1. I looked everywhere to find a replacement weather seal for around the entry door of my Trill. the closest I could find to original rubber was an automotive seal that slips on over the "edge" of a panel and stays in place with a friction fit. Well show me a FGRV with a uniform thickness along the doorway opening and this stuff would work great! ENTER THE CHEAP FIX... Hollow foam insulation tubes for the copper pipes in your home. They come in conveniant 6' lenghts at a buck apiece! Get the kind that you remove a protective strip from the slit in them to expose the adhesive that bonds them once they are in place. This adhesive adheres really well to both the gel coat outside and the ensolite inside. Viola... a nice water tite seal for around your door. Also great for taller folks that have a tendancy to bonk thier head.
2. A previous owner of our Trill had done a really poor attempt at FG repair on the bottem front corners of the shell. It was ugly, uneven, discolored, etc. I tried sanding... bad idea... I am pretty sensitive to FG fibers on my skin. I tried a UV curing body filler... what a horrible disaster. I tried spray on "rocker panel" coatings... less than thrilled. Now I had an even worse looking mess to deal with! ENTER THE CHEAP FIX... one quart of Tremclad rust paint
... "RV White"... and a bunch of sand. Put on a coat of paint
with a roller... throw sand all over wet paint
... roll again to coat sand and smooth finish. Repeat a few times then let it dry well. Put on a final coat of paint, without sand, and you have a nice looking chip guard type finish for about $10.
OK cheapos' like me... I showed you mine...