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Old 09-01-2012, 08:19 AM   #29
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Roger,
The Trilliums are built differently from your Scamp.
The seats and other parts are glassed in - no rivets.
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Old 09-01-2012, 11:09 AM   #30
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Roger,
The Trilliums are built differently from your Scamp.
The seats and other parts are glassed in - no rivets.
Good to know thanks. That would seam harder to take apart for some repairs but more solid overall. I mis-read and thought it was a boler, a scamp half-brother :-)
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Old 09-02-2012, 03:24 PM   #31
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Re-installing T-molding

This doesn't really pertain to the ensolite, but it's in the same realm. I have a few wrinkles in my T-molding, that I would like to correct while redoing the overhead bins. Is there an easy way to push the spline of the molding into the groove? Maybe mine was too hot (after heating) when I tried to re-install it, because the spline sort of fell over. My thumbs cannot do this job, and while I used the handle of my pliers, that is incredibly slow. Thanks,

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Old 09-04-2012, 12:28 PM   #32
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I am very curious as to what you have decided to use instead of the ensolite?
Hi Sandi,
We went with Reflectix (like a bubble wrap with foil-like covering both sides). We used 3m 77 spray adhesive, which was highly recommended. We covered it with a blanket-like material. All came out really great, UNTIL we put it out in the hot July sun. (we had done the renovation work inside a barn). The glue let go when the trailer was in the sun. I contacted 3M, and after some back and forth, they admitted that their glue is only good up to 150 degrees--and the sun beating on the fiberglas, which was painted gray, apparently exceeded that temp--especially since the reflectix didn't absorb any of the heat...and so now we are looking for a glue that will withstand the temp. The manufacturer also told us we would have to strip all the old adhesive off both the fiberglas and the reflectix before using any new glue, or the old adhesive will interfere with the new sticking. So we're pretty discouraged. We had done some sample pieces to make sure everything would work, but never thought about the heat factor because the can never said anything about heat being a factor. So now we're searching for a new adhesive, but one that will withstand the heat but not off-gas and make a toxic environment...we're open to suggestions...
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Old 10-15-2012, 12:27 AM   #33
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Hello, I'm about to redo the insulation on my boler and cannot find super 90 anywhere in my area, but today I picked up this LePage contact cement that is water based and Eco friendly which I'll be using. It cover three times more area than solvent adhesives, has no odour, cleans up with water, no clamping required, and best of all - service temperature up to 70C or 158F! Here is the link to the technical data sheet. http://dashboard.lepageproducts.com/...9813bb8bfa.pdf
I live in a very hot climate in Canada where we hit 40c most of the summer so I have the same concerns of de-lamination as you do. I've Dan some tests this evening on the foam I'll be using to insulate and it bonds great after the set up time.
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Old 10-15-2012, 06:41 AM   #34
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what foam are you using?

Thanks for the info on the glue; I spoke to a rep of 3M and they said I'd need to strip all the old glue off EVERYTHING--I'll strip from the camper shell, but it would be crazy to try to strip from the insulating material so I'll replace. What are you using for foam? I would rather use a foam insulation if I could find one; I haven't been real impressed with the reflectix.
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Old 10-15-2012, 07:35 AM   #35
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Take a look at the thread I started just yesterday about restoring my 1974 boler. I put up some pics and info of what I'm using. Even if you can't find an exact match I'm sure you'll find something close. Being in the states you'll have access to a lot more material than up here.
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Old 10-15-2012, 09:17 PM   #36
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Take a look at the thread I started just yesterday about restoring my 1974 boler. I put up some pics and info of what I'm using. Even if you can't find an exact match I'm sure you'll find something close. Being in the states you'll have access to a lot more material than up here.
Just to keep things together for Search, here's the topic Ira referenced: 1974 Boler Restore - Penticton BC
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Old 10-15-2012, 09:57 PM   #37
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This doesn't really pertain to the ensolite, but it's in the same realm. I have a few wrinkles in my T-molding, that I would like to correct while redoing the overhead bins. Is there an easy way to push the spline of the molding into the groove? Maybe mine was too hot (after heating) when I tried to re-install it, because the spline sort of fell over. My thumbs cannot do this job, and while I used the handle of my pliers, that is incredibly slow. Thanks,

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Scot, you are close about it being too hot. It is my theory that the hot days in the sun cause it to soften and expand. This causes pieces of it pop out of the track. Over time the repeated cycles of hot and cold cause the ripple effect.

The solution is thankfully simple. Take the T molding off and boil it. No, this is not some gross soup. The heat will soften the vinyl when you take it out, lay it flat. When it hardens up, re-install. A rubber mallet helps.
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Old 10-16-2012, 07:34 AM   #38
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There is a guy in Mpls that used the truck bed liner when he re-did a Boler....that I thought was advertised for sale here somewhere....I went and looked at it, but he had taken out the bunks so it wouldn't work for me.....I don't know if he's camped in it, but I assume he has.....Tim something I think if memory serves....
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In one older article on FiberglassRv site they used closed cell foam glued to walls and then sprayed on thinned truck liner to make it like the original wall covering with no seams
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What about styrospray?


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