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Old 04-12-2013, 08:17 PM   #2185
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Saw a Trillium 1300 on the 400 north today around 11:30 am -1230 pm being pulled by a Toyota Sedan, couldn't get a picture as I was driving, but I remember a dark Toyota Sedan, and a cream top and pinkish red bottom with some kind of pole hangar or something on the back of the Trillium

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You mean like this?
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Old 04-12-2013, 08:18 PM   #2186
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Old 04-12-2013, 09:22 PM   #2187
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Nope, the toyota was definitely a sedan, not a minivan, and the trillium had a maxair hood over the vent
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Old 04-14-2013, 09:25 PM   #2188
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Saw 4 Casitas on this weekend trip to Charleston. First one was sighted Friday afternoon headed West on I-20 approaching Augusta GA, and the TV had 2 kayaks on top. We were headed East in our Scamp pulled by our Subaru.
Second two were camped at the Buck Hall recreation Area just North of Charleston SC. One of those belonged to P@ who is the camp host there right now, and the other was a friend of P@'s who recently purchased his Casita from another forum member.
Last night when we returned to our campsite there was another Casita camping at Buck Hall pulled by a Dodge Dakota, but we never did catch the owners out and about.
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Old 04-14-2013, 09:50 PM   #2189
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Cruising thru the Devils Garden campground yesterday - 4/13. Spotted a Casita with Washington tags. TV was a blue, small SUV. No one home so I left a note. We're at a payground on the north end of Moab as no sites were avail at Arches or Dead Horse Point.

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Old 04-21-2013, 10:10 AM   #2190
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Saw this one yesterday at the Lowes store in Bryant, AR just before noon. They were parked at the end of the parking lot but had gone before I was able to conduct my business & go over there. Since the boat trailer & Casita both have Arkansas tags I assume he's local (at least an Arkie ) & headed for the lake. This kind of tandem towing is quite common (& legal) here but I might hesitate to try that rig. His boat is identical to mine ('cept I have a little larger outboard) & probably weighs close to what the Casita does?? Anyhow, it's the first I've seen locally except for a Scamp (or Boler) parked in a driveway near our home & a Trillium 4500 in a storage facility nearby...
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Old 04-21-2013, 11:55 AM   #2191
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It would be interesting to hear what Casita has to say about that arrangement- can't find any "specs" related to the towing capacity of the trailer!

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Old 04-21-2013, 12:32 PM   #2192
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It would be interesting to hear what Casita has to say about that arrangement- can't find any "specs" related to the towing capacity of the trailer!

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Old 04-21-2013, 01:23 PM   #2193
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It would be interesting to hear what Casita has to say about that arrangement- can't find any "specs" related to the towing capacity of the trailer!

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Whatever Casita has to say, I'd be reluctant to criticize 'tandem' tow if the hitch was rigged correctly & the weight relationship between the TV & the 1st & 2nd trailer was 'balanced'. This post probably isn't the right place to discuss it but he has a full size truck, & the 16/17' Casita probably has brakes as a factory item. Even with my original pic I'm unable to determine exactly how his 'hitch' is rigged on the Casita. It appears to be some kind of hitch bolted to or under the Casita rear bumper with a ball mount rising several inches to accommodate/level the boat trailer coupler. If the bumper is strong enough & is correctly fastened to the chassis of the Casita & if the boat/trailer combo weight is significantly less than the Casita, he's probably safe enough for short trips to/from local lakes. Yeah, I know that's a lotta 'ifs' & I doubt the entire rig is more'n a couple of years old so he may have it set-up exactly for such towing.

A few years ago (weelll, more'n a few, mid 1980's), I towed an 18.5' stick built camper (3500lbs +) and a small aluminum fishing boat/trailer combo (about 1500lbs total) to/from a 'local' lake, maybe 60-70mi. Had no problems but it required such total concentration & attention for every mile (some on 2-lane country roads) that after a couple of such trips I decided my peace of mind was worth making 2 complete trips to & from the lake each time we went. My rig was well balanced & I had confidence in it but just wasn't 'comfortable' enough with the 'tandem tow' to continue the practice. I still see lotsa folks doing the same but I'll pass...
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Old 04-21-2013, 01:44 PM   #2194
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Sure, the Casita has brakes- but I doubt that they're set up to stop another 2,000 pounds or so. But maybe the boat trailer has brakes, too. I'd sure want them at the last car in the "train"...

Thanks for posting the pic- it never occurred to me before that those shopping for trailers who come across one with a bumper hitch might do well to inquire as to what the hitch was used for! The answer would be a heads up to investigate some of the things you point out a little more closely.

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Old 04-21-2013, 06:39 PM   #2195
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My daughter, "Go Somewhere", was a real nag today.
So when we hauled off the trash we took her for a ride around the county.
I've been through the Disney/Langley, OK area a few times this year.
We were there today because I wanted a picture of that Double Wide on top of a house from the tornado last week. But the trailer has already been dismantled, tossed to one side and the house has the beginning repairs in process.

Anyway, I also went on to Langley/Disney as the same road heads in that direction.

Just east of the Disney dam I saw this Trillium. I drove by, but stopped in the highway, put her in reverse, and then pulled to one side to snap this picture. It's been there every time we go through the area and looks like it hasn't moved. Don't think I've seen any other FGs in the area so this kinda stands out. lol.

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Old 04-21-2013, 07:50 PM   #2196
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Too bad about the doublewide disaster, but I have to admit it strikes me a little funny that the little Trillium weathered the same storm right in place!

Say, Karl...now that you have one fiberglass trailer you probably need two- why dontcha drop by and offer to take that one off the owner's hands?

For a pittance, of course!

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Old 04-21-2013, 10:04 PM   #2197
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Smile Thom & Cari's 2013 Parkliner #035

OK, so i walked out of a vehicle somewhere near the oregon coast and i turned around and saw this rig





At the Warrenton Boat Basin lookout on the Columbia River, Warrenton Oregon on our test drive.
All went well...and Cari still backs a trailer up waaaaay better than i do!
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Old 04-22-2013, 01:12 AM   #2198
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Just east of the Disney dam I saw this Trillium. I drove by, but stopped in the highway, put her in reverse, and then pulled to one side to snap this picture. It's been there every time we go through the area and looks like it hasn't moved. Don't think I've seen any other FGs in the area so this kinda stands out. lol.

I doubt that propane tank has a current stamp on it. It is a 1974-76.
Do you drive by there often? I bet if you asked, they would sell it cheep.
The belly band is falling off, and it looks like there is some attempt to keep the roof vent from leaking. There may be water dammage, but that is not really a problem. The frame looks good.
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