What year and size is this Trillium? - Fiberglass RV


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Old 07-16-2013, 04:49 PM   #1
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Can anyone tell me anything about this Trillium? Seller thinks its a 1977 and a 13' trailer, but it looks a little bigger to me. I'm new, though, so maybe the camera angle is making it look bigger. I thought you Trillium experts out there might be able to tell from some of the features.
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Old 07-16-2013, 05:18 PM   #2
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Looks like a 4500. That would measure 15feet from the rear to the ball hitch.
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Old 07-16-2013, 06:44 PM   #3
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Definitely a 4500, (15 ft). I would agree with the year. The kitchen on the 1978 and later trailer can accommodate a larger fridge.
Not a Deluxe. I can't tell if it has the rear shelves, but no front shelves, no window in the door, no drawers under the dinette seats no upper bunk bar. Looks like the fridge is an RM211, small, but very common, (for parts, or replacement). It also seems to have a furnace, and based on the 12VDC lights, it probably has a converter as well. The cushion covers are not original.
At $3800, quite a deal, but it has been for sale for some time. You might be able to negotiate an even better price.

Based only on the pictures, it looks like it is in good shape. If you can get it under $3500, I would probably buy it, but my wife would kill me.
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Old 07-16-2013, 06:58 PM   #4
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Okay, David, I need I know -- how did you know what year it was??
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Old 07-16-2013, 06:58 PM   #5
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Oh my! I meant "how much it was?"... Not year. Sorry.
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Old 07-16-2013, 07:33 PM   #6
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Boler Trillium Trailer - Nova Scotia Travel Trailers, Campers For Sale - Kijiji Nova Scotia Canada.

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If you are by to visit this trailer, could you snap a picture of the data sheet that should be on the inside of the closet door? I am always looking for more entries for the serial number list.
Serial numbers on a Trillium

By the way, if you go back to your post, there is an edit button for about 24 hrs. You can change the post if you want.
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Old 07-16-2013, 08:46 PM   #7
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it might just be a 13 footer, it looks a lot like mine did inside, get the seller to measure it for you, tip of tongue to back of rear bumper.
It should also have the model number on one of the cupboard doors on the inside.

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Old 07-16-2013, 09:44 PM   #8
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In addition to deferring to David on all things Trillium, I also agree that it looks like a 4500 (15'). The proportions of the 4500 are different from the 1300, with the additional length of the larger body being added more behind the axle than in front of it.

If you know the width of a reference feature such as the door, you can put a ruler to the image and calculate the length.
The kitchen has counter length for a stove, sink, and some extra space - my guess is that a 1300 doesn't have that extra space.

The length confusion on the seller's part presumably results from the problem of what to measure: the body length would be roughly 13 feet, while the overall length (coupler to bumper) would be about 15 feet, or 4.5 metres as suggested by the name.
Recent discussions of this issue:
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length and measuring question
There have been others over the years.
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Old 07-16-2013, 09:46 PM   #9
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Thanks, guys. I am a little disappointed as it looks like it's now sold. We had a Boler on the list of options, as well, but I kind of got my heart set on having the upper shelf on the Trillium (planned on doing a canvas bunk / hammock for our daughter as seen in another post here; very cool!)... anyway, we'll keep looking!
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Old 07-16-2013, 10:04 PM   #10
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The proportions of the 4500 are different from the 1300
You got it Brian, the rear side window looks more rectangular than the 1300 and the space for the closet is closer to the width of the door rather than much narrower. Here is one to compare to: http://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/f...red-59218.html
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Old 07-17-2013, 12:25 AM   #11
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Too bad! That was one of the best deal's for a 4500 there was at the moment.

Previously, I would have posted this in the referrals section, with the same analysis that I did in post #3, but my posts are now more for reference for the serial number thread. If they provide a picture of the data sheet, they get a referral.

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