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Old 11-03-2014, 12:17 PM   #1
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1980ish Trillium 1300 Overhead cabinet wanted

Hello: my 1980 1300 Trillium has a sliding door cabinet over the large table, but a simple, open fiberglass shelf unit over the small dinette at the front of the cabin. Since everything falls off this shelf during travel, I can only stow lightweight non-breakable up there. I'd like to install the same kind of cabinet there that's in the back -- aluminum frame, sliding doors, etc. Rather than call every salvage yard in the US, I thought I'd post this here in hopes someone has one gathering dust in the garage. I can modify to fit as I am moderately handy, and will pay handsomely plus postage. Thanks.

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Old 11-03-2014, 12:22 PM   #2
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My 1976 Trillium 1300 has open shelves at both ends, though it doesn't have the small dinette at the front.

Regardless of age, I have considered putting some kind of storage with doors instead of the open shelves myself.

Do you have photos of what you have, it would be interesting to see.
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Some here have used aluminum profiles meant for sliding glass doors.

Sourcing the profiles from a salvage yard will be difficult due to their scarcity.
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That does look a bit like a retrofit (but I really don't know), but I can see how it would be good at keeping things in place. I had been thinking of maybe doing something along the line of wood cabinets, but this does look good too. I am definitely watching to see what you find as a solution.

Here is what I am dealing with. They are slightly bowed from use, the front definitely needing some kind of work to reshape.



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How about just using a cargo net type of retainer. I've seen small ones somewhere for this type of application. Otherwise if you need slotted type tracks for doors they could be made out of wood, or wood and aluminum.
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Unfortunately, Trillium never put the aluminum shelves on the front of a 1300, just in the back. There have been people who have sourced some similar aluminum extrusions, but missing the bend that causes the face of the doors to slope out.
It would be necessary to salvage the aluminum from a 4500, or the back aluminum from another 1300 to get the same shelves at the front of a 1300.

I have considered trying to make a fibreglass modification on the regular fibreglass 1300 shelves. Basically just a flat front that has doors. The front would be constructed of flat fibreglass sheet.
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A quickie Google search for "aluminum sliding cabinet door track" turned up this: 1/4 inch door track | Sliding Door Track Kits | Sliding Door Track & Hardware | Complete Cabinet Hardware
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Rick G. did some shelves a while back. Lists the hardware from Home
Depot in his thread.
want to add more Trillium cupboards
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quick and easy netting
Netting for the Trillium's upper shelves
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Old 11-05-2014, 02:36 PM   #11
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Thank you all SO MUCH for your replies. I am actually going to try (!) to make a new shelf based on Rick G's amazing work. And if that fails (knowing me, it just may), then netting is the answer! Again thank you; this forum is really great.
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