This trailer is a genuine piece of history having been made by the original manufacturer, Trillium
Industries of Markham, Ontario, Canada. This is the ivory-colored version with the Trillium
add-on room and window in the door. Originally sold
in New Jersey, I’ve had it for 12 years with clean title
and it’s been unused and in storage for the past four years in SW Ontario near London.
It’s in good shape for its age, has never leaked, the jalousie windows
work, and I haven’t had to do much to it, other than regular TLC. I’ve replaced the tires
, refinished the wheels and added new hub caps, installed a new water pump, put a cover on the spare, and added two scissor jacks for leveling. I have some of the original documents including the bill of sale, the color brochure, and appliance manuals.
The sale is on an As Is – Where Is basis with no warranty implied or in writing. Payment accepted in cash in Canadian dollars or equivalent US dollars. Service Ontario will charge 13% HST (Harmonized Sales Tax) based on the actual bill of sale. I can accompany you to their office to assist with the ownership transfer. US buyers will most likely need them to issue a temporary vehicle registration
to allow transporting the trailer to the border on Ontario roads and to cross over into the USA.
It is recommended that the new owner do the following routine maintenance:
(1) grease the axle
(2) service the LP gas lines – e.g. to remove spider webs;
(3) service the appliances – the 3-way fridge
, stove burners and heater were all working the last time I went camping;
(4) general cleaning – some black spots in several areas of the insulation – the use of a gel coat cleaner has preserved the outside pretty well;
(5) replace the LP tank - the old one has expired;
(6) sanitize the water tank with a bleach solution;
(7) check the battery
& replace as necessary – the deep-cycle marine battery
has been kept on a trickle charge.
There are some repairs and improvements that I would be doing if I was to keep it:
(1) The front stone guard (missing on so many Trilliums of this vintage) has to be re-attached since it was blown off in a wind storm;
(2) re-glue four, small triangular-shaped pieces of insulation that have become detached from the inside corners;
(3) service the inside cupboard door latches - either replace the weak springs or the latches themselves;
(4) replace the outside running lights
with LEDs (available from me at no charge);
(5) replace the curtains – their getting very thin – the seating covers are also original but they’re not threadbare yet;
(6) the plastic light
lenses in the dining/bunk area are brittle;
(7) Some of the t-moldings that conceal the insulation seams are deformed and should be replaced;
(8) the add-a-room tent fabric has some small holes that require repair.