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Old 02-22-2012, 07:25 PM   #1
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The front window guard that came with our 1973 trillium 1300 is history. It actually was not even on the trailer and I can see why. Can anyone help me out with suppliers? And has anyone ever found the hubcaps or copies anywhere?
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Old 02-25-2012, 12:50 PM   #2
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the hubcaps that were on mine were generic trailer hubcaps from the 70's era, look for an old stickie that's been parked forever.

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Old 02-25-2012, 02:37 PM   #3
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I've read somewhere on the forum about cutting a piece out of an old/unused/no-longer-loved fiberglass shower stall. Then you would need to find some sort of rubber gasket for the edge to tidy things up. And something to fasten it to the trailer. I wonder if you could order those fasteners from Scamp?
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Old 02-25-2012, 02:59 PM   #4
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Make one out of vinyl siding and aluminum frame.
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Old 02-25-2012, 03:06 PM   #5
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Kevin that looks great! Do you have more photos? Did you make the frame yourself? My Playpac didn't come with any window cover and I just never thought about doing something like what you did.
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Old 02-25-2012, 03:31 PM   #6
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Make one out of vinyl siding and aluminum frame.

Kevin, nice. Where did you get the frame?
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Old 02-26-2012, 08:54 AM   #7
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Not mine. I found it on this site a long time ago. Can't find it now.
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Old 02-26-2012, 09:06 AM   #8
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That looks like it's on a Trillium. Here's Barrie's build: finished Trillium rock guard and here's Booker's Replacing Trillium Window Rock Guard Kevin 61 has a YouTube video right after Booker's post.
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Old 02-26-2012, 09:38 AM   #9
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Check out McMaster Carr for hinges, latches, angle aluminum, struts ect.

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Old 02-26-2012, 11:02 AM   #10
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What would you guess the frame material to be? I'm guessing aluminum channel, maybe extruded specifically for window applications so that corner L's can be screwed into it easily. That would make it easy to slide in vinyl siding as opposed to glass.
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My first thought would be to use angle aluminum and have the corners welded.

But before I made one I would call Trillium Outback in Canada and see how much a new one costs. Who knows, it might be cheaper?

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Old 02-26-2012, 01:15 PM   #12
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That looks like it's on a Trillium. Here's Barrie's build: finished Trillium rock guard and here's Booker's finished Trillium rock guard. Kevin 61 has a YouTube video right after Booker's post.
I have the same problem with my '76 Trillium 1300 (missing rock guard). Donna, tried to check those links & both of 'em lead to Barrie's post??

Is this the way the front should look with the rock guard removed? Looked like this when I got the trailer...
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Donna, tried to check those links & both of 'em lead to Barrie's post??
Oh shoot, okay... just fixed it. BTW the pictures Kevin posted are what Daniel posted about his trailer: Replacing Trillium Window Rock Guard
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Thanks Donna. It appears the the 'old green' border surrounding my front window is in fact where the original rock guard was removed after the trailer had been painted (badly IMO) white/black. There are holes (also filled badly) where some type of frame was removed so I suspect some PO took an old frame off rather than attempt a repair. I saved the pic of Booker's & Daniel V's replacement rock guards as well as the original shown by Larry C Hanson in the old thread. Betcha I can devise/fabricate something suitable (when I get to that point) from available materials if I can't find an original to work with.
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