A couple of years ago we were fortunate enough to have a member of this forum contact us in response to our search for a fiberglass camper. The old girl has great legs( a new axel, w/ brakes) but was a bit shabby above the waist and needed some serious fixin'. Several thousand $ later we have a beautiful 78 Trillium
1300 with new wiring, hot and cold running water, outside shower, new paint
and... And I had a good bit of fun restoring the old girl. But, as many of you know the bed on a 13" egg is tight for an average sized couple and with our boxer sleeping on the floor there wasn't much room for any thing else-like feet. To make a long story longer I started looking for a trill 4500. Bigger bed, more floor space and a potential for a front dinette since we leave the bed set up all the time. Last weekend we brought home a 79 4500 in amazing shape. Furnace
fired up first try. po said they never used the frige which generally means it doesn't work, but after I freed up the control knob the pilot lit first punch of the igniter and it cooled right down-I am thrilled. My only concern is the axel-it is 33 years old- and rides quite a bid lower than our 1300. My wife and a friend ( neither of them heavy weights) jumped up and down inside and there was about 1 1/2 " of movement in the axel- Is that normal and enough or should I plan on a new axel? We want to put brakes
on this trailer and I hate to waste the money on brake parts if I should just be buying a new axel w/ brakes
. Any Trillium/ dexter/ suspension pros out there that are willing to express an opinion or have a good empirical test for a good axel?