Congratulations. We love our 5500. Let me know if you need cushions for the rear dinette. The previous owner had just had new cushions and covers made when we bought the trailer. After a short time we decided to convert the back dinette to a permanent bed but I couldn't just throw away the cushions.
Good job on the purchase, Al. As others here have said, you won't regret it.
I too have a six cylinder P/U (2000 Dodge Dakota 3.9L, 105k+ miles) and that thing has pulled our 5500 hither & yon for a couple of years now with zero problems. While you're checking out the undercarriage, be sure to check out the brakes
. With your Boler
, you may not have even thought about 'em but our 5500 clocks in at just over 2700 lbs loaded for a trip. That's a lot of push on any pick-up. If you decide that a new axle
is in your future you want to be certain that brakes
are part of the equation. For the truck end, I've been thrilled with our Jordan Ultima controller.
According to all we've heard from folks who should know, you now own one of only 65 ever produced. Trillium
made them in '80 and '81 and quit. It's a rare bird indeed and deserves every effort you can put into bringing it back to life. Welcome to the family.
(And if you're ever in East Tennessee, those cusions are yours.)
Doug in Miami (for only a short while longer.)