I will take delivery of my newly purchased '76 Trillium 1300 with electric brakes in the next few days. The previous owner had the trailer 3 years and didn't have the brake connections/controller installed in his large tow vehicle. I require the brakes to tow with my '07 Subaru Forester. My first stop with the trailer will be to get the brakes serviced. Does anyone have any comments about potential problems or parts availability?
Good Morning Lloyd. Welcome to the Wonderful World of Terrific Trilliums.
Our Trill is a '78 1300 and had led a challenging life as a hunters' shelter up in the mountains east Eugene, Oregon. She also had not flexed her brake arms for many years. We tow with a '98 Safari Van that had been built to tow so the need(?) for trailer brakes was minimal. However, once they were hooked up it was a wonderful difference! Enough of our story.
Rule #1 NEVER, NEVER, NEVER, EVER jack-up the Trillium
by lifting with the jack under the axle
. Lift only with the jack lifting the FRAME !!!!
is a hallow tube and has moving parts inside. If you bend the axle
" Gonna Bee Inn BIGGGGGGG Trouble "
The really good news is: YES there ARE parts for those brakes. We are talking about a thirty year old piece of equipment so not all service/parts people will be up to speed on these fine little jewels. You can help them to help you if you can supply the name of the axle manufacturer.
Brake controllers: Please check our archives. Lots of discussion. "Prodigy" by Tekonsha seems to be the favorite. That's what I have. Very Happy!
Rule #2 MOST electrical
problems in these rigs are caused by a BAD GROUND!!!!!!
Once again Welcome! We love to see pictures!!!!
Happy for you!!