Congratulations on your new-to-you Trillium
. We are excited for you!
We have a 1978 Trill we call “Tilly.” She was used as a hunter’s cabin and was quite a mess. She is still a work in progress, but we take her down the road as often as we can. She’s a good ol’ girl.
The two faucets are, indeed, one for the onboard water tank and one for hooking up to shore water. The onboard faucet is usually a Rocket faucet with a rocker handle that pumps the water from your tank. Here is a picture of one from the Valterra catalog and a picture of one we have here. They are also used in boats, so if your RV dealer doesn’t have it, a marine dealer will.
If you look outside at the ‘street side’ of your trailer, you will probably find a hose fitting to attach your white drinking water hose to, for shore water when in a campground.
Sometime in the ‘70s there was a recalll on the frame of the Trilliums. You need to look to see if yours was corrected. Ours hadn’t been and we didn’t know about it at the time. We took a trip around Mt. Rainier, Washington, and when we got home, found this:
It was quite frightening!! This is what it looks like now, having been welded and reinforced.The break happens up front where the frame bends in and up and the bolt comes through to hold the ‘house’ on the frame. Over 3,000 trailers were recalled :-(
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You also need to check the bolts that hold the ‘house’ to the frame. They can become corroded and break off!.
When you pick up your trailer, before you move it , be sure to check the lug nuts on the wheels, yourself. Never take anyone else’s word for it. Also check the tires
and the air pressure. That should get you home.
We will send a personal messge with our home email address. Don’t hesitate to keep in touch! Have fun with your new fiberglass friend!
Bill and Jacquie