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Old 08-08-2014, 12:22 AM   #1
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New boler owner ... Jumping in head first

Hi Everyone I have been lurking about on these forums for a while now decided to join up and share. My wife and I were set on a fiberglass trailer after looking at a trillium locally (overpriced for what it needed IMO). After searching a for what seemed like a long time, my wife and I decided we would rather have a project unit than a moderate fixer uper or fully restored unit, and then this gem entered out lives. Not sure if its good or bad yet but I will post up some pictures of the progress later on.






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Old 08-08-2014, 12:30 AM   #2
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Projects are fun! I can't wait to see what you do with yours
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Old 08-08-2014, 12:43 AM   #3
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Looks like it has good bones. Can't wait to see your progress pics.
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Old 08-08-2014, 01:26 AM   #4
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Welcome, beater bug. Whew, what a deal. But we have seen what can be done. I predict that it will turn out beautifully.
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Old 08-08-2014, 06:34 AM   #5
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Hey coty looks great a little zep and some carefully placed decals and she'll look like new but seriously I and many others here have had trailers in much worse condition and brought them back to life yours looks like a piece of cake
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Old 08-08-2014, 07:20 AM   #6
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The peeling paint is just skin deep, it looks like it is a good foundation to start with. Have funm I am looking forward to your plan and the build.
Make sure you read lots and know that the interior cabinets are structural, they hold the shape of the "egg" and prevent the roof and walls colapsing.
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Old 08-08-2014, 08:01 AM   #7
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Here are the interior shots





Gave it a pressure wash bath
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Old 08-08-2014, 08:16 AM   #8
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Day 1 Demolition
I didnt take very good pics of all the contraptions the PO had made to hold various items, but they were heavy and cumbersome additions.





Way too warm for me inside, but still plugging away anyhow

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Old 08-08-2014, 08:17 AM   #9
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This gem was screwed to the cabinet door, quite a unique approach to heating. They tapped into the LP line with a nylon T, no hose clamps or anything being used


Trip to the dump was in order


Love this tool more everyday
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Old 08-08-2014, 08:19 AM   #10
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Quite a bit of rot is present


Stripping off the ensolite, It had detached in most of the compound curves and under the windows there were large pockets of water so out it came



Decided it was time to get some air flow going so out came the windows

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Old 08-08-2014, 08:37 AM   #11
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Cody,
Great pictures! Thank you for posting them! It appears that you have a handyman's dream!! Ha! Can't wait to see the finished Camper!!!
Good luck!
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Old 08-08-2014, 09:10 AM   #12
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Stripping off the ensolite, It had detached in most of the compound curves and under the windows there were large pockets of water so out it came
Before you throw out the ensolite, consider saving some for others that need some for repairs. Barbe in WV is looking for a piece right now.

Advice on ensolite

Looking forward to seeing what you do.
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Old 08-08-2014, 10:30 AM   #13
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Unfortunately a lot of the ensolite is gone already I really wasnt very nice about removal and honestly never really thought there would be people looking for it, but the front and rear sections under the windows are still in place and I think the wall behind the closet up to the window (its under a tarp at the moment cant remember where i left off), if that helps anyone out still i would happily save it though.
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Old 08-08-2014, 11:49 AM   #14
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Welcome to the forum Cody. Can't wait to see what you do with it. Looks like good bones though.
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