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Old 11-22-2018, 10:18 AM   #1
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Front Window Cover '73 Trillium 13'

I am looking for a front window rock cover for a 1973 Trillium 13 foot trailer.
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Old 11-22-2018, 10:21 AM   #2
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Im sure you know they are hard to come by and a lot of them are broken (particularly the panels). Good luck with the search.
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Old 11-22-2018, 01:31 PM   #3
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You can make them, you know?

You'll need one to look at, make a ton of sketches and make sure you get the right kind of hardware (a couple of hinges at the top and a latch at the center bottom, and probably some method of holding it up when parked for air and light) and I'd fabricate one or have a metal shop do it, or make a fiberglass or light wooden one, even some kind of plastic bin...the world is your oyster of you're starting from scratch!

We incorporated a piece of scrap Lexan into ours for a permanent, "bullet-proof" but I admit we had one in the first place. We found a double-jointed hinge and latch it down with a carabiner. We use a small curtain extension rod with rubber tips at each end to brace it up when parked.


Best luck with it--in a way, innovation is the most fun part of redoing old trailers.

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AFTER: white pic: with new double-hinged hasp and Lexan panel window installed.

BEFORE: brown pic: without hasp at bottom. Rock shield had been screwed shut and had never been used; area was packed full of mud.
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Old 11-22-2018, 03:58 PM   #4
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If your window cover frame is still intact, you can probably find sheets of hard plastic in any colour you want and just cut them to the right size (I would go with white for the sake of original look). You can probably source out the right Trillium decal for the centre pane right here on FiberglassRV.
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Old 11-22-2018, 06:35 PM   #5
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If all else fails, try Trillium / Outback. Not the original style, but it will fit.
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Old 11-27-2018, 04:52 PM   #6
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Hi I faced the same problem with my Trillium so I got an old cover off a Sprite Alpine trailer and miter cut each corner of the top & bottom rails to fit. Once done I cut the hinge piece also to the right length. The width /height was the same so that made the swap easier. I moved the divider pieces to space them equally then I cut each of the panels to the same equal size needed and installed them inside out. Used a fine tooth plywood blade in my table saw backwards to cut them , Go very slowly and use eye protection for sure. Looks factory, minus the logo in the center panel. I did paint the weathered inside with RV white to tidy up things. Duane
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Old 11-28-2018, 05:05 AM   #7
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Would love to see a picture of the finished work!
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