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Old 04-16-2015, 10:29 AM   #15
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Dale - I also noticed that you don't have the wraparound shelving above the dinette area - did you remove it and just not put it back in...I'm debating what to do with mine - would like to freshen it up but not sure if I should start pulling stuff down...
I'll see if i can snap some new pictures, the hardware turned out really well - i used a hammer finish paint (as the gold/brown was unacceptable to the other half) and changed them all to a silver/black textured. It was very cheap and easy.

Something like this:
RUSTOLEUM | Universal Hammered Antique Pewter | Home Depot Canada

The wallpaper wrapping is a good idea, would be more durable than the paint i used on the doors - it scuffed when i loaded the trailer and things were bouncing around.

There were basic/deluxe models - mine is a base and doesn't have the additional shelves - wish it did!
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Old 04-16-2015, 08:51 PM   #16
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My painted hardware.


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Old 04-17-2015, 10:16 AM   #17
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Very nice - we weren't sure if you could rivet them back in to the same place - I guess you can! The door into the storage under the front bench has a self-closing hinge which I like the idea of - then I can just have a handle on the doors and not worry about the latches. I also noticed in your spraying pics that you hit the top of the counter area as well - how is that holding up? I have been undecided as to whether I will regret that or whether I should install a counter over it - although I kind of like the look of the existing! I'm not sure whether the shelf in my dinette area is original or a PO added it - wouldn't know - my serial no. is 13-1104434. I saw a huge serial no. thread but not sure of the importance of it in the trilly world LOL!!! (can you tell I'm a newbie!!??!!) Thanks for the pics. Boy did you work fast getting it fixed up!!
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Old 04-17-2015, 10:26 AM   #18
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I bought it for my annual company camping trip, so had about 3 weeks to get it ready. My wife took care of the sewing to redo the interior and i tackled the rest.

Pulled it out last night and got it back into the garage - going to overhaul the light wiring and add a 12v battery to the tongue. Also have ordered LED replacements for all my interior lights.

First shot with the new tow vehicle. Loving my grandpa truck.
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Old 04-17-2015, 11:04 AM   #19
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my serial no. is 13-1104434. I saw a huge serial no. thread but not sure of the importance of it in the trilly world LOL!!! (can you tell I'm a newbie!!??!!)
Deirdre, I started the serial number list because I purchased a Trillium 1300 that could not possibly be a 1979, as advertised:
CANADA - 1979 - Trillium - 1300 - $1500
It turns out to be a 1972. But hey, what is seven years, plus or minus?

I wanted a way to get an idea of the year of a Trillium from the serial number. Yours for instance fits in the 1976 range. Now that I know the serial number, if you post pictures of your trailer, then it will end up on the list as well.

It has turned into a research project of sorts. I now can identify most years based on how a trailer was built. Though, I still run across trailers I can't identify.
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Old 04-17-2015, 11:26 AM   #20
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So Dave, was the wraparound shelving above the dinette area original to the '76 or did a PO install - also, would mine have had a heater - didn't come with one. Have to figure out how to add pics from my desktop and will post.
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Old 04-17-2015, 12:36 PM   #21
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Shelves, fridge, heater, kitchen window, door window, doors in gaucho,..... these were all options.

As for posting pictures:
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Old 04-17-2015, 11:58 PM   #22
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So Dave, was the wraparound shelving above the dinette area original to the '76 or did a PO install - also, would mine have had a heater - didn't come with one. Have to figure out how to add pics from my desktop and will post.

When I got my '75 I thought maybe the PO had taken out the furnace. While looking at the specs sheet posted in the closet I noticed that a furnace wasn't listed. Sooo, it never had one to begin with maybe check there to see what it came with


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Old 05-05-2015, 10:30 AM   #23
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Got my battery box installed last evening - went with a Minn Kota group 27 Trolling motor box - specifically because it gives me battery status, external connections for charging, cigarette lighter ports for accessories.

Also replaced all my interior lights with LED pads, output is comparable and they should help reduce my draw on the battery

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Old 05-05-2015, 12:50 PM   #24
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Could you please post a link to your battery box?
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Old 05-05-2015, 02:18 PM   #25
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The box can be found here:
http://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B001...pf_rd_i=915398

I'm figuring long term i'll be adding suitcase solar, and i can already charge off the generator - so having external terminals really sold me on it.

I mounted it on the tongue - welded 2 C channel braces and mounted it to that - also replaced the hand crank with one that turns from the side so it clears. (i'll try and remember to snap pictures) The downside of the battery box and dual propane mounts is significantly more tongue weight - but since i'm pulling with a half ton now i don't really mind.
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Old 05-05-2015, 02:25 PM   #26
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Quick shot of the propane mounts before i painted them black.



welded nuts to the frame, some threaded rod, and a piece of C channel (notched for the top of the tanks) holds the 2 tanks solidly in place on the original tray.
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Old 05-11-2015, 11:09 AM   #27
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Here is a shot of the tongue with battery box and propane installed.


and a shot before heading out for the weekend. 600km hauling (16l/100km average) and a great time in the bush riding bikes!
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Doesn't your battery box interfere with your jack handle?
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