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Old 05-25-2013, 03:53 PM   #1
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Question Trillium Frame Reinforcement (recall)

We have a 1974 Trillium 1300 that came with the original letter from Trillium (dated April 1980) about the potential for cracking of the frame. It tells us what to look for (2 bolts under the front sides of the egg) and then tells us where to send $30 for the parts to weld onto the frame to secure it. Although I doubt I can send for these parts in 2013 - I can probably make/weld them myself. Can anyone give us experiences with this? Is it really necessary to do?

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Old 05-25-2013, 06:49 PM   #2
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Trillium Frame

Hello,
Here is what to look for on the frame... may have
already been done. My 1300 is a 1978. The first photo
is of the outside of the frame. The second is looking
up from the ground showing gusset on bottom of the
frame plus the right angle tabs welded to the frame
for the mounting bolts. Hope this helps.

Yes this is a necessary mod. Stress on the frame
caused the frames to crack at front of the body
especially where the mounting bolts went through
the frame. Always better safe than sorry when
dealing with a trailer, eh?
Larry H
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Trillium Frame Gusset.jpg   Trillium 005.jpg  

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Thanks, Larry these pics were very helpful. The instructions we have from the original 1980 recall are VERY basic drawings of the installation. Seeing it sure helps.
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Hi Dale,
You are welcome. Here is a thread that should interest you:

RECALLED TRILLIUM 1300's?

I went to measure the reinforcements on my 1300. Here you go:

Outside reinforcing plate is 1/4" thick and 16" long.
Bottom reinforcing plate is 1/8" thick by 6" long.
Steel angle mounting bracket is 1 1/2" angle 3/16 thick and
about about 1 1/4" long. It is mounted about 6" ahead of the
frame crossmember.

When you remount the body to the frame after the welding
you should renew all the mounting bolts.

Have fun with your project.
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Thanks

I cut the pieces of steel and welded them myself. It looks awesome - thanks for your help.
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