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Old 11-19-2012, 02:26 PM   #15
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Shhhhh! I was gonna try to buy it from him.
Take a number!!! For all we know his PM box may already contain more than one firm offer just for mentioning that he might sell it!
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Old 11-19-2012, 02:46 PM   #16
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Ps: I'm a guy (My name is Sylvain, not Sylvia...
Oops.... sorry, "BRO"!

I'm still surprised at the 2,000 pound number for that 6-cyl. Sportage.

Have you spoken with the dealer that's responsible for your warranty coverage about this?

The "depending on trim" language is a bit obscure in the specs I've found, and it may be that your particular model is capable of a little more than that.

Francesca, rootin' for ya

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It actually might be worthwhile selling the Bonair- bet you could buy a really nice, lighter weight first generation Trillium 4500 in your neck of the woods for what you'd get for the Bonair, and have camping money left besides!

And since we both know that even a 15 year old 4 cyl version of the Sportage can tow a first-gen 4500, you'd be in like Flynn!

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Old 11-19-2012, 08:08 PM   #17
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If this is the trailer of your dreams... go for it. Many of us go through multiple tugs and hang on to the original trailer. A Bonaire Oxygen is so very cool. You can buy a tug on nearly any street corner, but a Bonaire Oxygen (especially for sale) are few and far between.

YMMV
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Old 11-19-2012, 08:23 PM   #18
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This is all very hale-fellow-well-met, but do let's remember that the O.P. has a nearly new 2012 vehicle on which he'd probably take a major beating if he got rid of it after what can't be more than a year.

Not everyone would- or should- be prepared to make such a questionable financial decision solely due to having been "gifted" a (however cool/"rare") trailer.

There's also the small matter of the opinion of any spouses/partners that may have a say in the matter...

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ROFL I dont know Francesca - its starting to sound like you might be in the market for an Oxygen

Sadly a Trillium 4500 you are dangling out as incentive to the OP isnt all that easy to find either - not even in the area the OP is.... check out past sales in Canada... how many do you see? Not to mention it might also be pushing their tow limit as well.

The Oxygen's have been selling recently in the $11,000 to over $12,000 range - although there was one on the market for $8500 in the past year - not sure why that one was so low. So if one got a trailer that rare and of that value given to them as a gift it wouldn't seem to out of line to take a minor hit on a trade in for a vehicle that could tow it..... just saying.
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Shoot, I'd buy a vehicle JUST to tow the Oxygen.... just sayin'!
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Old 11-19-2012, 11:41 PM   #21
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ROFL I dont know Francesca - its starting to sound like you might be in the market for an Oxygen

Sadly a Trillium 4500 you are dangling out as incentive to the OP isnt all that easy to find either - not even in the area the OP is.... check out past sales in Canada... how many do you see? Not to mention it might also be pushing their tow limit as well.

The Oxygen's have been selling recently in the $11,000 to over $12,000 range - although there was one on the market for $8500 in the past year - not sure why that one was so low. So if one got a trailer that rare and of that value given to them as a gift it wouldn't seem to out of line to take a minor hit on a trade in for a vehicle that could tow it..... just saying.
As if I'd give up my Trillium after all we've been through together!

It's the perfect trailer for my purposes, and the Oxygen would be too heavy for me to tow even if I could wrap my head around the idea that it's worth that much money...
If the prices are that high despite the Oxygen's relatively small size/lack of amenities, I can't help but think that the reason is due more to their rarity than their superiority to other trailers.

Everything about my setup is perfect for my purposes...my only problem now is the looming possibility that I may eventually have to replace my first-gen Kia some time in the future. I chose the Trillium to match the Kia, my daily driver since 2005, and I dread the day- if it ever comes- when I might have to buy a different car!

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Old 11-20-2012, 11:11 AM   #22
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Sadly a Trillium 4500 you are dangling out as incentive to the OP isnt all that easy to find either - not even in the area the OP is.... check out past sales in Canada... how many do you see? Not to mention it might also be pushing their tow limit as well.
Ummm... I found two, for less then $3500 each. In less then a year.
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Ummm... I found two, for less then $3500 each. In less then a year.
Never said you couldnt find them just not as many as implied. I found 3 Oxygens in the country for sale in the past year as well.....
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Never said you couldnt find them just not as many as implied. I found 3 Oxygens in the country for sale in the past year as well.....
I didn't imply any abundance of Trilliums....just that the first gen 4500 is within Sylvain's tow limits even loaded, and a very nice one could probably be had for quite a bit less than folks seem to think his too-heavy Bonaire might go for.

I do think, however, that there are probably more Trilliums in the O.P.'s part of Canada than may exist in other regions, and especially in the U.S.A.

The first gen Trilliums did come from back there...

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The first gen Trilliums did come from back there...Francesca
Oh they did indeed but those silly little 4500's had a bad tendency to want to travel far from home over the years. Hard to keep in one place.
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Oh they did indeed but those silly little 4500's had a bad tendency to want to travel far from home over the years. Hard to keep in one place.
At least four of them found their way to Arkansas. That Randy Bishop is one lucky guy.
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If were me I would upgrade the car and keep the trailer. The Oxygen is a cool rare find and to have one given to you ..... well that's just a dream come true!

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Shoot, I'd buy a vehicle JUST to tow the Oxygen.... just sayin'!

Me too!



Such cool trailers, I would buy a older vehicle that I could just tow it with..........



I too would consider purchasing, I know I am late to the party. But thought I would throw my name in the hat.....................
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...the Kia, my daily driver since 2005, and I dread the day- if it ever comes- when I might have to buy a different car!
I feel the same way about my 2003 Honda Odyssey LX. It is the only car I ever bought brand new at a Dealership, and I bought it specifically because it was not-a-truck that could tow a one-and-three-quarters ton trailer.
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