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Old 05-14-2014, 04:08 PM   #15
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Great West is building the trailers in Canada
Not for long...

Here quoting from this Winnipeg newsstory:

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Frozen Pipes Send Company South of the Border

Winnipeg, MB, Canada / 680 CJOB - Winnipeg's News & Information Leader
Ryan Kessler
May 08, 2014 02:44 pm

Frozen pipes have forced a Winnipeg company to head south of the border. Great West Vans is one of nearly 900 Winnipeg properties with frozen pipes.

Now owner Dave DeBraga tells 680 CJOB hes moving the industrial painting and trailer manufacturing company to Winfield, Alabama.

The main water line. . . that feeds our sprinkler system once that pipe was frozen, we were unable to operate, DeBraga says. Great West Vans has been without water since March 31st. Debraga says hes missed out on $800,000 in business and has had to lay off 25 employees.
And according to the Hamilton, Alabama jobs center Facebook page, Great West is looking for employees down there already.

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PLEASE SHARE: Great West Vans will be relocating to Winfield, Alabama which will mean approximately 40 new jobs for people in this area. Please submit your resume to the Hamilton Career Center if you are interested in employment with this company. Further information to come about the type jobs available. Contact the Hamilton Career Center at 205-921-5672 for more information.
Wonder if Randy Bishop has heard the news...isn't he an Alabaman? ("Alabamananian"? "Alabamanite"? )
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Old 05-14-2014, 04:18 PM   #16
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I think Randy would be reluctant to pay the cost of a brand new trailer. Especially since he turns old, inexpensive trailers into nearly brand new condition, for a lot less money.
Now he has a new project:
Trillium in Alabama
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Old 05-14-2014, 04:34 PM   #17
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Didn't mean to suggest that Randy would want-or need- to buy a new trailer...just that he might be interested in seeing how the new ones are built and maybe jawboning with the folks at the plant.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but it seems to me there's a Canadian Member of the "We Collect Trilliums Club" that got a look at the Outback factory up there without wanting to actually buy one...
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Old 05-14-2014, 05:52 PM   #18
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I guess having a Trillium factory in our back yard is just something else that Randy and I have in common.
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Old 05-14-2014, 06:58 PM   #19
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I guess having a Trillium factory in our back yard is just something else that Randy and I have in common.
Yeah- and now you'll each have one practically right next door, too! ...

My "Trilliums of The World" flowmap (see below) is w-a-a-a-y behind; last location entered was California, and that's two moves ago! I'm planning an update, to be undertaken as soon as I figure out where my Grandkids hid the crayons.
And ya know what?
I'm thinkin' maybe you and Randy deserve a place on the map as "First-Gen Preservationists" or something.

Think you can handle the Glory?
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Hard to judge by the map scaling, but that "Leak Hole" looks to be about where Niagara Falls is. That's a big hole to plug, and if you did, many of our plugs wouldn't work.
If things do move down to AL and Randy wanted a job with them (say as a quality or build controller) we could all be used as references.
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Old 05-15-2014, 05:30 PM   #21
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Yeah- and now you'll each have one practically right next door, too! ...

My "Trilliums of The World" flowmap (see below) is w-a-a-a-y behind; last location entered was California, and that's two moves ago! I'm planning an update, to be undertaken as soon as I figure out where my Grandkids hid the crayons.
Don't forget Francesca there were 3 locations in California

Sacramento
Brea
Temecula

and the corporate headquarters

Trillium RV
1894 HWY 50 E Ste. 4-178
Carson City, NV 89701

As the official Trillium historian it's important to get these things right.
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Old 05-15-2014, 07:50 PM   #22
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Don't forget Francesca there were 3 locations in California

Sacramento
Brea
Temecula

and the corporate headquarters

Trillium RV
1894 HWY 50 E Ste. 4-178
Carson City, NV 89701

As the official Trillium historian it's important to get these things right.


I knew about the missing Arizona one...as for California, the multiples question was put before the Editorial Board at time of first publication (on this FGRV page). At that time it was decided that all California locations are to be represented by a single entry since the molds continued under the control of the same party. This for clarity-of-ownership-within-a-single-State reasons, plus let's face it the crayon box offers a limited number of color choices.

But now that you bring up other possible missing locations:

Wasn't the short-lived tiny toyhauler Trillium "Sportsman" made by an outfit called "Triple E", and not in fact put out by the original factory at all? Who WERE those people, and where do they fit into the story/map???? l know it was somewhere in Canada. I sure hope it's in a region that actually made it onto the map, because I don't have another piece of paper.....
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Love your map Francesca
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Wasn't the short-lived tiny toyhauler Trillium "Sportsman" made by an outfit called "Triple E", and not in fact put out by the original factory at all?
Where did you hear that Tripple E made the Sportsman?
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Where did you hear that Tripple E made the Sportsman?
Only extrapolating from member Ryan Parson's report as to the language on the legal papers that came with his Sportsman, here quoting:

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It is registered as A 1969 triple e Sportsman.
Also, now that we're on the subject:

Wasn't the Trillium-based "Surfside" also produced by someone called "Triple E"?
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It is my understanding that Trillium sued Triple E because their trailer was too similar to the trailers made by Trillium. Trillium lost that suit.

I assumed that the registration was wrong on Ryan Parson's Sportsman.

This is a question for Tom Young, (to bring this thread full circle).

I have put the question to Tom on his web site.
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Only extrapolating from member Ryan Parson's report as to the language on the legal papers that came with his Sportsman
1969 is probably not correct. If the Sportsman was based on the 4500 molds (extrapolating from the length and pictures in the Sportsman brochure in the document center), Dave Tilstons tracking of serial #'s indicates the 4500 may have started in 1976, more likely 1977. In this situation, we must consider that the "egg" came first.

Serial numbers on a Trillium
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Here are the pictures from:
Can anyone identify this trailer, sort of Trillium looking?

Before Ryan purchased it.

And another one:
Trillium Utility Trailer - $2,900 (Winter Garden, FL)

I like the windows on the second one.

Judging by the Trillium Logo on the marketing material, I must assume that Triple E was not involved.

The logo on the picture is the 1977 and later version, the logo on the specs is the 1969 to 1976 version. Very confusing.
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