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Old 01-11-2013, 08:22 PM   #1
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Hello All,
Has anyone noticed a Trillium 5500 for sale anywhere
lately? The 1300 is great but sure would love to have a
little bathroom. Thanks.
Larry H
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Old 01-11-2013, 08:47 PM   #2
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Larry, Last summer several were advertised. This is kinda surprising, considering that they made very few of them. It is my understanding that only 50 or so were built. I don't mean to offend the members who own them, but if you want a bathroom, then you may want to look at other brands. Many 5500's have, umm,... quality issues. They were designed and built when Trillium was experiencing financial difficulties. It has been said that no two are built the same.
I like the 16 ft scamp with a front bathroom and a side dinette.
Judging by your avatar, your 1300 has all the bells and whistles, including a kitchen window. Very nice.
I have pondered the idea of cutting out the front gaucho and installing a front bathroom in its place. I was planning to use a 4500 for this, but it should work with a 1300 as well. But the bathroom would be a few inches smaller.
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Old 01-11-2013, 09:30 PM   #3
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Thanks Dave,
Appreciate your input. I am aware of the Scamp 16,
Casita 17 and have looked at examples of both of them. I
prefer the Casita 17 although the Scamp 16 is much lighter.
This Trillium 1300 is my second one. What I like best
about these older trailers is the jalouise windows. I don't
care for AC so I want to be able to open the windows
in all sorts of weather. The Trilliums have very
good headroom for their length. Finally there is the cachet
of having a relatively rare trailer.
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Old 01-12-2013, 03:11 AM   #4
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Larry, I totally understand. I am very fond of the Trillium brand. Some may say that I actually have a problem. The windows are a big draw. That is why I like the 4500's so much. There are windows everywhere. The side windows are larger then on a 1300 and they only made them with the kitchen window. I have two Deluxe 4500's which also have an opening slider window in the door.
I have considered buying a 5500 for a long time. The fact that so many of them came up for sale last summer was a big temptation. But I would want one to gut and redo like a Bigfoot 17, but with fibreglass furniture. This would require removing and glassing over the back road side and rear windows, and installing the side window on the back, behind the gaucho. Not very practical, but I am occasionaly kinda arrogant.
I came to the conclusion that the four trailers that I now own may already be a bit more then I can chew on for the next little while .
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Old 01-20-2013, 11:59 PM   #5
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Hello All,
Has anyone noticed a Trillium 5500 for sale anywhere
lately? The 1300 is great but sure would love to have a
little bathroom. Thanks.
Larry H
I have a 15' Escape 2010 for sale with a 54x77 bed and a 5.0 cf fridge. I had mine custom built with a toilet but no shower in the bathroom. Because of that I gained 6 inches of cabinet and overhead storage in the main cabin. Escapes are known for their awesome storage and solid structure. And they are very lightweight. Empty mine weighs 1500 and when I had it loaded for a week trip it was 2175.
Escapes were modeled after Trilliums through a partnership a few years ago.
Escapes are built so well and they did not have the trouble Trilliums had but they also cost more. Mine was 18,000 Canadian. It is listed at 14,990 USD now and is listed on the fiberglass RV site under the for sale section. Please take a look.
Thank you,
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Old 01-21-2013, 07:05 PM   #6
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Thank-you for the kind offer. However, your trailer
is not in my budget. Those are beauties. I hope
you sell it soon to someone who will appreciate it.
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Old 02-14-2017, 09:53 PM   #7
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Hello All,
Has anyone noticed a Trillium 5500 for sale anywhere
lately? The 1300 is great but sure would love to have a
little bathroom. Thanks.
Larry H
Larry;

I have a Trillium 5500 for sale. It is in Alberta now, but we are taking it to Newfoundland this summer on a tour. Will be available Sept 1, 2017.
Brian shivoo54@gmail.com
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