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Old 06-24-2013, 12:52 PM   #1
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On (Canada) - 1973 Trillium 1300 Wreck - $250

The front rock guard looks salvageable, There are several usable parts. I would buy this if it were closer to me.

Trillium PROJECT Damaged Shell - Ottawa Travel Trailers, Campers For Sale - Kijiji Ottawa Canada.

The snow collapsed the roof on our old Trillium. I am not handy with fiberglass, so decided to abandon project. We used the frame to build a utility trailer. Only the shell with contents: Stove top, ice box, cushions, etc. Door and windows intact. You will need a platform to move it.
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Old 06-30-2013, 03:58 PM   #2
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There are several usable parts.
Someone might want it just for the Bargeman door lock and the hinges.
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Old 06-30-2013, 05:26 PM   #3
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That's fixable....looks a lot worse than it probably is.

I wouldn't have the smallest problem giving $250.00 for it, and I wouldn't scrap it either!

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I'd give him $250, but I'd scrap it. Fixing that shell is not impossible, but also not easy. It would be necessary to strip out the Ensolite. The parts I would recover:
Rock guard
Windows
Door
Door lock
Hinges
Ensolite
Stove
Sink
Ice box
Road side logo
Tail lights
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Old 07-03-2013, 07:36 PM   #5
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Well worth the $250. but a fair bit of work to get it on the road.
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In case you're tempted, Harvey:

The biggest problem that presents itself to the eye is the graffiti. That can easily be removed by the careful use of any paint stripper. Trick being to allow it to remain on the surface just long enough to penetrate the offending layer. (Gelcoat is remarkably resistant to the chemicals in most strippers, and my bet is that paint is of the garden-variety kind that would instantly dissolve under an application of stripper.)

The fiberglass damage itself is not a big deal- though in this case it seems to have depressed the price enough to make this an excellent buy for someone with a modicum of fix-it skills.

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I don't mean to be argumentative Francesca, but the lack of a frame might also be a problem. They made a utility trailer out of the frame. The fibreglass damage is extensive. While not impossible to repair, the hours required would number in the hundreds to properly repair this trailer.
So if you have a great love of fibreglass work, (and who doesn't?) and a spare frame lying around, this would make a challenging project.
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I totally missed the "no frame" part of the ad.

I hereby take back everything I said! Now I wouldn't even give $250.00 for it...

Thanks for the correction, David.

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