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Old 05-07-2016, 12:00 PM   #1
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Refinishing an old Taurus ultra lite. It is stripped due to deteriorating ratfur and I refuse to stick anything that will deteriorate back on the walls. So any suggestions from erudite folk. The interior walls are unfinished rough fibreglass.
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Old 05-07-2016, 12:06 PM   #2
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Taurus ultra lite? I've never heard of this brand. I ran a Google search and the only thing that comes up are revolvers. I know it's not a Scamp model and Scamp is the only trailer where we refer to the marine grade headliner material as Rat Fur.


Do you have a picture?
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[QUOTE=Donna D.;586117]Scamp is the only trailer where we refer to the marine grade headliner material as Rat Fur.

What is it referred to in Casitas ?
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Old 05-07-2016, 12:16 PM   #4
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Refinishing an old Taurus ultra lite. It is stripped due to deteriorating ratfur and I refuse to stick anything that will deteriorate back on the walls. So any suggestions from erudite folk. The interior walls are unfinished rough fibreglass.
Thanks!
Kinda hard to help you out when your profile states it's none of our business as to your make of trailer but maybe with some pictures and a little more info someone here may be able to help you out
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Old 05-07-2016, 12:23 PM   #5
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What is it referred to in Casitas ?
Carpet. Because it's not marine grade headliner material, it's a short shag 'carpeting,' (As per Arizona Eileen).
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Old 05-07-2016, 04:54 PM   #6
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ok so trying to upload photos with the phone... hmmm not sure.

this little trailer is a 1985 model. weights about 600lbs but now that it is gutted it is basically a fibreglass shell on a galvanized frame... I am little and can move it around by hand easy. the previous owner bought it unfinished and did the interior himself..... my goodness what a lot of unnecessary complication in design and wiring..... I removed about 100lbs of screws and bolt I bet.... and about 12 feet of gas and water lines.... it is 6' wide by 8' long. cute little thing.

Mikmay....regarding the none of your business comment on my profile.... I have a single bar of cell service and the questions to sign up are crazy.... LOL. I have a few projects on the go and cannot list them all. take no offence. I was just trying to establish a profile.

The trailer is in fairly good shape except there was foam backed fabric glued inside that powdered out and molded so have scraped that all off. Inside is just a rough unfinished bare fibreglass shell..... just looking for good ideas on what to install inside. I am going super simple. Just putting a fridge, stove, sink, inverter along the front and going to have a bed in the rear. this leave loads of storage space for climbing gear. I only use it in the winter ice climbing and skiing and not worried too much about the cold... I am used to sleeping in a tent so this is a definite step up.

Hopefully the images I attached will show what the interior looks like.

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ok so trying to upload photos with the phone... hmmm not sure.
Another new (to us) brand that looks like a Cadet! Sweet. But, weren't these originally lined with a product similar to ensolite rather than marine grade headliner?

This is a Cadet
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Old 05-07-2016, 05:11 PM   #8
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Thanks Donna! that looks like the same trailer... where did you find the image? only the windows are different. but it has the same pop top. I know next to nothing about trailers except the new ones used for work. Only had this one about 5 years and it is time to reno it due to the deteriorating interior fabric. I was just going to paint it and hang mexican blankets inside LOL.... but someone told me these things sweat.... I only had problems with humidity when I was on vancouver island going to university in a 3 week rain storm and the window leaked..... but everything was damp.
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ok so trying to upload photos with the phone... hmmm not sure.

this little trailer is a 1972 model. weights about 600lbs but now that it is gutted it is basically a fibreglass shell on a galvanized frame... I am little and can move it around by hand easy. the previous owner bought it unfinished and did the interior himself..... my goodness what a lot of unnecessary complication in design and wiring..... I removed about 100lbs of screws and bolt I bet.... and about 12 feet of gas and water lines.... it is 6' wide by 8' long. cute little thing.

Mikmay....regarding the none of your business comment on my profile.... I have a single bar of cell service and the questions to sign up are crazy.... LOL. I have a few projects on the go and cannot list them all. take no offence. I was just trying to establish a profile.

The trailer is in fairly good shape except there was foam backed fabric glued inside that powdered out and molded so have scraped that all off. Inside is just a rough unfinished bare fibreglass shell..... just looking for good ideas on what to install inside. I am going super simple. Just putting a fridge, stove, sink, inverter along the front and going to have a bed in the rear. this leave loads of storage space for climbing gear. I only use it in the winter ice climbing and skiing and not worried too much about the cold... I am used to sleeping in a tent so this is a definite step up.

Hopefully the images I attached will show what the interior looks like.

thanks
That looks like the photo of the trailer in the forum gallery that is called a Cadet. Identical body molding profiles. http://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/m...cture9530.html

And isn't it also the body mold design that was used for the trailers called the Predom and in the UK a Freedom?

I guess the designer sold the rights of the design for the body mold use to several companies. Or those companies bought it used it and then sold it to other companies in more than one country. Whatever happened there are multiple companies around using that same mold design so I guess it should not be all that surprising to see yet another product name attached to it show up in the forum.
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Old 05-07-2016, 05:40 PM   #10
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Setnie I hope you have Enough bars on your phone to change your profile to a cadet owner as that sure looks to be what you have ,I'd also like to welcome you to the fg forum ,you will get a lot of info you need here.it sure is funny how 1 word can change the whole atmosphere of a post ,somewhere nice sure sounds a lot better than somewhere .
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Old 05-07-2016, 08:49 PM   #11
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Taurus masquerading as a Cadet...

So now I know what type of trailer this is related to, I am looking for a rear window....just like the window in the photograph of my previous post. Thanks everyone for your help so far.
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So now I know what type of trailer this is related to, I am looking for a rear window....just like the window in the photograph of my previous post. Thanks everyone for your help so far.
Setnie you state your ensolite is gone I'm not sure on the interior of the cadet but I think it would be easier to replace due to the flatter walls as aposed to the rounded corners of a boler or scamp. Some here would suggest using carpet or headliner as they may be easier to install than ensolite. If however you decide to use ensolite I have a source for it here in ont and also in calafornia. Not sure if you are close to either as I'm not sure where somewhere nice is but if you would like more info you can pm me and I could give you more info.
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Old 05-07-2016, 10:46 PM   #13
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the product on the interior was never ensolite. it was a miserable fabric with a foam back.... terrible stuff. melted in the heat, powdered out, moulded. Whoever thought this was a good idea to use was mistaken.... and I can't imagine what he glued it on with... everything is sticky.... I believe at one point the cat was stuck to the floor...
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These trailers were designed in Poland, and they probably don't get much hot weather there (I'm guessing). Too bad we can't economically order parts from Predom Prespol and have them shipped across the pond.
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