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Old 04-27-2014, 09:49 AM   #1
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Is this door sag?

I'm not sure this is the best place to post this (still new to the forums), but I'm looking at purchasing this 1975 Trillium RIGHT NOW. We're over 4 hrs from home to look at this and the guy made us a really good offer on it. But does this look like door sag? I'm unfortunately not knowledgeable enough to tell. Click image for larger version

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Old 04-27-2014, 10:07 AM   #2
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It is sagging a bit and typical. But that is an easy fix on a Trillium, unlike on other types of trailers. It would not stop me or many others from buying. Go for it!

BTW do you have the buyers check list?
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Old 04-27-2014, 10:08 AM   #3
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I am not a Trillium expert but it doesn't look like major door sag to me. On the Trilliums I believe the raised bit on the door never lined up with the belly band. If the door is closing and opening without you needing to lift it up or move it around it doesn't have significant door sag. On the Bolers there is often a large gap on the opening side further down where it doesn't align at all.
There you go Roy knows more than me!
Heres a pic of typical door sag on a boler.
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Old 04-27-2014, 10:27 AM   #4
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You are right kootenaigirl on everything, nice picture to show the difference. The Trillium fix is a lot easier than the boler. All Kelly needs is a couple of hours, a few tools and a tube of epoxy putty for about $10.
https://www.acklandsgrainger.com/AGI..._code=NLS16002

What Kelly has shown is typical and should not stop her from buying that Trillium. The boler fix is a much larger project.
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Old 04-27-2014, 11:21 AM   #5
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Kelly,
Don't keep us hanging here. Did you buy the trailer?
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Old 04-27-2014, 02:20 PM   #6
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Yep yep! Sorry for the late update. We're doing some final cleanup before driving it home. The guy knocked $2k off his asking price, so for $3k, I think it's a deal. It's going to be a little work, but I'm looking forward to the project!
The awesome folks on this forum have already been so helpful!
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Not a deal, a steal!

Congratulations!
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If it's got good bones, which it looks like it does, then the pretty stuff will come later. Besides, the pretty stuff is the FUN part of it! Congratulations on your new baby. You'll have no problem reselling it down the road, but you won't want to.
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You drive a hard bargain there Kelly. Remind me not to try selling you a trailer. Now the fun starts.

Pointers for the first trip home. Lock the door before you go. Pull over a few times to check your bearings at the center of the wheels for excess heat, tire pressure, hitch connection and lights. Make that a habit for every time you stop.

When you get home, you can post more pictures and Dave Tilston is going to ask you to add your serial number to the list he is compiling.
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But does this look like door sag? I'm unfortunately not knowledgeable enough to tell.


I knew before I even clicked on this thread I'd be looking at a Trillium!

Whatchagot there, Kelly-me-girl, is the Signature Trillium "bellyline-don't-line-up-at-the-door-edge" feature.

It's part of the mold...and a surefire sign yer gettin' the Real Thing!
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The remenants of a second aftermarket latch did catch my eye though Francesca.
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Wonderful, now the fun begins!
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Old 04-28-2014, 12:40 AM   #13
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I did notice those bits of aftermarket latch remnants too. The inside is full of aging and poorly done aftermarket "trinkets" too. Like the makeshift shelves in the attached pic. And I need to visit a local RV shop and change out the plastic channels all around.
The most recent PO was an auto mechanic so the mechanical stuff seems to be in decently working order. He just wasn't an interior decorator. Click image for larger version

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And I need to visit a local RV shop and change out the plastic channels all around.
If you are talking about the wrinkled T molding I see in the picture, it can be straightened by dropping it in hot water. Or you can get it from Tom at TrilliumRV www.trilliumrv.com for $108. It is the 1st item on his order form.
http://trilliumrv.files.wordpress.co...artsorder1.pdf

Tom is a one man show that spends a lot of time on the road so don't expect quick responses.

Hang around here long enough and you will learn what to buy where. If you don't know you can ask. Many of us avoid the RV $tealerships whenever we can.

I'm wondering if the original shelving framework is not hidden under the panel doors.
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