When I first read this post, I resisted replying because of the tendency to bash anything that is not fibreglass (why can't we all just get along! )
...but as someone who has actually owned
both a Trillium
4500 and an R-pod I feel I must put in my 2 cents.
We loved our Trill, but when it was totalled after being hit by a truck we thought it would be a good time to upgrade to something just a little bit bigger but still cute and unusual looking.
I looked at the Tada but at 6'2" tall, I couldn't stand up in it so that wouldn't work. I looked at a new Escape
trailer but at $25,000 with all the tax and the cost to drive to BC, it was a bit much.
The R-pod offered, a queen bed, a seperate dinette, a larger fridge
and freezer than the Trill, a convection microwave
oven, a toilet and shower and large fresh, grey and black water tanks. It even has a small tv and air conditioning!
All this and it was only 3 feet longer and 500lbs more than the Trillium
Yes it doesn't have as many windows
as the Trillium
, but it does have a large door with integral screen door which lets in a lot of light
. It has 6'6" of interior height everywhere you walk inside (about 6'4" under the ac) so its very good for headroom. I was only able to stand up in one small spot in the Trillium (without shoes) without my head hitting the ceiling.
The construction is fibreglass, aluminum, foam and plywood sandwhich construction, so it won't be quite as bullet proof in several decades as a solid fibreglass trailer, but having owned various 20-30 year old trailers of various types over the years I think I have a pretty good idea on how to keep up the weather tightness.
So, each trailer has its plusses and minuses. I think the bottom line is that we all enjoy camping in our small, interesting trailers - hopefully we can appreciate what we have in common and not what makes our trailers different.