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Old 09-02-2014, 06:51 PM   #15
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Robin, you might also want to consider a 16' Scamp. They're about the same weight as a Parkliner (see the spreadsheet in post #267 here: Trailer Weights in the Real World), towable by your Tribute, available in two different floor plans with bathrooms, and fairly common on the used market at a variety of price points. They're not as nice as a Parkliner, but they'd be far roomier than any 13' trailer with a full bath! Just a thought...
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Old 09-03-2014, 07:22 PM   #16
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Thanks for the suggestions Craig and Jon.

Not really looking at 16' and longer at this point. That could change. My mind seems to change twice a day if not more, laugh.

I am interested in the 15' Escape, and need to find out if there is one near me I can look at. It does not have a side dinette, however, in the bath floorplan. While not a must have, that would be nice to have. I know it's not possible in the 13' trailers either. I am willing to consider a trailer without it. The Escape is pricier than the Parkliner but delivery should be less since they are closer to me.

The Parkliner has the side dinette, and even has a nice nook next to it (meant to store cushions) where I could put a birdcage. Right now I don't travel with my birds (2 cockatiels) but I like the option of bringing them occasionally.

I am looking hard right now at the 13' Casita Patriot. It does not have a screen door. I guess I could use a baby gate to secure the dogs if I want the door open.
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Old 09-14-2014, 07:16 PM   #17
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We just pulled our trillium 1300 all the way to Mexico and back. 5000km and the TV was a mazda 5 and the trailer weight was around 1400-1500 loaded (food and clothes for fluctuation).


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Old 01-20-2015, 05:53 PM   #18
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Update: It seems I have been searching forever. I have wandered like a nomad looking into eggs then truck campers (would have to buy a truck!), to class B's or even small class C's and to thoughts of giving up the whole idea. What I want and what I can afford seemed like they would never meet up.

And then, I spotted an ad for a barely used 13 foot 2014 Trillium. The price was doable, plus I realized I could swing by the city where it was on the way home from my January dog agility trial. I did just that this past Monday, loved it and ... finally took the leap!

My TV will have the electrical work it needs done tomorrow. On Jan. 29 I will drive back down to pick up my cute little Trillium.
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Old 01-20-2015, 06:01 PM   #19
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That is wonderful news! Thanks for returning to let us know... and I'll be the first to say it: pictures, please!
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Old 01-20-2015, 11:05 PM   #20
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Woohoo! We're happy for you!
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Old 01-20-2015, 11:50 PM   #21
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How exciting!
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Old 01-21-2015, 06:28 AM   #22
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That's exciting news, Pat! Dogs and camping go together like peanut butter and jelly. Have a blast!

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Old 01-21-2015, 07:53 AM   #23
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Update: It seems I have been searching forever. I have wandered like a nomad looking into eggs then truck campers (would have to buy a truck!), to class B's or even small class C's and to thoughts of giving up the whole idea. What I want and what I can afford seemed like they would never meet up.

And then, I spotted an ad for a barely used 13 foot 2014 Trillium. The price was doable, plus I realized I could swing by the city where it was on the way home from my January dog agility trial. I did just that this past Monday, loved it and ... finally took the leap!

My TV will have the electrical work it needs done tomorrow. On Jan. 29 I will drive back down to pick up my cute little Trillium.

Hello Robin. I have a 2010 Trillium that was made in California. Despite lots of build issues that we had to fix (ourselves), we really enjoy our trailer. The Trillium is a well thought out design.

Since I bought mine, manufacture moved to Arizona where the one you are looking at was probably built. The company was then sold to Great West in Canada. Best to assume the trailer is being sold "as is". Under tutorials on this page there is a buyers check list that will tell you what to look for. Use it. If you buy it, please check the lug nuts before you drive it down the road. Good luck, Raz
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Old 01-23-2015, 02:54 PM   #24
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Thanks all! 6 more days, not that I'm excited or anything! My TV is wired, everything is good to go. I've been on a mini spending spree buying a few things to set up my tiny home. Just starting things. Not much space and it will take a few outings before I know what are must haves vs wants vs limited storage.

Raz, thanks. It's a done deal already. I did read that link aways back, and while I'm sure I forgot some things to check it did help.

Searching so long, I soon realized I needed to make compromises to get what I wanted. Fairly new was important. Check! Small and light. Check! 2 "wants but willing to go without" are included: Solar panels on the roof and an awning.

A/C I really wanted but, no, darn. Will have to decide if I need it and if so, add that and a generator later. I don't compete much in the summer with my mega furry dogs. Still, I suspect that the few times I need it I will really need it. Time will tell.

The biggest compromise was no bath. Portapotty it will be, then. I went back and forth on this all the time. Takes space in a tiny trailer, and I'm not big on the dumping aspect. But then, I am going to miss a shower after a dog agility competition day.

The trade off for no bath that I do love is bunk beds. My 3 dogs can use the lower bunk to spread out. I can use the top bunk to put things out of their reach.
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Old 01-23-2015, 02:56 PM   #25
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That is Fantastic!.... You will love it!... a very nice trailer. Congratulations!
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With opening windows on 4 sides and a window fan who needs AC ? Good luck, Raz
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Robin, I agree with Raz: the Trillium is a great design. Every small trailer ought to have windows like that! When I heard they might be building them here in AZ, I was eyeing a 15'er myself. Alas, it was not to be, and I have heard about the build issues and lack of warranty support. Disappointing, but not uncommon in start-ups. But even if you have to deal with some things yourself, in the end you'll have a really nice trailer. With any RV purchase, whatever the make or condition, it's a good idea to do some driveway camping, or a few days close to home, as a shake-down before you take any major trips. Again, congratulations on your new trailer! Your furry friends should be grateful.
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