, out comes the plywood hole covers on the bench and with my head stuck in the hole staring at a large puddle forming a string of profanities escapes my mouth, &!^# &!^# &!^# !!!
I guess I should have known from the rusty streaks down the ensolite that there was a leak from where the previous owner had bolted the rock guard arm back on through the fiberglass and ensolite. But noooooooo... I had stuck my head in the sand and ignored it.
Cautiously, I peeked around the rest of the trailer and low and behold another LEAK!!! this time from the corner of the back window.
Le Sigh... Since this is the first wet weather we've had since buying the trailer, this is the first time I've been able to see the leakage.
Hubby swears these will be easy fixes... remove the olde rusty bolts, add silicone/caulk, screw in new bolts, add more silicone/caulk. I on the other hand want to pull back the ensolite a bit and check for mold... or stick my head in the sand again :/
So everything is on hold until the weather gets a bit nicer and we can fix the leaks... at least the bright side is that I have a source for T moulding! yay!


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Lyndsay, unfortunately I think you will need to take them as far as I mentioned when you were over here, and remove the windows. You can then check the condition of the wood backer for the screws, and reseal the windows when you insert them with new screws. Just putting in new screws and putting silicone into the holes will do little to stop the leaks. This is a very common problem in these older trailers.

The costs will not be too high, just a bunch of labour.
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Lyndsay, unfortunately I think you will need to take them as far as I mentioned when you were over here, and remove the windows. You can then check the condition of the wood backer for the screws, and reseal the windows when you insert them with new screws. Just putting in new screws and putting silicone into the holes will do little to stop the leaks. This is a very common problem in these older trailers.

The costs will not be too high, just a bunch of labour.

What is the grey putty used to seal the window with called? I can't remember lol


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It is butyl tape, Lyndsay.
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