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Old 09-16-2012, 07:04 AM   #57
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Nice find Ryan, looking forward to seeing what you do with your interior. Hopefully it will be less than 550#
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Old 09-16-2012, 09:26 AM   #58
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That is amazing how much the plywood weighed!
Can't wait to see the finished result. That's a big project but sounds like it ended up in the right hands for the job.
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Old 09-17-2012, 11:38 AM   #59
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these two pics are of fiber glassers witness marks impressed into mould before assembly of the halves. When our fiber glassers at Waterway Houseboats made two parts for assembly to make one larger part they just etched there marks in and recorded them(no fancy die stamp marks) This gave them the required number of parts pushed out of each mould, so scheduling for maintenance and longevity of mould was always known at all times. These two marks lead me to believe they are the third pushed out of these particular moulds. Has anyone found marks in newer Trilliums?
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Pic's a good closeup, but no identifiers as to location of the marks... where should we look?
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Old 09-17-2012, 12:37 PM   #60
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Ryan, glad to see the trailer found a good home. I am sure your aware but not sure the others here are that the party who you purchased the trailer from has had a dozen or more fiberglass trailers so they are fairly familiar with the various brands. At a rally last week they mentioned they did contact Trillium and obtained measurement for the Sportsman in the brochure and after that they were pretty sure it wasn't a Trillium. Regardless it is a nice find!
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Old 09-17-2012, 03:24 PM   #61
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Hi Francesca
The marks are under the door frame on this trailer. Only found when removed door.
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Old 09-17-2012, 03:32 PM   #62
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Thanks, Ryan

I'm really interested in this unit, and especially in the door construction....does it have an actual removable frame?
Say- if you're doing a complete re-do, it might be cool to start a whole new thread on the subject!

I'd sure be interested to follow it, and maybe you could post more before/after pics etc.
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Old 09-17-2012, 03:33 PM   #63
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Hi Carol
The brochure in documents section is the trailer exactly to a T. The struts from factory are in the right place according to picture of the Sportsman in Miami. Back bumper could only be dreamed up at a manufacturing plant picture attached.. \ I am confident that it is a Trilliam.
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Old 09-17-2012, 03:43 PM   #64
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Fiberglass RV - Document Center - 1977 Trillium Brochure - Color this is link in documents center for Trillium Sportsman.
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Old 09-17-2012, 03:50 PM   #65
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Francesca I will think on that thread. I am doing a complete rebuild of this unit as a matter a fact I am waxing it today with Zep floor wax and have a few before pictures and will take a few after. I am going to try to keep it in the flavor of a original TRILLIUM. If I can find a wrecked trillium I will use as much of it as possible, while adding Deb's and my personal wants and needs. This is the fifth rebuild of a fiberglass trailer. the others being Bolers. Thanks for the push on the thread
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Old 09-17-2012, 04:30 PM   #66
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Sounds great, Ryan

Do keep in mind that this IS an original Trillium, and probably a rare survivor of a very limited production model.

It's also probably one of the very earliest "toyhaulers" of ANY kind, and certainly the first (only?) molded fiberglass trailer aimed at that now very significant market.

Keep us posted!
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This looks like a Trillium 1500 or 4500 as they were sometimes called 15' I think the back doors made it wheelchair accessible
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Old 04-13-2013, 05:37 PM   #68
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It's been identified, Brian- it's a unique, stand alone Trillium model called the Sportsman, and the extra doors are to allow for the loading of atv or bicycles. It's unique in that it's probably one of the earliest "Toyhauler"- type trailers!

I sure wish Ryan would post with an update to the project...

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humm Francesca see post #60.... there was still some questions on that front when Ryan purchased it, although the owner prior to him did do a lot of detective work on trying to figure out if it was or want a Trillium Sportsman... at the end they were not convinced it was. I to hope Ryan would come back and tell us what he has found out since. Either way its a cute trailer.
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But it looks like the pic in the Sportman brochure, right down to the rear bumper and L-400 rear door lock....
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