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Old 08-07-2016, 06:37 PM   #1
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Boler or trillium help

Hi new to the group........it's been 3 months since my last, whoops let's try this again ..my wife and I have been searching for months looking for our future egg with little success. Any and all support would be appreciated from group. Dealt with two scammers so far but haven't been deterred yet. We live in Vancouver and I'm not scarred to travel to find our little 13 footer .help!
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Old 08-08-2016, 10:14 AM   #2
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Old 08-08-2016, 10:17 AM   #3
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It's important : What vehicle you will use to tow your caravan future?

You'll have a lot of suggestion on this site...
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Old 08-08-2016, 11:09 AM   #4
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I think your question was how to find a Trillium or Boler? There is a very good checklist on this site. And it seems I've seen a couple offered for sale on this site recently. We bought a 1976 Trillium three years ago, so here are some things I'd keep in mind another time:

Appliances: be wary of the furnace and fridge if they are original equipment, even if they appear to be working. Have them and the stove inspected. Also, the gravity fed furnace on our '76 and the method of sealing the back of the fridge were obsolete. This needn't be a show stopper, but may affect what you are willing to pay.

Frame: have a close look at the frame, outside for sags and twists and inside as much as possible for rust. Our frame was just fine but I had to replace the bolts that hold it to the trailer body - rotted off.

Windows: Ask the owner about leaks. On older Trilliums, unless the frames have been rebuilt, the plywood backing will likely be rotten and leaking. This is fairly easy to fix but again may affect what you want to pay.

Door: Check for sag and smooth operation. It should be absolutely firm and seal well.

Body: I would prefer the original gel-coat to paint. You have a better idea what you're dealing with.

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Old 08-08-2016, 01:24 PM   #5
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It's important : What vehicle you will use to tow your caravan future?

You'll have a lot of suggestion on this site...
I'm pulling my Boler 1300 with my Mini Cooper Clubman and it's smooth. I can go a steady 110km. Just make sure a little vehicle has the power and go from there. Good luck!
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I'm pulling my Boler 1300 with my Mini Cooper Clubman and it's smooth. I can go a steady 110km. Just make sure a little vehicle has the power and go from there. Good luck!
When considering a used trailer look for one with brakes on it especially if your planning on towing with a small tow vehicle. Many vehicle manufactures require that brakes be on any trailer pulled that is over 1000lbs or so and many Provinces and states require brakes on trailers that weigh 50% or more than that of the tow vehicle.

Also make sure the tires on the trailer are rated to do 110km (68mph) as most ST trailer tires are only rated to a max 104 km (65mph).
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There's two Buyer's check list in the Document Center that are PDFs, available for download and printing. Find them here: Fiberglass RV - Document Center - Buyers Check List


You may find these easier to print than the HTML form Gilles posted previously.
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I'm pulling my Boler 1300 with my Mini Cooper Clubman and it's smooth. I can go a steady 110km. Just make sure a little vehicle has the power and go from there. Good luck!
I hope you have brakes on your trailer?

Even with the brakes on the trailer, 110 km you may lose control easily if you have a flat tire at that speed...
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Old 08-08-2016, 05:48 PM   #9
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Thanks this is great
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Old 08-08-2016, 05:50 PM   #11
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Have a 2014 Dodge Ram 1500. Thanks for the advice
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Old 08-08-2016, 06:29 PM   #12
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Welcome.
It seems quite rare for the older 13 Bolers to have brakes unless someone has put on a new axle. Seen more Trilliums that at least have the backing plates for them.
I would just presume if you are looking at one that you will need to put on new tires and factor that in as they are not very expensive.
Thats frustrating when you keep looking and aren't finding legitimate ones but be patient it will happen
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When I got serious about being ready to acquire my FGRV, I started checking the forums where people post trailers for sale twice a day. You have to be ready to jump on the one you want when it comes on the market. The good ones go fast. Have some cash in the car and be prepared 2 head there to look at it even if it means you don't like it and you have to turn around and come back home. I missed out on a couple because I was not willing to take the time to go immediately to see them. Good luck to you!
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You look on this site?

1980 Trillium Jubilee | Merritt, BC, Canada | Fiberglass RV's For Sale

I had a Trillium Jubilee in the pass and it has been very appreciate...

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