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Old 07-16-2012, 03:36 PM   #1
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impulse buy!

So.....on Friday I spotted an ad for a '76 Triliium for a good sounding price (less than $4000). Talked to hubby...phoned the seller...made arrangements to see it when he was available...which was last night. It appeared to be as advertised - in excellent condition with awning, screen room, pots, dishes and cutlery, working 3 way fridge, furnace, stovetop and lights. A cheque was written.

Today we completed the paperwork for insurance etc and hubby has popped off to pick it up. Hour+a half each way. I'm pretty excited! Shake down cruise with a couple grandkids starts later this week.

Preparations to sell the Ventura will follow soon too.
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Old 07-16-2012, 04:42 PM   #2
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Congrat's! Remember, we like pictures here........
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Old 07-16-2012, 05:02 PM   #3
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Congratulations. Which model?
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Old 07-16-2012, 06:19 PM   #4
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sometimes impulsive decisions are excellent. sometimes, not. THIS one sure has the earmarks of a good one!
hope it's all you wanted and that your happy camping memories start from today.

and .....photos, please!!!
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Old 07-16-2012, 08:36 PM   #5
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Congratulations, Hazel!!
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Old 07-16-2012, 10:54 PM   #6
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Congrats on the Boler, but sorry to lose you as a fellow Ventura owner.
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Old 07-17-2012, 11:57 AM   #7
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Showed off the new Trillium to some of our younger generation. The colour scheme caused some amusements "must hve been planned by a man. Who else would have chosen baby poop green fibreglass, and then added an orange stripe and pink stone guard??". Good thing we didn't decide what colour was acceptable before buying!

This morning I've been busily taking 'stuff' out of the Trillium (we already have pots, dishes etc and this one came fully equipped). Then I started taking 'stuff' from the Ventura to go in the Trillium. It looks like we will still be finetuning the packing for the rest of the summer.

There are some differences between the two interiors - some of which we didn't expect. The Trillium has a much smaller roof vent. There isn't a kitchen window and the window in the door is solid. We are hoping it ventilates ok, but I guess we'll figure it out as we go.

I now know what is meant by 'elephant hide'. In this Trillium the connecting strips are badly buckled - presumably one can buy something to fix that?

I'm curious about the open shelf all around up by the roof - do things travel safely up there?

P Raz - The previous owner said it was the De Luxe model. He knew the original purchaser and the next owner. It seems to have spent quite a bit of time parked in farm sheds - the previous owner decided to sell because the farm was being sold. The camper had been living there for five years! Time for it to see some new views eh.

I'm still excited!!

Will post some photos after our camping trip.
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Old 07-17-2012, 01:48 PM   #8
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The T moulding can be smoothed out by taking it off and boiling it. No, I am not kidding.
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Old 07-17-2012, 02:59 PM   #9
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The T moulding can be smoothed out by taking it off and boiling it. No, I am not kidding.
Agree. You can see before and after pictures when I did that here: http://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/f54/straightening-out-the-t-moulding-46989.html

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Old 07-17-2012, 04:32 PM   #10
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That trim is availible from Trillium in USA.
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