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Old 06-06-2013, 08:49 AM   #15
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thanks for the reply
yeah ride height is something i'm also worried about...but then again when you look at all the boler style camper from the 70's they are all low to a point. the unik is apparently build exactly like a boler with torsion axle.

as stated before i dont want to do major work, i can fix anything but iwant to use the trailer on the weekends not spend that time fixing it so any fixing will be considered.
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Old 06-06-2013, 09:58 AM   #16
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I second the concern about the axle on the one you are looking at and on any others you look at that are more than a few years old. Most (if not all) of the torsion type axles have to replaced when they sag and some, as in Scamps, are welded in place. As a part of the total cost of an experienced trailer, replacement can run from expensive to very expensive.

I don't know how plentiful they are, but we have a 13' Lil' BigFoot and like it lot better than the even newer 13' Scamp w/bathroom we had previously.
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Old 06-06-2013, 10:39 AM   #17
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tthing is...almost all trailers i see are low...so my question now is how low is too low. what the beat way to juge ? same goes for all the trailers i see here on site, they all seem low.

still i've seen 2 others more expensive that are significantly higher, but they are in the 4500$-6000$ range....this one is at 2500$ and i can negociate down to 2000$ so even if i have 1000$ to put on it it could be worth it..but much more work for me wich is a concern.... i guess will have to see the condition of the rest of the trailer to decide.
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Old 06-06-2013, 10:41 AM   #18
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I second the suggestion from Donna to look at the floor. Water flows down so if it's leaking behind the liner it's going to get to the floor someplace.

I would start from outside looking up at the wood to look for evidence of water leaks. Discolored wood or wood that sounds "soft" if thumped. Bear in mind trickle of water can flow laterally a long way along the edge looking to find a way out. I know this first hand.

Then look under those seats, the cabinets and closets with a good flashlight. Leaks can be fixed, once you can find the darn things. Floors can be a pretty big job to patch if they are rotted by water leak.

Torsion axel has rubber bar inside hollow axel, tire is mounted on arm that twists against that rubber when tire moves up and down. Rubber gets worn out over time so trailer "settles" lower as the rubber lacks the tension to hold the camper up off of the tire.

You can (and people do) use the campers with the axel pretty worn out. Ok for short trips, good roads and modern campsites that are level and smooth. Being aware that without shock absorption of good rubber the tires will wear fast, trailer gets pounded harder by bumps, and your trailer rides low enough to scrape back or front end if you try to back or pull into a steep campsite. So you may get to use camper before replacing a worn axel but will need to replace it at some point.

It is a neat looking camper, and has a nice look to the inside and a somewhat unique exterior too. Hope it works out for you.
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Old 06-06-2013, 10:48 AM   #19
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Whats the life expectancy of a torsionaxle?
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Old 06-06-2013, 10:50 AM   #20
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Whats the life expectancy of a torsionaxle?
Average 15-20 years. Some a lot less, some a bunch more. I replaced the axle on my 1988 when it was 17 years old.
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Old 06-12-2013, 11:54 AM   #21
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theres atrillium 4500 in good shape in my area...

question.:
anyone know the weight of the trillium 4500 from 78 or 79?

i know the newer ones are around 180lbs but thye are also heavier dur to newer equipement.
wondering if any owners could give me the weight of their trailers?
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Old 06-12-2013, 12:05 PM   #22
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Hi tarto

check this for real trailer weights

Trailer Weights in the Real World

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Old 06-12-2013, 01:09 PM   #23
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UNIK is such a sexy name.
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Old 06-15-2013, 03:09 PM   #24
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Hi Bernard, welcome to the forum and best wishes on your Egg-Hunt.

when cari & i were shopping...
In top handful of _must haves_ was vent-at-top/jalousie windows due to our wet weather. I believe most of the Trillium's had (& still have) the jalousie windows. If you camp in inclement weather you might shift this feature up toward the top of any "List" while shopping.

I know there are after-market mods for windows to allow for open-during-rain times...but none are quite as simple and elegant as a nice jalousie window treatment.

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Old 06-19-2013, 12:22 PM   #25
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anyone ever seen this trailer
found it for sale about 1h drive from here..looks a bit like the trillium jubilee but its not as the door is not recessed like the jubilee
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Old 06-19-2013, 12:26 PM   #26
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Old 06-19-2013, 12:36 PM   #27
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Not sure. It does appear to have the same logo front and rear below the windows. Can you zoom in on your original pictures?
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Old 06-19-2013, 12:48 PM   #28
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Looks like a Ventura
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