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Old 10-07-2013, 03:27 AM   #1
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I was sure I was done buying Trilliums for Now

But, when the guy offers me a Trillium for $100, I guess I have a week spot.

Notice that it has an intact manufacture date sticker.
13-120811 March 1973

I have named it Humpty Dumpty.

My big problem is that I intended to just use this trailer as a source of parts. Now I think I can save it, (hero complex, got it bad). The previous owner tells me that the roof collapsed five years ago, and there were several rotten old sleeping bags piled on the floor all that time. The deeper I dug, the wetter they were. I suspect that the plywood under the floor is likely rotten. If so, that seals the fate of this trailer as a part trailer.

If it is a parts trailer, I will carefully document the dissection.

On the way back, I ran into a member of this site. He recognised my name, and had seen the ad for the trailer.

Date Listed 20-Sep-13
Price $300.00
Address Stony Plain, AB T7Z 1H6, Canada
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For Sale By Owner
Year 1969
Colour White

For Sale: late sixties/early seventies Trillium (roof caved in). Stove, heater and fridge work great. Have young family and no time to fix. Sitting at Lake Isle and waiting to be picked up by a loving owner with time and love to fix. Please pick me up and enjoy what I have to offer
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Trillium 1300 - Humpty Dumpty - Front Curb Side 01.jpg   Trillium 1300 - Humpty Dumpty - Front Street Side 01.jpg  

Trillium 1300 - Humpty Dumpty - Front Street Side 02.jpg   Trillium 1300 - Humpty Dumpty - Rear Street Side 01.jpg  

Trillium 1300 - Humpty Dumpty - Rear Street Side 02.jpg   Trillium 1300 - Humpty Dumpty - Rear Street Side 03.jpg  

Trillium 1300 - Humpty Dumpty - Rear Curb Side 01.jpg   Trillium 1300 - Humpty Dumpty - Street Side 01.jpg  

Trillium 1300 - Humpty Dumpty - Curb Side 01.jpg   Trillium 1300 - Humpty Dumpty - Rear 01.jpg  

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Old 10-07-2013, 03:30 AM   #2
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Inside pics.
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Trillium 1300 - Humpty Dumpty - Dinette 01.jpg   Trillium 1300 - Humpty Dumpty - Dinette 02.jpg  

Trillium 1300 - Humpty Dumpty - Kitchen 01.jpg   Trillium 1300 - Humpty Dumpty - Gaucho 01.jpg  

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Old 10-07-2013, 07:11 AM   #3
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Oh dear! How sad! Well David, we know you'll either resurrect it or give it a dignified parting......
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Old 10-07-2013, 08:02 AM   #4
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Definitely a little rough around the edges!

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Old 10-07-2013, 08:25 AM   #5
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Old Domestic Partner saying:

"Always look a horse in the mouth if it has a gift for you"
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Old 10-07-2013, 08:30 AM   #6
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Congratulations on your purchase. It will definitely be a challenge. Is this a long term project or are you going to start in on it right away? Whichever way you go, hope you keep us all up to date with frequent pictures.
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Old 10-07-2013, 08:35 AM   #7
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I too feel certain that i have seen an ad for this trailer before. If anybody can make it look like a cream puff it'll be you! Have fun with yet another

Weak spot or an addiction hmmmmmmm
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Old 10-07-2013, 09:20 AM   #8
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Roof sag to the extreme. I'm going to have to look a lot closer at mine in this area.
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David, you will be able to open your own private Trillium museum soon!

Was the roof a snow load issue? no supports?
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Dave, a little bondo and it will be up and running lickety split.

It would be fun to try to restore, but man, what a lot of work that would be. Way more than I would have time for, that's for sure.
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Old 10-07-2013, 11:04 AM   #11
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Well, I gota say, I am leaning towards this being a parts trailer. The trailer had several sleeping bags piled up on the floor. The top ones were not too bad, but the bottom ones were totally soaked, and seemed to have fungus on them. I am thinking that the plywood in the floor is likely rotted. I am not up to fixing that. I will pull up the linoleum and try to pry up the fibreglass floor, to get a look at the plywood between the layers of fibreglass. If, as I suspect, the plywood is rotted, that is the end of this trailer. It then becomes:
Two side windows
Two end windows
Front rock guard
Door
Hinges
Fridge (if it works)
Furnace (I will fix it)
Stove
Frame (I was looking for one of these for the Cantaloupe)
Cabinet and table hardware
Water tank
Lots of fibreglass patches
I will even try to shave off the Ensolite
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Old 10-07-2013, 11:40 AM   #12
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That looks like it would be a great parts trailer at the price if you determine the floor is rotted. You must have a large yard!
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Old 10-07-2013, 12:04 PM   #13
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My yard is 64' x 130' with an additional 15' boulevard. So, yah, large. On top of the four Trilliums in my back yard, there is an 18' diameter above ground pool, a swing set, and a sand box. There is still lots of room to play. My youngest loves to play "camping" in the trailers.

The attached picture has three Trilliums in my yard, on the right, before I put up the tent, where I now park two 4500's. One Trillium is in the drive way, the other two are in the back yard. Since this picture was taken in the fall, the pool is down. The Limo is parked behind the fence. Notice my yard backs onto a green space.
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Nothing a 55 gallon drum of silicone couldn't cure
and a roll or two of duct tape..........lol
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