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Old 10-07-2013, 09:45 PM   #1
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Just saw 2014 Trillium 13 ft

I was coming back from the Scamp factory after getting some work done on my 2011- 13 ft and stopped at an Lake Region RV in Ramsey MN.

I was talking to Sandy about these and she told me Great West Vans has bought Trillium and is making a 13.5 and a 15.5 foot version. Great quality and nice looking trailers.

http://www.lakeregionrvs.com/pre_own...R0&veh=3334518

The call them a SideKick. I was thinking about seeing what a trade in would be but the price is pretty steep on these.
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Old 10-07-2013, 10:35 PM   #2
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I was talking to Sandy about these and she told me Great West Vans has bought Trillium and is making a 13.5 and a 15.5 foot version. Great quality and nice looking trailers.
Does this mean that Tom Young is no longer involved?
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Old 10-07-2013, 11:39 PM   #3
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I dont know

All I know is that Great West Vans is making the SideKick
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Old 10-07-2013, 11:42 PM   #4
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They have a web site. Doesn't everybody?

http://www.greatwestvans.com/wp-cont...el-Trailer.pdf
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Old 10-08-2013, 05:54 AM   #5
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This was reported by a member last August. No one has explained whats going on. Perhaps Tom has found yet another company to make his trailers. If so, this will be the fifth. Raz
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It was me who posted in August on trilliums new venture . I spoke with Tom Young at bolerama rally were he spoke of his new plans .he had just dropped off a load of trailers in Manitoba were he seems to have a joint venture with great west vans. He said he will mostly be involved in sales rather than manufacturing. He also said they plan to sell them on rv lots . Great west vans should make a real good quality product and hopefully a good price point
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I saw the trailers in person yesterday.

I have been a quality manager as a Tier I and Tier II automotive supplier for 27 years, currently I am a Director of Quality and Regulatory for a class II medical device manufacturer, so I know a bit about quality, fit and finish.

Lets just say the double wall is nice. The wall's are nice, the cushions and foam are nice, the windows are better, the door fit and seals are nice, the door hinges are nice, the choice of dometic refrigerator is nice, the wheel wheels are nice, the trailer comes with alumn. wheel. If the price was comparable to Scamp it would be a no brainer.

Here's the rub.....the salesperson told me they were going to be about $20,000 but they did not have the pricing in yet.

I was at the Minnesota State fair and got a quote for $12,500 for a 13ft. SCAMP Deluxe with a front dinette. My aluminum wheels were $275 mounted balanced and delivered.

For the $7,000 difference...I will stay with a Scamp...now if it was a delta of $2,000 ..I would be there.
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This sounds like the same arrangement Tom had with Mattman Specialty Vehicles ( company # 3), the folks who made mine. As near as I can figure part of his arrangement with them was that they cover the warranty. Long story short I had significant issues that I had to deal with myself. Unless you are handy you might want to wait a few years to see if they are still around.

When I bought mine in 2010 the cost was comparable to the Deluxe Scamp 13'. Raz
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Seems like too (two) many owners want their share of profits, causing the price to be too high.
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got the price $16,685

13 ft'r for $16,685
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I presume that is the bare bones model.

http://www.greatwestvans.com/wp-cont...el-Trailer.pdf
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Wow, if I'm reading right the basic "Classic" model doesn't even come with a spare tire? Hummmm.
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At an RV place in Abbotsford there is a 2014 13' and 15' Side Kick by Great West to view along with a 2013 13' Trillium to compare it to. Cant see any signage on the Side Kicks that indicate its a Trillium other than the Trillium logo embossed on door.

Lots of pictures of all three trailers can be found at www.getawayrv.com - its intreasting to see the changes inside the 2013 to the 2014.
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This sounds like the same arrangement Tom had with Mattman Specialty Vehicles ( company # 3), the folks who made mine. As near as I can figure part of his arrangement with them was that they cover the warranty.
Not so sure about that Raz, Tom had a lot of different places make the Trilliums for him (including Escape for a short time) since he split off from the Trillium Group in Canada, (now known as Trillium Outback). But even though the US Trilliums (Toms company) where being built by 3rd parties they always had Trillium name and logos on them and no mention of the 3rd party who made them.... which makes me think in 2014 things have changed big time in regards to Tom's ownership/involvement...
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