Trillium 4500 Frame Repair Query - Fiberglass RV


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Old 11-27-2007, 11:07 PM   #1
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I hope someone in the forum can help me with a frame repair problem.

I damaged the frame of my 1974 Trillium 4500 this summer after going off the road with a tire blowout. The welding shop that did the repair replaced the fork at the front of the frame but did not allow for the slight upward curve in the fork at the front of the trailer body. As a result the trailer does not ride level and the rear bumper jacks will not extend properly. I need to find the exact measurement in inches from the ground to the bottom of the cup that fits over the hitch ball (assuming the trailer is level). The shop will re-weld the fork if I can get them this measurement.

If anyone has this information I would appreciate hearing from them.
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Old 11-28-2007, 05:26 AM   #2
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I hope someone in the forum can help me with a frame repair problem.

I damaged the frame of my 1974 Trillium 4500 this summer after going off the road with a tire blowout. The welding shop that did the repair replaced the fork at the front of the frame but did not allow for the slight upward curve in the fork at the front of the trailer body. As a result the trailer does not ride level and the rear bumper jacks will not extend properly. I need to find the exact measurement in inches from the ground to the bottom of the cup that fits over the hitch ball (assuming the trailer is level). The shop will re-weld the fork if I can get them this measurement.

If anyone has this information I would appreciate hearing from them.
I had a new frame done this summer. It also depends on the clearance form the frame to the ground. For example my exhausted 1974 suspension was about 6 inches from the road and my new one with new settings is a little more than 11 inches. Have a look at the pictures on http://www.trilliumtrailers.com/ . They now make the front end differently and much more solid as bending the metal as they did in the past was weakening the frame. This is the way to go.
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Old 11-28-2007, 05:36 AM   #3
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I had a new frame done this summer. It also depends on the clearance form the frame to the ground. For example my exhausted 1974 suspension was about 6 inches from the road and my new one with new settings is a little more than 11 inches. Have a look at the pictures on http://www.trilliumtrailers.com/ . They now make the front end differently and much more solid as bending the metal as they did in the past was weakening the frame. This is the way to go.

Thanks for the advice and new Trillium link.
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Old 11-29-2007, 01:12 PM   #4
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While Team Trillium (and perhaps TrilliumRV) has gone to stacked tongue tubes, the traditional bent design can be done properly, and work perfectly well. Obviously, the original Trillium bends were not that company's finest work. The Escape trailers I've seen have very nicely executed bends which would not concern me at all. I suppose it depends on whether your fabricator is good at tube bending, or good at forming an extra pair of extensive welded joints.
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Old 12-06-2007, 03:05 PM   #5
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While Team Trillium (and perhaps TrilliumRV) has gone to stacked tongue tubes, the traditional bent design can be done properly, and work perfectly well. Obviously, the original Trillium bends were not that company's finest work. The Escape trailers I've seen have very nicely executed bends which would not concern me at all. I suppose it depends on whether your fabricator is good at tube bending, or good at forming an extra pair of extensive welded joints.
Thanks for the response. The welder is going to add an extra pair of reinforced welded joints to reach the necessary height for the ball.
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