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Old 08-04-2013, 09:14 PM   #1
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1999 trillium?? mint

hi there what a great site i have run into i have always been fascinated with these little trailers and know nothing about them but i really want one how come they are so expensive!! anyway i know an elder gent that has a 1999 trillium trailer great condition has had it since new i got talkin to him about it and he said he would sell it for 6000 i almost fell down ! seemed so much for a little space until i did a little homework and realized maybe hes right which brings me here is it worth it ??? cansomeone please tell me more about this trailer thank you
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Old 08-04-2013, 10:30 PM   #2
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to the Forum Brent.

In my search I also was agasped at the expense.
But time on this forum will bring so much information.
Stick builds don't last as long. FG's are not built on an assembly line.
And they can outlast an owner sometimes who doesn't take care of it.

There's several Trillium owners on here that can give you the low down.
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Old 08-04-2013, 10:48 PM   #3
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to the Forum Brent.

In my search I also was agasped at the expense.
But time on this forum will bring so much information.
Stick builds don't last as long. FG's are not built on an assembly line.
And they can outlast an owner sometimes who doesn't take care of it.

There's several Trillium owners on here that can give you the low down.
stick builds??? fg's please explain
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Old 08-04-2013, 11:14 PM   #4
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Built out of wood. "Sticks". They use the same phrase for houses. These are fiberglass so they call them glass.
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The original Trilliums were made in Canada. The company went out of business in the early 1980's. There are two current manufacturers making trailers with the name Trillium associated with there product, TrilliumRV in the US and Outback sometimes called Trillium Outback, made in Canada. I do not believe either was making trailers in 1999. Perhaps it's 1979? Pictures would help. Raz
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Ask him if he would be comfortable with taking some photos and then post them to this thread. Take as many as you can. Get pics of all sides, the top if possible, the bottom if you can get the frame and such things with a good light, the inside as well and pictures of all the appliances and nooks and crannies. The more pictures the better and everyone on here can give you a much better idea if it is worth paying $6000.
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stick builds??? fg's please explain
Like John said (#4).
Stick builds.............think trailer house. Which is what they really are.
Made of lumber, nails, screws, and/or staples. Some brands better than
other brands, but still sticks.

Fiberglass for the most part is hand laid in a mold or some have that
mold using vacuum. Some use rivets and/or stainless steel screws.

The shape and materials give it a longer life span.
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Ask him if he would be comfortable with taking some photos and then post them to this thread. Take as many as you can. Get pics of all sides, the top if possible, the bottom if you can get the frame and such things with a good light, the inside as well and pictures of all the appliances and nooks and crannies. The more pictures the better and everyone on here can give you a much better idea if it is worth paying $6000.
i looked at it i didnt have my phone for pics but its mint he had it since brand new and he never uses it i am going tomorrow again to look if it looks really good when i check the nooks and crannies i am going to offr 5 k if he wont go for it i will pay 6 whats the main things to watch out for??
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I'd check the frame for stress, cracks, rust and unusual wear. The floor for soft spots and the body for any major damage. I am guessing if he barely used it and took care of it you won't find to many issues at all most every issue can be repairs too, nice thing about Fiberglass is it can be repaired. If you feel happy with what you see and 5k to 6k isn't out of your price range then it is a good purchase. The main thing is you come out happy in the end and go enjoy your new camper.
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whats the main things to watch out for??
Go over it with the Buyers Check List found here in the Document Center.
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Old 08-14-2013, 02:28 PM   #11
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Been a week...what the scoop? did you buy it?
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