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Old 09-09-2007, 06:45 PM   #1
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I am getting lazy in my old age and thinking of a new 13' trailer. I am tired of restoring trailers.
I was wondering if any of our Canadian friends have seen the new Trillium Outback?
The California dealer cannot supply a propane refer.
I sent Trillium in Calgary an e-mail asking a question about a 1977 4500 that I have and never received a response.
If anyone of our northern friends can give me any information I would be very grateful.

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John
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Old 09-09-2007, 07:19 PM   #2
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I was wondering if any of our Canadian friends have seen the new Trillium Outback?
"New" is a relative term... Team Trillium Trailers has been building the Outback for a few years, although it seems that they've never updated their website.

Here in the Edmonton area, one of the RV dealers always has some in stock, and I see them on the road occasionally. I've looked at them at the dealership.

We chose a 17' Boler because we needed more room, and wanted a bathroom... and, not knowing if any trailer was right for us, I didn't want to pay for new. Since I haven't had a good look at older Trilliums, I don't really have a basis for comparison, but they generally look nicely finished.

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The California dealer cannot supply a propane refer.
Chester has a recently acquired a 2004 Outback, and some other members have them as well. He has the 12V compressor-type refrigerator, which I think is a nice feature, and which they seem to promote, but I've seen them with propane units as well.

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I sent Trillium in Calgary an e-mail asking a question about a 1977 4500 that I have and never received a response.
You might try calling Calgary; since they don't update the web site, they may not diligently return e-mail, either. I did ask them a question by phone once (a couple years ago), and they were helpful. They have had problems getting enough staff in our labour-short province, and as a result have apparently dropped their non-Outback service work, concentrating on manufacturing instead.
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Old 09-09-2007, 07:27 PM   #3
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I am getting lazy in my old age and thinking of a new 13' trailer. I am tired of restoring trailers.
I was wondering if any of our Canadian friends have seen the new Trillium Outback?
The California dealer cannot supply a propane refer.
I sent Trillium in Calgary an e-mail asking a question about a 1977 4500 that I have and never received a response.
If anyone of our northern friends can give me any information I would be very grateful.

Thanks,
John
Hi John
I have 2004 Trillium which i got this past spring.I have used it for about 25 days camping this year.What do you need answereing.
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I have a 2005 Trillium Outback. Joe is terrible about answering Email. He is a busy guy. He doesn't have much office help. Just a bunch of laborers.

I'm surprised California operation won't put in a 3 way fridge for you. I'm pretty sure Joe will. Give him a call. Even then with a call you may not catch him when he can talk. They used to repair 3 way fridges at their old location. There may be a need to change some wiring or water line location, because they both run behind the fridge.


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Old 09-09-2007, 08:01 PM   #5
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I have 2004 Trillium which i got this past spring.I have used it for about 25 days camping this year.What do you need answereing.
Ches

Thank you Brian and Chester for the quick response. I will give them a call in the morning.

If you have a 13' outback I might be interested as I am not in a hurry.
I only need a small trailer as it is only my youngest grandson and myself now. My older ones are now into cars and girls.
I bought a 1977 Trillium 4500 a couple of nonths ago and am very impressed with the construction. I thought I needed more room which I don't and I am tired of fixing up old trailers.
I was wondering if they were still in business as they never answered my e-mail.
The dealer in California does not have any updated exterior pics of the trailer and cannot supply a propane refer.
Do you have any complaints about the trailer or have you had any problems? I am 6' 2", how is the bed and the headroom?

Thanks again Ches and Brian,
John

I think I just need a reason to make the long drive to the beautiful country you all live in.
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Old 09-09-2007, 08:17 PM   #6
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I have a 2005 Trillium Outback. Joe is terrible about answering Email. He is a busy guy. He doesn't have much office help. Just a bunch of laborers.

I'm surprised he won't put in a 3 way fridge for you. Have you asked the California guy about putting in a 3 way?
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The trailers in California have the european style kitchen with a 3 burner stove and sink combination. It is a much smaller cabinet than the conventional setup. I think this is the reason they cannot put a propane refer in.

I just now received an e-mail from Candace at Team Trillium in response to my e-mail of 2 hours ago. They cannot supply me with a propane refer in their Outback.

I wanted to get rid of the rivets but Scamp seems to be my only alternative.

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As far as I know the Trill Dealer in the US was being supplied with bodies from Trill in Calgary. I was told by Team Trillium that the two companies are two different entities and have nothing to do with each other. This info I got from Horses mouth in Calgary.
My unit has the front bathroom model so no extra bed. The main bed for me is very comfortable and I am 6ft1inch.
I found myself in same situation as you and wanted a trailer which I did not have too spend hrs fixing up. I have done 3 rebuilds and thatís enough for me.
The head room for me was fair if standing by stove, but I mostly was sitting or sleeping.
I found there e-mail responses are very slow and sometimes never answered. When I was there the labor force was very small. Just a couple of employees.

I really liked the 12volt fridge. Mine worked great but I have heard others say theirs donít. The manual water pump could be a much better model. I have a 12volt water pump in mine for the toilet. Why could they not have plumbed the pump to kitchen sink. Its some of the small things which I found annoying.

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I wanted to get rid of the rivets but Scamp seems to be my only alternative.

Thanks all.
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Has some rivets, but what about a 13' Casita?
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Has some rivets, but what about a 13' Casita?
Hi Donna,
I have to slouch in my Scamp at 6 foot interior height but it is tolerable. In fact you are the one that reminded me that you very seldom stand in side the trailer and I bought my first Scamp because of your comment.
According to the Casita web site the interior height of a 13' Casita is 5 foot 10 inches. I am 6' 2" tall and that is just not enough interior height.
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