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Old 04-28-2013, 10:42 PM   #43
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I am assuming that we are around $1500 for the ensolite part of the project. that is not adding 1 cent for time spent on ensolite.


That's a hundred dollars more than I paid for my whole trailer...Ensolite included.

I'm speechless!

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Old 04-28-2013, 11:27 PM   #44
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It is sure a good thing you can type then Francesca. LOL The last trailer I owned was a Boler it was painted to match my hotrod and it was all done up inside and I sold it for 6500. I used to buy bolers for 1500 to 2500 that were in fair shape, just un kept and fix up and sell them but they are few and far between these days. You must have gotten your trailer a while ago.
[COLOR="rgb(46, 139, 87)"]Trilliums[/COLOR] usually sell for 4500 to 5500 that need some tlc. New 13 ft Escapes loaded up sell for around 18000 so still worth it for me to rebuild one and spend the dollars where they need to be. .BUT the price of a set of back doors in a Trillium has rocketed over the last 8 months!! SLOL I do this as a hobby-get what I want thing, and to make them comfortable for Deb and I. I will eventually be pulling this with a 1953 GMC panel truck which is in the restoration-customizing process now. It is just something that I have to do is rebuild rebuild and rebuild or maybe I should say spend spend spend!!
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Old 04-28-2013, 11:33 PM   #45
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Wow, that thing is awesome! It is crazy how just when we Trilliumaires think we have seen all the variations something like this comes along. That would really solve my ATV & Tent or Trillium & mountain bike dilema...

[Rodre heads back to his lair and adds "Trillium Sportsman" to his list of rare things he will spend years looking for yet probably never own..]
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Old 04-28-2013, 11:37 PM   #46
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I have no doubt this is going to be a real pip, Ryan, and worth every penny you're putting into it! You're doing a fabulous job...

And don't mind my old-lady-gets-sticker-shock thing; given the rarity of this particular model, I'm also sure that if you ever decide to sell it you'll get your money back- and more!

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Old 04-29-2013, 07:34 AM   #47
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I didn't ask Tom anything about the installation. I have a pretty good handle on the problem. I did some rat fur installation in some of Waterway's Houseboats a few years ago and I think apart from the weight and bulk it has to be close as to procedure for getting it up without any wrinkles.
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If there is a process you can share for putting up rat fur correctly- that would be great (or if you are missing a digit that would be reat). I am concerned about using the contact adhesive and then laying down the fur and ending up with a wrinkled mess. Unless there are various grades of contact cement that allow some latitude in permanent stick time.

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Old 04-29-2013, 09:30 AM   #48
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Good morning Mike
Westech Aerosol Corporation This is the website for the glue I used, they are a Seattle based, I used the HP15 as it has low soak in rate and fast initial tack time about 2 min, They might have a answer for you about set times.
I stuck just a foot or so and then while holding back foam from wall spray next foot both surfaces wait a minute or two then stick that section up, I worked from bottom up and if aligning to a cabinet frame then aligned bottom and cabinet frame at same time, and always leave trim room on piece. This leaves less chance of prematurely sticking a piece to the wall when not ready as I did on a piece, Rat fur is the same process but it can be stretched more than Ensolite and is far easier to wrinkle or stick it back on itself when moving it from work area to inside a little trailer.
It should be viewed as a slow methotical process not really for some as it is not a easy diy thing.
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Old 04-29-2013, 10:03 AM   #49
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With the wall coverings out of the way. Next is window install and roof vent then finish fridge and cut in vents, then electrical. But I got two things in the mail Friday so thought I would share a picture.
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the switches are 120 volt breaker switches for marine applications each are 15 amp. the other which I am sure most of you know it is a Bargman l400 door handle. I picked it up on Ebay. The price for used stock, I won't say, I do want to be responsible for stopping Francesca heart from beating.
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Those L-400's are as good as gold, well as expensive at least.
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The other which I am sure most of you know it is a Bargman l400 door handle. I picked it up on Ebay. The price for used stock, I won't say, I do want to be responsible for stopping Francesca heart from beating.
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Too late...I've seen the ads!

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Old 04-29-2013, 04:23 PM   #52
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Francesca love that little guy you added it is just to cool!!
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Old 04-29-2013, 05:04 PM   #53
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That's my "O.K.- you killed me" one...

Sometimes sticker shock just gives me what we ladylike types call "the vapors": .

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Dear Francesca, I just reread a post from earlier today and it should read "I do NOT want to be responsible for stopping Francesca heart." I am so sorry for not including the word NOT.
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Old 04-29-2013, 09:55 PM   #55
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Another day done. Did a few errands to two of my favorite spots today. First was to auto wreckers to see if any new rv's in and there wasn't but in a Mallard trailer there was a small black range hood , I removed it and bought for 10 dollars. Yea haw my kind of price. Second was to Kencraft Rv and trailer supply to pick up 2 rolls butyl tape and found 2 nos louvered fridge vent upper and lower doors they are the old style. Will post pics tomorrow. Got 2 things put back on Sportsman, front window and front awning and furnace vent. If I can Knock a few things off each evening after work I might have it ready for June. Will post pics of window to.
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Now yer talkin'- I love wrecking yards. Treasure hunting!

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Dear Francesca, I just reread a post from earlier today and it should read "I do NOT want to be responsible for stopping Francesca heart." I am so sorry for not including the word NOT.
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I figured it was a typo, Ryan- no harm, no foul!


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