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Old 06-23-2018, 08:36 PM   #1
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After many years of wanting a small travel trailer, we took the plunge and became the third owners of a 2007 Sunline Que M-5.4RE. It needs some minor attention to the plastic shell around the the rear taillights, which are cracked, but the actual brake and directional lights work. It has the original teal suede cushions, but not the plaid pillows. The last owner painted over the interior walls with a light, pale almost white teal that matches. Iím wishing I could undo that, but otherwise, itís in mint shape and everything seems to work. The owner said the Que was kept in a specially built garage. The original manual and various papers and notes of the original owners are there. Canít wait till we hit the road for the first time pulling our Que.
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Old 06-24-2018, 05:35 AM   #2
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Congratulations! You’ll love the nice kitchen and dry bath in the QUE. When we wanted to downsize from our huge Arctic Fox we searched for a QUE or a 1950 in good shape and couldnt find one. You’re so lucky!
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How exciting, congratulations! Canít wait to hear all about it. Any plans where youíll go first?
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Welcome Hayley!

It's unfortunate that the inside was painted and that the rear bumper is cracked. The fiberglass parts on the Que are pretty specialized and rare, but since they are fiberglass, you can probably repair/have them repaired like any boat hull would be. Not a hardware store fix, but fixable nonetheless.

It sounds like you have the Forest interior, which the cushions were technically green, but definitely more of a blue-green. Forest was one of the more popular ones, so hopefully you can find some pillows if someone no longer wants theirs.

I hate to hear that insides have been painted, even though some can look good, because they usually hide water damage. Make sure to inspect your roof seams for any splits or damage and recoat them as necessary. With it being stored inside so much of the time, I'd be surprised if it had a lot of water damage, but it's worth checking the roof regardless. One of my trailers has lived inside since new and the roof seam did split open in one area just from flex and environmental factors. See here on how to take care of the roof:

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Old 06-25-2018, 09:55 AM   #5
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We had same thought about paint but everything looked so good. We looked at roof and everything seems tight but we were thinking of having local RV place check the sealing around roof and equipment up there. The first owner was a member and of this group. It’s fun reading his comments and The history about this camper. I’m also reading all the all threads and learning a lot, which is excellent because we are totally new to this.

As for the cracked tail light housing, my ‘little’ brother is engineer. He’s going to copy and 3D print replacements. It’s an amazing world.
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Luvrque was a pretty active member back in the day, so you're lucky to have found a trailer with such documented history.

Definitely see about having the roof inspected and resealed, but it really isn't a hard job to do yourselves.

Before taking it to an RV place, it would be worth climbing a ladder next to the trailer, take your hand and gently push down in various spots around the trailer. It should be pretty firm, but with some give. Like pushing on a cardboard box. If it's softer than that, like pushing on a balloon, then the material under the roof has had water damage and is no longer solid. Do this in various spots around the trailer. This will give you a preview of what the trailer needs, so you aren't surprised when it goes to the dealer. Also, make sure to tell the dealer it's NOT a walk-on roof. You can walk on it, but you need to put a board down between the rafters to support your weight.

Seriously though. If you have a ladder and can caulk a shower, you can reseal an RV roof (although with different materials). It requires a special RV roof sealant available online or through an RV dealer, but you apply it with a caulk gun.

That's great news about 3D printing a new bumper section. It really is an amazing world!
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My husband is pretty handy so I’m going to show him your comments about roof sealing, etc. The possibility of 3D printing might give other hunters of rare parts hope.

As an aside, as I was reading your response I finally understood the name LuvrQue and cracked up. I told my kids we were going to call the camper The Love Shaque, which slightly mortified them and drove home the message they weren’t expected to join us on any adventures.
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My husband is pretty handy so Iím going to show him your comments about roof sealing, etc. The possibility of 3D printing might give other hunters of rare parts hope.
Definitely! Have him read the thread about roof sealing, it better explains what to look for and how to do it. But like I said, with such a small trailer, it's pretty easy.

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3D printing would be a huge help for older trailers. Grab handles next to the entry doors are a perfect example. While the ones like on your trailer are still pretty readily available, I'm sure there's a time when they won't be. In the '80s, there used to be larger lighted ones that were like a small box mounted in the side of the trailer. They had a few different designs in different years, and they are all impossible to find now. I've seen some really sketchy attempts to fix.
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Hi Pam, Thanks! We actually had no clue about any of the history of Que or Sunline when we bought the trailer on Saturday. We really didn’t expect to buy anything this weekend. So I would say we are lucky and surprised!
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Old 06-25-2018, 07:19 PM   #10
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The first place we will go is DMV to get it registered! Then there is absolutely nothing in it so that will take a little planning. We have camping gear and tons of stuff so hopefully no shopping. maybe I’ll start a new thread: “essential” packing for an RV that you wouldn’t have brought if you were only a tent camper.

We live on Long Island so our first actual trip may be to a Nickerson Beach, which is a county park maybe ten miles from where we live. Close enough for a maiden voyage. https://www.nassaucountyny.gov/2802/...son-Beach-Park. Then maybe Montauk Point or Orient Point, both beautiful and close.

Dream destination for now would be Modoc National Forest in Northern California, where my middle kid is working for the Forest Service. But that would take too many days off. Someday i hope we will drive slowly cross country.
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Welcome Haylee!

Congrats on your new to you Sunny!

You have found the right place for Sunline info. Any and all questions are welcomed.

Have fun camping this year. We look forward to seeing (we like pics!) and hearing about your Sunline adventures.

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