It was suggested that I post some information about the difference between these two models in this forum.
trailers were made in Ontario in the 70's and 80's. The 1300 is again being manufactured in Canada and called the Outback.
The 1300 is 13 ft. long (including the hitch) - the actual space is about 10 x 7. It is very light
and takes only a type A hitch. The sleeping area makes up to the table at the rear, galley and closet in the middle and a couch which folds into two bunks at the front. Basic features are sink, on board water, propane
and ice box. The picture is our 1300, a 1973 unit that has been fully restored and is the one in the "for sale" part of the web site. The interior picture is looking to the rear. I really like the interior it has distinctive period feel to it.
The 5500 is 4 ft. longer and 1 foot wider. - the actual space is about 14 x 8. It has a shower/toilet, 12 volt system on board, oven, frig. in addition to the furnace
and stove. But with all this stuff, the closet is even smaller than in the 1300. It is a heavier unit equiped with electric breaks and requires a better hitch. The picture is a 1981 unit which has not been fixed up. Unfortunately I do not have any interior shots but can say that the interior has a lot of fake wood grain. My wife and I have not figured out exactly we will do inside - it needs new flooring and kitchen counter and what to do with that "fake wood grain"?
We started looking for a Trillium
one year ago. While I have seen some 1300's, this is the only 5500 that we have seen. I live in Alberta and found both units in south eastern British Columbia.<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3e2af4f9b4815Trillium pictures0001.jpg/> <img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3e2af519e1495Trillium pictures0002.jpg/>