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Old 12-27-2008, 10:13 AM   #15
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Ross, the best price I have seen for a Trillium in BC was $1500 bucks and it was gutted - even with that I phoned 2 hours after it was on craigslist and it had been sold an hour before! Deals like this are (unfortunately) rare here on the coast.
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Old 12-27-2008, 11:13 AM   #16
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Ross, the best price I have seen for a Trillium in BC was $1500 bucks and it was gutted - even with that I phoned 2 hours after it was on craigslist and it had been sold an hour before! Deals like this are (unfortunately) rare here on the coast.
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Yes you are right. Three factors lead to this crazy low selling price.
1. The time of the year
2. The economy
3. It was painted

I got my 1978 Trillium 4500 6 1/2 years ago for only $1,100
It just needed a clean-up and 2 new tires. It was a real "GEM " found!!!!!!
I bought a Scamp this past spring and it was used as a tool shed. I paid $375 for it, and sold it for $3,700 this past summer.
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Old 12-28-2008, 04:46 PM   #17
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I agree with the above factors resulting in a lower price. In addition, the refrigerator is rusted out (at least, according to the seller), and there is no furnace. The refrigerators are expensive, and the original no-electricity furnaces are very hard to find, so I'd say that knocks off $1000 right there. There is the Florida-potential-general-rust factor, and the potential for roof problems due to the AC (although it looked like the mount probably spread the weight adequately).

A paint job can be great, but more often... not so much. And if a "soft," (one-part) paint it can be a pain to re-paint, since you can 't put a good, "hard," two-part paint over it but instead need to remove it.

I would have been reluctant to go any higher myself without seeing it in person. Having it end right at Christmastime probably wasn't the best tactic on the sellers' part. Probably everyone bidding had the "everything usually looks better in photos and I'm bidding from just photos" issue. That makes a big difference.

I can't wait see/hear how it looks in person from NancyH128 . Hopefully it's very nice and she got a deal I don't think it was "crazy low," considering all of the factors; but definitely a very nice price; she can hardly have gone wrong!

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Old 12-29-2008, 01:02 PM   #18
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Hi Everyone.
I am the new owner of the Trillium that was on Ebay and I am feeling very happy about my purchase. The Seller was wonderful and made me feel that he was very concerned that I was satisfied with my purchase and went the extra mile to show me all the details and make sure the trailer was safe for travel.

Despite some of the negatives mentioned about the trailer, I feel they are small details and feel certain I could resell this trailer easily and get my money back in full. The inside was fairly clean....just a little dusty from non-use more than anything. The refrigerator still hasn't been established whether it works or not. The problem with it is the bracket on the bottom of the door has rusted off; so that when you open the door, it comes off completely. I will probably try to find out if that can be replaced and start with that before I completely eliminate and/or replace it. For now, I will just be using a cooler and enjoying the camper in a rustic sort of a way.

I am not too keen on the propane part and will also not worry about the refrig or cooktop. Will probably just use an electric hot plate for now if needed. With the microwave working, I am fine to just heat up stuff with it. Of course, open fire hot dog roasting is one of my favorite meals.

All the lights work inside and out, all the insulation membrane is in good shape. There is no sign of any water intrusion around the windows or anywhere else and no cracks in the fiberglass inside or out. There is no furnace in it (looks like it was once located where the microwave is now); but since I will camp mostly in the south, I am not concerned with that either. The metal axle, tongue, etc., was completely sanded and repainted by the Seller prior to my arrival. He indicated there was no visible signs of any metal rot. He also made extra effort to seal any possible water intrusion areas on the roof around the a/c unit. He used an extra heavy duty silicone that he said will probably last a lifetime. There is some signs of age on little things like the hinges of the cabinets are rusted; but those are small items that I could either replace easily or paint and clean up to reuse.

I am not really concerned by the little details; since the camper is really ready to use now and enjoy without any fixing or repair. In fact, I'm going to try to take my new Egg camping in the next couple of days just to get a feel for what it is like. Little by little I will do some fixing and of course and add the character that a vintage piece like this deserves. I also need lots of practice in the backing up part. However, I did manage to park it beside my garage area....in less than an hour!!
I just wanted to thank everyone who was so kind to provide necessary information to make my decision and who have offered their continued support to make any renovations or repairs on the Trillium. I have loved this forum and all the information that is provided. I had signed up for a couple other ones that I felt there was just too much chat going on and very little informative discussions. I will continue to post info and pixs that I might find helpful for others that are novice like me. I hope to be able to return the favor this forum provided me and help someone else thru the purchasing process.

Happy 2009 to all. Happy Camping. I would highly recommend this area of the Panhandle for camping for anyone. We have a beautiful State Camping area in Grayton Beach that provides tremendous privacy and awesome views of the Gulf of Mexico. The camping area sits right on a lake and is immaculately clean. Only a short little hike and you are standing on what has been declared one of the most beautiful beaches in the world!....Snow white sand and beautiful sunrise/sunsets. Water is crystal clear and emerald green! Come on down!
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Old 12-29-2008, 02:44 PM   #19
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Nancy,

Thanks for the report, and I'm happy to hear the the Trillium is so wonderful The sellers did come across as good people in the eBay listing.

Funny you should mention Grayton Beach. I went to see my brother over Christmas, and since co-worker was going the same way we rode together. The talk turned to RV camping and I mentioned that a friend and I had tried to plan a (somewhat last minute) trip to the Keys over the holidays but they were "full." I wondered about less populated areas of Florida and he specifically recommended Grayton Beach as a place he'd enjoyed. He made it sound really fabulous.

Can't wait to see and hear more about your new baby!

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Nancy, Now you need to change your "RV Type" (see "My Controls" link near the top of the screen). Congrats on finding your Trillium!


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Old 12-29-2008, 07:48 PM   #21
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Nancy,

Thanks for the report, and I'm happy to hear the the Trillium is so wonderful The sellers did come across as good people in the eBay listing.

Funny you should mention Grayton Beach. I went to see my brother over Christmas, and since co-worker was going the same way we rode together. The talk turned to RV camping and I mentioned that a friend and I had tried to plan a (somewhat last minute) trip to the Keys over the holidays but they were "full." I wondered about less populated areas of Florida and he specifically recommended Grayton Beach as a place he'd enjoyed. He made it sound really fabulous.

Can't wait to see and hear more about your new baby!
Raya...
I have some great pictures of Grayton Park. Would you like me to send them to you? I am not sure how much attachment space is allowed on the site so might need to send them to your personal email box.
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Old 12-30-2008, 12:06 AM   #22
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Nancy,

I would love to see some photos of Grayton! I think you can e-mail me through my name at the upper left (Edit: Oops, I just checked and you can't do that; I thought I had it set so you could and I will try to change it). For now, would you mind just sending me a PM and we can exchange info there?

Thanks

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I agree with the above factors resulting in a lower price. In addition, the refrigerator is rusted out (at least, according to the seller), and there is no furnace. The refrigerators are expensive, and the original no-electricity furnaces are very hard to find, so I'd say that knocks off $1000 right there. There is the Florida-potential-general-rust factor, and the potential for roof problems due to the AC (although it looked like the mount probably spread the weight adequately).

A paint job can be great, but more often... not so much. And if a "soft," (one-part) paint it can be a pain to re-paint, since you can 't put a good, "hard," two-part paint over it but instead need to remove it.

I would have been reluctant to go any higher myself without seeing it in person. Having it end right at Christmas time probably wasn't the best tactic on the sellers' part. Probably everyone bidding had the "everything usually looks better in photos and I'm bidding from just photos" issue. That makes a big difference.

I can't wait see/hear how it looks in person from NancyH128 . Hopefully it's very nice and she got a deal I don't think it was "crazy low," considering all of the factors; but definitely a very nice price; she can hardly have gone wrong!

Raya
Hi Raya L.,

Trillium's are ultra rare as you had one and sold it. I talked to you on a couple occasions to help you for Hub Caps. If you found a Trillium with just a shell and frame alone for under $2,000 would be a great deal. This Trillium has the "Original Factory Installed" custom molded A/C topper. With the A/c unit and topper puts the value at least $1,000 added to the total value. There is'nt going to be any issues for leakage. The frig is repairable for under $50.00. I had 3 buyers here in Michigan willing to pay me well over $4,000. I talked to Nancy prior to auctions close and backed-off on bidding. This was insane low selling price. Nancy in a couple years will potenially almost triple her small investment.
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Old 01-04-2009, 02:58 PM   #24
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I agree that Nancy got a great deal. I'm really excited for her But I'd also say that the trailer was worth exactly $1852 when/where/how it sold, or else it would have sold for more. Of course it would (and will) very probably be worth more if when Nancy sells it, if she cleans it up a bit, and, more importantly, markets it in a different way and at a different time of year/economy.

Trilliums are great trailers, and I'd like another one at some point. Hopefully when that time comes, someone will toss a painted one up on eBay, in my area, and with a really inconvenient ending time

I don't mean to drag the thread out, but you did kind of post to me personally, it seems, given the information you put in your post, so I feel I should respond. But we probably shouldn't extend this thread any more, since it's really a specific "for sale" ad. Perhaps if you want to discuss it more you could start a "Trillium value" thread?

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I am very excited. I'm leaving here in the Panhandle around 1 a.m. so I can get there by 9ish and be able to drive the trailer home in Daylight hours. I can hardly wait to get there. I'll fill you in on all the details in the coming weeks.

I am officially an egg owner!

congratulations, nancy!! sure looks like you made a nice purchase....it appears to be clean and well kept, and basically ready to camp in!! you lucked out....
ENJOY!!
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