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Old 06-07-2011, 09:03 PM   #1
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I was basically handed a 1990 skyline Layton that's an 18ft trailer. Any recommendations on how I can refresh the outside and how to clean? Also if I want to update the interior where can I get parts? I'm new and know next to nothing but I'm excited to use it. Thanks in advance.

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Is the exterior fiberglass or aluminum? Can you post some photos of the areas you're concerned with?

When I re-did the interior of an RV years ago, I just went to the local home store / lumber yard and used the same wallpaper, wainscot, paint, carpet, etc that you'd use at home. It may not be applied exactly the same, but the materials are the same.

There's a vintage thread / group on IRV2. Do some searching (or ask some questions) over there. I'll guaranty, someone there has done just about anything you can imagine to an RV.

Good luck with the project, and keep us up to date on your progress (photo illustrated is always enjoyed).

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Old 06-08-2011, 04:04 PM   #3
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I believe it's aluminum. I guess the major things are just cleaning the exterior, switching out the table because the edges are peeling and I dont know how hard it is to reupholster. That should bring it up to par. It's not bad but the fabric choice seems dated. Also like the sink fixtures and bathroom fixtures. Just want to give it a facelift. Thanks for your time!
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Looks like a typical 90's TT. Laytons were very well built and this one looks to be in pretty good shape. As far as water fixtures go - they are the same as the ones in your home so check your local big box store for replacements - just make sure the spacing is right and that it will accept what ever pipe is used. The dark wood/white wallpaper was the style - along with curtins. A set of nice mini blinds would be a great addition. As far as the seats go they should be simple foam cushions so doing either a full rebuild with new foam or a simple re cover should be easy. If you are not that good with a sewing machine I would look for an upholstery shop and have them do it. The table top is probably formica and therefore the peeling edge could either be glued back down or you could rip it up and replace it with new. On the exterior a good cleaning along with a follow up waxing and buffing should make it shine. For the interior there is a product called Liquid Gold that makes wood shine.

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Awesome! Thanks for the advice!
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Old 06-12-2011, 08:08 PM   #6
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Ahhh I can answer the upholserty question...it is very easy! It took a very little bit of time for me to reupholster my x-brotherinlaw tt and it looked wonderful. Basic sewing with a basic sewing machine, go to your local material/sewing center (I bought upholsery stuff) and have at it...just watch how you take it off so you can put it on the same. I added zippers so it could come off if I needed it to etc.

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