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Old 10-06-2013, 11:13 PM   #1
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We have a 73 Trillium 1300 and need a front window cover, the old fashioned style, if possible, to complete our restoration ... any ideas on where to look or contact?
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Old 10-10-2013, 01:04 PM   #2
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I have one from a 1973 Trillium 1300 that I will be parting out.
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Old 10-10-2013, 01:21 PM   #3
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I have heard of owners using old front windows. Or going to a plastic supply place and getting a piece to replace the front window and using the old scratched one to become a new cover with a new rubber edge. Mounting brackets is another story I know nothing about.
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Old 10-10-2013, 01:48 PM   #4
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Jump fast on David's offer! I have seen many a Trillium owner search high and low here in BC for one.
You might be able to keep shipping costs down if its shipped by bus.
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Old 10-10-2013, 09:26 PM   #5
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Thanks for getting back to me Dave. Can you send me a picture of it and how much are you wanting for the cover? I have the mounting brackets but not the arms that pivot the cover ... would you have those?
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Old 10-11-2013, 11:08 AM   #6
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I have the complete assembly. It is in AMAZING shape, other then the lichen growing on it. I think this trailer sat immobile most of its' life. Kinda sad.

I am power washing the trailer this weekend. I will send pictures after that.

Tom Young sells a new one. But, I don't think they look right on a classic Trillium.
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Shipping will be the issue. Like Carole said, the bus is probably the least expensive option. Tom's rock guard should not require any shipping. He tells me there is a Trillium dealership near Vancouver.
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Old 10-11-2013, 09:27 PM   #7
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Thanks Dave. Yeah sad that it sat for so long, I think ours had the same history of being parked too ... took a bit of scrubbing to get the coast mold off.

If you don't mind parting with the cover we would be glad to get it. We weren't to keen on getting the new style of cover if we didn't have to.

We took the trailer on a trip in the rain and noticed that a bit of water had been forced in around the weather stripping, so hoping that the cover will slow it down a bit.
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Old 10-15-2013, 11:58 PM   #8
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Sorry Gary, I am going to fix it. It is no longer a parts trailer.
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Old 10-16-2013, 12:16 AM   #9
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Thanks Dave ...my search will continue. If you hear or know of someone or someplace that is parting out a Trillium I would appreciate your help.
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Old 10-16-2013, 01:51 PM   #10
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I am not sure why, but parts Trilliums are hard to find. I have been searching for two years. I have seen two trailers that were much worse then Humpty Dumpty. They wanted about a thousand dollars for them in both cases. One had been crushed under a fallen pine tree. The sap had made the fibreglass all bumpy. The other was going to be used as an ice fishing shack. They had cut out most of the fibreglass furniture.
The last link is for another reasonable Trillium wreck, only $250, no frame. It looks like the rock guard may be damaged as well.

Attached are pictures of the two trailers that I considered irreparable.

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On (Canada) - 1973 Trillium 1300 Wreck - $250
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Gary have you tried the folks at Trillium Outback in Calgary? Not the old style of course.

Also you could try Escape Trailer Ind. they were building the Trilliums for a while a few years back and they do use the very similar front guards so they may be able to help you and be closer to home. ;-)
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You could also keep an eye out for gravel guards on stickies. They were pretty much the same hardware and fiberglass.
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You could also keep an eye out for gravel guards on stickies. They were pretty much the same hardware and fiberglass.
This is a good idea.

The rock guard on Trillium trailers is smaller than any on a sticky. Cutting aluminum can be done with wood tools. So if you have a miter saw, this should be fairly easy, (from the perspective of someone who has never done it).
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Old 10-18-2013, 04:09 PM   #14
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I was just at Trillium / Out Back. Joe told me that he has a rock guard. I asked how much, and he said $95. Sold I said, but he could not put his finger on it. I recommend you give him a call. Tell him that Dave T was going to buy it for you. He was shipping out front windows to the states as well, so a rock guard won't be any more difficult to ship to BC.

He frequently puts new windows into old trailers, and has the old ones left over. If he never finds the rock guard, just call every couple of weeks till he has another.
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