SOLD - 1976 Trillium 1300, $3500 - Fiberglass RV


 
 
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Old 11-09-2008, 11:02 PM   #1
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For sale: 1976 Trillium 1300 Deluxe, bathroom model. $3500.


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We're located about an hour east of Richmond, VA. I'm open to meeting someone partway or possibly delivering it, depending on what we worked out. I think I'm going to be driving up to Maine this weekend, and if so I could tow the trailer on the way up.

About the trailer: I'll start inside, in the front, and I'll sprinkle photos in as I go along :

This is the model with the "bathroom" in the front/left corner and a sort of "window seat" in the opposite corner (by the door). The bathroom is an actual room that you can go into and close a full-sized door. It has its own jalousie window (frosted glass) and a Porta-Pottie.


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To the right of the bathroom is a largish "window seat." The compartment door under this seat has two (original) drawers built into it.


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The kitchen has a propane/electric refrigerator, along with the two-burner stove and sink. The sink has a factory cover and there is also an additional "flip up" counter to the left of the kitchen.


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There is a vented Duo-Therm propane furnace. This is the type that runs on propane only - I like them because they use no electricity and they are quiet (no fan to come on and wake one up in the night). I have the original manuals for all the appliances.

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Old 11-09-2008, 11:13 PM   #2
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There is a molded fiberglass shelf that runs around the ceiling above the dinette. The Ensolite is in good condition, and clean and white. Some of the trim could use the "toss in hot water" technique to straighten out the "wobbly-shrinkie" ripple effect.


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Close up of the furnace:


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Here are the manuals and documentation for the furnace, refrigerator, stove, and Porta-pottie, along with some other Trillium documents:


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The inside fiberglass furniture is in good condition, although the carpet is a bit worn. This is the area under the dinette:


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Old 11-09-2008, 11:27 PM   #3
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I hope this isn't too ridiculously long-winded, but I know that I always want to see photos when I'm shopping

It may not have been obvious, but the furnace is beneath the kitchen, so the closet is storage top to bottom (three doors: a small one on top, the main large one, then a small one near the floor).


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Here's the 110v/12v converter:


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Old 11-09-2008, 11:44 PM   #4
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Outside, there is a front window awning, two propane tanks, a spare tire, and built in stabilizer legs in the rear bumper. There is a window in the entry door to the trailer.


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The gelcoat is original (not painted). It's not glossy but also not "dull and dry." I think it could be be made glossier with a compounding/buffing. The previous owners got a bit zealous with the caulking around some of the windows, but it's not silicone, thank goodness (seems like an ordinary latex-type household caulk - I already removed most of it from the belly band). I'd say the outside is in decent condition, but it could use some TLC.


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The tires held up fine for a 1,000 mile trip, but they are older and should probably be on the replacement docket. It needs hubcaps, as you can see. The trailer tows well with no signs of "hard" bouncing or sagging. As I understand it, there are electric brakes that are not hooked up (meaning they are there under the trailer). It tows fine without them but I mention it because they could probably be put into service again if someone wanted them. There is a 7-pin round plug for the car connection, and also an adapter so that one can use a four-pin flat connector (what my car has).

I don't believe there are any leaks, and there is no evidence that anyone has ever smoked in it (I'm a non-smoker.) The appliances work, and one could camp their way home in it. I have clear Virginia title.

As long-winded as this is, I've probably left out something. Feel free to PM or e-mail me with any questions, and we could always exchange phone numbers after that. I don't like to drag out a sale, holding out for a top price, so I've priced the trailer (what I think is) reasonably.

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Old 11-10-2008, 08:30 AM   #5
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the more, the better Raya.
you'll answer less questions this way. nice trailer, I like the corner biffy. rare in a 13' I think
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Yes Scott the bathroom model is rare!! I wish we weren't worlds apart Raya, this looks very much like a trailer I could go for. It looks to be in remarkable shape and the price (for what I'm seeing in ypur posted pix) maybe is a l'il L O W !!!!
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Old 11-10-2008, 10:57 AM   #7
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Yes Scott the bathroom model is rare!! I wish we weren't worlds apart Raya, this looks very much like a trailer I could go for. It looks to be in remarkable shape and the price (for what I'm seeing in ypur posted pix) maybe is a l'il L O W !!!!
I wish we weren't so far apart either, because I love coastal British Columbia! If I were Canadian, we'd be neighbors (err... neighbours) for sure.

I probably did price it a bit low. In retrospect, I hope that doesn't discourage anyone who thinks "Oh it can't be nice for that price." I just dislike the process of selling things, so I usually think to myself "Now what price would make the very first person who is interested in this buy it so that I can minimize this." Also, I'd rather just start with a fair price than aim high and then go through the process of picking out flaws, bargaining, etc. As long as I don't go into sales for a living I'll probably be okay

The bathroom is kind of neat. Contrary to what you'd think, it seems to make the trailer seem bigger for some reason. Maybe becuase there is an extra "room," or because the seat is in a niche that (because of the bathroom wall) seems to project forward from the rest of the accomodations? In looking at a "forward couch and bunks" model, it doesn't look as though you could fit the bathroom in the way they do. It must be something like the effect where you visit a construction site and see the slab for a house and it looks WAY too small to actually be a house, but then when they put the walls up it seems bigger.

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Old 11-10-2008, 03:39 PM   #8
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I am very familiar with the bathroom model as one of the Eggers that has attended one or two of our meets out here has one. I believe yours MAY be a deluxe edition as it has front n rear overhead shelves. I'm told thats one way to tell a deluxe from a standard Egg. I know these shelves CAN be retro fitted as we were thinking of adding them to our egg and went and bought a pair.

We have decided NOT to opt for this add on so we still have the front n rear shelves kickin around here (somewhere)! Your thoughts on selling items sure mirrors mine....
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Old 11-11-2008, 11:16 AM   #9
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Raya,
This is a real beauty. Yes it is priced way too low. I owned 3 Trillium's last year.
I sold 2 and kept my original 1978 Trillium 4500 Deluxe I found 6 years ago. If you don't get any buyers here, I sold both of my Trillium's with excellent results on EBAY MOTORS. I posted here 1st with no takeres. I think it's because most are either way out west or in distant areas of Canada.If you should go that way and need any advice, just let me know. My 1975 Trillium 1300 I sold to a nice couple who drove in from Toronto, Canada.

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I am fairly certain that this is really a 4500 not a 1300.
Any thoughts?

If measured it should be 15' from tip to tip outside.

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Old 11-11-2008, 12:38 PM   #11
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I am fairly certain that this is really a 4500 not a 1300.
Any thoughts? If measured it should be 15' from tip to tip outside.
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Hi Ed,

It's definitely a 1300. (I think this is the "bathroom makes it seem bigger" effect.)

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Yep, definitely a 1300. The orange stripe is distinctive to the 1300 (4500's have a blue one) and the 4500 went with closed upper shelves front and rear, not open like this one has.

Beauty trailer Raya!
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Raya,
You were johnny on-the-spot to answer Ed Harris reply. Did you read mine yet? Thanks
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I am fairly certain that this is really a 4500 not a 1300.
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If measured it should be 15' from tip to tip outside.

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Hi Ed,
How you doing????? It's been a while. This certainly is a 1300 for sure. It is too bad that it is just a porta-potti! I am sure that it could be converted to a fully self-contained toilet like the those big rv's and motorhomes. That is how mine was designed from the get-go. It handles about 10-12 gallons of waste.

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