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Forum: Classified Archives 08-21-2012, 07:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,592
Posted By Normand Choiniere
By the way, I am not 100% sure that this E.T....

By the way, I am not 100% sure that this E.T. looking trailer is a real FGRV made 100% from fiberglass.

Under the outer shell, there is a composite basis (which is the main structural element)...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 06-21-2012, 07:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 14,001
Posted By Normand Choiniere
I had a 5,000 BTU unit in a 13 feet Trillium. In...

I had a 5,000 BTU unit in a 13 feet Trillium. In Mexico, interior temperature was 90F degrees (without humidity!!!) and it was 102F outside. It is not overkill. As a matter of fact 8,000 would be...
Forum: Referrals: Molded Fiberglass Trailers 05-30-2012, 02:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,776
Posted By Normand Choiniere
This one looks IDENTICAL to the one above. It...

This one looks IDENTICAL to the one above. It looks like if they paid 3,200$ (or less) for it and try to resell it for 4,600$!!!
Forum: Referrals: Molded Fiberglass Trailers 05-30-2012, 01:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,776
Posted By Normand Choiniere
I have one and everything looks normal as far as...

I have one and everything looks normal as far as the wheels are concerned. Out of +-65 there were may be 5-10 (at the most) made with 2 axles. I've really seen 8 of them and none had 2 axles.
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 05-22-2012, 01:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,751
Posted By Normand Choiniere
Don't loose your time with car wax, Polyglow, 3M,...

Don't loose your time with car wax, Polyglow, 3M, Vertgalss etc... I've tried all of them. Go for Red max Pro3 (now Zep Wet Look (identical at Home depot)). Nothing beats that floor finish and...
Forum: Camping, Campout Reports 05-22-2012, 01:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,841
Posted By Normand Choiniere
Rock? No rock in Gaspé but a fabulous rock in...

Rock? No rock in Gaspé but a fabulous rock in Percé!;)
Forum: General Chat 05-18-2012, 04:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,469
Posted By Normand Choiniere
That is according to my knowledge a fairly cheap...

That is according to my knowledge a fairly cheap trailer (built 50 km from home). I've seen a couple of them. They are made of sandwich plywood covered with fiberglass. Supposed to be light but...
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 04-25-2012, 02:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,618
Posted By Normand Choiniere
Best system : SewerSolution...

Best system : SewerSolution (https://www.sewersolution.com/)

No more mess. Super clean, space saver and plenty of hose.
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 04-14-2012, 07:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,802
Posted By Normand Choiniere
The 4500 is a bigger 1300 but built exactly like...

The 4500 is a bigger 1300 but built exactly like a 1300. The 5500 is really different. For example the interior is not fiberglass made but wood. They all have done all that to reduce the weight. That...
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 04-13-2012, 09:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,802
Posted By Normand Choiniere
I only have one layer. This is why the Trillium...

I only have one layer. This is why the Trillium 5500 has a "bumpy" floor. That original plywood is too thin and flexible. They simply wanted to save weight.

By the way a rotten plywood is not an...
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 04-12-2012, 05:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,802
Posted By Normand Choiniere
No. And I would not. That could be a "hazardous"...

No. And I would not. That could be a "hazardous" maneuver. I would simply clean the area as much as possible, remove the rotten parts then fill and level everything with fiberglass. I would then...
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 04-11-2012, 05:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,802
Posted By Normand Choiniere
Don't forget that the last sheet of plywood is...

Don't forget that the last sheet of plywood is covered (under) with fibreglass. This is part of the shell! If something is rotten first reseal all your windows and check the belly band (less...
Forum: Hobbies & Passions 04-09-2012, 03:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,012
Posted By Normand Choiniere
Just stopped beekeeping a year ago. A fantastic...

Just stopped beekeeping a year ago. A fantastic hobby.
Forum: Rallies, Get-togethers, Molded Meets (Archive) 04-09-2012, 03:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,326
Posted By Normand Choiniere
KOA is a real nice camping with... WiFi! :-) ...

KOA is a real nice camping with... WiFi! :-)

We went to NFL 3 years ago. It's the first? Let's settle for the second best place to go in Canada (as Quebec is the first :-) ... ) Superb nature,...
Forum: Hi, I am.... 04-09-2012, 03:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,202
Posted By Normand Choiniere
Bonjour Marie-France, je suis de la région de...

Bonjour Marie-France, je suis de la région de Mont-Tremblant (St-Faustin).

Camping is very popular in Quebec. We have now a local Bolerama each year since 2010. Some also participate to the...
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 04-09-2012, 02:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,802
Posted By Normand Choiniere
I have one and also done a lot of work. I also...

I have one and also done a lot of work. I also had a 13 feet which I rebuild. As far as decals are concerned either you get brand new from a specialized shop or repair them with touch-up paint. This...
Forum: Hi, I am.... 03-23-2012, 09:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,023
Posted By Normand Choiniere
Bienvenue Isabelle!

Bienvenue Isabelle!
Forum: General Chat 02-14-2012, 08:14 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 21,508
Posted By Normand Choiniere
Stop crying fellow Americans, you can double (and...

Stop crying fellow Americans, you can double (and more) that price according to where you are living in Europe.
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 02-13-2012, 05:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,849
Posted By Normand Choiniere
No and will not loose my time and money! Too much...

No and will not loose my time and money! Too much satisfied and happy with Red Max Pro!!!!:-)
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 02-13-2012, 05:47 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 9,966
Posted By Normand Choiniere
My experience with a Honda CRV 2000 is quite...

My experience with a Honda CRV 2000 is quite different.

I had many towing problems with that small (too small) SUV, the worst of it is that the floor where the hitch is bolted got almost all...
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 02-09-2012, 10:07 AM
Replies: 908
Views: 428,857
Posted By Normand Choiniere
--------------------------- By the way,...

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By the way, after 7 months and many adverse conditions the trailer still looks in the same astonishing condition. i will apply one more coat next spring after...
Forum: Referrals: Molded Fiberglass Trailers 02-09-2012, 09:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,410
Posted By Normand Choiniere
"caméra de recul" = back-up camera Way too...

"caméra de recul" = back-up camera

Way too expensive. That's a 4,500$-5,00$ Trillium. A Trillium 5500 loaded and in very good condition would be about 8.000$.
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 02-03-2012, 09:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,299
Posted By Normand Choiniere
Have you considered that solution? 42851

Have you considered that solution?

42851
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 02-02-2012, 09:32 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 13,009
Posted By Normand Choiniere
Why not the floor!!! An R15 floor would make it...

Why not the floor!!! An R15 floor would make it very comfortable. That Prodex would be perfect as it is nearly not compressible.
Forum: Referrals: Molded Fiberglass Trailers 01-18-2012, 06:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,012
Posted By Normand Choiniere
I've seen one last summer at a local Bolerama. I...

I've seen one last summer at a local Bolerama. I ever saw only one of these. It was an original one in mint condition and the owner was the original owner. The couple, really nice people, was from...
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 11-29-2011, 08:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,929
Posted By Normand Choiniere
A 5x9 iches solar panel will obviously not keep...

A 5x9 iches solar panel will obviously not keep your battery charged while camping! Nor it will work in an indoor parking. Carry your battery in and keep it on the CTECH charger all the time.
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 11-28-2011, 02:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,929
Posted By Normand Choiniere
Small solar panel in a window is enough to keep...

Small solar panel in a window is enough to keep your battery top shape during winter. You should do it and everyone in a similar situation should do it. That's what I was doing with my Cessna172 XP...
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 11-27-2011, 12:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,929
Posted By Normand Choiniere
"If you keep your battery topped off it will last...

"If you keep your battery topped off it will last 7-8 years. A trickle charger or solar panel (https://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/tags/solar%20panel.html) fits that need well.

Even a cheap little...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 11-16-2011, 11:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,102
Posted By Normand Choiniere
Sealer is also good. I used it as the first coat...

Sealer is also good. I used it as the first coat and it brings that shiny look more rapidly!
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 11-12-2011, 07:01 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,929
Posted By Normand Choiniere
As far as the charger is concerned, this is the...

As far as the charger is concerned, this is the way to go :

CTEK Multi-use 3300 3.3A Battery Charger | Canadian Tire...
Forum: General Chat 11-07-2011, 06:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,159
Posted By Normand Choiniere
Inverters MUST be pure sine wave and 12 volts is...

Inverters MUST be pure sine wave and 12 volts is preferable (and in some cases mandatory) for some of them like some Resmeds. Common non pure sine wave inverters may burn the CPAP mother board (and...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 10-25-2011, 04:36 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 13,089
Posted By Normand Choiniere
By the way I remember seeing the PD4045 or a...

By the way I remember seeing the PD4045 or a very similar Intellipoint model in a new 2011 Trillium 1300 made in U.S.A..
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 10-25-2011, 07:40 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 13,089
Posted By Normand Choiniere
This is the only practical way to go. ...

This is the only practical way to go.




You can't go too big but you can be over capacity. A 45 amps or 60 amps won't do any harm as if this is a good quality charger and an intelligent one....
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 10-25-2011, 06:46 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 13,089
Posted By Normand Choiniere
Hi, have a look at this Website : Progressive...

Hi, have a look at this Website : Progressive Dynamics for RV and Marine electronics and lighting. (https://progressivedyn.com/)

These are the makers of the Intellipower.

I've thrown away the...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 10-18-2011, 01:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 22,458
Posted By Normand Choiniere
This thread is now known by nearly everyone who...

This thread is now known by nearly everyone who owns a fibreglass trailer. Every forum refers to it. There is now more than a year since all this started and there is a very large consensus on this...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 10-17-2011, 04:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 22,458
Posted By Normand Choiniere
Smile ???? Home Depot has it under the name of Zep in...

???? Home Depot has it under the name of Zep in every store in Canada... You can fill a swimming pool if you wish!!! :omy
Forum: Hi, I am.... 10-10-2011, 07:54 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,669
Posted By Normand Choiniere
I'll be, may be rude, but honest. Yes, you are...

I'll be, may be rude, but honest. Yes, you are right this is a crazy idea. Some day, if you tow that Scamp long enough with that Miata, you will get killed or injured or worst you will kill others, a...
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 10-04-2011, 06:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,014
Posted By Normand Choiniere
You buy Zep (wet floor look) at Home Depot. It's...

You buy Zep (wet floor look) at Home Depot. It's the same product.
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 09-05-2011, 10:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,430
Posted By Normand Choiniere
It will probably become yellowish and chip. In...

It will probably become yellowish and chip. In which case buy the stripper and get everything removed. Read the instructions. I is clear. They indicate on what kind of material it can be applied and...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 09-04-2011, 06:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,430
Posted By Normand Choiniere
What about another glossy coat? RedMax is not...

What about another glossy coat? RedMax is not made to be applied over paint.
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 08-30-2011, 03:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,456
Posted By Normand Choiniere
I especially appreciate 12 volts when boodocking...

I especially appreciate 12 volts when boodocking for the furnace motor and lightning. My wife and I are also on CPAP and 12 volts is an absolute necessity then. No way someone should consider not...
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 08-28-2011, 12:07 AM
Replies: 908
Views: 428,857
Posted By Normand Choiniere
I've done it! I got the stripper, the sealer...

I've done it!

I got the stripper, the sealer and the wax from Home Depot (Canada).

I followed manufacturer recommendations.

1- Cleaned the dirty and chalky trailer with the stripper. Really...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 08-06-2011, 12:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,800
Posted By Normand Choiniere
Good recommendation but those fiberglass repair...

Good recommendation but those fiberglass repair shops are VERY expensive. Think it twice if the trailer necessitates extensive work. I've just had a repair that would have cost less than 2,000$ in a...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 08-01-2011, 02:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,490
Posted By Normand Choiniere
Truck undoubtedly! I had a 1300 and, full, was...

Truck undoubtedly! I had a 1300 and, full, was near 1900 lbs. I was towing it with a 200 Honda CRV AND it was definitively NOT enough. I had serious problems. I then changed for a Honda Pilot (3500...
Forum: General Chat 07-29-2011, 02:27 PM
Replies: 3,937
Views: 551,604
Posted By Normand Choiniere
2 weeks ago a brand new Trillium 13 feet built in...

2 weeks ago a brand new Trillium 13 feet built in USA in the opposit direction. I was there with my Trillium 5500. All this on the Magdalen Islands, small islands belonging to Quebec in Atlantic just...
Forum: General Chat 07-14-2011, 04:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,250
Posted By Normand Choiniere
By the way American money is no longer an...

By the way American money is no longer an advantage as the Canadian dollar is now stronger than the American one.

You won't have to pay taxes in Quebec as the RV won't be licensed in Quebec.
...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 07-09-2011, 06:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,553
Posted By Normand Choiniere
Trafficmaster Allure should NOT be installed if...

Trafficmaster Allure should NOT be installed if winter temperature goes well below 32F (0C) in your area. At low temperatures Allure breaks like glass if you walk on it. I just checked this again...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 07-03-2011, 08:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,053
Posted By Normand Choiniere
5,000$!!!! Unless that Boler is in mint condition...

5,000$!!!! Unless that Boler is in mint condition with new refrigerator, new axle (with brakes of course) , air conditioning etc... it is WAY too expensive! I sold my Trillium 2 years ago with new...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 07-03-2011, 07:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,053
Posted By Normand Choiniere
Don't even think to keep the original axle. That...

Don't even think to keep the original axle. That is not a big and costly job. Just a few hundred dollars more than buying brake parts separately and have them installed. Why not just negotiate a...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 03-24-2011, 05:17 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 23,021
Posted By Normand Choiniere
Thanks Randy Bishop. As soon as there is no more...

Thanks Randy Bishop. As soon as there is no more snow here I'll get a gallon from Home Depot!
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