From the "Show Us Your Rigs" Thread
Originally Posted by Mom2philip
But I know nothing...help
It's a 1973, paid $3900, but is conditional on a quote to have it completely re-done.
I want it completely re-painted (inside & out). Foams and cushions redone, new stove, new fridge
, adding ac, new floors, new windows
What do I need to know? Does it matter since we are re-doing it?
Thanks for your help!
Looking at your pictures, it looks like a nice trailer.
is expensive, especially red. I realize that the avocado green is kinda dated. If you shop around, Maybe $2000 to $3000.
Cushions: The cushions can be done for ~$500
This is where I would go, but I am in Calgary: Home
Stove: What did you have in mind?
: This is actually quite complicated. First off, do you want a fridge
that can run on propane
? Are there vents on the road side of the trailer where the fridge
would be? If so, the fridge that your trailer was manufactured with was likely either an RM24, or an RM211. There is no propane
fridge made today that fits right. But working RM211's can be found on kijiji for about $100. Here is one in Ontario: http://www.kijiji.ca/v-trailer-parts...ationFlag=true
If you would prefer a 12VDC fridge, they are about $800. Here is a link to a conversion chart that provides the dimensions of an RM211:
I would then also go with about 100W of solar
cells to run the fridge and lights
AC: Don't bother. This will limit you to serviced camp grounds. Roof top units will require reinforcing the roof. Window units are ugly. There is no good place for AC on a Trillium
. Get a powered fan, roof vent instead. About half as effective as AC, and you can run it off your battery
. Your vent is likely a 9" vent, but all powered vents are 14". This means cutting a larger hole in the roof. The vent, and install will run about $500.
Floors: Cheap and easy: New 1975 Trillium Owner! Flooring question.
: I would recommend reconditioning the existing windows
. New rubber seals are available online. The advantage to the style of windows
that are in your Trillium
, (jalousie) is that they can be left open in the rain. It is nice to get air moving when it is wet. The windows are screwed into plywood frames on the inside. The wood may be rotten and need to be replaced. The upper bunk of the gaucho mounts to this wood frame, so would over head shelves. Changing to a radius style window would be VERY expensive. Sliders would be a downgrade.
I hope that helps.