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Old 03-31-2013, 01:59 PM   #29
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Thanks, Brian- but what I meant by "how do you read that number?" was "what do you think that number says?"

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Old 03-31-2013, 03:12 PM   #30
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I wonder, under what circumstances that name plate was required. Did all Trilliums have it once, and it just did not last? It is a harsh service location.
Yours is at least one trailer with a confirmed manufacture date, right down to the month. I will now be examining my trailers even more closely.

Quite the Easter egg.
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Old 03-31-2013, 03:14 PM   #31
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VIN 13-11**981

MANUFACTURED BY
TRILLIUM INDUSTRIES
MARKHAM ONT

DATE OF MANUFACTURE
FEB. *75

CMVSS . CANADA . NSV** . TRANSPORT
*32

THIS VEHICLE CONFORMS
TO ALL APPLICABLE
FEDERAL MOTOR
VEHICLE SAFETY
STANDARDS IN
EFFECT ON THE
DATE OF
ITS MANUFACTURE

GVWR 159* LBS GAWR 1500 LBS
"*" means I can't read the character. I don't know if I would expect a day, or the missing "19" of "1975" in that spot... I'll see if I can find my Boler equivalent to check. The digits in the middle of the serial number are probably easier to read in person. They are actually stamped... an old-fashioned rubbing might help.

The number in the middle of the Transport Canada seal (ending in "32") might be some sort of manufacturer registration. If other Trillums have the same number in their placards, this would seem like a likely explanation.

In addition to the date, and the idea that other Trilliums might have this placard, the interesting thing to me is that the axle rating is only 1500 pounds... pack carefully!
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the interesting thing to me is that the axle rating is only 1500 pounds... pack carefully!
The 4500's were 2000 pounds. Stamped right on the axle.
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Old 03-31-2013, 08:43 PM   #33
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I also worked on fabbing up a hitch for one of the other tow vehicles.
1989 Civic Wagon RT4wd "Fool's Gold". Hitch is from a Nissan Xterra.
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The 4500's were 2000 pounds. Stamped right on the axle.
Isn't this a 1300?

And if so, could this axle weight be the source of the "1300" model name????

I ask because I think I've heard folks say that the two models' "numbernames" are derived from the length. Length derivation might make sense (metrically?) for the 4500, but not so much for the 1300.

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Old 04-01-2013, 09:44 AM   #35
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Isn't this a 1300?

And if so, could this axle weight be the source of the "1300" model name????

I ask because I think I've heard folks say that the two models' "numbernames" are derived from the length. Length derivation might make sense (metrically?) for the 4500, but not so much for the 1300.

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My understanding is that the Trillium 1300 was named like the Boler 1300, because they were 13 feet long. The 4500 came later, after metric was introduced to Canada. The 4500 would be millimeters, or 4.5 meters, (14.76').
I could be wrong.
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I do know that the interior doubled in size once we took all that red and black stuff out and stripped off all the window tint!

Question: the hatch covers are missing under the dinette seats. How were the originals constructed/ what held them up?

Also, i'm still a little at sea over the mechanics of the table. Can someone show me step by step of original one working? I get how it goes from stowed to table and back, but confused about how it goes big/small.
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I do know that the interior doubled in size once we took all that red and black stuff out and stripped off all the window tint!

Question: the hatch covers are missing under the dinette seats. How were the originals constructed/ what held them up?

Also, i'm still a little at sea over the mechanics of the table. Can someone show me step by step of original one working? I get how it goes from stowed to table and back, but confused about how it goes big/small.
All my hatch covers are made of 1/4" plywood. They have a finger hole, but other then that simple rectangles. They sit in a sort of depression around the hatch holes.
There are instructions for the table in the Document Center.
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But there seem to be different versions of the table. Some don't change size at all. The one in the instructions has a very small section, with a small shelf that stays attached to the wall. On my trailer there are three pieces to the table top, one can be removed and the table gets shorter. There is a latch on the wall in the closet to hold the removable leaf.
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Hmm. My holes don't have any flange. Maybe I can use some kind of aluminum extrusion.

Thanks for the link, i'll go read up.
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Hmm. My holes don't have any flange. Maybe I can use some kind of aluminum extrusion.

Thanks for the link, i'll go read up.
Odd that there are no flanges- almost sounds as if they were either enlarged or originally cut by an owner. Are there access doors or drawers underneath the benches?

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Only the one door in the angle next to the closet. On second look, it appears that the dinette seat holes were enlarged to fit a specific bin or container. If you look closely you can see corrugations along the sides. Remember that the bed height was built up some 3".

Maybe a hide-a-beer cooler setup??

The photo with lid is what's under the gaucho cushion. I guess that's not original either, huh?

The dinette table mechanism is more intricate than I expected. We ordered the basic hardware from Scamp, but that ain't the half of it. Think the current Trillium mfgr. will sell all the hardware?
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My understanding is that the Trillium 1300 was named like the Boler 1300, because they were 13 feet long. The 4500 came later, after metric was introduced to Canada. The 4500 would be millimeters, or 4.5 meters, (14.76').
I could be wrong.
... but you're right! At least, according to logic and generally accepted facts. In addition, the 5500 is (roughly) 5.5 metres long.
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I've heard the length story, too and have always wondered where the measuring starts/stops.

As long as you're on the line, David-of-the-1300's:

Where does one measure from to get thirteen feet on a 1300?

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