OK...now that the spring (late
) refit is underway
(new bag awning
, new rail, new holes in the Road Toad's roof) I want to thank Booker and Greg for their postings and advice...and ask for some more advice.
-has any owner of a green Trill 1300 sourced a paint
that is "close to" the original sage/grape/pea green of the early Trills? Two western trips and four Florida safaris and a couple of down-easters have left the front in need of some stone chip repair. I'd like to come close in shade so that new stone chips don't stand out right away, and so that future repairs can be touched up easily. I'm leaning to a surface treatment for the area below the crease that was posted a couple of years back...Tremclad/Rustoleum with a dusting of fine sand and recoats enough to give a gravel guard-type finish. A spray paint
would be a possibility too. I want to avoid a black paint
/ truck-liner look if possible. Anyone find a supplier and, maybe even have a colour code number???
-secondly...where in Ontario can you obtain the Optima spiral gel cell battery
? And which one is best for a dry camping
mode and solar panel
recharge? The yellow top seems to be the one suggested by the manufacturer, but folks have said the blue top is OK too.
My current deep cycle battery
is nearly three years old and doesn't seem to be holding a charge all that well. Three years of three month outings.
needs are low...all the interior lights
are LED...but I do need to power a CPAP machine for 8 hrs/night and recharge with 30 watts of solar
a day. When we are not boondocking
we'll use the Fantastic Fan and a 'smart charger' during the day.
Alistair & Inge in the Road Toad