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Old 08-07-2008, 08:59 AM   #15
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... I live in Sacramento, and I can affirmatively tell you that there IS no plant. And Tom was honest enough to speak to the issues of starting up a project in the current economic climate. ...
According to their website, Alan is correct. It seems as if Lloyd won't have to travel quite so far to check out the new Trillium. They're relocating to Nevada.
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Old 08-07-2008, 11:11 AM   #16
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Kathy,Doug,

No kidding....How did you find out that they are moving to Nevada? Carson City maybe? I guess that helps a little. I have seen two Casita 17ft. spirit deluxes here in my county and they are awesome. I am starting to fall in love with them and I am wondering if it is worth waiting until this winter when they will be finished with their first Trillium 15footer. I will be patient in the meantime and see how they turn out but that Casita is very nice, great quality and apparently their customer service down there in Texas is top notch. It is no wonder that they get high marks and rave reviews all the time. They must be doing something right that is for sure. On the other hand Trillium USA is still untested and unobserved.

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Old 08-07-2008, 11:52 AM   #17
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...How did you find out that they are moving to Nevada? Carson City maybe? ...
From their website:

Trillium RV Ltd.
1894 Hwy 50 East
#4-178
Carson City, NV 89701
Phone 775: 443-8946

The 17 Casita is indeed a nice piece o' work. There is, however, much to be said for windows that open on each side of the trailer and open at an angle instead of sliding (among other things.)
We've always been big fans of the seasoned character and sagacity evinced by an "experienced" egg. While Herself has always looked longingly at the shiny new stuff with all the toys and great warranty, we both invariably find that there's greater value to be found in the efforts of those who went before to make our veteran trailer just a bit more liveable.

Plus, unlike people, they sometimes DO get a bit more affordable as they age.


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Old 08-07-2008, 12:13 PM   #18
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Kathy, Doug,

Thanks for confirming that the plant will be in Nevada. I noticed that you are Trillium owners. I have this gut feeling that Tom Young is going to produce a very nice 15ft. "4500" Trillium worth waiting for. Besides, we need a year to get our finances in order before we bite the bullet. On the other hand, with your experience with a used Trill, do the old 4500s have a bathroom and a window to boot, that you can look through from the dinette in the back? It wouldn't hurt for us to leave "used" as an option before we buy new. If we have a whole year before we do anything, why not check the classifieds and see if one pops up within 500 miles of here.

thanks for your counsel,,

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Old 08-07-2008, 01:22 PM   #19
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... with your experience with a used Trill, do the old 4500s have a bathroom and a window to boot, that you can look through from the dinette in the back?...
We owned a '78 4500 for several years before stepping up to the '80 5500. Both were extremely well-built and well thought out products. There are 4500 models available with heads. They're not nearly as prevalent as the ones with only a porta-potti under the front dinette. All 5500's have separate heads - some with showers and some (like ours) without. 5500's are considerably more scarce than their smaller cousins but at 18 feet, somewhat more comfortable and adaptable. Regardless of the configuration, I'm pretty confident in saying that all Trillium trailers had opening windows on all four sides in all models in all years. It's one of the features that simply makes so much sense to me that I have to "mark down" every trailer that does not. A window that doesn't open is to me largely useless. I'm camping. Let me get the air in from the outside. Even when it rains. Don't require me to suck it in on pleasant days through a fantastic fan (which I do have) or through air conditioning (which I have as well).
There are dozens of 4500 owners on this forum who will chime in on innumerable other features of their eggs which are unique, handy and useful. There are also Burro, Casita, Boler and Scamp owners who will respond with similar points about their own gems.
MY point is to not limit yourself to buying a newly manufactured product. While that may be prudent with televisions and cell phones, and will no doubt help the country's economy in a very small way, it's not necessarily most efficacious when it comes to our eggs.

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...It wouldn't hurt for us to leave "used" as an option before we buy new. If we have a whole year before we do anything, why not check the classifieds...
Yeah. You DO get it.

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... and see if one pops up within 500 miles of here...
We travelled more than a thousand miles to buy both of our Trilliums... NOT recommending, just sayin'.



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Old 08-07-2008, 02:03 PM   #20
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***the ones with only a porta-potti under the front dinette***

How do you avoid hurting the noggin when using the facliities? OUCH!



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We owned a '78 4500 for several years before stepping up to the '80 5500. Both were extremely well-built and well thought out products. There are 4500 models available with heads. They're not nearly as prevalent as the ones with only a porta-potti under the front dinette. All 5500's have separate heads - some with showers and some (like ours) without. 5500's are considerably more scarce than their smaller cousins but at 18 feet, somewhat more comfortable and adaptable. Regardless of the configuration, I'm pretty confident in saying that all Trillium trailers had opening windows on all four sides in all models in all years. It's one of the features that simply makes so much sense to me that I have to "mark down" every trailer that does not. A window that doesn't open is to me largely useless. I'm camping. Let me get the air in from the outside. Even when it rains. Don't require me to suck it in on pleasant days through a fantastic fan (which I do have) or through air conditioning (which I have as well).
There are dozens of 4500 owners on this forum who will chime in on innumerable other features of their eggs which are unique, handy and useful. There are also Burro, Casita, Boler and Scamp owners who will respond with similar points about their own gems.
MY point is to not limit yourself to buying a newly manufactured product. While that may be prudent with televisions and cell phones, and will no doubt help the country's economy in a very small way, it's not necessarily most efficacious when it comes to our eggs.



Yeah. You DO get it.



We travelled more than a thousand miles to buy both of our Trilliums... NOT recommending, just sayin'.



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Old 08-07-2008, 04:19 PM   #21
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***the ones with only a porta-potti under the front dinette***

How do you avoid hurting the noggin when using the facliities? OUCH!
Those models were built for REALLY short campers.
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Old 08-07-2008, 06:18 PM   #22
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The 2008 model on the front page of http://trilliumrv.com/ sure looks nice. Anyone else please share your experience with Trillium Canada or Sacramento. When conversation goes to private messages I always wonder what user expereinces I am missing out on Thanks for posting your experience lloyd. 15 grand big purchase decision.
My sending a PM had nothing to do with my experiance of owning and using a 2004 Trillium, bathroom model. The unit worked well and i have nothing bad to say about it.
I would however like to point out that the Trillium bodies are made somewhere around Lethbridge Alberta Canada. I had a face to face meeting with Joe at Trillium and he explained to me that he had/is sending trailer bodies to the US maker. Other than that they have nothing in common. The shop in Calgary is just to put all the fixturies in.
In the RVWEST Magazine i get they actively advertize as do the Scamp makers. Here is what my Trill looked like. I have since sold it and now own a 17FT Escape which is for sale.
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Old 08-07-2008, 06:27 PM   #23
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Adrian, I copied this from discoverohio.com when they discuss Salt Fork St. Park:

In the springtime, Salt Fork State Park hosts a spectacular natural display of wildflowers. Wild geranium, violets, asters, goldenrod and Ohio’s state flower, the trillium , carpet forest floors and meadows.

Granted, the site you found states that the Ohio flower is the scarlet carnation, but many sources claim that it is the trillium...granted it is confusing but I wasn't dreaming when I referred to as our state flower.

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The SFSP web site is wrong; the Trillium is NOT the state flower, it is the state WILD flower according to:

Lawriter - ORC - 5.02 State flower.
5.02 State flower. The scarlet carnation is hereby adopted as the state flower as
a token of love and reverence for the memory of William McKinley. ...
codes.ohio.gov/orc/gp5.02 - 4k - 2008-08-07 - Cached

Lawriter - ORC - 5.021 State wild flower.
5.021 State wild flower. The plant trillium grandiflorum, commonly known
as the large white trillium, found in every Ohio county ...
codes.ohio.gov/orc/gp5.021 - 4k - Cached
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Old 08-07-2008, 08:51 PM   #24
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Pete, great research....I stand corrected....Ohio's state wildflower is the trillium and it's state flower is the scarlet carnation......I am falling in love with this General Chat forum....people who love to do research....thank God for the internet...

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Lloyd, the site I sent was saying they wanted to change it to the scarlet carnation?
I looked on the http://consumer.discoverohio.com/ But could not find the trillum listed or any state flower. Non the less, I believe you about the trillum, from the photos of them, I would not want to change it. Neat flower. I have just read the post about it being the state wild flower. Whatever! It is a neat flower.
And they must have gotten the s. carnation in as well, "The scarlet carnation is hereby adopted as the state flower......".
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I have contacted (by email) both the Canada and USA Trillium Manufacturers and they were both very helpful. I have seen a couple of Trillium Outbacks for sale in the USA so I think they have sold to the US direct in the past.

Trilliums Rock =)
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Old 08-10-2008, 12:40 PM   #28
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I'm not sure where you live in Ohio but I live in Dayton. I have a 13 ft Trillium which has been torn apart for years. It is not for sale but if you were just looking to see the size and fit I would love to show you mine. I am active duty Air Force and am still going to college full time so my time is very limited, just ask my wife. I'm originally from Tiffin Ohio and I also have a 13 ft U-haul there if you would like to see it as well. The U-haul is in better condition but I love my Trillium better. My friend had bought the U-haul but decided he wanted an A-frame camper so I bought it from him. I would like to buy a Escape 5th wheel but can't afford that for awhile, I still would not sell my trillium.

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