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Old 08-11-2003, 01:34 PM   #1
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Disaster strikes

Disature struck lill trill 30 mile from no where in the Adirondacks The lill trillums frame broke in 2. luckly i was not moveing!!! and Super glad i had AAA rv coverage . Lill Trill up on a flat bed truck was a site to been seen.I will post pictures when i get home to Virginia. Right now i need a beer and a Bath LOL :cheers
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Old 08-11-2003, 01:38 PM   #2
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Hi Al
Sorry to hear that.I have had similar problems in the past.Have your beer and cool down,then get it fixed and off camping again.:wave
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Old 08-11-2003, 01:42 PM   #3
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Two trillium disaster posts at the same time. Yikes! Al, sorry about your frame trouble. I'm very interested in more details.
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Old 08-11-2003, 01:44 PM   #4
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Wow, scary. Glad everyone's okay!
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Old 08-11-2003, 01:51 PM   #5
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Oh thanks

Thanks to a great little shop in Saranac Lake, NY called Maddens Garage they arranged to pick it up and fix it last friday afternoon. so far so good.
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Old 08-11-2003, 03:24 PM   #6
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The lill trillums frame broke in 2.
Trills aren't suppose to do that. So tell what did it feel like, or were you off somewhere and came back to find the phenomenon. Did you take a picture?? :) alright so you might have been just a little distracted. Glad alls better now.
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Old 08-11-2003, 03:50 PM   #7
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We were inside waiting out a rain shower. When a loud pop was heard and the trailer moved i thought it just feell off some wood i put under the jack . When the rain stoped the front frame was on
the ground and the propane tank was trying to come thur the front wall. This is where they are prone to breaking the previous owner had welded on extra plate here but crack broke that plate in 2 now there is 3 plates holding together both sides of the frame. As a side note when they came and flat beded me out My canoeing partner said i was being evicted for snoring to loud what a clown:cheers
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Old 08-11-2003, 04:12 PM   #8
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Hi Al , sorry to here about your trill hope the repairs go smoothly and you can get back on the road . It sounds like Moose Head beer time! Hope to see you down the road. Headed to the north shore of Superior next week.

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Old 08-12-2003, 07:32 AM   #9
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Al V - Sounds as though you are doing okay, so far.

It's hard to realize through all the misfortune, sometimes, how really lucky we are. How wonderful that you were parked somewhere. Somewhere that had nearby facilities to make the repairs. You could have been heading down the highway in the middle of nowhere, hit a bump...then true disaster...

Glad all are okay and the Lil Trill is well on her way to being better.

Whew. Now, forward ho!
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Old 08-12-2003, 07:40 PM   #10
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Ahh it gets worse

A Cvs.com tractor trailer had a blow out . bits and pieces shattered my windshild . and 7 feet of the tire caseing was wedged under my truck . Ever so glad to be home !!
Greeting to the lill scamper i passes twice on 95 around washington

:cheers :banana
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Old 08-12-2003, 07:55 PM   #11
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pictures

here are a few<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3f398c1caae72owie.jpg/>
<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3f398c56493f4flatbed trill.jpg/>
where did i put that beer lol
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Old 08-12-2003, 08:39 PM   #12
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Thats not where I thought it would break. I'm thinking I might want to have another look at mine. I'm sorry for your situation but at least all turned out well.
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Wow! That is scary. We just came back from Alaska with our Trillium. 5,200 miles of tough roads and other than a sprung door hinge we came thru alright. We'll fibreglass the hinge holes and redrill and should be good as new.

I hope yours all works out.
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I guess that would be "the worst case scenario", DC, rush hour, rain, construction. Thank God no one was hurt. Glad you are all here to tell the story.
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