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Old 10-07-2014, 04:47 PM   #21
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The plastic, (vinyl) seam cover has a ridge on the back that just snaps into a socket that is glued to the fibreglass. If it has ripples, which is common, then pull it off and boil it. That will soften it up and allow you to smooth it out. When cool, just snap it back on. DO NOT THROW IT AWAY, (like I did).
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Old 10-07-2014, 04:53 PM   #22
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Also, the broken tail light can be replaced. The orignal Bargman lights are available at a very reasonable price, here:
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Maybe replace both, so they match.
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Old 10-07-2014, 04:56 PM   #23
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Yeppers, I do think you are crazy. But, that is more than enough justification to shine this baby up to its original glory. Make sure you have fun along the way.
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Old 10-07-2014, 05:17 PM   #24
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It will be so nice to see it clean and all fixed up. As others have said if frame, floor etc are good, go for it,
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Old 10-07-2014, 05:38 PM   #25
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The difference a good cleaning and shine can make is amazing. Lots of tips on the site for cleaning elephant hide, stuff seems to last forever and cleans up well. I would not remove unless damaged beyond use.

With the outside, cleaned and waxed it will amaze you.

Frame and floor will get you into more work and money if they have issues but weigh that against the cost of a nice sound camper of that vintage as part of deciding if it the right project for you. If not I bet someone else would be glad to get a crack at it.
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Old 10-07-2014, 05:49 PM   #26
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Looks like trailers under 2000lbs do not need a title, you may be off the hook.
Perhaps it will be fine in Florida but if they to sell elsewhere it could be an issue... title is always better than no title.
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Old 10-07-2014, 07:00 PM   #27
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Let the games begin!!!
You will be very pleasantly surprised what a little elbow grease and some Scrubbing Bubbles will do. An onion sack filled with charcoal briquettes [plain, not the smelly, impregnated, fast start type] will do to clear the air in a closed trailer. If you need parts just ask. Someone here will know where you can get them. Good luck with your project but be careful, these things can be addictive...
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Old 10-07-2014, 07:04 PM   #28
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Sorry, forgot to mention, document your progress with photographs and share them with us. We love photographs. SD
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Old 10-07-2014, 07:50 PM   #29
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I'm a bit surprised no one has mentioned the health dangers of breathing black mold. (I am allergic to black mold, and many others are too.) It's nasty stuff to breathe. Be sure to protect your respiratory system while cleaning this pile of mold. (I don't know how to do this. Ask others or the Internet for advice. A respiratory mask is probably in your future.)
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Old 10-08-2014, 10:01 AM   #30
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Thank you all again for your suggestions, support, ideas, and of course, the safety reminder.

I hope to begin the cleaning and deeper inspection of the camper this weekend. Should I post progress pics here, start a new thread, or is there a preferred method amongst the group for ongoing project updates?

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Old 10-08-2014, 10:04 AM   #31
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I would just keep posting here. More history that way.
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Old 10-08-2014, 10:08 AM   #32
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I'm a bit surprised no one has mentioned the health dangers of breathing black mold. (I am allergic to black mold, and many others are too.) It's nasty stuff to breathe. Be sure to protect your respiratory system while cleaning this pile of mold. (I don't know how to do this. Ask others or the Internet for advice. A respiratory mask is probably in your future.)
I am allergic to it too.


I would run away from this one. For a few $1,000's you can find one in much better shape.
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Old 10-08-2014, 10:14 AM   #33
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$0 vs. $2000?

I can have a lot of work done by someone else for a "Few $1,000". And any you can buy in that price range are going to need a lot of work anyway. Although it's bit nasty right now, once referbed, the owner will know that everything is fix and fixed right.

BTW: Please post a list of Trilliums available in that price range, there are lot out here looking for just that.



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Old 10-08-2014, 10:28 AM   #34
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Greg,
I think that you might start with a small hand sprayer filled with water and bleach! Give it a good spray job, then after a while take hose and wash it down. Bleach should kill to mold and make things a little whiter.
You have a real diamond in the ruff! It will be a fun project! Today you can start making memories. Remember, Elbow grease is cheap! HA!
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Old 10-08-2014, 11:20 AM   #35
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Smile A famous quote

"That'll buff right out."

Only you can judge your abilities and commitment. You can have a treasure or trash.

I would firstly talk to the state people and find out about the ownership. Like others have said, it would be sad to put lots of work into this project not to mention hopes and dreams, only to find some legal barrier.

It could turn up stolen, have a lien, or any number of things that would snafu your ownership.
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Old 10-08-2014, 01:24 PM   #36
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I would just keep posting here. More history that way.
Or at least add a link to this thread in a new one. You could more appropriately title the new thread, with the trailer model for future searches.
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Old 10-08-2014, 02:11 PM   #37
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Greg,

Some states do not require a title to register old trailers, NH is one.
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Old 10-08-2014, 05:42 PM   #38
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Over on the Teardrop forum (tnttt.com) some members get a Maine title.
They say you don't have to be a resident of Maine
number is 207-624-9000 ext.52151

I say go for it, it will be FUN!!!!!!!!!

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Old 10-08-2014, 06:28 PM   #39
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It's possible.

Have a look at one of mine http://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/f...can-25724.html

As for concerns about mold, N95 masks are a common thing today. Cheap protection. Not perfect, but better than nothing. Enough people are certified in fitting them, just ask around. Check your local post secondary schools, they probably have a policy like this one: Mask Fit Test Certificate - Clinical Pre Placement Health Requirements
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Old 10-08-2014, 07:34 PM   #40
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Awesome info, and I have enjoyed reading everyone's posts and followed all suggested links, which lead to more links, which lead to more links, and before I know it, I'm off looking at some interior plumbing thing instead of the exterior paint options for which I was searching...so much fun, and so much information.

I'm so ready to get to work - is it Friday yet???


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