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Old 08-26-2013, 11:03 PM   #1
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Power Cover for Classic Trillium Trailer

The power access panel on my Trillium was causing me problems. I looked around but could not find a suitable replacement.

Mice and bugs were able to enter my trailer through the electrical cord causing a mess inside the trailer.

My solution was to create a water tight screw on power receptacle using. I created a separate screw on plug for when the trailer is not connected to Hydro, or for storage and towing.

I designed this part and printed it using a 3D printer. I've made several other hard to find plastics parts for my trillium using this method.

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Old 08-27-2013, 12:11 AM   #2
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Old 08-27-2013, 06:40 AM   #3
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I made the design available on Shapeways, however they charge a lot of money to use their 3D printers. I think the total cost is over $200 + shipping.

If someone wants one of these, I could print the parts at my cost for $60 + shipping.
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I made the design available on Shapeways, however they charge a lot of money to use their 3D printers. I think the total cost is over $200 + shipping.

If someone wants one of these, I could print the parts at my cost for $60 + shipping.
Gulp....$200 for that part?
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Old 08-27-2013, 05:51 PM   #6
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Shapeways is a company that will print 3D objects for you and send them to your mailbox. 3D printing isn't exactly cheap yet.

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Shapeways is a company that will print 3D objects for you and send them to your mailbox. 3D printing isn't exactly cheap yet.

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Very cool, but for now I'll stick to my lathe and scrap aluminum.
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3D printing is not only NOW, but the future. Totally cool stuff. Remember when only RICH people had laser printers at home....
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Cool design, Joe. Looks like it will work slick. And $200 for a one off item does not seem that ridiculous, besides if it works good for you then it is invaluable.
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Jim Bennett is spot ON it's not about anybody's needs but your own. I've seen a lot of "mods" that I would consider ridiculous, but since it's not my NEEDS who cares? It's ALL about you and your needs and wants and as long as it works for you....
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I remember when only rich people owned digital cameras.
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I used this one for a lot less than $200.........

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Old 08-28-2013, 05:57 PM   #14
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...My Trillium has one which is modified from an...18wheeler connector. It is air-tighted, water/snow proof. I do not know how much it costs as new but mine is 5 bucks from junk yard. In photo it is the one with green lid. Enjoy it...
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