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Old 10-20-2015, 11:25 PM   #29
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I am still shopping. The rally showed me that 13 footers are 2 small for me and 3 girls. I would luke to have moredetails about this FGRV and what it has/doesnt have, e.g. heater, fan, a/c, what kind of fridge, is portopotty included? Has anything been updated or added? What is the surface of the walls inside? What is on the floors? Are they soft anywhere? Do any windows leak? Does the sink work? What size hitch? Sorry so many questiins but I want to pull the trigger before bad weather here in Indiana. And I would love to see more pics of the inside. You can answer here or LynnG@remax.net. Thanks, Lynn
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Old 10-21-2015, 09:55 AM   #30
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There is very little difference between a 4500 and a 1300 so if the 1300 is too small I wouldn't recommend the 4500 you probably need a 16' Scamp or Casita...................
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Old 10-31-2015, 02:05 AM   #31
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Randy how much does your trill 4500 weigh

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I'm going to sell 3 of my Trilliums...Here's another one I want to sell...
1978 Model...Want $5500.00 firm.....Pictures....
when empty with one Propane tank, 1 battery on hitch, foam in place on the beds kitchen supplies for 2, need to know this for Tow Vehicle.
Your only one province away from us.
also would let me vist relations in Standard, Medicine Hat, and a good friend in Trochu, Al
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Old 10-31-2015, 02:12 AM   #32
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David Re-Fridge size

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I really don't understand the requirement for a bathroom. There is a porta-potty garage under the gaucho. I realize that privacy may be a concern for some. During the day the trailer is usually empty, so not a problem. During the night, well just keep the lights off.

A shower is another story. But, that can be done too:
Showering in a Trillium

This trailer, like all of Randy's trailers, has been meticulously restored. But I have to say, I think it is likely a 1977. This is based on a couple of things. The window in the door does not open, the kitchen does not have an extension to accommodate a larger fridge, and the serial number is in the 1977 range, but just barely. So, I could be wrong.

Not that any of this detracts from the fact that this is an awesome trailer. Note the alloy rims and bare aluminium fridge vents. Very nice!
What if one remove the drawer and put the cook top up higher I would think one could put the next higher fridge in place which would include the venting work to. There is usually a way to make changes even if only small ones. For me I like a slightly larger Fridge to one to keep my insulin cold in plus when I did my 09 Trip it was left on 24/7 though it occasionally blew itself out but still kept it cold. I learned to drink warm water, lucky for me I had place outside at the back where I could store items that stayed cooler there.
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Old 10-31-2015, 03:47 AM   #33
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There is very little difference between a 4500 and a 1300 so if the 1300 is too small I wouldn't recommend the 4500 you probably need a 16' Scamp or Casita...................
Or Boler, if you can find one.
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Old 10-31-2015, 08:13 AM   #34
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There is very little difference between a 4500 and a 1300 so if the 1300 is too small I wouldn't recommend the 4500 you probably need a 16' Scamp or Casita...................
I would disagree with that, although they look simular there is a huge difference in size and mainly where it matters most the beds. It is closer in size to the 16 ft scamp than to the 1300
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Old 10-31-2015, 11:01 AM   #35
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Stude, Randy and his Trilliums are in Alabama so quite a distance from BC. If he was closer I know they would have all been snapped up by buyers in a flash.
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Old 10-31-2015, 06:57 PM   #36
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Stude, Randy and his Trilliums are in Alabama so quite a distance from BC. If he was closer I know they would have all been snapped up by buyers in a flash.
He is less than a two hour drive from me and I'll be going as soon as we can meet! I definitely KNOW I'm lucky.

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He is less than a two hour drive from me and I'll be going as soon as we can meet! I definitely KNOW I'm lucky.

Jen
: lucky u having what u want so close, though I have found several right in our area but not the Hunter model or the Cadet Model as either will work for my sister in laws car, or mine, but we now travel in some luxury with walk around Queen, 3 piece washroom, Micro, stove w/oven, furnace, AC, Gen set for those hot nights if not plugged in. Oh it is so nice after sleeping on the ground worry about not get zapped by a Rattler or a bear and where we are camping the bears are really big. even having a 1/8th" wall is better than Canvas.
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: lucky u having what u want so close, though I have found several right in our area but not the Hunter model or the Cadet Model as either will work for my sister in laws car, or mine, but we now travel in some luxury with walk around Queen, 3 piece washroom, Micro, stove w/oven, furnace, AC, Gen set for those hot nights if not plugged in. Oh it is so nice after sleeping on the ground worry about not get zapped by a Rattler or a bear and where we are camping the bears are really big. even having a 1/8th" wall is better than Canvas.
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Oh yes! I've seen how big the bears are in BC when I drove through from Fairbanks last summer. Huge, that and the Bison too. What amazed me were the cyclists, even solo cyclists. Granted, they could probably see a bear from a distance and just wait them out but, good golly, not me!

Yes also that I am very lucky to be just down the road from Mr. Bishop. If my car can handle the 4500, then fingers crossed I'll be the lucky person.
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Old 11-05-2015, 09:50 AM   #39
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Jennifer, Were I you, which I am not, I would get in my car now, and drive to Randy Bishop's place and get this trailer. It looks like the stock coupler, so you will likely need a 1-7/8" ball.

Many here have waited for a year or more to find the right trailer. I can assure you that this trailer is worth every cent. Randy has documented a couple of his restorations, he is very through.

There are two schools of thought when it comes to buying an old fibreglass trailer. Randy, and I both think the same. Get a fixer for cheep and do a nice job restoring it. If you have the time and skills, this is not just good economics, it's fun. The other school of thought is to buy the best trailer you can afford. This makes sense because if you have to get the work done by an RV shop, it gets very expensive, very fast.

What Randy is offering is a trailer in top notch condition, for the same price that others are selling fixers for. Should you miss out on this, there will not be another opportunity like it for a very long time.
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Old 11-05-2015, 09:52 AM   #40
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What if one remove the drawer and put the cook top up higher I would think one could put the next higher fridge in place which would include the venting work to. There is usually a way to make changes even if only small ones. For me I like a slightly larger Fridge to one to keep my insulin cold in plus when I did my 09 Trip it was left on 24/7 though it occasionally blew itself out but still kept it cold. I learned to drink warm water, lucky for me I had place outside at the back where I could store items that stayed cooler there.
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The issue is not hight, it is depth. The kitchen cupboard in later 4500's stick out further where the fridge is.
Trillium 4500 Kitchen Variations
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Old 11-05-2015, 07:45 PM   #41
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Jennifer, Were I you, which I am not, I would get in my car now, and drive to Randy Bishop's place and get this trailer. It looks like the stock coupler, so you will likely need a 1-7/8" ball.

Many here have waited for a year or more to find the right trailer. I can assure you that this trailer is worth every cent. Randy has documented a couple of his restorations, he is very through.

There are two schools of thought when it comes to buying an old fibreglass trailer. Randy, and I both think the same. Get a fixer for cheep and do a nice job restoring it. If you have the time and skills, this is not just good economics, it's fun. The other school of thought is to buy the best trailer you can afford. This makes sense because if you have to get the work done by an RV shop, it gets very expensive, very fast.

What Randy is offering is a trailer in top notch condition, for the same price that others are selling fixers for. Should you miss out on this, there will not be another opportunity like it for a very long time.
Trust that I would've gone a month ago but I was leaving town for two weeks. Then we had one day before he left town for two weeks.

When he returns I am making a bee line to see!

Thank you, I appreciate this forum and posters very much. I think I
d be lucky to get one of his.

Jen
p.s. and I have about 10 weeks before I have to pack up and drive to my new station at FT Irwin, so, the timing is perfect!
p.p.s. I've scoured his restoration threads and I think I'll be getting the 4500 in green? Not sure, will see!!
p.p.s. Oh and I need to get a hitch, turns out that I do NOT have one!
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Old 11-06-2015, 09:52 AM   #42
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Randy has a GREEN 4500? I had no idea that they made them in green. Now 1300's were made in both green and colonial white, on the outside, and green, colonial white and orange? (orangey yellow?) on the inside. If you want to see the differences, checkout the Trillium serial number list. Each of the serial numbers is a link to the trailer in question. I think all of Randy's are on that list:
Serial numbers on a Trillium

As for the difference between a 1300 and a 4500, take a look at this link:
What I like about a Trillium 4500 vs. a 1300
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