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Old 04-19-2017, 08:35 AM   #1
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Hi I'm Tammy, a travel RN, I just received an abandoned Sunline Solaris travel trailer from a local campground, I'm hoping to get some answers to my many questions here
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Old 04-19-2017, 08:45 AM   #2
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My 1st question.... how can I find out what year my Solaris is .... i can't find anything on it that gives any info I have a # looks like a vin # but when I put it into a site that gives this info it say no info found

2nd question need some sites for parts, water and electric work want a2 new doors and need a couple windows that got cracks

I plan on restoring and this will be my home when on assignment, I have never pulled a travel trailer, but I have pulled horse trailer and trailer full of hay, sure this will be a learning experience, I will appreciate any input..... Thanks in advance Tammy
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Welcome Tammy! Can you send me a private message with that VIN? If that's what it is (should be 17 digits), it'll tell the year and more.

The windows will be a tough one, you could replace glass but it'll be as expensive as new windows probably. Take measurements of your existing windows and contact some RV surplus facilities around Elkhart to see if they have what you need.

I think you'll find pulling it will be quite a bit like a horse trailer. The same principles apply in terms of sway, backing up, added stopping distance, etc.
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I will as soon as I figure out how to pm on here lol
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My 1st question.... how can I find out what year my Solaris is .... i can't find anything on it that gives any info I have a # looks like a vin # but when I put it into a site that gives this info it say no info found
I just re-read this- the various VIN decoding sites on the internet don't work for camping trailers, only motor vehicles. The same would apply for a horse trailer, utility trailer, etc. It might not even work for some commercial vehicles, I'm not sure.
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Welcome Tammy!

Congrats on your new camper! The adventure begins! Lot's to learn and we are here to help.

Feel free to ask away on any questions you have.

Pictures, posting pictures really helps when you need help with something so we can see what you have and are asking about.

Best of luck to you and happy camping.

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I will as soon as I figure out how to pm on here lol
Tammy, this thread can help on how to PM. Scroll down until your get to "PM System and Profile Comments"

You will want to do a PM to keep the information private.

Forums 101 - posting, accounts, basics

Let us know if you need more help

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Thank you so much! Looking forward to the adventure!! Only have a few pictures I will try to figure out how to post pictures
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Tammy, this thread can help on how to PM. Scroll down until your get to "PM System and Profile Comments"

You will want to do a PM to keep the information private.

Forums 101 - posting, accounts, basics

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This is helping me a great deal with navigating this site
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Thank you so much! Looking forward to the adventure!! Only have a few pictures I will try to figure out how to post pictures
Posting pics, there are 2 ways.

Upload direct to our forum. See here Forums 101 - posting, accounts, basics

If you have your own photo server, you can link them here to the site. See here for help. How to post a picture on SunlineClub

And here is one more help item to find something. We do have an embedded search function within the forum. This one. Sunline Coach Owner's Club - Search Forums
However that search feature is hard to get good hits off of many times.

Our Admin created a Google Custom Search for just our site and it works really well. See this link. https://cse.google.com/cse/home?cx=0...95:95x3m3w6lto

Scroll down to the "Google Custom Search" box, enter a few words on your topic and hit the blue search button. It will find many hits on that topic.

Hope this helps

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Want to thank Sunline fan for all the info.... have an other question... do you or anyone on here know the weight of the 1988 T-2953 sunline Solaris travel trailer?
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We can help you find it so you know where to find other good info about your camper.

Across the top of the forum screen are 8 "tabs". Those tabs are hot links to other areas.

Look for the one called "FILES". click it and it will take you to our files area where you can down load lots of good info. You need to be logged in to down load files.

Look for the "Category" called "Sunline Brochures". Click in there and scroll through to the 1988 section and download a copy the 1988 Sunline sales brochure. Scroll through the brochure to the T-2953 and look at the Gross Vehicle Weight. This is the weight of the camper empty (no camping gear added) with no battery and no gas in the LP tanks or added options.

The Gross Vehicle Weight Rating is the max allowed weight the camper can be when fully filled with camping gear. You need to manage your camping gear to not exceed that number.

Let us know if you need more on this

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Old 04-21-2017, 06:29 AM   #13
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We can help you find it so you know where to find other good info about your camper.

Across the top of the forum screen are 8 "tabs". Those tabs are hot links to other areas.

Look for the one called "FILES". click it and it will take you to our files area where you can down load lots of good info. You need to be logged in to down load files.

Look for the "Category" called "Sunline Brochures". Click in there and scroll through to the 1988 section and download a copy the 1988 Sunline sales brochure. Scroll through the brochure to the T-2953 and look at the Gross Vehicle Weight. This is the weight of the camper empty (no camping gear added) with no battery and no gas in the LP tanks or added options.

The Gross Vehicle Weight Rating is the max allowed weight the camper can be when fully filled with camping gear. You need to manage your camping gear to not exceed that number.

Let us know if you need more on this

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Thank you very much! This is all new to me, so excited it get into the renovation, hoping to have it ready for an assignment in Maine mid June, it doesn't need a lot and I'm so glad I stumbled upon sunline club.com so far I have gotten all my questions answered right here by you and Sunline Fan
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Old 05-24-2017, 11:08 AM   #14
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Update on my Sunline trailer I have received the title so all systems a go!! Pictures of my 1988 Sunline and my first repair, replaced the glass that was broken in a storm prior to my receiving
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Well you are on your way!!!

It looks like you off to a good start. Let us know how the rest goes and if you need any help.

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Old 05-25-2017, 07:39 AM   #16
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Thank you, John this site has been very helpful, I still have several questions and will need a lot of help, this is all new to me!! I'm working a lot of overtime right now will have 7 days off weekend after next and plan more pictures and more questions, I have a couple areas of water damage and the messages on here about renovations has made me feel I can handle it

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Hi Tammy,


I saw that you posted a comment on my thread, fixing up my Sunline, so I went looking for your posts and found this one. Welcome to the group. You have many helpers here so you should have no problems getting answers. And, we love pictures. LOL! I'll be working on mine over the weekend so I'll be posting more too.


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Thank you, I'm very excited to get into the renovation, I know of 2 spots that I see a small amount of water damage, under a window, I could see water leaking when it rained and in the bedroom the ceiling doesn't look wet but the seem is opening up and looks suspicious. I'll be off 7 days starting Wednesday so I'm going to be getting into investigating and will post pictures and will have questions, so glad I found this site, might not have attempted this without the info here

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