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Old 03-05-2015, 10:26 AM   #1
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Name: Deborah
Trailer: Trillium 1300 "1974"
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Hi Everyone,
I am Deborah, new and looking forward to all the ideas and what works.
I have a 1974 Trillium 1300 that I want to love and enjoy with everyones help.
I would like to take her out for her maiden voyage in May 2015.
Any suggestions welcome. The phone number for the Texas parts store is not working if anyone has the correct number it would be very much appreciated.

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Old 03-05-2015, 11:00 AM   #2
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Trailer: 13 ft Boler
Kootenay's of BC
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Welcome to the site, I'm sure you'll enjoy it here.
Make sure the unit is safe to tow,lights, wheel bearings etc.
Make sure your tug is ready for the extra work.
Don't go to far, an hour or so to a nice park.
try to travel at non peak times
Great memories are on the way!

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Old 03-05-2015, 11:10 AM   #3
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Trailer: 2008 Scamp 13 Std
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And pictures!!!

We'd love to see your "new" trailer. Welcome to the forum, Deborah, and happy travels!
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Old 03-05-2015, 11:24 AM   #4
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Trailer: Trillium 4500 - 1977, 1978 (2), 1300 - 1977, 1973, and a 1972
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Along with pictures of your trailer, I would love to see a picture of the data sheet that should be on the inside of your closet door. Then I can add your trailer to the ever growing registery of Trillium serial numbers:
Serial numbers on a Trillium
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Old 03-05-2015, 11:28 AM   #5
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Welcome to FGRV Deborah
“I have tried to live my life so that my family would love me and my friends would respect me. The others can do whatever the Hell they please!” —John Wayne
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Old 03-06-2015, 04:31 PM   #6
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Pic' of my gem in the rough

I'm trying to add pictures
I hope the file posts with this
Well here goes
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Old 03-06-2015, 04:52 PM   #7
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Trailer: 2008 Scamp 13 Std
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Looks like the pictures didn't come through.

If you are using the website, the trick is using the paperclip icon twice. The first time takes you to a new window or tab called "manage attachments," where you can choose up to four photos and click "upload" (it may take a while, depending on the size of your files). Then, when you return to your post and click the paperclip icon a second time, you should see a drop-down menu with your photos (if not, they are still uploading). Once they come up, click on each one to insert it in your post. Use the "Preview Post" option before you hit "Submit Reply" to see how the pictures look.

If you are using the mobile app, post #4 here has the scoop:
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Hope this helps!
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Old 03-06-2015, 05:28 PM   #8
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Trailer: 1973 Hunter Compact II
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Hi Deb and Welcome to the Group

If it is a new-to-you Trillium, I would strongly suggest that you find someone that is knowledgeable about trailers and towing and have them go over your rig and set-up with you before setting out.

So far, not mentioned is knowing how OLD the tires are, anything over 6 years old should be replaced, all tires have a birthdate code on them. You also want to know about how long it has been since the wheel bearings were cleaned and repacked. Unless there is documentation of less than a year ago, it's something else you need to do before hitting the road as well.

And, BTW: what are you towing with and do you need to have trailer brakes?

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