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Old 08-13-2019, 07:13 PM   #1
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Sad day in the history of Trillium

To all the fiberglass trailer lovers.....

It is with heavy heart that I announce the passing of Reinhard Damm at 90 years young.
He was the President, driving force, and creator of the Trillium Trailer. He began the journey and timeless design 50 years ago about this time in '69.
Lothar Bohlmann, the technical genius, passed away in Jan. 2018.
Kurt Schmid, the financial guru, passed away in Aug. 1999.
These 3 were partners & best friends for over 60 years. During that crazy time, we knew we made the best fiberglass trailers, but it never dawned on us that most would still be on the road so many years later. (And in good shape.) They certainly made a mark in the small trailer world.



So, before I follow in their footsteps, I thought I should create a webpage answering the most asked, and important questions about the Trillium.


Many thanks to all the people that supported & purchased the trailer for so many years.



Please send questions/ideas to Projects@TrilliumRV.com



Thank You.
Tom Young
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Old 08-13-2019, 10:09 PM   #2
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Sorry for the loss, may he Rest In Peace !!! They sure left a mark on the world !!!!

Blessings to you !
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Old 08-14-2019, 10:23 AM   #3
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Thanks for posting Tom and it's sad you've lost former co-workers too. It's one of the hard parts of aging.

I've shared the info with the Trillium Facebook group, as a screen shot. This is now part of the Trillium 'history.'

May you find solace in your memories.
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Old 08-14-2019, 03:39 PM   #4
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Hi Tom,

thanks for filling in that part of the Trillium history. Just in case you are interested, I was living downtown Toronto in the 1970's and found a partially finished T1300 in a neighbour's yard. I have always been interested in fiberglass projects and bought the T1300 from the owner. I bought most of the items to finish it from Trillium in Markham, but had to use boat paint to finish the outside and my door was missing the T logo. My family took several trips to the Florida Keys and the east coast in Maine and I have fond memories of it. I now am back with a T4500. They have weathered well.
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Old 08-15-2019, 09:51 AM   #5
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To all the fiberglass trailer lovers.....

It is with heavy heart that I announce the passing of Reinhard Damm at 90 years young.
He was the President, driving force, and creator of the Trillium Trailer. He began the journey and timeless design 50 years ago about this time in '69.
Lothar Bohlmann, the technical genius, passed away in Jan. 2018.
Kurt Schmid, the financial guru, passed away in Aug. 1999.
These 3 were partners & best friends for over 60 years. During that crazy time, we knew we made the best fiberglass trailers, but it never dawned on us that most would still be on the road so many years later. (And in good shape.) They certainly made a mark in the small trailer world.



So, before I follow in their footsteps, I thought I should create a webpage answering the most asked, and important questions about the Trillium.


Many thanks to all the people that supported & purchased the trailer for so many years.



Please send questions/ideas to Projects@TrilliumRV.com



Thank You.
Tom Young
Hi Tom

You and I, together with Reinhard, Lothar and Kurt worked together from the start of Trillium Industries. Truly sad that only you and I are left at this point. We had a great team that worked incessantly, to produce a quality product. Who could know that there would still exist model 1300's from 1969 (50 years ago). I remember is as though it were yesterday. I didn't know we were making history, but am proud to be a part of it. All the best. Murray Hanna
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Tom and Murray----my sincere sympathy to you both on the loss of your former co-worker. May your memories make you smile and ease the pain of your loss.


I grew up in Toronto and remember very clearly seeing the Trillium trailers around town when the shop was located in Markham....as did my husband.


It was because of this memory that we ended up hunting down our own Trillium, years later, when we purchased our Outback by Team Trillium in Calgary.


After attending last summer's 50th anniversary celebrations in Winnipeg and seeing not just Bolers but many, many Trilliums, too, I wish to thank you two original employees for not only your hard work, but for producing the best little trailers (IMHO) ever made!


Thanks!
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proud to be part of the legend. Love, Kermit
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We all end our journey at some point ! Others who he worked with can take pride in knowing the "Trillium" is still sought after all these years. May he "Camp in Peace " forever ! His creation will live on and be appreciated by all owners lucky enough to have one.
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