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Old 03-11-2015, 08:46 PM   #15
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I have explored buying new but they are either UGLY or way too expensive (40K plus). I like modern clean lines. Brown/beige 1980's grandma decor is not something I'm willing to pay 25K for. I know some people are ok with that and think it looks nice, but I just can't live with it. (It's like sandpaper for my eyes). Luckily the condition of the trailer we've found is quite exceptional. It's original gel coat, no mould. The original windows work and it really doesn't smell inside. The RV guy couldn't believe the condition given the age. With the safety things addressed a less picky person might even camp in it as is . If the RV place can handle the electrical, frame recall and the propane upgrade, we'll be in a position to just do the cosmetic upgrades we want to do . Just wait until you see the pictures when it's done...I'm sure you'll all want to buy it from me.


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Old 03-11-2015, 09:18 PM   #16
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Score and good for you!

I bought brand new. But Brown/beige 1980's grandma decor...isn't anything Escape Trailer Industries understands. The fabric for Ten Forward came from Hawaii.
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Old 03-11-2015, 09:41 PM   #17
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You should point out, Donna, that your upholstery is not standard ETI, but fabric you spec'd, along with formica etc.
My upholstery is brown/beige and I like it like that. Colour comes from throw pillows and accents.
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Old 03-12-2015, 08:16 AM   #18
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You did it for me Glenn

Yes the spec fabric for an ETI build is beige/brown, but it's not your grandmother's upholstery fabric. Actually everything ETI uses for standard is very nice. I think they did a great job in picking out what the masses of folks would like. I kept the standard vinyl flooring

Mom2philip... can't wait to see pictures of what you decide on. I'm sure it will be perfect for you.
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Old 03-12-2015, 08:38 AM   #19
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You just watch Donna...I'm going to bring you all into the 2000's . Grey and white are the new brown/beige.

Just for you I'll volunteer to help with your colors when you are ready (and sold)


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Old 03-13-2015, 07:06 AM   #20
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I bought a shell T4500 2 years ago because all the ones I found locally had original appliances. I installed recent appliances that work. About the outside of your Trilli, if the gellcoat is still there, just get it buffed (use boatwax and a machine buffer). there are lots of suggestions on here. Any painted one has not looked good to me after a few years unless you want a totally different look like a "silver bullitt". Do your decorating on the interior first. You will be totally amazed at the change in look just by changing the curtains, cabinet doors and cushion covers. (I still need to do mine). FYI, I do like the grey/white look that I have seen in some of the VW Westy vans. If you have the cream fibreglass interior and want it white, you will need to go to a boat shop and get advice on primer and boat paint and a lot of masking tape (I advise against it! :-)). I look forward to seeing your finished product. J
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Old 03-13-2015, 07:51 AM   #21
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(Clip) "I have explored buying new but they are either UGLY or way too expensive (40K plus). I like modern clean lines. Brown/beige 1980's grandma decor is not something I'm willing to pay 25K for."

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I think that someone has made it clear that they don't care for earth tone interiors. However, for many of us, after a day of hiking around the desert, climbing mountains or just enjoying a trail along a creek, a white/gray interior is just a tad bright and much to easy to soil when sat upon while one takes off those hiking boots.

Remember, these are commonly called "Camping" trailers and, for many/most of us, that suggests enjoying being outdoors.

Earth tone interiors are practical and suggests the beautiful outdoors, grey/white could remind one of sidewalks and pavement. Sooo to each their own, but please don't call either one "Ugly".

And remember, in 30 years your grandchildren may not speak kindly of their Memaw's color choices either.
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Thanks for the reminder Bob. Kindness rules
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