(Re)-installing front bunk - Fiberglass RV


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Old 07-17-2010, 08:54 AM   #1
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I'm a new owner of a '72 13' Trillium. While I do my camping alone, for the most part, there may be times when I have company. My unit doesn't have a front bunk and I can't see where one may have been installed. Did this unit originally have a front bunk above the front bench seat/bed? There seems to be room for one. Perhaps a frame installs on top of the bench to support one? If someone can point me to pictures or offer advice I'll appreciate it. Hopefully, (one day...) I'll have grandchildren to share a camping trip.
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Old 07-17-2010, 09:23 AM   #2
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I bet that if you hit the NB Meet in Little Shemogue next weekend you'll get to see some in person.

http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/index.ph...st&p=348715

If not there are a lot of pictures here. Do an advanced search for +Trillium +bunk.
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Old 07-17-2010, 09:58 AM   #3
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I bet that if you hit the NB Meet in Little Shemogue next weekend you'll get to see some in person.

http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/index.ph...st&p=348715

If not there are a lot of pictures here. Do an advanced search for +Trillium +bunk.
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I will be attending the meet next weekend. Actually, I just returned from that area this week.
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Old 07-17-2010, 10:03 AM   #4
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Bring your camera, a tape measure, and a notebook. Most meets I've been to have a show and tell day. If not almost everybody is proud to show off their trailers and mods.
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Bring your camera, a tape measure, and a notebook. Most meets I've been to have a show and tell day. If not almost everybody is proud to show off their trailers and mods.
I notice from the info on line the top bunk only has a max wgt of 80 lbs. If there is a light aluminum framework, I may have what I need. The previous owner showed me a case he made above the rear bumper to hold the canopy frame but there seees to be too many pieces for just a canopy. I'm going to a meet next weekend that will have about 30 units so I'm hoping for guidance from the other owners. What a treat this little gem is.

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Old 07-18-2010, 07:01 AM   #6
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Barrie,

I have the cushions out of our trillium right now so I took some pictures of how our front bunk is built. hope this gives you some idea. I can't confirm that this is factory (the plywood doesn't look 35 years old to me). everything is anchored into the bottom piece of the plywood frame that surrounds the front window, that should be glassed into the trailer, it might be wise to peel back the ensolite and make sure this wood is in good shape before starting.


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Thanks Kevin. I'll take a closer look at the aluminum poles I have to see if I have the posts. The plywood isn't there for sure.
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I see this post is several years old now, but it applies to me right now! I bought a 1979 Trillium that did not have the front bunk anymore, but I do see signs that it did exist. I have already sourced and cut the foam (thanks to a neighbour that was getting rid of two twin foam matresses! Score that saved me $130!)

I saw the notched out plywood for the upper bunk in a previous post and I am curious why the part closest to the hitch are notched? Does the bottom matress not follow the same curve as the upper?

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