I would like to buy an older fiberglass trailer; Scamp, Casita, Boler, Love Bug etc….
After 9 months of looking I found a Trillium
4500 only 90 miles away. The seller was fantastic, helping me with tires
, wiring, and many aspects of towing this trailer, which, incredibly after 32 years, seems to have never actually been registered on the road!
The seller said the previous owner had the trailer delivered to a trailer park in 1978 and told him she never registered it or moved it. The seller took it in trade for a kitchen re-modeling and brought it a few miles back to his house.
I was the first to contact him in reply to his listing. I told him I would probably buy it and would gladly pay full asking price ($2.200). He agreed to hold it for a few days until I could see it. I came, I saw, I purchased.
The seller put new tires
on it (we split the cost). The old ones looked like new, but were spider webbed with tiny cracks.
After a smooth tow home, the Trillium
is at my house now and seems to need little more than a thorough cleaning.
Off to the New Hampshire mountains, so nearly soon, I can already taste the edelweiss (OK: pine) on the summit breezes.
24 hours of proud possession and 6 dead mice latter…
I am getting an idea of how this trailer is built. It is a lot like a sailboat. I have been able to inspect every hidden dead space except directly behind the refrigerator
I think I truly have had good fortune. Except for several places where the "wall paper" is hanging off and the odd wrinkles in the strips of rubber between the wall panels, I see little wrong. The seller told me he tested the stove and the heater as well as the refrigerator
and AC, but not 12 volts. It came with all the manuals and a full tank of propane
, so maybe that will be the challenge for the weekend.
I appreciate the support I have gotten during my 7 months of wanted ads. The FiberGlass.RV site has provided much of "such stuff that dreams are made on" over the winter. It was fun to change my RV type from none to 1978 Trillium