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Old 06-10-2007, 01:29 AM   #1
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Any suggestions?

We have a 1975 Trillium, and although it's in very decent shape, the outside utility covers are brittle. Broke the electric one, and the duct tape holding it on is a tad unsightly! There are no RV stores in our tiny little town, so do you have any suggestions about how to find a replacement? Maybe I'm just not calling it by the right name when I do an internet search?

Thanks for any ideas - this is a great site!

Connie

ps. We've posted some pics of our Alaska trips with the Trill....
www.metalcarver.com/trillium/trillium.htm
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Old 06-10-2007, 01:33 AM   #2
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I see that I made a typo and listed my trailer at 13 inches!
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Old 06-10-2007, 04:45 AM   #3
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I see that I made a typo and listed my trailer at 13 inches!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/RV-Camper-E...72715QQtcZphoto

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Electrical-...1QQcmdZViewItem

not exactly what you are looking for but it might give you some keywords to search for something that is closer to original.

Nice pictures by the way.
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Old 06-10-2007, 09:40 AM   #4
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Atho I am never thrilled with thier prices, Caming World has an extensive selection for such things. They sell online.

Oh, and would you adopt me so I can go on your vacations in Alaska too? Very pretty pictures!
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Old 06-10-2007, 12:17 PM   #5
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Amazing pics of your travels with your Trill. Was in your awesome part of the Country a few years back...Dawson City to Chicken, to Tok, then southward down the coast into BC.
Do you know if the "Top of the World Highway" is paved yet ? It was a long, dusty drive back in '86 !
Couldn't help noticing some kind of shielding on the front lower part of the trailer body, to guard against stone chips...(road rash !)

What material is it made of ? Is it sprayed on ?

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Old 06-10-2007, 12:22 PM   #6
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Thanks for the ideas!

(and the mosquitos don't show up in the pictures )
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Old 06-10-2007, 12:43 PM   #7
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Last time we drove the Top of the World HWY was about the same time as you did, Joe! We did it around the 1st of September, and the fall colors were gorgeous. But my Milepost indicates that it's still a very "interesting" road. Canadian side was seal coated a few years back, but there are big breaks, then all gravel from the border to Chicken.

I think the rock guard was original with this trailer. It's like a rubber mat glued on.
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Old 06-10-2007, 03:28 PM   #8
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A huge number of RV dealers get their parts from Coast, which offers their line in the Go-RV website. Specify any U.S. dealer, and you will see US$ prices. While it is used by many dealers to show what they have available for retail customers in their stores, direct ordering for shipment is also offered - I have no idea what shipping to remote locations costs, as I have only purchased their stuff in person at local dealers. It is easier to use their catalog on paper, but the entire thing is available on the web site.

They have a wide selection of those utility (or "service") covers, for power, water, etc.
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Old 06-10-2007, 05:42 PM   #9
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We had the same problem with our '82 Scamp so we replaced the water fill & electrical access door with ones we bought at Camping World.

Love the pics of your travels! What beautiful scenery! I hope to go there someday too.

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Old 06-12-2007, 02:39 AM   #10
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Thanks everybody!
With your suggested sites and search terms, I'm finding all kinds of choices now!
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