QU (Canada) - 1973 - Trillium 1300 - $5200 - Fiberglass RV

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Old 06-02-2014, 11:17 AM   #1
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QU (Canada) - 1973 - Trillium 1300 - $5200

This is possibly the most radical mod I have ever seen. The front of the trailer has been stretched, about a 18", right out onto the tongue. No mods seem to have been made of the frame. The glass work looks really good, but the design is very questionable. The tongue is now like 1.5' instead of 3'. This has to cause problems with tight turns.
The trolly roof was not continued to the end, so the front of the roof has started to sag.

There is a date of manufacture sticker on the front as well.

Roulotte Trillium 15 pieds à vendre | VR | Lac-Saint-Jean | Kijiji

Date Listed 30-May-14
Address Hébertville, QC G8N, Canada
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Colour White
Year 1973
Une roulotte blanche de marque Trilium en bonne état à vendre. Il y a un évier, un poêle au propane deux ronds, du chauffage électrique, un air climatisé et une petite toilette. Elle mesure 15 pieds et elle est en fibre de verre. On peut coucher 4 enfants et 2 adultes. Elle a un support pour les vélos et une boîte de rangement pour un barbecue. Les lits superposés se transforment en divan.
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A trailer white mark Trilium in good condition for sale. There is a sink, a two propane stove round, electric heating, air conditioning and a small toilet. It measures 15 feet and it is fiberglass. Can sleep 2 adults and 4 children. It has support for bicycles and a storage box for a barbecue. Bunk beds are transformed into sofa. For more information you can call at 418-three four four-4593 or 418-six six eight-1790
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Old 06-02-2014, 08:08 PM   #2
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Is it possible it was a 13foot stretched to a15foot as some type of prototype by trillium manufacturer. The ad says its 15feet but a 1973

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This is not factory, the frame is from a 1300, look how short the tongue is. They gained ~18" of interior length, which allows a permanent double bunk bed arraignment up front. An actual 6 bed Trillium. There are some flaws to the plan, which will require frame modifications. But let me make this clear, I think this is a brilliant idea!

I would have, (might do) it totally different though. Like I said, the frame will have to be longer up front. That way you could slice off the whole front, and move the lower corners forward too. Also, the trolly roof should have been extended in the middle, not the forward end. It would have been a bit more difficult, but clearly this guy has MAD skills!

The belly band is straight. I can't see any seams on the sides. The worst of it, that I can see is the flat spot on the roof where the trolly roof ends. But that is under lots of stress. I hope whoever buys this trailer, puts it indoors in the winter. Snow load is likely going to kill this trailer.

But I feel like I have had an epiphany. This is what the 5500 should have been. No bathroom. No wider. Just a 4500 from the front of the kitchen to the back, and a 1300 dinette on the front. All fibreglass furniture. On the 1300 end, (just forward of the door) instead of the upper shelf, have a fold down bunk, like in the brochure. In the back have the aluminum shelves. The kitchen might have a floor to ceiling closet on the forward end. That should help hold up the roof, and provide slightly more storage. Room for the six sleepers to sit, plus two guests, for dinner.

I have a new unattainable goal. This would be the final mod for me. So it will be a while.
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