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Old 03-28-2013, 07:32 PM   #57
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I must have missed something- what's different about an "almost dinette" gaucho, David? Is the bench split or something?
It is indeed. From 1979 on the gaucho fibreglass was replaced with the front dinette fibreglass. Manufacturing efficiency made this a good idea.
There seems to have been some inconstancy and the old fibreglass was used as well. They probably had the parts already made.

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Old 03-28-2013, 07:39 PM   #58
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I guess ours fits in the list between '73 and '76?

Is there any other way for me to nail down the year she was laid?
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Old 03-28-2013, 07:49 PM   #59
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I guess ours fits in the list between '73 and '76?

Is there any other way for me to nail down the year she was laid?
I guess, just keep checking. In time the list will be more complete, and you will be able to bracket your serial number between two other trailers of the same year. Early 1300's are poorly represented so far.
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Old 03-28-2013, 08:27 PM   #60
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Is Glenn's trailer on the list yet?

If not, should we add it in simple numerical order, with the "reported year" left blank?

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Old 03-28-2013, 08:37 PM   #61
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Good idea Francesca.

Randy B:...45-1100483...'78: Front Gaucho
Randy B:...45-1100661...'78: Front Gaucho
Chris:.......45-1100711...'78: Front Gaucho
Francesca:45-1100758...'78: Front Gaucho
Scot M:....45-1100893...'78: Front Gaucho
Randy B:...45-1100914...'79: Front Gaucho
David T:....45-1101043...'78: Front Gaucho
Unknown:..45-1121172...'79: Front Dinette (assumed)
Reid:........45-1101273...'79: Front Gaucho (almost dinette)
Roy:.........45-1111339...'79: Front Gaucho (almost dinette)
Randy B:...45-1131567...'80: Front Full Bath
Noreen:....45-1121733...'81: Front Dinette

David T:...13-609..........'73?: Front Gaucho
Glenn:......13-1102981....'??: Front Gaucho
Reid:........13 1104528...'78: Front Gaucho
Randy B:...13-1104633...'76: Front Gaucho
Randy B:...13-1105016...'76: Front Gaucho
David T: ..13-1105688...'77: Front 1/4 Bath
Spanke: ...13-2205863...'78: Front Gaucho
Brett: ......13-1106227...'79: Front full bath
Randy:......13-1116743...'80: Front Gaucho (almost dinette)

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Old 03-28-2013, 08:56 PM   #62
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The updated list. I hope Randy B has his front gaucho 1300 SN wrong, because it messes up the serial number scheme. Also I suspect that his 1979 4500 may be a 1978.
David...
Checked the serial numbers and they are all correct..When I tagged them in Alabama due to all of them coming from out of state I had to have a police officer come out and verify the serial numbers before they would issue a tag..Alabama "does not" require a title on these (due to age I guess)and "will not" issue and new Title when you register it, all you get is a Tag Registration reciept.....All I have to go by are the stickers and titles and I'm lucky because I have the titles on all of them...I've since stamped the serial numbers on the tongue of each one because the stickers on the closet doors are impossible to remove and re-install on the new doors.I went and checked the sticker on the closet on them and there are no dates listed anywhere that I can see to verify the years...I tried to take photo's of the door stickers but the flash washes everything out and you can't read it ..might work better tomorrow in the daylight...If there something else I can do to help let me know and I'll try to help the best I can....THANKS RANDY
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Old 03-28-2013, 09:03 PM   #63
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Randy, I had the same problem with the camera flash. I found it helped if the sticker was not straight on to the camera.
Dumb question, what does the door window of, 45-1100914...'79: Front Gaucho, look like. It seems that only the 1978 year had opening windows in the door, but I could be wrong.
It may be that there is more to the 1300 serial numbers then we think. I look forward to more data.
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Old 03-28-2013, 09:14 PM   #64
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That one does not have a window in the door..Send me your e-mail address and i'll e-mail you the pictures I took of the door stickers on the 4500 and 1300... the 1300 that had the A/C on top i'll have to wait till tomorrow on it...Thanks Randy
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Old 03-28-2013, 09:19 PM   #65
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Which "missing" digit did you reinsert in your number? (in case it turns out to be important).
'Twas a 3

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Actually, since yours is a 79, I am assuming that your gaucho is an "almost dinette" which it seems they gave different numbers to.
I think you are right. It would be a very easy mod to add a table. Change the cushions would be the expensive part. Also had the 4" rear bumber with no gray or black tanks. good for storing poles.
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Old 03-28-2013, 10:06 PM   #66
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I think you are right. It would be a very easy mod to add a table. Change the cushions would be the expensive part. Also had the 4" rear bumber with no gray or black tanks. good for storing poles.
What I really like about the factory install of the front dinette is the fibreglass back splash they add to the front. Unlike the rear dinette, this back splash is not part of the mould for the seats It is a separate piece. It supports the table, without having to screw through the shell of the trailer. Tom Young does not have this piece on his front dinette Trilliums. Instead he uses a large tubular pedestal leg.
I totally agree with you about the 4" bumper. I see it on lots of Trilliums. Perfect for the poles used with the awning. Unfortunately the bumper on my 4500 is no longer good for that. When I put the rear hitch receiver in, it took up too much of the cross section to fit all the poles now, bummer.
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Dave,
Thought I would chime in with the serial numbers on our two Trilliums. The 1978
1300 is 13 1104528 and the 1979 4500 is 45 1101273. They are both Front Gaucho models.
As it has been noted the 1979 4500 model has the foot space that allows easy conversion to a front dinette which I have almost completed and will post pics when I'm done.
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Old 03-29-2013, 01:07 AM   #68
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Dave,
Thought I would chime in with the serial numbers on our two Trilliums. The 1978
1300 is 13 1104528 and the 1979 4500 is 45 1101273. They are both Front Gaucho models.
As it has been noted the 1979 4500 model has the foot space that allows easy conversion to a front dinette which I have almost completed and will post pics when I'm done.
Reid
Thanks Reid, I have added your trailers to the last list.
Kinda looks like either the serial numbers are not sequential, or there are trailers with incorrect years. Like my Cantaloupe. How it is registered as a 1977, is beyond me.
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Thanks Reid, I have added your trailers to the last list.
Kinda looks like either the serial numbers are not sequential, or there are trailers with incorrect years. Like my Cantaloupe. How it is registered as a 1977, is beyond me.
That's the beauty of what you're doing, David- it may be that we haven't discovered the real pattern yet.

As the volume of SN's grows, something entirely different from our assumptions might emerge!

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Kinda looks like either the serial numbers are not sequential, or there are trailers with incorrect years. Like my Cantaloupe. How it is registered as a 1977, is beyond me.
Are there any other clues in the Cantaloupe? Dates on fridges, stoves furnaces etc?
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