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Old 03-04-2014, 01:50 PM   #1
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Would like to buy a Trillium with shower under $5000.

Would like to buy a Trillium with shower under $5000. Fix up will do.
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Old 03-05-2014, 09:01 AM   #2
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I think that the answer as to why you didn't get any replies is: Wouldn't we all?

Me thinks you might need to expand your budget a tad.
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Old 03-05-2014, 10:41 AM   #3
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You never know. I paid about a thousand for one about 10 years ago in Phoenix. With a shower. Lost it in the divorce. He got $2000 for it!
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There are lots of them in Canada, in the summer. I think they get more rare the further south you go. I have six of them, and I have not paid more than $3200 for any of them.

You should realize that none of the Trilliums, other then the 5500 came with a shower. Even the front bathroom in the 1300 and the 4500 did not have a shower. They had a sink in the bathroom, but no shower. If you find one that has a shower, it is an owner mod. I really like this one:
http://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/f...ium-39176.html
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Old 03-05-2014, 11:23 AM   #5
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Jus' Sayin': If any are advertised at that price down hereabouts, you will have to be running out the door with cash in hand as soon as the ad appears.
If no one else, you would have to be able to run faster than Moi.

And prices in Canada don't count, especially when you are in AZ, and it will cost another $750-$1000 in time and fuel just to go get it.


With smaller vehicles Fiberglass trailers have become a high demand item. Prices in PHX 10 years ago have almost no bearing on todays smaller supply and bigger demand.
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Old 03-05-2014, 11:26 AM   #6
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Great ideas on the showers. I could probably do that. Thanks. Now I need my Trillium.
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Old 03-08-2014, 08:48 PM   #7
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My boyfriend recently bought a 17 ft camper with 2 popout beds on the ends. I finally convinced him it is too heavy for our vehicle. It is gorgeous but we don't need a big trailer plus his SUV should not tow 2800 pounds. If anyone in AZ, Southern California or El Paso would consider a trade, let me know. It is a 2001 Keystone Cabana.
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Argh! I just missed another fiberglass RV. I have been the second caller on the last 3 here in Tucson. And the fiberstream in Phoenix. Each were $2000 or less. Of course the first caller bought it every time. So close.
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Someone responded to my "Wanted" ad. By Saturday morning I should be the new owner of a 16' Casita with shower. My fiance checked it out and it is within the weight limits for his RAV4. My fingers are crossed! The cost is under $5000.
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Hope the deal comes to terms. Post some pics when it arrives.
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Someone responded to my "Wanted" ad. By Saturday morning I should be the new owner of a 16' Casita with shower. My fiance checked it out and it is within the weight limits for his RAV4. My fingers are crossed! The cost is under $5000.
Sounds great. Love to hear when someone gets a good find through this site! Before its a done deal though you might want to take a look at the Thread Trailer Weights in the Real World to be sure. We have had a number of members here report having problems with the RAV4 rear dropping down when connected to their trailers .... Casita's tend to be a bit heavy on the tongue.
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Thank you for the weight chart. We have been told so far this is a lighter one which should match line 27:
27___16_____Casita_____Standard_____1780_____240__ __2020
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t. We have been told so far this is a lighter one
LOL yup we have all heard that before! You may want to take a bathroom scale with you to weigh the tongue before handing over the cash. I wish when I bought my trailer I had thought to do that. I ended up with a trailer that was over my brand new tow vehicles tongue weight spec because I believed the manual in the trailer and the seller as to what it weighed... not to mention a few historical posts here as to what people believed their same trailer weighed loaded. Didn't have the benefit of the great Real World Weight Thread at the time. Discovered the first time I put on the scales it weighed far more than I expected even when empty. Options such as AC, awning, dual propane, screen doors, and 3 way fridge all add up.
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Line 27 only happens to be the lightest of those Casitas and, with others almost 800 heavier, you might want to opt for the heavier weight value. Trailer weights have a nasty habit of growing when you are not looking.

And what does it say in his Owners manual (and not what Joe told him was OK)about hitch weight and towing capacity?
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