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Old 10-06-2012, 09:51 PM   #1
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New owner 1975 Trillium

Looking for some advise...interior has been painted by a previous owner. White over cream. It's the vinyl PVC foam type with plastic trim in the seams. Should iI prime and the paint? And...what type of paint would be suitable?
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Old 10-06-2012, 09:56 PM   #2
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Hi Randy, welcome to FiberglassRV... we're glad you're here

Sounds like standard ensolite with T seam tape... to me. But, what do I know, I own a Scamp! So, I'll leave those answers to those that know better.

Just wanted to say
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Old 10-06-2012, 10:08 PM   #3
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The elephant skin is a cream colored vinyl over a black foam. Is there a white layer of paint over the cream?
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Old 10-06-2012, 10:14 PM   #4
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The elephant skin is a cream colored vinyl over a black foam. Is there a white layer of paint over the cream?
Hi David. Yes, there is a cracked worn coat of white paint over the cream.
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Old 10-07-2012, 08:42 AM   #5
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I have never delt with this problem, so I don't have much to offer. There is an active thread on this very subject:
* * HELP PLEASE * * How to Remove Old Paint on Ensolite
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Old 10-08-2012, 09:33 PM   #6
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I have never delt with this problem, so I don't have much to offer. There is an active thread on this very subject:
* * HELP PLEASE * * How to Remove Old Paint on Ensolite
Great news! I decided to use a good bleach/detergent mixture and thoroughly cleaned every inch of the walls and ceiling. Then I lightly sanded the cracked areas with 150 grit sandpaper. I then used a professional grade primer and then applied a thick coat of regular interior house paint ( Ben Moore -the good stuff ). Totally delighted with the results. Trying to post pics.
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Looks good, nice and fresh. Good for you
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:54 AM   #8
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I have a Trillium and the PO had done a couple of repairs to the ceiling with an off colour ensolite. I washed all ceiling and walls with dish soap and Ammonia. Pulled all the wrinkled seam strips off, soaked them in HOT water, renstaallewd. Filled any cracks with white Latex Caulk. Then repainted all with a flat interior latex. Was pleased with results.
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You took the bulls by the horns...great job!
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Old 10-11-2012, 10:16 PM   #10
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On to the next project on the '75.

Is there a way to 'pretty up' a neglected stove that works well but has been rusted and left to become dull.

Also - I have a sagging door. I see there are new hinges available along with new seals at some parts places. Is this a sure fix or are there other issues involved? Is there a preferred brand or parts supplier?

Would love to make the right decision the first time.
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On to the next project on the '75.

Is there a way to 'pretty up' a neglected stove that works well but has been rusted and left to become dull.

Also - I have a sagging door. I see there are new hinges available along with new seals at some parts places. Is this a sure fix or are there other issues involved? Is there a preferred brand or parts supplier?

Would love to make the right decision the first time.
Typically the hinges are not the problem. The door sags because the holes that they are screwed into get loose. Take off the door. Fill the holes with epoxy, then hold the door where it looks right, then re-drill the holes. New screws to complete the job.

BTW, this is one of the most common problems with Trilliums, and other fibreglass trailers.
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Check the Thread "Wanted" replacement grates for 2 burner stove" it shows a fix to old rusty stoves.
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Old 10-12-2012, 09:53 PM   #13
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Many thanks for the ideas.

Sounds like it is necessary to take off the door and re-drill.

I'm heading to the stove thread now to see their ideas.
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Old 10-14-2012, 09:07 PM   #14
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So I have some other Q's:


I see some Trilliums have shelving. Is there a used place for these items or are they available new?

The Trillium did not come with a rock guard. Same question.

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