Originally Posted by Laurie
The Trillium takes a narrow 6-pin round, so which adapter does she need to buy?
I'm puzzled by the "narrow 6 pin round" trailer connector.
I'm pretty sure that all Trilliums of that era came with the fatter 7-pin round connector. It's possible that the tug-to-trailer connection has been redone, and it's hard to predict if that wiring will be compatible with TV's other than the present owner's.
Your friends should be prepared for difficulties in that department.
See the standard Trillium diagram here at
Fiberglass RV - Document Center - trillium 1300 wiring diagram
and the trailer end plug diagram here at Fiberglass RV - Document Center - WiringDiagram_7-Pin_TrailerEnd
I agree completely with the (unanimous?) opinion that the 5500 is equipped with brakes as necessary equipment.
Not only must your friends' (various?) TV's each
be equipped with a brake controller, the drivers must know how to use it.
It's especially important that they be familiar with manual application of the brakes in the event of a sway condition, which they'll almost certainly encounter along the route you describe. Especially with this particular trailer.
Unless, of course, they're planning to keep to the old U-haul
no-brakes-on-the-trailer speed limit of 45mph!
I can't emphasize enough how important this is, especially since you're talking about (multiple?) simple ball hookups, without mechanical sway control. This is just like my setup, and my Trillium's only a 4500. My manual slide has saved my bacon more than once in a sway event.
And a nice woman from a town near me would still have a husband if she had known how to use the brake controller on the terrible day described in the following newspaper article.
Passenger in I-90 crash dies of injuries | Yakima Herald-Republic
POSTED ON Monday, August 10, 2009 AT 08:09AM
SEATTLE — A Sequim, Wash., man has died from injuries suffered in a pickup crash on Interstate 90 last week, the Washington State Patrol reported.
Alfred Crampton, 65, died Sunday evening at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, according to a patrol news release.
Driver Theresa Crampton, 61, was also taken to Harborview after the crash 19 miles east of Ellensburg on Thursday. She was listed in satisfactory condition, a hospital spokeswoman said Monday.
Troopers said the Ford F-150 pickup was eastbound when the 26-foot travel trailer it was towing begin to swing back and forth.
The trailer disconnected and landed on its side, blocking both eastbound lanes.
The pickup went through the guardrail, rolled down the embankment and came to rest on its wheels, troopers said.
Both occupants were wearing their seat belts. Intoxicants were not involved, authorities said.
Troopers said they expected to issue Theresa Crampton a ticket for allowing the trailer to oscillate.