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Old 05-16-2013, 08:07 AM   #1
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I have recently purchased a 1977 Trillium 4500. Its' in terrific shape but is missing the window guard. I was hoping to find one used in good shape. I live in Ontario, Canada. If anyone has a line on one or can advise me where to look I'd appreciate hearing from you.
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Old 05-16-2013, 12:11 PM   #2
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Bill, That is a tough one. There are threads on how to replace the front rock guard / Awning.

Replacing Trillium Window Rock Guard

Recently I saw a posting about creating an awning out of a solar cell. I thought this was brilliant, but I can't find it now.
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Old 05-16-2013, 02:08 PM   #3
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Thanks for the info. David,
If I can't find a used one soon, I'll have to buy a new one. I just don't want to take a chance on breaking the window panes.
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Old 05-16-2013, 02:42 PM   #4
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If you're a do-it-yourselfer and in an area with an RV boneyard, Bill, you might be able to find an awning-type rock guard on another old trailer that could be cut down to fit your Trillium.

The framing/hardware itself isn't very different than that on many other trailers of the era, and most are put together in such a way that they can be taken apart and modified for size. Logos of course would be a problem but replacement of fiberglass panels could take care of that...

My opinion is that this might be a better alternative (at least visually) to a brand new replacement. To my eye, the newer rockguards might look out of place on a first-gen Trillium.

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Old 05-17-2013, 07:39 AM   #5
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Thanks Francesca,
Your probably right. Unfortunately, I'm not aware of any RV boneyards in our region. I'll keep looking for a while though as I would prefer a guard that matches the era.
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Old 05-17-2013, 10:39 PM   #6
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Welcome to FGRV. You have not indicated what part of Ontario you are from. I've seen rock guards that might be modified to fit on both kijiji and craigslist.
New & used RV & trailer parts / accessories for sale Ontario. axle kits, generators, tandem, wheels, toilets on Kijiji.ca
Someone recently posted that their trailer came with both front and rear guards, I wonder if they would be willing to part with the extra one?
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Here's a link to a discussion elsewhere about do-it-yourself/rebuilt rock guards...you'll be amused to see a Trillium guard pictured at the bottom of the page!

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Old 05-18-2013, 06:40 AM   #8
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Thanks Roy, I live in Parry Sound, Ontario. I'll definately check Kijiji.
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Old 05-18-2013, 06:42 AM   #9
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Thanks again Francesca. Great Ideas!
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Hey, Bill!

I see I posted the wrong link- here's the one with details of reconstruction.

One of the pics shows the hinge, which is the same as that on my guard and leads me to ask: How much of your rockguard is "gone"? Did they remove it frame and all, or just the guard itself?

I ask because if the frame's still there along with the trailer half of the hinge, side latches etc., replacement is going to be a lot easier...

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Old 05-18-2013, 01:05 PM   #11
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Thanks again Francesca,
When we bought the trailer 2 weeks ago there was absolutely no sign of a window guard ever being there. I suspect they took it off years ago when repairing and resealing the window. Unfortunately, we don't have a frame to work with but I'm optimistic we'll figure something out especially with folks like you offering suggestions and resources. Appreciate the help.
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Bill, The glass in the windows is just plain glass. If one gets broken, you can take off that piece and get a glass shop to fix it.
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Old 05-23-2013, 03:55 PM   #13
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Thanks for the info. David,
It's nice to know fixing the windows is fairly straight forward. Lynn and I are kind of new to this, but we are really looking forward to our travels with the trillium.
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