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Old 02-15-2006, 04:56 PM   #1
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Hello! I have been lurking on this site for a couple of days now as my husband and I found a 1973 Trillium for sale. He went to Seattle to look at the Trill today while I am at work and I have been anxiously waiting for him to call. I hadn't heard from him so I called him and he told me that he was hitching it up right then and would call me back.


I don't have any idea what kind of shape it is in except that one of the windows leaks and he said it needed some cleaning. The lady selling it was asking $2,500 but I have no idea how much we ended up paying for it. He probably won't get home for another couple of hours and the suspense is killing me! LOL

We have two boys, ages 11 and 16, and really enjoy camping. We started out with a 22' Prowler Lite and decided to sell it and buy a hot rod (already had a '65 Bel Air) and tent trailer. Well, our tent trailer just isn't cutting it anymore and we are at the mercy of the weather gods when we plan our camping trips. We thought about getting a 19' trailer and keeping the tent trailer but stumbled upon this little Trill for sale.

I have enjoyed reading this website and am sure that I will soon have lots of questions!

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Old 02-15-2006, 05:01 PM   #2
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Old 02-15-2006, 05:20 PM   #3
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YIPEEE for you.

Every exciting. Hope you like it as well as most of us like our little eggs.

You list yourself from Southwest Washington. Come join us at the Northern Oregon Gathering. Information can be found right here. See what others have done with thier trailers.
Byron & Anne enjoying the everyday Saturday thing.
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Old 02-15-2006, 05:20 PM   #4
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Oh boy, you're in trouble now!

This is how it starts, you know. You stumble across MFROG and while reading through all of the innocent seeming posts, the subliminal messages buried in the HTML code slowly seep into your unconsious mind. Suddenly you find yourself perusing the local paper, searching eBay, driving down back roads, looking for that elusive thing referred to as a Fiberglass Egg.

Then you see it, your dream Egg. Sure it is a little worn around the edges, but it's "not all that bad". After a (typically) cash transaction with a recovering Egg addict, you now own your little beauty.

Then you actually join MFROG. The downward spiral continues as you start posting questions, shopping catalogs (stay AWAY from the Camper World! Watch out for Northern Tool!) and thinking, "yeah, with a few parts and 10,000 hours of labor, I could make that work".

Oh, yes, there is no turning back now.

- Michael

P.S. I've even heard that there are people on this board that own MORE THAN ONE EGG!
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Old 02-15-2006, 05:27 PM   #5
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So glad you are here and found your camper. Keep us posted and send pictures. What about a name for it?
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Old 02-15-2006, 05:27 PM   #6
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Thanks for the welcome! I just talked to my husband again and he is on the road with our new trailer in tow. He said that it needs some major cleaning but is in pretty good shape. He said that it does have some spider webbing in the gel coat but we can take care of that down the road.

AND we only paid $2,200 for it! YIPPEE!

As for the addiction... Well, it started three days ago when we googled "Trillium" to see what the heck one was. I have been reading this site and imagining what kind of upholstery fabric I am going to find that goes with the avocado green interior.

Byron, I will be checking out that website when I get home.
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Old 02-16-2006, 12:34 AM   #7
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Welcome Rick & Shannen!

You have started on a great journey, and have found a great group of people and wonderful resource for help on your adventure. Any questions - just ask. Someone has been there, done that, and is more than glad to share.

And, as Byron said, come on over to the Northern Oregon Gathering in April....just come for the day, if that's all you have time for and see what is possible. Or join us for the weekend and have a great time!
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Old 02-16-2006, 05:33 AM   #8
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Welcome to FiberglassRV! It's not too late... there IS a twelve step program for people like us...

I hope you enjoy the time you get to spend in and with your Trill. They are eggcelent little trailers! Fred Greenspan, one of our members, bought my Trill and they re-did the interior in an island theme fabric with new birch cabinet doors. They really updated the interior!

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Please keep us up to date on yours. Post photos... LOTS of photos!

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Old 02-16-2006, 06:37 AM   #9
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As for the addiction... Well, it started three days ago when we googled "Trillium" to see what the heck one was.

Welcome from me too Rick and Shannen

Three day addiction, found a nice used one at a good price and bought it...that must be some sort of speed record Some of us waited weeks or maybe even YEARS to find a good used fiberglassTT

Ditto, ditto...come down to the Northern Oregon Gathering...we'd love to see your new-to-you rollin home!
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Old 02-16-2006, 06:56 AM   #10
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Molded Fiberglass Trailers are the best!
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Old 02-16-2006, 08:00 AM   #11
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Lucky You!

Congrats and Welcome.
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Old 02-16-2006, 08:16 AM   #12
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Congratulations on the new addition. We are on our second Trillium and love them. What size did you get?

I love to hear from people who are taking their kids camping. We have to keep these fiberglass trailers into the next generations.

Kathy & Doug

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Old 02-16-2006, 10:19 AM   #13
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Thank you all for the welcomes!

I have not been able to see the Trill in the daylight but I could see a little bit last night with the flashlight. The cushions are upholstered in regular fabric, not upholstery fabric so those will need to be done soon. The rest of the inside looked okay, just needs a good cleaning. The outside is a different story. It needs a good cleaning and my husband has some repair work ahead of him. There are some "dings" on the corners where something hit the trailer and smashed the fiberglass. They are small and the previous owners put caulking over them but they will need to be repaired asap. I will get a better look at it this evening and will take photos and post them.

We live in Longview, WA so Hudson Park is just across the river from us! My husband works on Saturday and Sunday but I think we might come by Friday after I get off work.

Roger - Love the interior! I will probably head over to the fabric store this weekend to see what I can find. I have the feeling that I will have to go to Vancouver or Portland to find good upholstery fabric.
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Old 02-16-2006, 10:51 AM   #14
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I have the feeling that I will have to go to Vancouver or Portland to find good upholstery fabric.
Welcome! I have a 1979 13' Trillium. LOVE IT, still have lots to learn. I found a wonderful selection of fabrics (both upholstry and outdoor furniture) online at I bought mine there and can't wait to see the end result. I named my egg, "The Beach House". Looking forward to meeting you at the Nor Ore gathering in April. I'm coming from Seattle.


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