Cover for a Trillium 4500 - Page 2 - Fiberglass RV


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 09-14-2014, 02:12 PM   #15
Member
 
Name: Walter
Trailer: 1976 Trillium 1300; Invertec Falcon 190 class b rv
Washington
Posts: 75
Costco Carport Mod for Trillium 1300

Finished the 14' long Costco carport mod and am posting pictures so you can see how it was constructed without the top cover and Trillium inside.

The space where the carport was going was close to the house so measures had to be taken to prevent it from hitting the side of the house and gutters.

There was also a gas meter on one side, and to prevent the 6"X6" wood base from sliding into the gas line, the base was fastened on one end to the square metal post protecting the gas meter and also a L bracket was fashioned to sit in the groove of the concrete driveway.

Braided wire (plastic covered 1/16") in X patterns was used to stabilize the roof canopy and vertical side posts. The vertical posts and roof angles were covered with insulation that was secured with plastic ties.

The ht of the vertical posts is 7' 1" with the 6" added wooden base and 7'4" 6" inside of the vertical posts. The width of the canopy is 9'5" which leaves 16" of clearance on each side of the Trillium. The ht of the Trillium 1300 is 7'6",width 6'8", length 13' .
__________________

__________________
georgewa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2014, 02:41 PM   #16
Member
 
Name: Walter
Trailer: 1976 Trillium 1300; Invertec Falcon 190 class b rv
Washington
Posts: 75
Costco Canopy Cover Mod for Trillium 1300

Finished the 14' canopy cover for the Trillium 1300 . Thought you might like to see the project before the top cover was added and the Trillium was placed inside.

The Costco canopy stock is 10'X20' and I used 2/3 of the length to arrive at 14', given the Trillium 1300 is 13' in total length. The space for the canopy was tight, so extra measures were taken to raise it up 6", stabilize the posts and roof, secure it to the ground and prevent it from sliding into the gas line, and pad the posts and roof supports at the corners to prevent them from damaging the gutters or side of the house in a wnd gust.

A Trillium 1300 is 7'6" in height, 6'8" in width. The canopy is 9'5" in width, leaving 16'"clearance on each side. The canopy posts are 7'1" in ht ( with the added 6" from the 6"x6" treated wood base ) and measure 7'4 measured 6" inward from the posts.
Attached Thumbnails
P1050765.JPG   P1050767.JPG  

__________________

__________________
georgewa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2014, 11:18 AM   #17
Senior Member
 
David Tilston's Avatar
 
Name: Dave W
Trailer: Trillium 4500 - 1977, 1978 (2), 1300 - 1977, 1973, and a 1972
Alberta
Posts: 5,314
Registry
I recommend anchoring the bar just under your eves to the 6x6. My neighbour had his pull out in the wind. Or you could just use self-tapping screws to fasten the top to the legs. This assumes that the legs are fastened to the 6x6.
__________________
David Tilston is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2014, 12:10 PM   #18
Member
 
Name: Walter
Trailer: 1976 Trillium 1300; Invertec Falcon 190 class b rv
Washington
Posts: 75
David,

Thank you for your suggestions.

The leg feet are bolted into the 6X6 each with 3 - 1/2" dia-3 1/2" longscrews. The 3 high horizontal supports attached to the legs touching the side of the house with padded ends are not bolted to the side of the house ( trying to avoid damage to the side of the house )and were meant to serve as side support should there be sway toward the side of the house on the upper portion of the structure. There are bricks between the 6X6 and the concrete wall of the house so the 6X6 cannot move toward the house.

You are quite right about how this canopy will be vulnerable to strong winds, and if the weather forecast is such, I may just need to remove the top cover til the strong wind clears.

Thank you againfor the warning.
__________________
georgewa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2014, 11:21 PM   #19
Member
 
Name: Walter
Trailer: 1976 Trillium 1300; Invertec Falcon 190 class b rv
Washington
Posts: 75
Costco Canopy Mod Fits Trilly 1300

We just got our Trilly out of storage on the Pacific coast and put it into our newly made canopy. The canopy was made with the dimensions in mind that this site had for the Trillium 1300. Thank you !

It all turned out quite nicely, with plenty of room on the door side for it to open.

This should help keep our Trilly dry during the upcoming Pacific NW rainy season.

Thought you might like to see the finished picture.
Attached Thumbnails
IMG_2326.jpg   IMG_2340.jpg  

__________________

__________________
georgewa is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
trillium


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
For Sale: Trillium 4500 cover Reid Larsen Parts: Buy | Sell | Trade 4 02-24-2014 10:45 AM
CA | For Sale: Trillium 4500, Santa Barbara. $4500 SOLD! tellis Classified Archives 7 09-04-2013 12:07 PM
AB (Canada) - Trillium 4500 - 1978 - $4500 David Tilston Referrals: Molded Fiberglass Trailers 16 04-22-2013 02:07 PM
1979 Trillium 4500 for sale -- C$5200 or US$4500 - SOLD jenniferm Classified Archives 8 07-14-2009 02:38 PM
Vent Cover and Power Outlet Cover Todd Sleeman Classified Archives 0 11-30-2008 06:29 PM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:36 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.