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Old 09-12-2014, 12:18 PM   #29
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A visit to the TrilliumRV site yields

As of Spring 2014, Trillium Trailers will be known as the Sidekick by Sterling RV, a division of Great West Van Conversions Inc. In recent months, we have relocated our manufacturing facility to Alabama to be closer to our clientele.


After that the site reads the same as the old page except Sidekick is substituted for Trillium. The factory picture is from California, Brea I think. Sometimes the 15 ft is called the 1500 and other times it's the 4500. There are other errors as well. Unfortunately the Great West site doesn't seem to give enough information about the trailer. Their vans seems to dominate and the trailer is an after thought.

The Trillium design is a really nice trailer. The casual attention to details in both construction and customer service are why it hasn't succeeded so far. I hope Great West or Sterling or who ever is building the trailer makes a go of it but even if they overcome the mistakes of the past I'm afraid high cost may do them in. When I bought my Trillium, the price was very competitive with Scamp. Raz
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Old 09-13-2014, 07:42 PM   #30
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We saw/toured a Trillium 1500 (15') in April at the Townsend Eggscursion. A nearby RV dealer (in Chillhowee) had recently become a dealer and had 2 on the lot which they brought down to the campground. It is a nice camper, but the MSRP was $22,000.

To me, the 1500 had a lot of features I'd like in a small camper: double size bed, bathroom, small front bench - but I felt the the price was way too high.
I had not heard that the plant was now moved to Alabama.
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Old 09-13-2014, 08:26 PM   #31
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Get Away RV shop in Abbortsford BC has some Sidekicks and they are on sale for C$21,445. Lots of pictures of the trailers on the link.
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Old 09-13-2014, 09:40 PM   #32
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Marian here. When I posted about the wheel coming off, we were brand new RV/ trillium owners. The problem was actually with the seller who never told us to tighten the lug nuts. We had never owned an RV and did not know that you need to tighten the lug nuts regularly. After we got it home, discovered the heater was hooked up wrong, fridge not hooked up at all, was not checked out at the factory before releasing it for sale. The trillium was actually a good little trailer once all the things they were supposed to do were taken care of. We have since traded for a bigger RV. It was just too small for us. The price on those units is way off the charts though. We bought a new 21 foot RV with all the bells and whistles and it was less than what we paid for the trillium.
If the assembly or dealer prep was done properly there is no way that a wheel should loosen in 200 miles. This was NOT your fault.
Just how often did they say you should tighten them anyway... at every fuel stop??
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Floyd, I was told, and have seen a sticker on several fenders, that a new wheel, or one that has been removed and reinstalled, should be checked for tightness every 50 miles x 2, then just have to check them every couple hundred of miles. I did this after picking up our Lil Snoozy, and darned if the lug nuts weren't loose the first two times, although less loose each time after each check. I also noticed that the wheel on the spindle had loosened or seated after 1000 miles and bearing needed to be tighten one notch.
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Floyd, I was told, and have seen a sticker on several fenders, that a new wheel, or one that has been removed and reinstalled, should be checked for tightness every 50 miles x 2, then just have to check them every couple hundred of miles. I did this after picking up our Lil Snoozy, and darned if the lug nuts weren't loose the first two times, although less loose each time after each check. I also noticed that the wheel on the spindle had loosened or seated after 1000 miles and bearing needed to be tighten one notch.
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So you do get out a torque wrench at every fuel stop? Bless your heart!
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Old 09-14-2014, 05:32 AM   #35
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I have the same wheel on my Trillium. I take them off at least once a year to do the bearings. They have never been loose after the initial tightening. My guess, some one at the factory put the wheels on and forgot to tighten them when the trailer was lowered to the ground.

When we picked up our trailer the safety chains had no hooks, the inside of the trailer was dirty, we found hardware, debris, and a razor blade in the storage compartments, and none of the holes for wires had been sealed. It was clear that Tom Young, who delivered the trailer, had never set foot in it. Like I said, casual. Raz
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We visited the SideKick at our local dealer in Kingston NS. Oh my. The quality was very shoddy inside. Maybe they don't deliver well? Nothing closed properly. The outside of the unit felt very light and depressed so easily when touching it. The front window cover did not close properly and when we tried to close it the parts came out on the right side. Priced here at 22,500$. Was thinking some day we'd upgrade to a 15' with toilet - I will not look at these ones but go for a ProLite.

I was so excited to finally see a brand new one only to be let down.
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Out of curiosity I emailed the 'Trillium' company because there are supposedly two of them? This is their reply to me:

"They brand was originally. But they sold out to Sterling Industrial
Coatings, which also bought Great West Vans, and was rebranded as the
"SideKick" by Sterling RV…which also makes "Great West Vans" by
Sterling RV…Parsons Motors is a dealer for the SideKick trailers now.
We added them about 2 months ago."
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If not Trillium, then replace flooring on a scamp?

I finally got in touch with Trillium and I liked the sound of the new situation except that it seems to be taking a wile to get up and running. The sales person was supposed to call me but never did. They say they have some 1300 bunk models that were manufactured in Canada and assembled in Alabama. The latest report of shoddy workmanship scares me since the price is so high. It doesn't seem like there is anything else out there that has bunks, lots of big windows, modern looking interior (faux wood flooring, flat sink/stove when not in use, stainless refrigerator.) There's a used Scamp local but it doesn't look as nice as the Trillium. We've never done any mods on a camper before, but I'm guessing replacing flooring wouldn't be that bad!
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....... It doesn't seem like there is anything else out there that has bunks, lots of big windows, modern looking interior (faux wood flooring, flat sink/stove when not in use, stainless refrigerator.) .......
I believe both Scamp and Parkliner have bunk options. Parkliner is made in N.C. Raz
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Just saw 2014 Trillium 13 ft

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...It doesn't seem like there is anything else out there that has bunks, lots of big windows...

I have seen a couple of used Trillium/Outbacks for sale and noticed they didn't have the jalousies. In fact, it looked like the front & rear were non-opening. Is that right? One of the attractions of the old Trilliums was ventilation on all four sides.
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Trillium / Outback uses sliders on the sides, and non opening windows front and back.
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I believe both Scamp and Parkliner have bunk options. Parkliner is made in N.C. Raz
Escape has a bunk option as well. Goes over the front dinette.
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