wood furnishings (easier to customize)
The Jubilee and 5500 are the only Trilliums with wood interior.
Do *almost all* of the 5500 have the orange trim?
Most are orange, some are blue. Not sure if this has any meaning, or if it was a customer option.
Double stripes mean "Deluxe" model: larger fridge
, hot water, shower, range, screen door, etc.
Were they all 2-dinettes or are there bunk models in these as well?
There was a front bunk model as well. Very rare (consider it non-existent!).
What's the difference in the one with the compass rose instead of a window at front?
This specific trailer belongs to a member here, and apparently never had a front curb side window installed. The compass rose decal and the matching stripes have probably been added later, they look nothing like a Trillium
The 5500 has only been made for a couple years before Trillium went belly up, and the final design of the 5500 had apparently not been finalized, so most of them have some differences in things like plumbing (water heater location, drain pipes configuration, etc). Also, apparently one could have one "built-to-order", so this may also explain some differences like the "missing" front right window.
Are the fridge doors really upholstered ?
They were. Mine isn't anymore. This can be easily changed or removed.
Are both these models usually white-(ish)?
Colonial White they call it.
Both same height?
I don't know, you would have to look up in the document center on this board for the full specs. I can take any measurement on my 5500 if you want.
Rare tandem wheels good or bad?
The initial design of the 5500 called for dual axles. The fiberglass mold was designed to accommodate 2 axles. Some say due to cost cutting, some say because it simply wasn't necessary, they started to offer a single, higher-capacity axle
. The dual axle
config remained available as an option (may be the GVWR was higher with 2 axles, I don't know). The FG mold was never modifed, only the wheel "fenders" were different. The single axle
model is probably lighter, and is certainly more common.
Did any come built with (safe) cargo racks?
Not to my knowledge, and if your thinking about a roof rack of some sort, I wouldn't do it. That roof is barely strong enough to support itself, I wouldn't put anything on top of it (well, a solar panel
would be fine), even a rooftop air conditioning
unit would require additional internal bracing to prevent the roof from caving in.