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Old 05-15-2009, 11:47 AM   #1
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What kind of a furnace was used in the Trillium 4500 when they were fitted with one. Were they of the forced-air type?
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Old 05-15-2009, 08:14 PM   #2
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WHAT KIND OF A FURNACE WAS USED IN THE TRILLIUM 4500 WHEN THEY WERE FITTED WITH ONE. WERE THEY OF THE FORCED AIR TYPE
Hi Mic,
My 1981 4500 has a Hydra Flame Model FA7912PF with wall mounted thermostat, electronic ignition, and fan forced air. It is located under the sidewalk side seat(under the table) which means the exhaust would go into an add a room if you had one. Several older 1300's I've owned all had, a pilot light, no fan, and the heat selector was inside the grill on the furnace which was located under the sink on the street side.
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Old 05-15-2009, 08:59 PM   #3
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The typical 1300 or 4500 Trillium furnace from the 1970s was a Duo Therm brand "gravity" (no fan but vented to the outside) propane furnace. They are a 6xxxxx model number (don't have it to hand). I think the early 80's models started to go to the forced air (fan) models.

The 1300s had the furnace in the cupboard under the kitchen - all the way to the left by the bed. I think most of the 4500s (all? not sure if some had it on the kitchen side) had the same furnace but it was in the bottom of the closet on the door side. There should be a molded "flat spot" on the outside of the 4500 where the exhaust grille would be.

Here's a photo in the grille of my former 1300:


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These aren't made anymore, unfortunately.

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Old 05-17-2009, 07:43 PM   #4
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I was delighted to see that my "new" '78 4500 had the same Duo Therm as my older trailer (as shown in Raya's post). It works great, is safe, and has no reliance on power for a fan.

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Old 05-18-2009, 07:17 AM   #5
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anybody got one?
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Old 05-18-2009, 09:37 PM   #6
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anybody got one?
One was posted here today
http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/in...howtopic=34846
On Craigslist in Michigan. We'll be in MI at the end of the week, so if you want to try to set up a pony express to bring it across the border then on to NS, that is a possibility.
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Old 05-19-2009, 07:30 PM   #7
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One was posted here today
http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/in...howtopic=34846
On Craigslist in Michigan. We'll be in MI at the end of the week, so if you want to try to set up a pony express to bring it across the border then on to NS, that is a possibility.

trhanks roy much appreciated but we have decided to use a portable heater and convert the space under the closet where it is supposed to go into storage
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I'm curious to know if you did convert the furnace space to storage and whether your Buddy space heater worked out. Thinking of doing the same...
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