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Old 03-13-2015, 02:54 PM   #1
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Want to trade my 1978 Trillium for Aliner type

I have a 1978 Trillium 1300. I tow it with a 4 cyl pick up and I catch alot of wind slowing me down. I would like to trade my trillium for a aliner that folds down for easier towing.
My camper runs on reg house size plug but I use a 30 amp adapter at campgrounds.
Wall Ac that is ice cold, mini fridge, microwave, sink, dinette folds down to bed.
The coushions have been redone. There is a closet hole i converted to a porta potty area.

I will try to fig out how to put pics here or just email me for pictures.

My camper weighs 1,500 lbs
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Old 03-13-2015, 04:00 PM   #2
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Kelly, you want to get the attention of Aliner owners and there are precious few on this forum. But if you post this on the AlinerChaletA-Frames yahoo group, there's always a chance that someone with an Aliner has been thinking of switching and would connect up with you.

Or, you could post your trailer for sale outright in the FGRV For Sale section, and after it's sold you're all set to shop for the A frame of your dreams. Look at previously sold Trilliums for ideas on what price you can ask.
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Are you sure you wouldn't consider selling?


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Old 03-13-2015, 07:35 PM   #4
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Pretty sure you will have no problem selling that trillium, then purchasing an A frame FG camper. Probably a lot easier than finding a trade.

Good suggestion on using the Campers For Sale forum here to see what your model goes for. Lots of folks will be all over that forum looking to buy this time of year. And Trills are nice, should sell fast.

There is a site fiberglass-rv-4sale http://www.fiberglass-rv-4sale.com/ that might be a possible source of the A frame camper you wish to get. Site appears to be having a problem right now but I expect it will be back up soon.

In addition to the forums already mentioned just for those campers.
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There is a site fiberglass-rv-4sale Molded Fiberglass Travel Trailers For Sale | Fiberglass RV's For Sale that might be a possible source of the A frame camper you wish to get.
That site will be good to see more Trilliums that have been offered for sale (good for setting pricing as well as for placing a 'for sale' ad). But I've never seen an A-frame listed on there.
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Kelly, since you're trying to get rid of a molded fiberglass trailer, not buy one, I'd suggesting posting your ad in the sale section. You are much more likely to get results if you post a price for an outright sale, though you could certainly mention your willingness to trade for an A-frame folding trailer.

As for finding an A-frame trailer, other websites would be better for that, since it is not molded fiberglass.

Have you considered one of the pop-top fiberglass trailers like Hunter or Campster?
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I have a 1978 Trillium 1300. I tow it with a 4 cyl pick up and I catch alot of wind slowing me down.

My camper weighs 1,500 lbs
How fast are you trying to go? ST tires are rated for a max of 65mph, and that goes for the ones on Aliners too.

I'm betting the Aliner will weigh more.. (maybe) take that into consideration for your tug requirements.

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An Aliner Scout or Ranger 12 will be pretty similar weight (but only 5' tall). The larger Expedition will be over 2000 lb.
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Kelly, I'm betting you will have better luck selling your Trillium outright and taking the cash and then buying what you think you desire.

After all the years I've follow the forums, I can only think of two folks on the forums that want to trade an Aliner for an all-molded trailer. It usually doesn't work like THAT... here on FiberglassRV.

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Old 03-16-2015, 10:04 AM   #10
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What is in the front of your Trillium? It looks like a front bath model.
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Kelly, what kind of truck do you have? Does it have oversized tires on it? Can you post some pics of your rig? Could be with a few modifications your rig may work out for you.
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That site will be good to see more Trilliums that have been offered for sale (good for setting pricing as well as for placing a 'for sale' ad). But I've never seen an A-frame listed on there.
I thought the Aliner was one of those A frame style campers, but there may be others.

If that Trillium has a front bath I think someone was looking for a FGRV with that feature, out of BC Canada as I recall.
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A few observations about this Trillium:
- Bargman L400 door latch supports 1978 vintage
- It has had the optional furnace but it has been removed
- It has had the optional propane fridge but it has been removed
- The stove looks to be missing
- It has the optional kitchen window, nice!
- It has the optional door window
- The tail lights are not orignal
- The rock guard is intact
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Old 03-24-2015, 01:29 PM   #14
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I thought the Aliner was one of those A frame style campers, but there may be others.

If that Trillium has a front bath I think someone was looking for a FGRV with that feature, out of BC Canada as I recall.
There possably was a front bath its a space I use for the porta potty.

Yes the fridge has been replaced with a newer model.

I use a microwave & hot plate. the stove was removed.
Whoever had it before removed the gas from the trailer but I do believe the lines inside are still there.

There is no heater.

Everything is like I bought it 2 yrs ago.

I tow it with a 2002 toyota tacoma 4cyl I just took a trip to the keys from my place in plant city near tampa fl. I built a ramp in the back bed out of pvc and covered it in bed liner pieces to try to deflect the wind a bit. It worked for about 5 mph more so I could get to the speed limit but was still straining a bit. The camper weighs 1,500.

What do you people thing I should ask for a selling price for this?
alot of people look at the age and think I should sell it for super cheap. I think it is worth more being its all fiberglass and no wood to rot.
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