We bought our old Trillium
a few years ago and since you are looking at similar, I hope our experience might be useful. We didn't pay a lot for our trailer, and so were not too surprised when some of its claimed condition proved untrue. And I've enjoyed fixing it up. But if I were buying again, I'd do this:
Buy from a reputable dealer or,
If buying privately, insist on having the trailer safety checked by a licensed gas and electrical
technician before buying.
Pay special attention to the appliances. We've removed both our furnace
and our fridge
, both because they had become unsafe and because even if they could be repaired, needed to be modified to meet today's standards (propane fridge
Check for floor rot, especially around any water tanks or in likely locations like under windows
where chronic leaks
are possible. We were fortunately fine, but it was only by luck.
Check out the water systems as well as any fresh, grey, or black water systems.
Have your tech assess the frame and the bolts that hold the body to the frame or do it yourself.
Check for leaks
around the windows
. These can be fixed but may require extensive rebuilding of the supporting window frames.
That doesn't mean that you should not buy a trailer with some of the above deficiencies. I enjoy working with tools and so have loved fixing up our old egg. But assess the condition as well as your own patience and resources before you buy but if you talk price!