A few comments:
You have a loaded, (Deluxe?) Trillium
1300. Very nice!
- Since you have provied such good documentation of your trailer, along with the serial number on the data plate on the door, I will add your trailer to the Trillium
serial number list:
Though it has been over a year since the last update, so don't hold your breath.
- The pocket by the door is a factory option.
- I can't figure out the fitting below your kitchen window. What is that for?
- Given the number of imperfections in the exterior gel coat, you may want to consider repainting.
- Repairing your belly band, correctly, will be more work than you may realize:
- Your upper bunk looks to be missing a support bar. Otherwise it would hold the rated load.
- The curtain rods and holders are available at your local hardware store. Not expensive.
- The thing under your furnace
is not an inverter. It is a converter, a 12VDC power supply. It is also not a battery
charger. It would destroy a battery
. Unless you are nostalgic, (I am) it should be replaced.
- The trim on the Ensolite can be pulled off and boiled to smooth it out. Some of it seems to be missing above the curb side of the dinette.
- Ensolite can be cleaned with a brush and a diluted bleach solution.
- The plywood that is used in your rear shelving can be replaced with fiberglass reinforced plastic, (FRP), or thin white Plexiglas.
- Your furnace
looks almost unused. No electricity required. Very simple. A boon docker’s dream.
- The light
on the side of your closet is a bit redundant, since there is one a few feet away on the overhead shelf.
- Originally there would have been a plywood cover to your silverware drawer on the table.
- The lock on your door is worth about $400. A new key, if you can find it, would be more economical then a new latch.
- The covers on your cushions look good to me. How much do you want for them?
- The door install is also more work than you may realize:
- Many here don’t use the water tank. Instead we use bottled water. Removing the tank would free up some storage space. Though, if you do that, keep the tank. A future buyer may want to put it back in. Black mold tends to form in the tank and hoses, and needs to be cleaned. A diluted bleach rinse for the hoses. Before you toss your existing tank, maybe try a marine deck fitting to facilitate cleaning:
- I sold
a friend of mine a Trillium 1300 that had a crushed roof for several years. The stove was not salvageable. I sold
him a replacement stove for $40cdn. New ones run around $200, and may require modifications to your kitchen.
- If your tires
have cracks in them, they need replacing. If the axle
has no flex, than it is probably original and needs replacing. To test if there is any flex, get someone heavy to jump up and down inside the trailer, over the axle
. If the only thing moving is the tires
compressing, than you axle
is shot. Your frame seems to have the recall repair, but on the bottom of the frame, not the side.
- Any synthetic click style floor is perfect for your application. It doesn’t need to be glued down, and can survive getting wet.
- It may be more work than you want to do, but I am a firm believer in replacing the cupboard doors with birch plywood. I am not a big fan of particle board and Mac-Tack.
- There is already a back splash.
- LED bulbs will fit the existing light
fixtures. You can get replacement lenses for the existing fixtures, but they are kind of ugly, and not difficult to replace.
- A new counter seems like a lot of work to me.
- Does your fridge
work? A replacement could get expensive. Are you considering a 12 VDC compressor version? A bar fridge
is not recommended.
- An inverter, and solar
charger are another whole discussion.
- If you want to dispose of your awning
, please post it for sale
the exterior of your trailer is something best done with the windows
and the door removed. If you are also going to paint the interior, the cupboard doors should be removed, and possibly mask off the Ensolite, unless you plan to paint that as well. However, the Ensolite is flexible and probably should be painted with vinyl based paint.
- Removing and resealing the windows
is actually a fairly easy and inexpensive job, assuming that is all that is required, (the wood frames have been known to rot out and need replacing). If you have any leaks
, (test with the garden hose) then you may want to consider moving this job up to a current project.
- Frame modifications are also an entire other subject.
OK, that was more than a, "few" comments. Take them for what they are worth. I expect that your priorities will differ from mine.