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Old 12-11-2018, 09:49 AM   #1
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Trillium 1300 wanted in western U.S. States

Looking for clean '70s Trillium 1300 for sale and pickup in any western U.S. States as weather permits. We recently had a fire inside our '73 1300 caused by a faulty flash hot water faucet and the insurance company totaled the trailer. We plan to buy and restore a 1300 in time for spring camping. Contact Paul Finnigan at pffinnigan@gmail.com or text or call 208 863 1162. Eagle Idaho.
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Old 12-11-2018, 04:33 PM   #2
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My experience looking for a Trillium in the USA is they are hard to find. And the ones I found all had issues, some worse than others. I passed on two this year, one was a long distance away. I talked with seller at length on what I was looking for (and what I would pass on). Basically floor rot and subsequent sag at the door are very hard to fix. I walked the seller on what to check. They assured me “after checking “ that it was fine. I drove two days only to find the plywood in the dinette benches was all rotted out, door sag and very soft main floor. Needless to say I passed.

Second one had floor rot AND standing water inside the dinette benches! At least it wasn’t two days away.

Third one was solid but a project. So I bought it. Outside lights didn’t work, tires were 24 years old and dry rotted, original furnace gone, etc. fortunately I brought tires and wheels with me along with temporary trailer lights.
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Old 12-14-2018, 03:59 PM   #3
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Another piece of advice: the two best places to find a Trillium for sale are the fiberglass RV 4 sale site and a national search of Craigslist (I use search Tempest).

I found my 1977 Trillium 1300 via search Tempest. It never showed up on this forum, and it never showed up on fiberglass RV 4 sale page either.

Better still, if the link is a Craigslist ad, sellers tend to keep up with their C/L ads a lot more, and they actually respond, usually in a timely fashion. When someone sells their trailer on C/L, they tend to quickly pull down their ad so they don't keep getting hounded (but some do leave their trailers up for sale on C/L long after it is sold, so nothing is perfect.

C/L does not lend itself to nationwide searches. So third party companies like search Tempest tend to crop up.

https://www.searchtempest.com
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Old 12-14-2018, 05:01 PM   #4
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Seach for Trillium 1300

Thanks for your tip... I'll try it!
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Old 12-29-2018, 04:16 PM   #5
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Found my next Trillium

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Looking for clean '70s Trillium 1300 for sale and pickup in any western U.S. States as weather permits. We recently had a fire inside our '73 1300 caused by a faulty flash hot water faucet and the insurance company totaled the trailer. We plan to buy and restore a 1300 in time for spring camping. Contact Paul Finnigan at pffinnigan@gmail.com or text or call 208 863 1162. Eagle Idaho.
Bought a 4500 from a lovely lady in Sedona AZ... Perfect
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Old 12-29-2018, 05:53 PM   #6
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Bought a 4500 from a lovely lady in Sedona AZ... Perfect
If its the one I am thinking of, its a beauty!
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