Modded 75 trillium 1300 frame - Fiberglass RV


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Old 08-30-2018, 04:36 PM   #1
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Modded 75 trillium 1300 frame

New frame coming along for my 75 trillium. It's 4 feet longer in the front and going to have cargo space there. Here are a couple of early shots of it almost done.
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Old 08-30-2018, 04:37 PM   #2
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What's your projected tongue weight? Looks like it will be significant.
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Old 08-30-2018, 04:45 PM   #3
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Nah, got it made 2 feet longer on the back too and will house the propane and batteries and water. The front carbon will be for stuff like extra propane, coolers, bbq etc. Not too worried about the tongue weight realy, always tow with the truck
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Old 08-31-2018, 01:18 PM   #4
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It does not matter what you tow with. If the trailer starts to sway because the tongue is to light you can be in trouble in a hurry.
When towing my 1100 lb. compact jr. with my 1 ton van I made the mistake of putting 2 boxes of camp wood in the back door just before I left. Going down the free way at 59 mph it started to sway badly. I barely got it under control. Removed the wood and all was well. I had been hauling wood that way for five years with know problem. That time I did not load the front the same as in the past and the tongue was to light.
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Old 08-31-2018, 05:06 PM   #5
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The tongue weight on my new frame will be significantly higher with the much heavier steel and 4 extra feet in front of the wheels. The small deck trailer will be loaded and I think it will tow awesome.
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Old 08-31-2018, 10:16 PM   #6
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Looks great! What size tube are you using?
I am planning a similar frame fo my compact jr
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Old 09-01-2018, 06:58 AM   #7
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Looks great! What size tube are you using?
I am planning a similar frame fo my compact jr
Same as the old one, 2x3" but with a much thicker wall. Very sturdy.
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Old 09-06-2018, 11:20 AM   #8
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Trailer is on the frame today.
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Old 09-07-2018, 04:36 PM   #9
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Few more from today, showing off the scissor jack's welded on and the tool box going on.
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Old 09-07-2018, 07:05 PM   #10
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Looks like you have a bit of a belly band issue. It also looks like the cab is a bit too far back, judging by where the wheel sits in the well. I assume you have not bolted it down yet. How long is your frame from coupler to bumper?
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Old 09-08-2018, 02:40 PM   #11
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We are deleting the belly band. The trailer is now 18ft long, she is perfectly centered though, must be the angle. Actually on that picture she was still on the blocks still being aligned
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Old 09-11-2018, 01:41 PM   #12
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Here she is bolted onto the new frame.
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Great Work!

I have a '74 1300 Trillium and really like this idea. Would you be willing to post dimensions, material used, axle used and specs, etc? It would be great to have some extra room for storage.

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Old 09-13-2018, 04:11 AM   #14
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I wonder if the money spent on this modified frame will result in an increased value when it comes time to sell or if it will be seen as devalued compared to an original trailer.

As an aside, I also wonder if we are losing sight of the original concept of a lightweight trailer if we are carrying around that much extra gear?
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