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Old 04-01-2013, 04:12 PM   #43
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Having never actually measured it, I go on the assumption that it is 13' from coupler to bumper. I will get the measuring tape when I get home.
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Old 04-01-2013, 04:16 PM   #44
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Only the one door in the angle next to the closet. On second look, it appears that the dinette seat holes were enlarged to fit a specific bin or container. If you look closely you can see corrugations along the sides. Remember that the bed height was built up some 3".

Maybe a hide-a-beer cooler setup??

The photo with lid is what's under the gaucho cushion. I guess that's not original either, huh?

The dinette table mechanism is more intricate than I expected. We ordered the basic hardware from Scamp, but that ain't the half of it. Think the current Trillium mfgr. will sell all the hardware?
Those are definitely cut out. Tonight, I will post pictures of how it should look.
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Old 04-10-2013, 07:03 PM   #45
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Those are definitely cut out. Tonight, I will post pictures of how it should look.
So, where's the pics?

It's been a while since I had time to do work and update. Today I took the trailer to work in order to use the plasma cutter on the front rack. Our regional VP showed up and I decided to wait. Even though it would have been after work hours... Perception is 9/10 of reality. Decided to do the cutting later.

Brought her home and took the last UGA decal off, the flaming "G" on the front window guard. I then used some polishing compound and elbow grease to remove the glue edge and blend the paint, on the black guard as well as the white painted areas. I was concerned about the stickers taking paint along with them, so I'm tickled with the results.

While pressure washing, i rousted some carpenter ants from the rub rail on the starboard side. EEEK! Is there wood in there? I sprayed all the way around with some insecticide. Will keep a weather eye on that for sure.
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Old 04-27-2013, 06:53 PM   #46
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I guess it's time for the bi-weekly update:

I never did get the tongue trimmed back. Had rotator cuff surgery on the 17th, I'll be out of commission for several weeks. Meanwhile I'll work on some lighter stuff.
Thanks be for short-term disability insurance! Dad says it's good retirement practice- no particular place to be, and 60% pay. I know I'm having the time of my life just being with him every day.

Earlier this week we repaired the stove. It had been covered and unused for so long that one of the valves was stuck. It would turn, but the "off" detent spring was seized. We disassembled and cleaned it all, including orifices. Haven't tested it yet because the copper gas line is hacksawed off just where the hideous tongue extension starts.

Wife and Mom have been making curtains and pillows. Retro...
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Old 04-29-2013, 10:01 AM   #47
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Meanwhile, I'm searching for some wheels. The tires appear new, but on close inspection have classic trailer dryrot. Since I don't care for the '90s look of the wheels, and I want 14s, I'm hunting some old Ford or Dodge "steelies".

The present wheels were also somewhat buggered up. I don't know what was used to ream the holes, but it ain't up to snuff. I would replace them for this reason even if I liked the look.


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Bearings look fine, will repack. Thinking of blocking the axle down an inch or two.

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Edit: what i mean is block the axle UP, lower the trailer
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Old 04-29-2013, 10:31 AM   #48
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Good decision on the (aluminum?) wheels- those lug holes definitely look too out-of-round to use.

Hope you're recovering nicely from your surgery- camping season's approaching fast!

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Good decision on the (aluminum?) wheels- those lug holes definitely look too out-of-round to use.

Hope you're recovering nicely from your surgery- camping season's approaching fast!

Francesca
And don't I know it! I was desperately trying to accomplish all of the "two-armed jobs" before surgery. I'm in a sling for another month, probably 4 months 'til full return to work. I really want this done so parents can enjoy it this summer.

Lucky for me, boating season is upon us. My wife wouldn't hear of going camping anywhere but on her boat. It needs exterior deck repair, but any day at the lake is a good day! It's nice just to be there, even if you're working. Keeping your hands busy keeps the beer tally in check!
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Old 04-29-2013, 11:25 AM   #50
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I must admit I have too many irons in the fire. One of the jobs I did manage to accomplish was fabbing a hitch for one of the prospective TVs.
Here it is, climbing stairs at Atlanta Motor speedway last weekend.

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Ever see 23 '88-'91 Civic station wagons parked together? Not lately! Funny enough, one of our guests for the weekend is a member here, and owns a 13' U-Haul as well as a wagon. He bunked in the Trillium.
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When I get too old and feeble to get up to my second floor, will you build me one of those, Glenn?

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Old 05-11-2013, 11:42 AM   #52
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Sure! After all, we're practically neighbors...


Small progress, I'm pretty useless one-armed. I bought some Ford Aerostar 14"steelies to replace the 15" alloy wheels. Not exactly the style I want, but for $9 per they'll do for now. Wrapped them with ST205/75R14 tires.

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Used old shadetree masking trick to fog on some Rustoleum.

I've never heard of AKURET brand tires, but they were (very) reasonably priced. In my experience, trailer tires always rot before they wear out. No need in spending extra bucks for a brand label.
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Those look great, Glenn- I like painted wheels!

What if anything are you going to use for hub caps? I didn't want to have to remove a 'cap to access my Bearing Buddies, but did add some bling with a couple of polished aluminum beauty rings from my local junkyard.

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Thanks. My plan is to use some vintage 14" full hubcaps, BUT...

I'm not sure that I'll keep these wheels on long-term. I knew that they were not zero offset, but since they're from a rear wheel drive, close enough. I repacked bearings and mounted one this afternoon- there's a scant finger breadth clearance from the fiberglass of the inner fenderwell. Upon measuring I see that they have a 4.25 " backspace. That's an extra inch to the inside.

Back to the drawing board! I've browsed around here to see what wheels folks use, but I only want the vintage look. No alloys, No white spokes, no flash.
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Back to the drawing board! I've browsed around here to see what wheels folks use, but I only want the vintage look. No alloys, No white spokes, no flash.
Not sure if that is what you are looking for but etrailer sells steel wheels which fit the half moon hub-caps.
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Thanks, I'll have a look.
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