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Old 11-30-2011, 09:23 PM   #1
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Trillium 4500 bunks ...

Original 1978 parts for a Trillium 4500

I have

1) Front overhead bunk. Steel posts, board, and hardware included.

2) Rear overhead bunk. Stiff plywood boards joined with a piano hinge. Other hardware attached to the wall for support.

The Foam and cushions are in bad shape with mold damage. These should be replaced.
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Old 12-05-2011, 08:55 PM   #2
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Details of the queen size, rear bunk .... See pictures. I do not know if this original equipment or not.

Wood platform, two pieces of 1/2 thick plywood attached with a piano hinge
1) 68.5" x 20.5" with wood stiffener "beams" 1.5x1.5 attached on the long edges
2) 68.5" x 23" with wood stiffener "end cap" of plywood 4x.5
- the corners are cut off to facilitate fitting in the egg shape.
These fold together flat.

The supports for this are made of heavy steel. it is articulate on a pivot to fold into two possible positions ( up and down). While up or down down, it rests on a steel reenforced plate mounted on the wall. The wood platform rests on these supports.

In addition there is a support made of steel running along the rear of the camper. It works in the same way that the table folds down to the sleeping position. Sorry, not pictured.
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Old 12-05-2011, 09:38 PM   #3
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I am pretty sure that this is a factory option. Check out picture #5 in the brochure.

I think I got these off the Bolerama web site.

Maybe someone could put them in our document centre.
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Old 12-06-2011, 10:37 PM   #4
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If you still have the front overhead bunk and it is original, I may be interested - do you have any photos?

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Old 08-02-2012, 09:23 AM   #5
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It is original. I have one in my Trillium 4500 and I'm second owner.
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Old 08-02-2012, 09:50 AM   #6
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Don't want to ask a stupid question, but would these work in my 5500?

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Old 08-02-2012, 10:33 AM   #7
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You could use the hardware, but the 5500 is wider then a 4500. You would need to make new plywood boards, and beams.
You should be aware that they take the place of the overhead shelves, so you would have to remove the shelves above the dinette to make this work.
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Old 08-02-2012, 10:44 AM   #8
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I would hate to break up something that is original that I'm sure someone would love for their 4500. (although shipping just the hardware would be much more cost effective)
Our two boys are not gonna dig sleeping together. If you want to sell just the front hardware, let me know and how much, if there is someone with a 4500 that wants to jump on this I would yield to them.
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Old 08-02-2012, 10:52 AM   #9
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Um.... I am sorry to tell you that I purchased Fred's bunk, his table, and his Bargman 400 door lock. Thanks Fred!
I could detail the hardware in a CAD drawing, but unless you are a competent welder, it would be expensive to have these parts fabricated.
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No worries. Believe it or not my older sister is a full time welder/ fabricator for the iron ore company of Canada. I don't pick on her anymore! Lol
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There must be a "how to build your own bunk beds" thread
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I have five kids and spent a good deal of time looking for ways to sleep all the kids in the trailer, while my wife and I sleep in our van. I am pritty sure this is the best solution for bunks.
The side pieces that Fred shows in the pictures are complemented by a system on the back of the trailer that is similar to the way the tables that convert to a bed are attached to the wall. A bent steel rod in brackets that allow it to swivel between up and down positions. The sided pieces support it in either the down, (first picture) or the up, (second picture) positions.
Like I said, I could draw up the pieces, but it may take some time. With 5 kids, I don't get much spare time. Do you think this would help you?
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Um.... I am sorry to tell you that I purchased Fred's bunk
Dave,
Do you still have the rear overhead cabinet pieces? I'd be interested in the extruded aluminium. I bought 1 set from outback and they were too short, probably from a 1300.
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Do you still have the rear overhead cabinet pieces? I'd be interested in the extruded aluminium. I bought 1 set from outback and they were too short, probably from a 1300.
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Roy,

I have not installed the bunk. I am waiting till I find a great deal on a trailer that doesn't have the shelves.
No luck yet, but I have enough on my plate with the restore on the three trailers that I have now.

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