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Old 03-10-2015, 12:29 PM   #29
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I'm going to tentatively second David's suggestion.

This whole thread was a bit of a puzzle to me until I realized the OP has two threads going in different directions. It seems she already owns an older Trillium 1300 (no problem for her Tiguan) and was considering a full-on professional renovation of that trailer:
Professional refurbishing in Ottawa?
She is also considering letting go of that idea in favor of a new trailer. She mentioned the possibility of a new Trillium 1500, which is probably within the towing capacity of the Tiguan. For a novice with minimal knowledge or interest in hands-on RV work and a decent budget, that seems like a better option to me.

The only hesitation I have relates to the stability of the company making these new Trillium clones. Anybody know who's making the ones in the linked ads? Will there be any post-sale support from the manufacturer?
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Old 03-10-2015, 12:41 PM   #30
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I gotta say, I moved out of "Older Motorhomes" (Toyota Based at that) because they were getting OLDER...
The advantage of towables in general is that you have the reliability and safety features of a modern tow vehicle, even when a vintage RV tags along behind.
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Old 03-10-2015, 09:37 PM   #31
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Well we have made a decision. We are going to wait for the quote on the refurb of the 1973 Trillium 1300. If it's too expensive we will abandon that plan and order a 2016 Safari Alto R1713. Unfortunately they are built to order so we'd only get it next spring. Either purchase will result in a cute trailer that I won't mind spending time in. I just can't get over the 1980's brown decor of the travel trailers these days.


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Old 03-11-2015, 12:44 AM   #32
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Nothing wrong with a teardrop trailer, and I do like the modern techno interiors on the Safari Alto. Definitely not a molded egg, which I prefer, but it's your rig and your decision.


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I was somewhat surprised as well. At 1683 lbs empty/dry weight it will be very close to his max tow weight fully stocked, and a base price of $28590 CDN ($2300 USD?) is over the original budget.


And, at over 8' tall, it's hardly a teardrop!


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Alto Travel trailers by Safari Condo
And I guess we will all just have to wait a few years to find out how all those seams work out.


Here's hoping that the Trillium rebuild estimate works out.....
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Let's assume you have a 25k (Canadian) budget what would you buy?

I like modern clean lines and a brown trailer is just not something I can live with. I originally thought buying an older Trillium would be a good idea but paying someone to refinish it is turning out to be more expensive than expected. Another major issue is we can't find insurance for it because of the age.

Not really interested in spending 15k on something I can't insure and doesn't have AC

So if you had my budget what would you buy?

Keep in mind I'm in Canada (Ottawa) and would prefer to buy something available in Canada.


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Now that Escape has dropped the smaller models, I doubt they have anything that will come in under 2200 pounds loaded.
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Think it best you select the trailer you desire first and then get the tow vehicle that is capable of safely and comfortably towing it.
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I think that to O.P has already made a decision, See Post #31 above.
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Well the rebuild is looking more positive today . The RV place said they would likely take care of the cost of the safety refurbs. (Frame, propane and electrical) This should impact the cost enough to still make this a viable option . Looking forward to seeing the quote Friday...fingers crossed!


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