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Old 06-23-2014, 02:22 PM   #15
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Yup, June 19 from Scottsdale, AZ. Click image for larger version

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Old 06-23-2014, 02:23 PM   #16
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I went home at lunch. A package from Trillium was in my mail box. Thanks Tom.

The postage on my package was way higher then Kelly's.
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Old 06-23-2014, 02:29 PM   #17
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The new factory is only 75 miles from where I live so I probably check them out later in the year. I wonder if they are going to sell direct from the factory like casita, scamp, ect ?
BTW They did state that they were going to start giving factory tours in August but to call ahead.
For the past year and half or more they have been selling the Sidekick out of various RV places across Canada, pretty sure some have made it into the US as well.

There is still www.trilliumtrailers.com in Calgary. Some might argue they are the original trillium anyways other than the change the name to Outback due to legal issues with Tom when he attempted to head off to the US to build his own.
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For the past year and half or more they have been selling the Sidekick out of various RV places across Canada, pretty sure some have made it into the US as well.

There is still www.trilliumtrailers.com in Calgary. Some might argue they are the original trillium anyways other than the change the name to Outback due to legal issues with Tom when he attempted to head off to the US to build his own.
Yeah they seem to sell them out of a few RV dealers in the US also. The nearest dealer is about the same distance from me as the Casita factory. So if they go the way of selling by RV dealer only then no advantage to be close to the factory.
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Old 06-23-2014, 04:05 PM   #19
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Cool Sidekicks at Quartzsite

This year at Quartzsite, Tom's Camperland* of Phoenix displayed a Sidekick.
* - Not Tom Young

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Notice that the name "trillium" is a different font, and it is "trillium EDITION" but on the back it is "SIDEKICK by Great West." Also the text is silver instead of green.

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Also notice the added black band below the seam, the oval porch/hitch lights, and lack of the trilllium logo on the gravel guard. Too is the plain black spare cover instead of the trillium + logo. There is no pocket on the door for maps, etc. See my profile page and trillium gallery for shots of Homelet.

I think it would be a shame if the name trillium disappears from the market. Of course Boler and Studebaker are gone, too.

As of today, Tom's Camperland has the information on a new 15' on their website. It is listed as sold, but they do have good photos of the rig. The trillium logo is embossed on the door and the left side and printed on the battery panel. However, they have switched to plain panel doors instead of the framed.
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Old 06-23-2014, 04:46 PM   #20
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I like the windows they are using this edition
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Old 06-23-2014, 04:53 PM   #21
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The windows are the same as all the recent trilliums. They are one of the reasons we bought a trillium - ventilation on all four sides.
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Old 06-24-2014, 11:41 AM   #22
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However, they have switched to plain panel doors instead of the framed.
Roger, could you please explain what you mean?
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Cool Trillium vs Sidekick

These are the Trillium doors.

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David, sorry it took so long to answer.
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They have also changed how the doors are hinged. I don't like it. If anything, I would have gone with hinges at the top with spring supports, like Parkliner.
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They have also changed how the doors are hinged. I don't like it. If anything, I would have gone with hinges at the top with spring supports, like Parkliner.
ParkLiners don't come with spring supports, some owners (like us) go to quite a bit of trouble to add them! But boy, once they're in, ya can't beat 'em.

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Trillium in Alabama!!

Thrilled, at this point anyway, to see they're right up the road in Winfield. I just sent them an email to see if they're open to customer's visits. I'd like to find out more...
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Red Guitar,

Well you certainly would save on shipping charges!

But you would be buying a SideKick, not a Trillium.

There are subtle changes.

BTW: Welcome to FGRV

I wonder: If Trillium is going TU, maybe Outback will be named Trillium?
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Hi: Roger C H... I didn't see Tom Young at Bolerama this year, but I did meet a nice couple from Michigan with their brand new SideKick.
It was probably financially beneficial for Tom to sell the rights to Great West Vans, as it was beneficial for GWV. to spin off the trailer Mfg. and move it south.
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