Dennis Schultz's Trailer :: 'Stubby'




'Stubby'
Dennis Schultz Dennis Schultz is offline
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Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Kitchener
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Trailer Name 'Stubby'
Year 1979
Make Leocraft
Model Corner Washroom - FDinette
Length 17'
Packages 3way fridge/furnace/3 burner stove/fantastic fan/4sleeper
History found Stubby while searching for a replacement for our 5500 Trillium that we sold 3 yrs before (bad mistake). My wife & I have been Trillium fans since 1975 having had a 13 ft for 8 yrs a 15ft for 1yr & the 18ft for 14yrs.
Found Stubby in a used rv dealership.At first glance thought it was a Bigfoot. Looked rough on the outside but good on the inside. We figured it would be a good investment - fix up & resell. However after doing all the repair work inside & out (and there was alot) it grew on us & 6 yrs later here we are.It looks alittle different now than it did. When we learn more about posting pics we will post before & after shots.
Interior
Latest upgrade but not yet complete
Briefly, Bathroom was totally redone with new laminate, flooring, plumbing. Bunks all changed too.Cushions all redone plus firmer foam. windows removed resealed. New flooring added. Walls papered with a light vinyl ( still lots of woodgrain)
Pictures will show more. These 3 pics are from the back showing the L-shaped lounge which folds out to a double bed. The door on the right is the corner washroom-no pics till we open up later this year.

Exterior
Re gelcoated with Ford Wimbleton White paint.
Reinforced bumper to accomodate weight of spare tire
Frame sanded & repainted
Added 1 access door front left.
Tinted all windows
Here are 3 pics before renos

Customization
1 bottle on tongue removed to lighten hitch.
new pump installed on hitch.
2 new stabilizer jacks mounted on reinforced bumper
Removed blackwater tank & converted toilet to a self-contained holding tank freshwater flush unit
New entrance light
New brakes installed
New Color coded tire rims
New tires

Renovations
Last upgrade 2010 still incomplete.Hope to finish 2011
We are still in the process of refinishing the cabin as the washroom was completed last summer. As soon as we finish this summer we will post the before and after pics together. Stay tuned. Here is a front dinette view of the renos as of 2010. Note the HUGE front window for viewing. We love the large windows in this trailer. More pics to come.

Other Information
These pictures are from the original brochure that was sent to us from the archives of Triple E.
The last page is under Tow Vehicle as I only had 3 spots to view.The 17ft model as shown on the brochure is the side washroom model.Stubby has the corner washroom as seen in the brochure floor plan.We changed the gelcoat colour to all white.As you can see Stubby looks a littlle different now compared to the brochure.If you or someone you now has the 17 ft corner washroom Leocraft like Stubby please let us know. So far we are the only ones we know with our model.It would be interesting to know who else has this unique and rare (it seems) rv.

Tow Vehicle
2004 Pontiac Montana
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