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Old 10-09-2018, 07:13 PM   #21
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Those are nice looking rims! No screw holes for the hub cover.

I found that I had to grind out the center of the Ranger rims to get them over the center of the hub. This makes getting the wheels balanced a bit complex.
Thanks David! I'll definitely see if they fit (I have an axle without brakes, so maybe the fit will be different). I ordered a pair of trailer tires from Walmart.com. The good ones are quite affordable, used a set of 15s on my Escape, so I bought the same tires in a 14 inch size for the Trillium.

Still finishing up the floor, the quarter round is more trouble than I thought. About half way done with that effort. Windows come next! (Seat covers are out for new zippers and bottoms). Dual path effort on the wheels too. Then I would like to mount a detachable cord like I have on the Escape: no mice, no losing the cord in a cabinet either.

Goal is get this trailer road worthy by spring. I have the luxury of both carport AND garage workshop space, so its a good winter project.
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Old 10-11-2018, 07:30 AM   #22
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Floor done. Now I need to get the rest of the outside lights to work. Then come windows.

Cushions are out getting new back sides and zippers. I'll test fit one of those Ranger wheels to see what center adjustments are needed.


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Old 10-11-2018, 07:38 AM   #23
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The floor and the trim look pretty good.
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Old 10-11-2018, 08:16 AM   #24
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Are you going to put in a furnace?
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Old 12-21-2018, 07:00 PM   #25
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Are you going to put in a furnace?
A furnace is on the long, long, long term list.
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Old 12-22-2018, 09:17 AM   #26
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Definitely looks like a great find!
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Old 12-29-2018, 11:26 AM   #27
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Yes the centers will need to be bigger by less than a 1/8". I took mine to a neighborhood machine shop and they turned them for me. that way I made sure the hole stayed centered in the rim. They charged me 5 bucks each but then again the guys a friend of mine and wants to borrow one of my campers down the road. That was no problem because I ended up getting him to do like like 7 different sets of rims..
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Old 12-29-2018, 12:59 PM   #28
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Curiously, I had about 1/8 inch clearance on the Ranger wheels. So no machining was required. Note, my trailer does not have brakes.


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Old 01-07-2019, 06:23 PM   #29
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A picture of the trailer out camping this weekend, shows work so far. I wanted to road test my work.

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Old 01-07-2019, 06:26 PM   #30
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Really small job, and haven't really tested it out much yet. The moulding that was holding the panels on my original rock guard/awning were either broken or missing. So the panels were loose and vibrating. Rather than wait for one of the panels to crack, I decided to do something about it. I used this $2 foam caulking replacement stuff from Walmart, tucked it into the sides of the panels. Two minute job...

First Road Trip 1977 Trillium by wrk101, on Flickr

This shows it as I am installing it, it all will be tucked into the edge of the panel, in the rock guard frame.
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I did the vertical sides too, even where the panels are corrugated.
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The camper looks great Bill. Great work.
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