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Old 06-05-2015, 07:53 PM   #1
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Removing Trillium gaucho

I would like to remove the goucho. The goucho sits on and is glued to a shelf an inch or inch and a half wide. My sense is that the shelf itself adds considerable rigidity. I was thinking about cutting the goucho just where it meets the shelf leaving the small section of goucho and the adhesive. I have seen Trillium's with the center of the goucho missing and I don't think the vertical panel or horizontal panel with the wooden covers add much to the rigidity. Some of you have removed your goucho and I wonder if you have any suggestions. Thanks


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Whatever you do, don't mess with your Gaucho!

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Removing Trillium gaucho

You have a lot of Chiko, Harpoing on about it.


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Old 06-08-2015, 05:16 PM   #4
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Doug, Could you please post pictures of the shelf that you refer to?

As to removing the gaucho, Trillium made a front bathroom model. No gaucho at all. They did however put in two walls that formed something like a bulkhead. Also, as you mentioned, a front dinette version that had a gap in the gaucho.
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Hey David Thanks for your reply.
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The shelf is easy to see on the outside, but not easy to see on the inside. The picture through the door crack shows it best.
I was thinking of adding a decorative wooden trim which might provide some rigidity.



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Ah. This is a feature that the front side of the gaucho sits on, the dinette seats sit on a similar "shelf". I don't think you need to add anything. As far as I know, the gaucho adds little to the structure to a Trillium. That said, some Trillliums suffer from a sag of the front curb side corner. The gaucho may help hold it up, but since there are frequently two doors in the front of the gaucho, I don't see it providing much support.

What do you plan to put there?
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Hey David
The goucho is no longer.
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What I am installing in place is 2 leather chairs.
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The basin in your photo was intended for a porta potty.

I assume you have a large opening into your kitchen now.
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True. Lots of trim and finishing.


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