Custom Paint - 79 Trillium 4500 - Fiberglass RV


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Old 07-22-2008, 07:50 PM   #1
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I purchased the Trillium back in May, it was already painted and lifted. I recently added the 15 inch Lincoln wheels and the spare tire holder. I also added a pair of new Trailer Jacks otherwise I goit it like this.

The guy who owned this previously lifted it 4 inches to make room for a larger tire. It fits a 15 inch wheel real nice. He also did a custom paiint job. He removed all the moldings around the middle of the trailer. He also rock guarded the frame as well as the front up to the black stripe around the trailer. He also changed all the lights to round recessed LED lights, they got a cool retro look to it. The interior is stock but in great condition. He added some speakers and a radio too.

I`m not going to chage the interior too much, but when I`m done I`ll post some pictures.

Thanks for looking.....
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Old 07-22-2008, 08:25 PM   #2
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any chance you could post a few pictures of how he lifted the trailer?
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Old 07-23-2008, 12:46 AM   #3
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any chance you could post a few pictures of how he lifted the trailer?

What the guy did was take either 4x4 or 2x4 steel tubing and welded a rectangle sub-frame together. The sub-frame is about 2' wide by and the same width as the main frame. He then attached the axel to it. After attaching the axel to the sub-frame he welded a coulpe of thick steel tabs to each side to align and attach to the main frame. He drilled holes thru the tabs and the main frame to slide bolts through then bolted it to the main frame. Actually all I have to do is lift the main frame remove four bolts and it seperates the axel and the sub-frame for servicing or replacing. It's quite convenient....

Check out my drawing, it's pretty raw I used Paint to draw it....

I'll take some pics tomorrow...
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Old 07-23-2008, 01:14 PM   #4
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could you post some shots of the interior? Please.
looks great! I'm still looking for Ford Ranger wheels for mine.
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Old 07-23-2008, 03:18 PM   #5
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Cool trailer - as you mentioned those wheels are off a Lincoln - either a Continental or Town Car, I believe - very interesting. I see the previous owner also put a larger (4"x4"?) rear bumper on the trailer - something I had been toying with - do you use the larger rear bumper to store anything such as awning poles?
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Old 07-24-2008, 11:35 PM   #6
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Here are some pics of the sub frame used to raise the trailer. One day when i need to take the wheels off I'll take pics from the side.
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More Pics of the sub-frame...
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Old 07-24-2008, 11:38 PM   #8
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Morfe pics....

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And more exterior shots....
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