removing lights from top back of trillium - Fiberglass RV


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 04-14-2012, 08:30 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Name: Art
Trailer: 1980 5500 trillium
California
Posts: 18
removing lights from top back of trillium

does anyone know how to remove the lights on the top back of a trillium, there doesn't seem to be any screws.
__________________

__________________
Art LC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2012, 10:28 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Doug Mager's Avatar
 
Trailer: 1975 13 ft Trillium
Posts: 2,536
Registry
might they be rivited on????
__________________

__________________
Doug Mager is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2012, 07:31 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
Joe MacDonald's Avatar
 
Trailer: Trillium
Ontario
Posts: 754
Art, I think you will find they are riveted on, you will have to drill out the two rivets in each light, and when you put new ones back in, re-rivet.
be very careful if you have to pull down the roof liner, it tends to leave th foam backing stuck to the trailer, and dosen't re-glue very well.
use a 1/4 inch or thereabouts bit to drill the head of the rivet of in the light fixture base, then remove the tail of the rivet from inside the trailer

Joe,
__________________
Joe MacDonald is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2012, 05:39 PM   #4
Junior Member
 
Name: Art
Trailer: 1980 5500 trillium
California
Posts: 18
Joe, Do I have to re-rivet them on or can I just re install them with stainless screws and nuts, the reason i am removing them is because they are leaking water into the trailer, there must be some kind of gasket between the lights and the fiberglass (cannot tell due to all the silicone on them). can I make these gaskets myself out of rubber?
__________________
Art LC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2012, 07:47 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Donna D.'s Avatar
 
Name: Donna D
Trailer: Escape 5.0 TA, 2014
Oregon
Posts: 24,434
You can always use butyl putty tape Art....
__________________
Donna D.
Ten Forward - 2014 Escape 5.0 TA
Double Yolk - 1988 16' Scamp Deluxe
Donna D. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2012, 02:17 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
Roger C H's Avatar
 
Name: Roger
Trailer: 2009 Trillium 1300 "Homelet"/2014 Subaru Outback "Rosie"
Washington
Posts: 2,172
Registry
Question Picture please

I don't know what you are talking about. Inside lights or outside lights. Trilliums didn't come with lights on the top back I don't think. So maybe you have a mod by a PO.
__________________
A charter member of the Buffalo Plaid Brigade!

Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right.
Roger C H is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2012, 06:07 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
Donna D.'s Avatar
 
Name: Donna D
Trailer: Escape 5.0 TA, 2014
Oregon
Posts: 24,434
Roger, Art has a 5500 and I think that model DID come with 2" (or so) round lights on the top rear right from the factory.
__________________
Donna D.
Ten Forward - 2014 Escape 5.0 TA
Double Yolk - 1988 16' Scamp Deluxe
Donna D. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2012, 06:46 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Joe MacDonald's Avatar
 
Trailer: Trillium
Ontario
Posts: 754
My 5500 has 5 lights across the top rear outside, 1 on each outer corner, and 3 centered above the rear window. Mine are the standard oval type lights typical for markers in the 70/80 era.
I do not think mine ever had a gasket, just a bit of putty tape around the hole for the wiring.
I think rivets were used because they don't work loose like a nut and bolt might.

Joe
__________________
Joe MacDonald is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2012, 12:59 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
Roger C H's Avatar
 
Name: Roger
Trailer: 2009 Trillium 1300 "Homelet"/2014 Subaru Outback "Rosie"
Washington
Posts: 2,172
Registry
Okay. I stand corrected. Didn't know 5500's were that wide!

I hope he means replacing not removing. If the trailer is 80" wide or wider, 5 lights are required:

http://www.dmv.ca.gov/pubs/vctop/d12/vc25100.htm
__________________

__________________
A charter member of the Buffalo Plaid Brigade!

Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right.
Roger C H is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
lights, trillium


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Removing the bathroom in my 78' Trillium 4500 Gumpit Modifications, Alterations and Updates 20 10-14-2016 12:20 AM
Removing Trillium Escape Window Francesca Knowles Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 4 07-10-2011 08:34 PM
Removing counter top, Bigfoot 17? pindraak Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 3 03-30-2011 11:41 PM
Front top bunk on Trillium 4500 James Cooke Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 3 05-13-2010 12:15 PM
Reverse lights dont work on the back of trailer McClure Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 4 08-22-2006 07:46 AM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:31 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.