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Old 01-13-2014, 10:23 PM   #1
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another Travelux President 31' in Toronto

Hello,

I am the proud new owner of a Travelux president 31', and I have to say that I am very pleased with my purchase.

This site has pretty much been the only place that I've found information on these trailers so I assume that everything is original in the trailer. It was delivered to my shop on Saturday and to my surprise, once plugged into the wall the electrical all seems to work, the ac/heating unit is blowing out lukewarm air and the batteries seem to be charging.

The sky lights are both busted and when it was delivered, I put a ladder next to her to see the extent, and sure enough they both need replaced BUT I also discovered 3 unhooked solar panels! This is great as I plan on being as self sufficient as possible.

My plan is to start living in this beauty right away and chip away at the renovations in stages until it is completely remodelled. Sorta my response to Toronto's ridiculous housing and rental market.

Look forward to sharing my progress

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Old 01-14-2014, 12:06 AM   #2
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Welcome!

Well let me be the first to welcome you! She looks to be in great shape.
Not to many of these left I'm thinking. The only other person I know with one is me and Kathy P
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Old 01-14-2014, 04:14 AM   #3
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Amazing. Did you find that trailer at the Milton campground? I thought they had one standing in their storage yard.
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Old 01-14-2014, 06:38 AM   #4
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No, it was just off of kijiji, out in Cambridge or Kitchener. I got it for less than the asking price and he delivered it!

I've been looking for a trailer for a few months now and am really happy with this one compared to the basket cases I saw previously!
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Old 01-15-2014, 04:08 PM   #5
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Ah ha ha ha ha you are breaking my heart! See my posts about the same trailer below.

O well I'm glad someone got it that will appreciate it. I wanted to buy it but had a hard time justifying it to myself since I already have a smaller one then the weather got in the way.

Congratulations. I hope you have a lot of nice trips with it.
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Old 01-17-2014, 07:15 AM   #6
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Sorry ganaraska! The ad was up for a little while, the guy was eager to sell, and I fell in love!

And sorry to all of you for lack of pictures, I've worked 30 hours the last two days because we are getting ready for the interior design show but I Should be able to get some shots this weekend!
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Old 01-30-2014, 08:46 PM   #7
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interior pictures

So I've finally managed to escape the cold and have a bit of time off work to snap a few shots on the inside!

I had to stitch the pictures together so sorry if they look a little weird! now that the work front is a little less crazy I can finally try to winterize her a little bit so that I can move in as soon as possible and start Gutting and making her mine!

enjoy!


























(side note, I'm having a heck of a time posting pictures straight from the forum haha)
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Old 01-31-2014, 03:38 PM   #8
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When you say gutting and making her mine I hope you don't mean what I think you mean. You have one of the best original Travelux Presidents around. It would be a shame to see it gutted.
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Old 01-31-2014, 03:45 PM   #9
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That trailer is awesome as is.
Please preserve some of that cool retro 70's vibe.
The trailer looks ready to camp.
Love it. Especially the 70's swirly Formica thing going on with the refrigerator door.
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Thanks for the pics!

Thanks for posting! The inside looks to be in good shape!

Keep them pics coming. I found it difficult to post pics with a camera also.
I ended up just using my I Phone WAY easier.

Good luck and keep us posted!

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If you do decide to gut it I need certain parts for mine which was partially gutted by a previous owner. Fridge, stove, and kitchen cupboards.
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Old 02-06-2014, 10:08 PM   #12
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haha ya, the great question of restoring or restarting!

I will likely be re-using all the components, but I will let you know as soon as I get started for sure.

I went to the library yesterday.... you know, that place that all the homeless people go to sleep? haha i was trying to find anything on the company... all I managed to find where some old ads. I will scan them and post them some time soon. I also ended up getting the owners manual from an old thread by Wiledu... I also purchased the factory catalogue off of ebay so I will post that up here soon too.

slept in her last night with an oil heater and a space heater..... damn was it ever cold!
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Stay warm !

Did you try the furnace? I had managed to get mine going with a little bit or work. I am going to be putting one of these in.

DickinsonMarine.com - Propane Fireplaces

I think for winter living a NEW furnace would be better though.

PS More Pics Please!!!!
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That type trailer, like an Airstream, was never meant to be used in such cold weather. The aluminum shell dissipates heat rapidly and there is no more than an inch of fibreglass insulation between you and the elements.

In other words you can live in one full time if you tow it down south for the winter, which after all was what it was built for.

A mobile home is better built and better insulated and has a better heating system. You can buy Canadian made mobiles like Northlander that are made for year round use in a cold climate.
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