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Old 04-24-2008, 08:37 AM   #1
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The original door strike piece in our Trillium is long gone, and the previous owner's creative replacement isn't working out. Would anyone happen to have a reasonable close-up picture of theirs so I can try finding/making another one?

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Old 04-24-2008, 04:08 PM   #2
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The original door strike piece in our Trillium is long gone, and the previous owner's creative replacement isn't working out. Would anyone happen to have a reasonable close-up picture of theirs so I can try finding/making another one?

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Old 04-24-2008, 04:41 PM   #3
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Best I have aat the moment.
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Old 04-24-2008, 04:51 PM   #4
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That's pretty good, thanks!

Turns out Team Trillium is going to send me what they use on their newer trailers. Apparently they had to create their own as well. We shall see...
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Old 04-24-2008, 06:12 PM   #5
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it is indeed a very simple piece of angle bent metal, dimensions 'could' be figured out with a little trial and error.
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Old 04-24-2008, 06:21 PM   #6
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it is indeed a very simple piece of angle bent metal, dimensions 'could' be figured out with a little trial and error.
I figured that much. I was ordering a door seal replacement and they threw-in the door strike for a few extra bucks. Sure beats hunting around for a piece of metal and torturing it for a few hours with various pliers and hammers. I just hope it fits my older door, otherwise I'll be "experimenting" as well.
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Old 04-24-2008, 09:05 PM   #7
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I have tons of faith in you Daniel .....( .... )!!!!!

You'll manage to lock yourself out of your egg yet!!!!

REALLY though, with factory parts comin', the install should be a piece of 'gateaux'!!


GOT MORE PIX?? We ALL L O V E pix!!!!
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Old 05-18-2008, 08:13 PM   #8
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You'll manage to lock yourself out of your egg yet!!!!
Finished it today, and managed not to lock myself out. . Here's a pic before I reinstalled the door seal. Small part in the middle is the part I received from Trillium - perfect fit. The larger piece is to cover up all the past "experiments" and make the edge a bit stronger.


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Old 05-18-2008, 11:38 PM   #9
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Thanks (as always) for the pictures Daniel.

What tool are you using for doing the rivets?

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Old 05-19-2008, 08:19 AM   #10
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Those are just regular pop rivets. So if you don't plan on making a career out of doing rivets, any el-cheapo riveter tool from "Crappy Tire" (here's mine) does the job just fine.
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Thanks Daniel,

I built a large chunk of my house myself so I am used to the all tools/fasteners involved but I am on a bit of a learning curve right now for trailers. The 3 lights over the kitchen sink have a busted frame and they are riveted into place so I have to dive into that at some point.

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I built a large chunk of my house myself so I am used to the all tools/fasteners involved but I am on a bit of a learning curve right now for trailers. The 3 lights over the kitchen sink have a busted frame and they are riveted into place so I have to dive into that at some point.
Booker, I know exactly what you mean. A year ago I'd never had to deal with rivets. Now I find uses for them around the house.
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Old 06-11-2008, 10:05 AM   #13
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Hi: I had to move the strike plate down just a little to secure the bolt better when closing the door. I am not super secure with this paddle-type locking system. Does anyone have another lock on their Trillium door? My Trill is a 1300/1974. Thanks- Mary Lynn
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Hi: I had to move the strike plate down just a little to secure the bolt better when closing the door. I am not super secure with this paddle-type locking system. Does anyone have another lock on their Trillium door? My Trill is a 1300/1974. Thanks- Mary Lynn
One thing to keep in mind is that the door hinges are typically held with screws. Unless this is addressed somehow, keeping the door shut during travelling is probably the most you should expect from this lock system besides keeping kids and screwdriverless thieves out.
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