Replacing Trillium Window Rock Guard - Fiberglass RV


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Old 05-05-2008, 04:49 PM   #1
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Hi,

I would like to replace the non-original rockguard on our trailer (well both trailers actually). Below are the current pictures of what is it place. It works alright but is not very sturdy nor very attractive. I would prefer to find an original or replacement original style but that may be unlikely. I am looking for suggestions if there are workable aftermarket ones (Doug Mager mentioned he had one from Escape).

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Old 05-05-2008, 05:54 PM   #2
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On our Surfside the rockguard (original) is corrogated fiberglass. You can buy this at most home centers. It comes in different colors and can be painted. It is light and has stiffnes to retain its shape.

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Old 05-05-2008, 06:02 PM   #3
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Corrugated on the left and right side and a flat panel in the middle with the trillium logo
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Old 05-05-2008, 06:14 PM   #4
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I would prefer to find an original or replacement original style but that may be unlikely.
The frame and retainers on your rockguard look fairly close to the original. Missing parts would be the inside panel work which strengthens it a bit. There are probably various things you could do if you feel like improving yours, depending on how creative you feel. Here's what mine looks like - I just took it apart yesterday actually to clean it up, and I can take as many pictures as you need.


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Old 05-05-2008, 07:13 PM   #5
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Looks summin lika this....
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Old 05-05-2008, 10:29 PM   #6
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Wow, Daniel, now that is a clean rock screen! Is it all original or just the frame?

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Wow, Daniel, now that is a clean rock screen! Is it all original or just the frame?
Thanks Booker... Yes, it's the original one as far as I know (though I flipped the panel inserts inside out, and had to replace a few screws and rivets as well as the broken spring-loaded latch pegs). It came out much better than I thought it would. Only thing missing is the big flower logo, but I'm working on it.

Did you try calling the Trillium Outback folks? I bet they would have suggestions.
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Old 05-06-2008, 12:58 PM   #8
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Team Trillium recently changed their site and removed all the parts listings they used to have. I will have to email them and see what they have - their new screens for the outback are completely different. I also would like to get some Trillium stickers to replace the faded ones, not sure if they have those too.
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Old 05-06-2008, 02:06 PM   #9
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Well, mine is totally wrecked. The vertical pieces of the frame are broken, the support brackets have come loose and are bent and the fiberglasss is just plain groady looking. I am going to pitch the whole thing, start from scratch with a new design and new materials. Its on my to-do list. Should be done in a couple of years. lol
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Old 05-06-2008, 02:15 PM   #10
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My loss - Team Trillium just sold their last one. They plan to have some made in the 'distant' future so for now I am SOL. They also said they are having a hard time getting used ones anymore as people aren't recycling/selling Trilliums for parts anymore.

Wonder why that is - maybe it's all those freaky collectors bent on restoring their trailers. Doh!
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Old 05-06-2008, 02:47 PM   #11
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One thing I noticed about those older trailers is that the manufacturing process seemed fairly home-made in the sense that many original components consist of different parts that were readily available at the time and that did not necessarily originate from the RV world, and were put together in a more-or-less custom/inventive way. Trying to recreate such a piece today is not impossible but you will have to use whatever parts are available today and make it your own "original". If you're not into that sorta thing, I'm sure newer rockguards could do just fine and you could put a nice Trillium logo on it if you wanted to. And don't forget to go camping.
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Check out this site
http://www.all-rite.com/product_info.php?c...products_id=104
Not much info you probably need to call them. It looks like My Burro's rockguard.
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Old 05-06-2008, 03:26 PM   #13
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Thanks Daniel and pjantis,

No worries, the rock guard won't keep me from camping. I didn't take a vacation last year so hoping to take 2 separate week long trips plus a bunch of long weekends with the kids. We didn't camp as much last year as our summer was very poor in BC.
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check with some of the rv salvage yards, you might be able to get a rock-guard by some one else if the measurements are close.
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