Almost exactly two years ago we upgraded from our much loved Trillium
1300 ( see the thread: another trillium
reborn) to a 1979 Trillium
4500. Bigger bed, bigger counter and closet and yahoo, a place for a two person dinette. The gaucho in a 4500 is at least 6" bigger than in the smaller 13' trailer and already had a space for feet- and for the dog to sleep not under foot.
Though in great original shape this new trailer needed some updating-at least in our minds. It had no on board battery
, the converter was in the wrong place for our permanent bed plans and my wife says hot water is a must. I started by removing the old converter and installing a new electrical
center w/ a three way battery
charging system and a battery
on the tongue.After a complete rewire the electric system is good to go. On to plumbing. Water pump, check. new counter to mount new faucet, check. Water heater-OMG yoiu have to cut a big !!! hole in the pristine side of the trailer.