I have been lurking/reading/learning for awhile now on this site and feel ready to step up and introduce myself.
But first I must say that this site is perhaps the most informative, friendly, interesting and complete site I have surfed! Thank you to all involved!
Hi, I'm Dave!
I have just purchased a 1974 Trillium
LGG (Little Green Grape) 13'
. My goal was to simply get out of my tent and off the ground and be dry.
You see, I am an experienced canoe tripper/kayaker and will still continue that, but now I can travel around, meet folks, see some new vistas and canoe and yak as well.
My LGG does not have a stove (I'll use tripping gear), has an ice box, has a heater that I might remove (I have a down bag) and a water tank that I probably won't use either.
I hope to replace lights
with LEDs inside and use a deep cycle battery
(not sure I even need that since I will use so little power), eventhough the discussions on solar
are so inticing. I plan to camp without hookups. Too expensive for my wallet and I want simple
! "Boondocking" (new term to me) sounds perfect! Lonely but cheap and quiet!
So far I have removed the belly band and started to grind/cut out the rivets and rusty steel backer plates. Going to grind the area flat or recessed in prep for glassing or bondo/glass the band this week. Probably leaving the band naked and find a nice reflective tape that goes with the Sage green of the original colour. Any ideas? Re-attaching the band seems problematic at this point. Not sure how to attach it and is it really worth it? If I leave it off.......maybe someone in Ontario might need it? Hmmmmm........historic value or function,,,,,that is the question!
Took out the rear window and must re-do all the backing wood. Can't see why they used such a wide piece of wood! I will use a narrower strip, perhaps 3/4 by 1" ply?. Then off to the local RV dealer to make him my best friend for parts to get the windows
Will it ever end? Actually the other reason I bought this was to have a project to keep me busy and learning! I think I got that
The information on this site has been most encouraging and motivating. I expect I will post many questions but will search, relentlessly, past posts first. What a resource you all are!!
I hope this post is not too long. Maybe I had better read the rules next! Anyway, Hello and Thanks.