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Old 10-18-2012, 06:57 AM   #1
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Does your Trillium weep?

Escape trailers come with "pontoons" to collect water should there be a leak and weep holes to evacuate that water. I notice my "new" Trillium also has pontoons but there are no weep holes. Are there weep holes on the original Trilliums? Raz
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Old 10-18-2012, 08:46 AM   #2
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can't resist- maybe yours has a diaper!!!
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Old 10-18-2012, 10:21 AM   #3
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can't resist- maybe yours has a diaper!!!
Mine's new, it's the older ones I'm asking about. Come to think of it doesn't your new one weep?
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Old 10-18-2012, 11:36 AM   #4
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My 1973 1300 has weep holes, but the 4500 does not. Personally I think they are a good idea. I will be adding them to the 4500's when I get the proper drain fittings. I wonder why they stopped using them?
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Old 10-18-2012, 05:18 PM   #5
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Hi Dave. Mine was made by mistake. That is, they made lots of mistakes when they made it. Who knows, the other new ones may have them. Where are they located, and what size are holes? Also, fittings? Thanks, Raz
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Old 10-18-2012, 06:29 PM   #6
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They are a few inches ahead of and behind the wheel wells. They are about 1/2" in diameter. When I get home I will try to take pictures.
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Old 10-18-2012, 06:53 PM   #7
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I have a 75 Trilllium and yes there are drain holes, I added a couple more just to be safe. They are about 3/8 in diameter. Any larger and they may require a bug and rodent guard.

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Old 10-18-2012, 09:45 PM   #8
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It looks like the curb side front of the wheel well, (under the door) doesn't have a drain.
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Weep Hole - Curb Side - Back.jpg   Weep Hole - Curb Side - Front.jpg  

Weep Hole - Road Side - Back.jpg   Weep Hole - Road Side - Front.jpg  

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Old 10-19-2012, 05:07 AM   #9
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Thanks for taking the time. Looks like each side of the wheel well has one. The last picture seems to show a fitting? While you don't hear much about floor issues with Trilliums, moisture could collect in there and there is no way to know it's there, especially in the door area. So why they would leave that one out is mystery. Then again the holes could also let water in. Perhaps thats why your 4500 doesn't have them. Thanks again, Raz
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Old 10-19-2012, 05:55 AM   #10
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On my 1977 4500 water collected in all the low spots until I drilled outlet holes. After that no problems.
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Old 10-19-2012, 07:02 AM   #11
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On my 1977 4500 water collected in all the low spots until I drilled outlet holes. After that no problems.
Two questions. How much water came out when you drilled? Was the water due to condensation or did you find a leak? Raz
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I live in Las Vegas so it is really dry 95% of the time, however we do sometimes have some humidity in July and August. Some how, some way, I would go out to the rig and there would be water. Drove me crazy until I drilled holes.
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You lost me with the "pontoons" reference... since I'm pretty sure they're not for flotation, what exactly is their purpose????
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You lost me with the "pontoons" reference... since I'm pretty sure they're not for flotation, what exactly is their purpose????
Run your hand down from the lower side of your Trillium underneath until you hit the frame and you will notice that you are following the lower half of a tube. That's the pontoon, a description coined by the folks who make the Escape. Apparently it's a trough intended to catch water that gets inside, diverting it away from the plywood floor. Raz
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