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Old 07-06-2008, 07:56 PM   #15
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I have a Jubilee trailer as well, I think it is an 1981 model if I recall correctly, that I hauled with a Scout 800 last year. It really is a cosy little trailer but is a rare bird...only ever seen one other one like it. It was butchered sometime in the past. I'm always interested to find out any info I can on it!!

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Old 07-06-2008, 09:27 PM   #16
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I have a Jubilee trailer as well, I think it is an 1981 model if I recall correctly, that I hauled with a Scout 800 last year. It really is a cosy little trailer but is a rare bird...only ever seen one other one like it. It was butchered sometime in the past. I'm always interested to find out any info I can on it!!

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Hi: Marc...Just got home from Bolerama 2008 @ Emily P.Pk. near Peterborough Ont. and I saw at least 2 or 3 Jubilee's there. There were around 110 Fiberglass trailers scattered through the park for 3 days. It was a blast...with around 200 people for "looky see & pot luck" sat. nite I was busy showing off our new Escape 5.0. Wish I had gotten to talk to the owners of those trailers.
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Old 07-09-2008, 02:44 PM   #17
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Here is a picture of one of the two Trillium Jubilees that were at the Emily Gathering on the weekend. It looks very similar to the "Square Boler". The owners said that only about 60 were made. They appear to be about 15 feet in length.
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Old 07-10-2008, 09:14 PM   #18
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It sounds rare...I have only ever seen one like mine on the roads. There is a lot of wood cabinets in the thing, and it has seen neglect the past while of its life. we are in the process of putting new cabinets in it as the wood was all dryrotted, and reflooring it as well. To me it didn't seem as nice as a larger rounded trillium that was for sale around here with the plastic moulded cabinets. But it's ours and we love it..here is a picture of it.
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Old 07-12-2008, 03:02 PM   #19
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The Jubilee is indeed a rare egg.
At Ontario last week we toured two of them. It may be seen as the "Square Trillium" which is a bit of a mis-nomer as all Trilliums are somewhat squarer than Bolers or Scamps. It's 15 feet long like the 4500 (4.5 meters, get it?) and has some rather unique features. In addition to the cabinetry changes they also came without the standard Trillium Ensolite™ insulated lining. Both the Jubilees we saw had owners who complained heartily about the apparently original crap that they had to peel off the walls and ceiling and replace.

As for the 5500... Charlie C on this forum had a chance encounter with a retired executive of Trillium a couple of years ago. That fellow told Charlie that the 5500 was manufactured only in 1980~81 (ours is an '81) and a total of only sixty-three made. There were a remarkable five (5) of those at Emily last week. Each 5500 is a bit different as far as bathroom features, paneling color and galley set up. Some had complete showers, some toilets, some Porta-Pottis. Some had gas/electric cooktops, some ovens (!) and some purely gas cokktops. We've seen several that were not at Emily this time and can confirm that it's not simply post-production changes that make each individual, it's the way they were delivered. There were even a limited number of tandem axle 5500's made before Trillium decided to save a few bucks and put in a single torsion axle. By the time the 5500 was being made, Trillium was in financial trouble and it seems as if it was an attempt to grab market share to save the company. Apparently unsuccessful, they soon went belly-up.

It's a fascinating story which I cannot document or guarantee.... all word of mouth and second hand at that.
But then, much of human history is the same, eh?
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Old 07-14-2008, 06:01 PM   #20
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What would be the insulation in my Jubilee? It's kind of a foam backed stuff that looks like stucco or popcorn on the outside. The PO painted it white and it doesn't look bad. We are n the process of replacing the cabinetry as it's all kind of rotted and collapsed.
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Old 07-14-2008, 06:09 PM   #21
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It's called ensolite. Here's a thread discussing various wall materials I found interesting:

http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/in...howtopic=25788
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It's called ensolite. Here's a thread discussing various wall materials I found interesting:

http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/in...howtopic=25788
The owners of at least one of the Jubilee's at Emily said that they did not have Ensolite™ in theirs when they got it. Whatever it was they did have would crumble at a touch and had no insulation backing it. They had changed it out for plywood/carpet/masonite combo.

What Marc describes DOES sound like Ensolite™, though. If the white paint has a latex base and is not cracking and peeling it should be just fine, Marc.
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Old 05-28-2009, 05:23 PM   #23
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[quote]Here's a "legacy post" on the Jubilee. It's not definitive, but hopefully it's useful.

<span style="font-size:8pt;line-height:100%">Posted 10:31:02 by Member Floy E. Doull, of Clarke's Beach, Newfoundland:

Hello, Jody!

It's good to meet another Jubilee owner. Does yours look like mine? As far as I know, 1979 was the Year of the Jubilee -- Jubilee of what, you might ask, and to that I have no reply. On the inside of the door to the cupboard under my sink, there is a sheet giving the particulars, put there by the manufacturer -- Trillium Industries, Markham, Ontario. It states there that it is a Jubilee, with the serial number JU.3300169 (the last three digits might not be correct -- I can check them though). So, if yours has a similar sheet, it should say clearly on it that it is a Jubilee. The trailer itself has "Jubilee", as you can perhaps see on the picture of mine, embossed on the right rear part of the fiberglass.

Now, if yours is indeed a Jubilee, then the question is what is its year of manufacture? I was informed on the 'Bolerama' site that it was only manufactured in 1979, and my ownership paper gives that date.

I don't have the manual for the Jubilee. I do, however, have the complete manuals on CD for the Trillium 4500, provided by dear friends who have that trailer. I understood it was the immediate successor to the Jubilee, and after that the Trillium 4600 was manufactured for only one year before the firm went out of business.

I would be interested to know about your trailer. We could compare notes.

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Hi. Is Floy Doull still in this forum? His serial number is only 10 away from mine,and I have a Trillium Jubilee. Thanks Tim R
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Old 05-29-2009, 09:57 AM   #24
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there's a jubilee for sale in Mirimichi, New brunswick. (Mirra-me-she) http://halifax.kijiji.ca/c-cars-vehicles-R...QAdIdZ131276793

$4200 canadian, someone will snatch that up quickly.

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Old 06-14-2009, 07:45 PM   #25
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There's alway's 2 or 3 Jubelee for sale here in Québec the older one is this one (1976)
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Sorry for the long link...Price is in CA$ Just write "Trillium" in the "Mots clés ou # annonce PAC" box and take look
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Old 06-16-2009, 10:41 PM   #26
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[quote]Here's a "legacy post" on the Jubilee. It's not definitive, but hopefully it's useful.

<span style="font-size:8pt;line-height:100%">Posted 10:31:02 by Member Floy E. Doull, of Clarke's Beach, Newfoundland:

Hello, Jody!

It's good to meet another Jubilee owner. Does yours look like mine? As far as I know, 1979 was the Year of the Jubilee -- Jubilee of what, you might ask, and to that I have no reply. On the inside of the door to the cupboard under my sink, there is a sheet giving the particulars, put there by the manufacturer -- Trillium Industries, Markham, Ontario. It states there that it is a Jubilee, with the serial number JU.3300169 (the last three digits might not be correct -- I can check them though). So, if yours has a similar sheet, it should say clearly on it that it is a Jubilee. The trailer itself has "Jubilee", as you can perhaps see on the picture of mine, embossed on the right rear part of the fiberglass.

Now, if yours is indeed a Jubilee, then the question is what is its year of manufacture? I was informed on the 'Bolerama' site that it was only manufactured in 1979, and my ownership paper gives that date.

I don't have the manual for the Jubilee. I do, however, have the complete manuals on CD for the Trillium 4500, provided by dear friends who have that trailer. I understood it was the immediate successor to the Jubilee, and after that the Trillium 4600 was manufactured for only one year before the firm went out of business.

I would be interested to know about your trailer. We could compare notes.

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Hi Floy Doull

You mention that you have the manuals for the Trillium 4500... I bought that Trillium last summer and am disparately looking for any information on that trailer that I can get. I love the trailer, but don't know anything about servicing the stuff in it. Any chance of getting some of that manual? Would sure appreciate it.
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Mary was [b]quoting a "Legacy Post", which is a remnant of what we could piece together after the Computer Hacking of November 2005 destroyed this website. That means that Floy [b]was a member sometime before that date. I just searched the membership list, and it looks like he is no longer a member here.
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Mary was [b]quoting a "Legacy Post", which is a remnant of what we could piece together after the Computer Hacking of November 2005 destroyed this website. That means that Floy [b]was a member sometime before that date. I just searched the membership list, and it looks like he is no longer a member here.

Thanks Frederick... My first time on and didn't know the history.
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