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Old 01-09-2013, 07:06 PM   #29
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The discussion of weight distribution hitches should be moved from this thread, to the Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear group.
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Hey, O.P.!

I paid $1400.00 for my Trillium about seven years ago. It came to me in great shape so no "repairs" were necessary, but naturally I had to make "improvements".

The biggest expense was a pulldown awning. I think I've put about $2,000.00 more (after purchase price) in the trailer including replacing worn out tires three times and completely rebuilding the brakes.

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Old 01-09-2013, 07:22 PM   #30
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I paid $1400.00 for my Trillium about seven years ago. It came to me in great shape so no "repairs" were necessary, but naturally I had to make "improvements".
That is a GREAT price! Especially considering the condition!
I got a similarly good deal on my first 4500, about a year ago. But I too made "improvements". I have been shopping compulsively since, but have yet to find as good a deal.
When I bought it, I was about to pull the pin and purchase a 19' Bigfoot for $5500 Then the ad for my trailer popped up. It was in Saskatchewan, so I quit work early, hopped into our travel van and arrived late that night. I slept in the van and met the seller the next morning. She was moving to BC and just wanted to get rid of a trailer that belonged to her parents. I think she looked up the book value and discounted a bit, because it had not been used for a few years and was full of dead bugs. By the time I met her, she had received a lot of calls. But she stuck to her price and I was the first one there with $2000 cash in my hand.
In comparison, the worst deal I made was my last trailer. I purchased it for $1300, and it needs a lot of work. Costs have not been too high so far. I did drive to Seattle to pick up front and rear shelves for that one and dinette cushions for the Wedding Gift. I also drove to Vulcan to get a furnace for it. Said hi to Spock while my daughter and I were there. I have been sanding for what seems like forever to remove the badly done paint job, both inside and out. I will have to fibreglass over the hole cut in the side of the trailer, and the kitchen cabinet for the wrong furnace, that was very badly installed by a PO. Then I will install the correct furnace. I expect that I will put about $5000 into it, especially since I want to paint it with a good two part paint and replace the frame. If I had looked at the frame closer, I would have walked away, but the sun had set, the mosquitoes were fierce and the price seemed low.
I think that luck plays a large part in finding a great deal.
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Thanks for the information from everyone. I think I've (already) found my trailer! We are driving out to get it this weekend and I'm way excited about it. Needs some minor repairs, but nothing too big. I'll keep you all posted
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Thanks for the information from everyone. I think I've (already) found my trailer! We are driving out to get it this weekend and I'm way excited about it. Needs some minor repairs, but nothing too big. I'll keep you all posted
Posted! We expect pictures! So what did you get? you will have to change your trailer from in the market to your new addition.
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Posts germaine to discussion of weight distribution hitchs moved to thread: "Advisibliity of weight distribution hitch, pros and cons"
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