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  1. KingOfNY
    09-18-2020 04:31 AM
    KingOfNY
    Awesome canyon pic..and you'll be alright too! Keep buying land and develop it!
  2. kathymchugh
    Sorry about the length of time in your question.
    Yes we did pull our tt with that mini van as seen in the pictures. As of winter last year we have traded our tow vehichle in and now have a Trail Blazer.
    Our mini van did pull this trailer with no problems and met ALL of the towing requirements.
  3. treybird
    08-09-2012 06:21 PM
    treybird
    Sorry I took so long to answer! My Solaris is a T1550, 16 1/2 feet, 7 feet wide. It's a great little camper. I've got my bath shower & toliet and all the room I need to relax and be comfortable, without having all the weight to pull. Thanks for asking...Take Care
  4. bdichristina
    Kit; I'm so sorry I didn't get back to you on this post. I just saw your note tonight and realized I had NOT read this one. I'm sure you have gone and are back already so you must have gotten an education the hard way. Still, if you want to hear what we do when pulling our "Happy Place II", feel free to call. Just send us a private message and I'll reply with our phone number. Bob
  5. bdichristina
    I didn't use a weight distribution hitch when I towed with the Cherokee. In fact, I used a straight ball (without a drop), in the hitch. Read my post about 13" vs 14" tires: https://www.sunlineclub.com/forums/f7...res-12701.html , which explains that the trailer rides level with the Jeep. Your WJ will ride about 1.5" higher than ours if it has a the factory towing package. I will say however, that at 65 mph, she tended to sway a bit when a 18-wheeler would pass. This doesn't happen with the Suburban (longer wheel-base).

    Just be careful to balance out the load when you head out, dividing anything you carry between the front and the rear. Keep anything heavy you might pack over the axles. And if you pack the back of the Jeep, remember that also adds to the weight. Here is a site with Jeep towing info I found helpful: Jeep Grand Cherokee WJ - Trailer towing
  6. bdichristina
    Last summer we towed with our Jeep Grand Cherokee (V-six), and it did just fine. With the overdrive off and in 4-wheel drive, we were able to take some pretty steep hills in stride. We added another tow vehicle this year because we are currently rebuilding a larger Sunny (T-2553). This summer we've been towing with our Chevy Suburban 1500 (V-eight). Obviously, the 1750 is no challenge for this freight train and you sometimes forget she's back there.
  7. bdichristina
    I didn't use primer on the sides, except for a few spots that were bare aluminium. For those few I used Rustolium Spray Primer. The color was applied in 2 coats of Rustolium Bright White, right from the spray can. The same goes for the stripes, which are Rustolium Burgundy spray.

    Iím including a close picture of the front, so you can see the finish on the paint.



    I hope this answers your questions Kit. If you would like any more information or more detail, please don't hesitate to ask!

    Bob

    PS: Some of our before and after photos on Picasa
  8. bdichristina
    The roof was next. Everything was removed, I scrubbed the aluminium with straight Simple Green and Scotch pads to get through the dirt and oxidized paint. Again came the Rustolium Rusty Metal Primer. This is a fish-oil based product which forms a good air-tight seal on the surface. The top coat included 2 coats of bright, high gloss white. I wanted the paint nice and thick on the roof, so both primer and top coats were applied with a medium-nap roller.

    The sides were cleaned the same as the roof with the Simple Green and Scotch pads. The stripes were the challenge here. I pulled off what I could by hand (not much). 3M makes a rubber wheel for the end of a drill that is used to "rub off" auto stickers. This worked on the parts I needed to remove. It leaves just the glue, but this cleans off with acetone. The upper and rear stripes and the rear half of the camp side stripes were faded but intact. I painted right over these. I masked around the Sunline logos. (con't)
  9. bdichristina
    Thank you for the kind words Kit! Kathy and I worked very hard to bring our 1985 T-1750 back to life. I'll answer your questions in order, and then give a bit more detail:

    1 - All the paint is good old Restolium.
    2 - The paint has not faded a bit in the sunlight, nor from the straight Simple Green I use to clean the black streaks.
    3 - I did not replace the stripes with tape. What you see is paint.
    4 - I painted the entire trailer: black frame, white body and roof and the burgundy stripes.

    This unit sat unused for about 15 years before we got it, so the paint felt like dust (not to mention an ugly tan), and the stripes were curled, cracked, faded and pretty much falling off the rig.

    I started with the frame, wire-brushing it down to get through any rust and chipping paint. I used Rustolium Rusty Metal Primer, followed by a gloss black top coat. These were applied with a brush. (con't)

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  • About Photokit
    First Name
    Kit
    City
    Durango
    State/Province
    Colorado
    Model Year
    1995
    RV Brand
    Saturn T1850
    Tow Vehicle
    Ford E350 Van
    Interests
    Love life, travel, camping, backpacking, photography, adventure
    Occupation
    Artist
    Biography
    I have been camping and backpacking for years, and just bought the Sunline T-1850 for the fun of it
  • Signature
    Happy Trails from Colorado. 1995 Sunline Saturn T1850. 2012 Ford E350

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