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Forum: General Chat 08-06-2007, 05:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,905
Posted By Ken James
Yes, we addressed the "cold butte" soon after we...

Yes, we addressed the "cold butte" soon after we made our mod. Di took an old towel and cut a hole in it to fit thus protecting the delicate portions of the anatomy when threatened with cold plywood...
Forum: Camping, Campout Reports 08-05-2007, 11:13 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,064
Posted By Ken James
Val, I see you are in the Redwoods so I assume...

Val, I see you are in the Redwoods so I assume you are coming north on the coast road 101, and not north on I - 5. Much earlier I gave you advice to come into Canada via I - 5. The coast road will...
Forum: General Chat 08-01-2007, 04:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,905
Posted By Ken James
Hello Bob; Good for you getting the wife back...

Hello Bob; Good for you getting the wife back into camping! http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/style_emoticons/default/banana.gif

I think I'm the one who did that early conversion of the front...
Forum: General Chat 07-25-2007, 11:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,061
Posted By Ken James
This concept is built around a bee hive of 200...

This concept is built around a bee hive of 200 square foot cubicles stacked. http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/style_emoticons/default/aplas.gif
Forum: General Chat 07-25-2007, 11:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,061
Posted By Ken James
It is great to see people exploring affordable...

It is great to see people exploring affordable homes.

Here is another idea that holds a lot of promise.

Our little trailers cause the mind to examine living in confined spaces. Many of our...
Forum: Camping, Campout Reports 07-25-2007, 07:30 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,064
Posted By Ken James
Val; One last word of advice, you plan to...

Val;

One last word of advice, you plan to take the ferry from Port Angeles, be careful with that! The ferry only crosses twice a day. You best call ahead and make a reservation, OR, drive north on...
Forum: General Chat 07-25-2007, 12:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,061
Posted By Ken James
Someone needs to contact the lady with this cute...

Someone needs to contact the lady with this cute little house and tell her about how our members install showers using the Coleman battery-operated pump. That thing would be a blessing in that...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 07-24-2007, 01:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,739
Posted By Ken James
Nice job! We converted our first Boler to a...

Nice job!

We converted our first Boler to a front dinette and followed with the same mod in our 15' Trillium. That little table is our favorite spot in the trailer. We have eaten many a pleasant...
Forum: Camping, Campout Reports 07-23-2007, 01:46 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,064
Posted By Ken James
Val, I see everyone suggesting things all over...

Val, I see everyone suggesting things all over this island and you have only a day or two. Brace yourself gal - Vancouver Island is approximately the size of England! ...
Forum: Rallies, Get-togethers, Molded Meets (Archive) 06-26-2007, 06:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,428
Posted By Ken James
We had a fantastic pot luck on Saturday night. So...

We had a fantastic pot luck on Saturday night. So with vintage cars and about 18 of these renovated trailers it was a fine weekend all the way around....
Forum: Rallies, Get-togethers, Molded Meets (Archive) 06-25-2007, 08:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,428
Posted By Ken James
We attended the annual Island Trailer Rally here...

We attended the annual Island Trailer Rally here on the Island this last weekend. It was great to see all the old faces and of course it is always fun to meet the newcomers to our hobby. I still...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 06-13-2007, 03:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,582
Posted By Ken James
We are Trillium fans, we'd love to see what...

We are Trillium fans, we'd love to see what you've done. Try again posting the pictures.
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Forum: General Chat 05-29-2007, 07:06 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,082
Posted By Ken James
The responses to this thread confirm what I have...

The responses to this thread confirm what I have always known; we FG trailer lovers own these because we prefer them and NOT because 'that is all we can afford."

Thanks for the contributions...
Forum: General Chat 05-26-2007, 11:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,082
Posted By Ken James
This has nothing to do with fiberglass and...

This has nothing to do with fiberglass and compact trailers. We are the school of simplicity, however, there is another school of thought. Aren't you glad you were not bitten by this bug?
Forum: General Chat 05-07-2007, 06:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,907
Posted By Ken James
You have sweetheart there in the Trillium 4500! I...

You have sweetheart there in the Trillium 4500! I know, we have one.

I agree with a previous poster, come west on the U.S. highway system. Once you get used to the rest stops and many other...
Forum: General Chat 04-29-2007, 04:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,900
Posted By Ken James
Congratulations Donna! The shirt looks good and...

Congratulations Donna! The shirt looks good and so does that 4500 behind you. Good choice in a trailer. http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/style_emoticons/default/aplas.gif
Forum: General Chat 04-27-2007, 06:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,818
Posted By Ken James
Let there be no misunderstanding, we like the...

Let there be no misunderstanding, we like the look of the new Egg Camper but our Tril has become a family pet. I doubt we will ever part with it.

The Trillium 4500, as we have it set up, weighs...
Forum: General Chat 04-26-2007, 06:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,818
Posted By Ken James
We ran a thread some time ago asking everyone...

We ran a thread some time ago asking everyone what the perfect trailer would look like for you. I wonder how this Egg Camper shapes up compared to that survey? I remember most wanted a bathroom with...
Forum: General Chat 04-25-2007, 08:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,818
Posted By Ken James
Suz, and others, I read that the new ones sell...

Suz, and others, I read that the new ones sell for from $11,000 bare bones to $17,000 fully loaded. That is the best I can do.

They seem to have tapped into our forum for all the good ideas I see...
Forum: General Chat 04-24-2007, 03:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,818
Posted By Ken James
Thanks Donna, we can always count on you to find...

Thanks Donna, we can always count on you to find things. This is a sweet little unit don't you think?
Forum: General Chat 04-24-2007, 01:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,818
Posted By Ken James
We came across this new trailer and were very...

We came across this new trailer and were very impressed. How do you folks like it?

http://www.roamingtimes.com:80/consumer/newrvs/eggcamper.asp
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 04-23-2007, 04:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,657
Posted By Ken James
Laura, I'm very impressed with what you've done....

Laura, I'm very impressed with what you've done. Take a bow!

Our first FG trailer was a Boler we bought in Calgary some years ago. Because we were just two, and retired at that, we took out the...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 03-21-2007, 10:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,624
Posted By Ken James
Hi, as far as I can remember I simply roughed the...

Hi, as far as I can remember I simply roughed the surface up with course sandpaper before painting. The rock guard was pretty rough I recall.

I painted another on our Bigfoot with the same paint...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 03-19-2007, 05:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,624
Posted By Ken James
Miriam, I used the wife's craft paints and sealed...

Miriam, I used the wife's craft paints and sealed it with a clear varnish spray when I finished. It never chipped or faded while we had the unit.
Forum: General Chat 03-17-2007, 01:38 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 222,119
Posted By Ken James
Here's a rock guard I painted on a Boler we sold....

Here's a rock guard I painted on a Boler we sold. The picture is Moraine Lake, Alberta, Canada. This trailer may still be out there somewhere.
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 03-05-2007, 09:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,635
Posted By Ken James
Roger, that is a grand job. Congratulations!

Roger, that is a grand job. Congratulations!
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 02-27-2007, 08:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,344
Posted By Ken James
We towed a Triillium 4500 (15 foot) from southern...

We towed a Triillium 4500 (15 foot) from southern British Columbia up the Alaska Highway and back down the Cassiar without a lick of trouble. So it goes without saying that another 5,000 mile trip...
Forum: General Chat 12-20-2006, 02:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,903
Posted By Ken James
We would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas...

We would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
Forum: General Chat 11-27-2006, 05:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,043
Posted By Ken James
We added this picture to this thread because we...

We added this picture to this thread because we do store our trailer in the parking lot. What is different is that white stuff. Here in Victoria on Vancouver Island that is quite an event. I wanted...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 11-04-2006, 11:13 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 11,697
Posted By Ken James
Roger, we recently added that outside door to our...

Roger, we recently added that outside door to our Tril, it works real well. And, most make light of the shower we added, but, if you have a small trailer I highly recommend you look into what we did...
Forum: General Chat 11-02-2006, 02:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,718
Posted By Ken James
We too visited Quartzite and all of the above is...

We too visited Quartzite and all of the above is there. It's a neat place but don't expect to camp out on the lonely desert unless you go search that out. Maybe a couple of pictures might help.
Forum: General Chat 09-08-2006, 11:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,382
Posted By Ken James
We owned a Bigfoot 17' - you will be spoiled...

We owned a Bigfoot 17' - you will be spoiled forever. They are a wonderful roomy rig.

You will thoroughly enjoy it we predict. If this doesn't do it for you trailering is not for you.

Enjoy!...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 09-08-2006, 11:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,270
Posted By Ken James
We had a Subaru Legacy that towed our Trillium...

We had a Subaru Legacy that towed our Trillium 4500. That combo took us up the Alaska Highway and home via the Cassiar. 4,500 miles in all and not a lick of trouble with the rig....
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 09-07-2006, 11:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,285
Posted By Ken James
Good job! I'm very impressed with your...

Good job! I'm very impressed with your workmanship. As one who has done this conversion I can assure you that you'll enjoy the trailer a whole lot more configured this way. A place to eat and sleep...
Forum: General Chat 08-24-2006, 10:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,848
Posted By Ken James
Our Lake Louise is like Old Faithful in...

Our Lake Louise is like Old Faithful in Yellowstone; everyone heads for these headliners and often overlook some other great tourist sights. It reminds me of a story I heard about a tourist rushing...
Forum: General Chat 08-23-2006, 05:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,848
Posted By Ken James
Search for, and ask about, Morraine Lake, only 8...

Search for, and ask about, Morraine Lake, only 8 miles from Lake Louise. I'll bet if you take the short walk around the bottom near the parking lot you will agree it is MORE beautiful than the famous...
Forum: General Chat 08-23-2006, 09:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,448
Posted By Ken James
Dave & Bonnie, let me add our congratulations -...

Dave & Bonnie, let me add our congratulations - and we own a 4500. I'm confident you will love yours.

You might check out our web site below for some ideas for what can be done with that model....
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 08-22-2006, 03:01 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 56,690
Posted By Ken James
I think what you are wanting to do with the...

I think what you are wanting to do with the fishbowl effect is better left to airbrush painting. It it were me I would start with a white background and build up with the airbrush from there.

I'm...
Forum: General Chat 08-19-2006, 10:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,984
Posted By Ken James
Karl, I do not know this rig personally but I saw...

Karl, I do not know this rig personally but I saw it on the Prairie Bolerama site. How spectacular is that setup? http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/style_emoticons/default/banana.gif ...
Forum: General Chat 08-18-2006, 03:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,984
Posted By Ken James
Hi, we have several nice units here on Vancouver...

Hi, we have several nice units here on Vancouver Island that woud qualify. My personal favorite is Ray Howard's Crown Vic and Boler. http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/style_emoticons/default/94.gif
Forum: General Chat 08-14-2006, 08:26 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 35,602
Posted By Ken James
Plaid, solids, and prints. The dinette now...

Plaid, solids, and prints. The dinette now converts to a bed.
Forum: General Chat 08-14-2006, 05:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,406
Posted By Ken James
I'm sure he was trying to sound educated. You...

I'm sure he was trying to sound educated. You should have asked him how you pronounce Canyon de Chelly. It's a hoot hearing folks trying to handle that one! ...
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 08-10-2006, 02:42 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 56,690
Posted By Ken James
Thanks for the input Gillian. You have rounded...

Thanks for the input Gillian. You have rounded out this topic nicely. It looks like, according to the response to this thread, that a number of people plan to roller paint their beloved units....
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 08-02-2006, 12:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,311
Posted By Ken James
http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/style_emoticons/...

http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/style_emoticons/default/94.gif Thank you, thank you, thank you one and all! http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/style_emoticons/default/banana.gif ...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 08-02-2006, 09:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,311
Posted By Ken James
I want to say, this is the finest group of people...

I want to say, this is the finest group of people on the Internet. Thanks to all of you who have contributed to this thread; you have lifted the fog for us....
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 08-02-2006, 01:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,311
Posted By Ken James
Thanks Gina. Buried amid your great humor there...

Thanks Gina. Buried amid your great humor there were a couple of genuine clues. Yes, a disc came with the USB adapter and I think we installed that correctly.

The error message read something...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 08-02-2006, 12:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,311
Posted By Ken James
Okay, I heard folks talking on here about...

Okay, I heard folks talking on here about traveling and dropping into Starbucks and using their laptops to hook up to the net. "Yikes! I need that."

I bought a used laptop at my reliable computer...
Forum: General Chat 07-31-2006, 07:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,025
Posted By Ken James
There is no accounting for idiots like that!...

There is no accounting for idiots like that! Wolves and bears are hated by humans based on legends that have carried down through the years that are wrong. These animals don't hunt down humans and...
Forum: General Chat 07-24-2006, 07:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,572
Posted By Ken James
Bonnie, that is a nice little unit. Now if...

Bonnie, that is a nice little unit.

Now if you would like some advice from close to home we are on the south end of the island, if you are ever down here give us a ring.

We drove the Alaska...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 07-21-2006, 10:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,534
Posted By Ken James
We did indeed put a shower in our unit. It's...

We did indeed put a shower in our unit. It's based on the Coleman battery-operated pump. However, the key for us was the PVC frame we made and how we hung it. You might check out the Trillium album...
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