Sunline RV Forum
Sunline User Photos

Go Back   Sunline Coach Owner's Club > Sunline Club Community Forums > Introduce Yourself
Click Here to Login

Join Sunline Club Forums Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 04-30-2014, 06:07 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
JerryJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Ontario
Posts: 356
SUN #6257
JerryJ is an unknown quantity at this point
1985 Sunline Saturn

Hi All:
Late last summer my wife and I ought our 15footer.
I retired about 2 years ago and we both like to travel and camp, except during rotten, lousy, yucky weather

this is our second travel trailer s our first was a 1973 17ft Glenelle

While this trailer might seem old to many, it's small and suites our needs as it is light weight

AC, w/heater, furnace, 2way fridge, stove and oven bathroom w/shower, AC inverter, Hot water heater, fresh water tank, plus grey and black. AC/DC lights all over.

It's really hard to believe how this smaller 15footer has all the amenities.
We bought a small trailer for the obvious reason of being able to go almost anywhere, any time. At 1,750LB dry and with today's gas prices it's easier to deal with. WE found that motels are too expensive and your confined plus any other reason you can come up with.

Our 15footer had a few small issues but we knew that when we bought it. Coming from a technical background it was hard to fix and replace needed things.
I have replaced all the interior lights to OEM most of the exterior plastic utility trim vent caps etc.. All new LED lights, brakes and bearings, all tires are new using trailer tires.
Later last fall I R&R the front window and interior wall that rotted over time by a long term water leak. The hardest part was finding the proper wood grain design for paneling that sort of match the era correct interior. Since most of that paneling is obsolete thank you Home Depot for having exactly what I needed. I'll post a picture once the weather clears up (rotten, lousy, yucky rain)
__________________

__________________
JerryJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2014, 06:21 AM   #2
Moderator
 
JohnB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Ohio
Posts: 10,177
SUN #89
JohnB is on a distinguished road
Hi Jerry,

Welcome to Sunline Owners Club! Glad you found us and congrats on your Sunline.

Your comment about finding paneling...yes that is a tuffy now a days. Every time I go into a lumber yard/home center I keep an eye out for wall paneling in the event I need to find some.

We are in heavy rain, wet, yuk, mud, thunderstorm, even mini tornadoes now too. The Sunshine cannot come back soon enough…

We look forward to seeing and hearing about your Sunline adventures. We like pics!

John
__________________

__________________
Current Sunlines: 2004 T310SR, 2004 T1950, 2004 T2475, 2007 T2499, 2004 T317SR
Prior Sunlines: 2004 T2499 - Fern Blue
2005 Ford F350 Lariat, 6.8L V10 W/ 4.10 rear axle, CC, Short Bed, SRW. Reese HP trunnion bar hitch W/ HP DC

Google Custom Search For Sunline Owners Club
JohnB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2014, 06:40 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
dtstanton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Texas
Posts: 448
SUN #4364
dtstanton is an unknown quantity at this point
Welcome to the SOC, Jerry! You came to the right place.

Quote:
Originally Posted by JerryJ View Post
It's really hard to believe how this smaller 15 footer has all the amenities.
We have a 1988 T-1350 (13.5') Saturn, and yes its features and use of space are impressive. Ours has all the amenities, too - furnace, A/C, fridge, microwave, TV/DVD/AM/FM, bathroom w/shower (no tub), 3 burner stove top, potable water tank, black and grey tanks - the whole 9 yards. We just added an amplified Jack antenna to it so we can keep track of weather situations while we're out. (The original refrigerator was replaced by the previous owner with an apartment fridge and small microwave.)

If there's anything you want to know, there is someone here that can help. Lots of knowledge and experience with Sunlines here.

Again, welcome! And congratulations on your "new" Sunline!
__________________
Dale (and Shelley)

TT: 1988 Sunline T-1350
TV: 2003 GMC Yukon SLT 5.3L
dtstanton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2014, 08:24 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
bunjin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 759
SUN #5039
bunjin is an unknown quantity at this point
JerryJ,

Welcome. I also have a T-1550, 1983 . Love it!
__________________
TT:1983 Sunline T-1550
TT:1996 Sunline T-2053
TV:2005 Toyota Tundra Double Cab 2UZ-FE i-Force 4.7 L DOHC (MFI) V8 4WD SR5 Automatic
P3 break control
"I know a lot about nothing and nothing about a lot"
bunjin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2014, 08:51 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
JerryJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Ontario
Posts: 356
SUN #6257
JerryJ is an unknown quantity at this point
Thanks guys

I'm new to the Saturn but not new to travel trailers.
I do have a question: When this trailer was sold to me it was labeled as a 13ft and it states 13ft on the ownership/registration. But when I measured it from tongue to rear bumper it's a 15ft (-+) an inch.
I was always understood that tongue to rear bumper was the real measurement

Let me guess that's a whole other story on another thread???
__________________
JerryJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2014, 09:14 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
dtstanton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Texas
Posts: 448
SUN #4364
dtstanton is an unknown quantity at this point
Good question. Our T-1350's shell measures 11'. Haven't measured with the tongue.
__________________
Dale (and Shelley)

TT: 1988 Sunline T-1350
TV: 2003 GMC Yukon SLT 5.3L
dtstanton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2014, 11:36 AM   #7
Member
 
JTurner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Maryland
Posts: 89
SUN #2427
JTurner is an unknown quantity at this point
I think the correct measurement is from the tongue. Our 1985 1550 is a little over 15' to the tongue, but the shell is a couple feet smaller.

We also love our little camper, perfect for two people (and the dog!) We had a leak on the front window, and now it is dry rotted in there. So a spring project is to take the window out and re-seal it. But the paneling is shot. Luckily, there are two extra pieces of matching paneling, used as support boards under the mattresses of the two top bunks. We don't use these bunks anyway except to store stuff, as they only hold 100 lbs.

Post some pictures when you have a chance, we love pictures here.
__________________
Jenny & Andy Turner
Bowley's Quarters, MD
1985 T-1550
JTurner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2014, 01:04 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
bunjin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 759
SUN #5039
bunjin is an unknown quantity at this point
The T-1550 is suppose to be according to specs and in some cases year also comes into play, is 15'-11" bumper to end of tongue or at least to center of ball hitch. I never measured it. If I remember I did measure the shell when I bought the unit and it was 13 ft..

J-J post pictures.
__________________

__________________
TT:1983 Sunline T-1550
TT:1996 Sunline T-2053
TV:2005 Toyota Tundra Double Cab 2UZ-FE i-Force 4.7 L DOHC (MFI) V8 4WD SR5 Automatic
P3 break control
"I know a lot about nothing and nothing about a lot"
bunjin is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
more mods to our 1985 sunline wanda toso Modifications 3 09-03-2011 03:18 AM
1985 SunLine for sale Sara Classifieds Archive 0 07-15-2011 12:16 PM
Wanted 1985 Sunline T-1350 manual montim Wanted 3 09-17-2010 08:35 AM
Shower in 1985 sunline Ted-Thompson Repairs and Maintenance 0 05-05-2010 05:25 PM
some modifications to our 1985 sunline wanda toso Modifications 1 04-18-2010 08:07 PM


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Sunline RV or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:05 AM.


×