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Old 10-17-2018, 11:52 AM   #29
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we have a new frame built in Surrey BC by a friend who owns his own yard. I think it might have been in the ballpark of $1300 if you are not in a big hurry. Let me know if you need more info. Good luck!
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Old 10-17-2018, 12:32 PM   #30
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Not that this is any real help, but its fascinating to me that this frame broke in EXACTLY the "right" place, that being the point where the recall notices predicted it would. Whole string takes me back to a thread I posted on this very subject back in '11 when I was contemplating buying a 1300 myself. For anyone interested in a lil trip down memory lane here's a link to that thread. Headcount It's also instructive IMO b/c it contains both the recall notice AND a diagram showing the proper repairs to the area.
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Old 10-17-2018, 01:14 PM   #31
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Trillium Frame

We have a 1978 Trillium. This summer another old Trillium pulled up beside us at a service station. While talking to the owner I noticed his frame was different. He told be it was a new frame supplied and installed by Team trillium in Calgary. they make the Outback which uses original molds so the new frame works for older models. Perhaps purchase from the and have Escape Industries install it.
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Old 10-17-2018, 02:18 PM   #32
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With a frame that bad I am surprised the rusty Elevator Bolts still attach the shell to the frame!
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Old 10-25-2018, 02:27 PM   #33
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My suggestion would be to find a good welding shop and have them repair the frame...
I've remodeled several Trillium's some the frame was in good shape and a few had cracked frames, I think there were 4 that I had the frames repaired.. On all of them I took the four bolts holding the body on out placed pieces of blocking and on all four corners, jacked the body off the frame rolled it out and then lowered the body down on 4x4 running the length of the camper, that way I could work on the camper while the trailer was being repaired..
Once I decided to repair the frame I went ahead and had the welder extend it so I could put a toolbox on the front.. This is what I did on all 4 of them and really love the added storage.. Here's a few pictures..
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Old 10-25-2018, 02:51 PM   #34
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Here's one that I've been working on, my welder had some personal problems all summer long and I've not got the frame back yet.. He plan's to have it done in the next 3 weeks hopefully...Plan to install a toolbox on this one also...……..
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Old 10-25-2018, 03:03 PM   #35
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When I get done with this one I have several setting waiting their turn... I'm getting a lot slower in my old age getting them done but hopefully I'll get them all renovated.... Have two others that not in the pictures one is at my son-in-laws and the other at my friends house he used it over the summer...…………...
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Old 10-25-2018, 03:13 PM   #36
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Randy, I always enjoy and learn from your posts. Keep up the good work. Raz
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Old 10-25-2018, 03:26 PM   #37
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Randy, I always enjoy and learn from your posts. Keep up the good work. Raz

Thanks RAZ, I've been really busy over the summer and haven't worked on them much this summer but plan to start back soon... I've got pictures of the last one I redone but they are all stored on my old computer and it's corrupted and needs repairing so I can download them and post them on here......
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Thanks RAZ, I've been really busy over the summer and haven't worked on them much this summer but plan to start back soon... I've got pictures of the last one I redone but they are all stored on my old computer and it's corrupted and needs repairing so I can download them and post them on here......
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How did you finally resolve your frame problem? I confess I'm asking out of self-interest. my frame has also cracked on the tongue. I've removed the frame from under the body and there's a fair amount of rot. I feel like I need to get to this because the days are getting longer. Spring will be here before you know it!

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