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Old 05-27-2010, 12:37 PM   #1
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Hi all my name is Terry and trying my hand a redoing a trillium trailer. Never did anything like this before and glad i found this site. Have been reading lots and getting lots of ideas when i ever get started lol. Thanks all for looking and ill be asking asking. You guys and gals have beautifull trailers and jobs well done from what ive seen so far!!! Once i figure the pic posting ill get some pics up
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Old 05-27-2010, 01:13 PM   #2
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Old 05-27-2010, 04:16 PM   #3
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Welcome Terry!

The only thing we like better than new members here is pics of your project, so please do post some pics as you can teach as well as learn here. I have been working on my 13' Burro for a year now and lovin it and this site is the greatest for ideas and help.

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Old 05-28-2010, 03:12 AM   #4
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Welcome Terry!

The only thing we like better than new members here is pics of your project, so please do post some pics as you can teach as well as learn here. I have been working on my 13' Burro for a year now and lovin it and this site is the greatest for ideas and help.

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Congratulations on the Trillium purchase Terry.
I used to have a 13' Trillium and loved it!
I just finished a restoration on a 13' Burro, it was
alot of fun, but certainly a few headaches along the way.

There is a wonderful group of helpful Fiber folks here, any questions
and I am sure they can assist in some way.

All the best, Jake.
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Old 05-28-2010, 05:45 AM   #5
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Hi Terry,
First Trillium was a '72. Now have a '78 1300. These are great little trailers. What year/model
is yours. People on this web site are a wealth of information and useful advice. I have found
that archived topics are a great way to get ideas for repairs and improvements. Good luck!
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Old 05-28-2010, 07:57 AM   #6
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welcome Terry, mine's a Surfside (same mould) I don't know if I'll ever be done the project - I try to do an upgrade every season. last year was the axle and this year it's the sound system. just getting it ready for festival season now.
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Old 05-28-2010, 01:21 PM   #7
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Larry I got to look at the ownership,ill post tomorrow what year. have been working on it ill try to explain what I've done and next plans for feed back which is great good and bad it will all be appreciated. These pics are when I bought it the red tape is all the holes on it it sat at the back of a camp for years.


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Old 05-28-2010, 01:24 PM   #8
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Since these pics where taken all cabinet doors are off. Sometimes i think im working backwards lol
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Old 05-28-2010, 01:30 PM   #9
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What i did here is removed the band and fibreglassed it into all one piece. The outside since these pics is all fibreglasses and sanded ready for paint. but still lots to do on inside.
thinking of pulling benches out, kitchen and closet and making sure all is well under all this and to get it all back in place. I think over the years the kitchen sagged down and benches are separating from walls. That's it for today soon got to go to work.
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Old 05-28-2010, 01:34 PM   #10
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Oh and as you can see garage got more organized lol. Hurts tripping over stuff.
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Old 05-28-2010, 09:46 PM   #11
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Terry,
I see a major reno in progress, keep us updated with what your are doing. It sure would be nice to have such a large garage to work in.
I hope you did not throw that vinyl seam molding out. A number of members have been hunting for some for years.
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Old 05-29-2010, 07:53 PM   #12
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Terry,
The top 3 "stickies" on the tutorials page will help you get those pictures downsized and posted.
http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/in...p?showforum=64
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Old 06-02-2010, 06:10 PM   #13
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New Floor - I obtained the boler 1300 last year and I decided to put in a parquette flooring - as I had a couple of boxes in my shed . The flooring is glued to a piece of 1/4 masonite which is just layed on top of the fiberglass floor of the trailer cut to fit . That way I can lift the entire floor out if I need to . But there has been no twisting or buckling of the floor after this past winter in Atlantic Canada so I think we are good .
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Old 06-17-2010, 07:45 PM   #14
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Looks good so far, looks a lot like mine, I'm not nearly as motivated as you though, I'm just doing some frame/axle work.

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Old 06-30-2010, 05:26 PM   #15
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Oh and as you can see garage got more organized lol. Hurts tripping over stuff.

Hey there Terry, so good to see someone from "Northern Ontario" ex Manitouwadge resident. All the best with your reno.

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Old 01-05-2011, 03:37 PM   #16
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Hey all! Just a quick note im still around. Im in now and again looking around. My work changed so working on trailer came to a stop. Starting onm it again this weekend and over the winter. Plan on adding more pics on weekend!
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Old 01-05-2011, 05:34 PM   #17
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Old 01-12-2011, 11:17 AM   #18
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Nice work Terry.

Did you happen to get any pics before you put the fiberglass in the belly band area?

How tall is your garage door? Did you have any issues getting your trailer in there? I have a 8 foot tall door (less the little bit where the door hangs down)...but have not tryed it yet!!

What are your plans for the out side finish?

Do you want to sell a small bit of the t shaped inside trim? I need a piece around 5' or so....I will glady pay shipping and what ever fair price you come up with.

I recently replace my flooring in our 4500. I found a product at Home Depot called "cuchion step" , it is a thicker flooring that is not supposed to curl up on the ends and sides....will post pics when I can. Not too fancy but a up-grade compaired to the junk before! I used the old flooring as a template to cut the new stuff.

Good luck with your reno

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Old 01-12-2011, 11:24 AM   #19
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It helps me all the time.

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Nice work Terry.

Did you happen to get any pics before you put the fiberglass in the belly band area?

How tall is your garage door? Did you have any issues getting your trailer in there? I have a 8 foot tall door (less the little bit where the door hangs down)...but have not tryed it yet!!

What are your plans for the out side finish?

Do you want to sell a small bit of the t shaped inside trim? I need a piece around 5' or so....I will glady pay shipping and what ever fair price you come up with.

I recently replace my flooring in our 4500. I found a product at Home Depot called "cuchion step" , it is a thicker flooring that is not supposed to curl up on the ends and sides....will post pics when I can. Not too fancy but a up-grade compaired to the junk before! I used the old flooring as a template to cut the new stuff.

Good luck with your reno

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Old 01-12-2011, 03:23 PM   #20
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Terry, good luck with your project. Makes me fill better to know that I'm not the only Ontarian taking up such an insane project
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