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Old 03-18-2015, 10:01 AM   #29
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Butyl tape.

I got mine at Woody's RV. He asked if I wanted the "easy stuff" or the "messy stuff". I took the "messy stuff". There are different widths. 1" wide is about right.

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Old 03-18-2015, 10:10 AM   #30
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Jim and I are like twins.
'cept you have more hair.
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Old 03-19-2015, 09:04 PM   #31
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So I noticed this the other day while looking for leaks.
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No water issues but I am puzzled as to what may have caused it or how I would go about fixing it if I felt so inclined.


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Old 03-19-2015, 09:28 PM   #32
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Lindsay, are you talking about bubbles under the Ensolite? It is not easy, but it can be done.
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Old 03-19-2015, 09:30 PM   #33
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No it seems like the roof is a bit caved in. It looks like someone tried to stand on the roof maybe? The ensolite is still attached.


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Old 03-19-2015, 09:40 PM   #34
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Hmm... Is it that way both front and back?

BTW, that is not uncommon. There are two things that can be done. The easiest is to support it from below, when you are not using the trailer. This will allow the fibreglass to relax back into it's orignal shape. This may not solve the problem.

The other solution involves pulling off the Ensolite, then adding more fibreglass on the inside, then putting up a new liner. If you are lucky, You might be able to shave off the Ensolite in one piece and reuse it. To put it mildly, a BIG job.

There is someone who posted their solution of adding a ridge on the outside to act as support. It looked like a Mohawk, kinda. That should work, but in my opinion, kinda unattractive.
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Hmm... Is it that way both front and back?

BTW, that is not uncommon. There are two things that can be done. The easiest is to support it from below, when you are not using the trailer. This will allow the fibreglass to relax back into it's orignal shape. This may not solve the problem.

The other solution involves pulling off the Ensolite, then adding more fibreglass on the inside, then putting up a new liner. If you are lucky, You might be able to shave off the Ensolite in one piece and reuse it. To put it mildly, a BIG job.

There is someone who posted their solution of adding a ridge on the outside to act as support. It looked like a Mohawk, kinda. That should work, but in my opinion, kinda unattractive.

Just in the back, that I've noticed. I will try supporting it from below first. It's not a big issue right now so maybe over the next winter we will try it.


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Old 03-29-2015, 02:43 PM   #36
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Well I zepped 80% of the interior fiberglass just the front lower portion of the kitchen and the front bench left to clean up and Zep woohoo! I installed the backsplash in the kitchen and it looks amazing! I decided to do this because the PO had screwed something into it and there were holes that I just didn't feel like filling and painting.

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Easy to install and forgiving when I screwed up lol


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Old 03-29-2015, 03:23 PM   #37
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yellow interior in a 4500 Trillium

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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.
David, our trillium is a 4500 and it is yellow inside. Previous owner painted the ensolite white, (it is still yellow inside the cupboards) but all the fiberglass is yellow.
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Claire, Is it Colonial White, (a yellowy white) , or yellow, like an orange yellow?
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Trillium inside colour

Hi David, It is lemon yellow. It is a 1978 we believe.
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Claire, That is what I would call Colonial white. This is what the yellow looks like:
BC (Canada) - 1974 - Trillium 1300 - $3800
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Claire, That is what I would call Colonial white. This is what the yellow looks like:
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Is that not what orange looks like?

Are my eyes working okay?

Though I do agree, that creamy colour (colonial white) is not yellow either, though it does have a touch of yellow in it.
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