Hello everybody, I have a 1974 Trillium
which is being enjoyed by our small family (me, wife & 7 year old son). I bought it last summer after looking for several months. Other Trilliums were either in rough shape and/or overpriced, or snapped up quickly. This one seemed to be in decent shape. I figured it had good bones and any issues I could fix. The interior had been re-upholstered and a nice laminate floor had been installed, but it was in otherwise fairly original condition. It still had the original 3-way fridge
(Dometic RM2193), 2-burner cooktop, and gas furnace
(Coleman 9210A). I see that most Trilliums had the Duo-Therm furnace
so maybe mine had the furnace
When I got the trailer home I started cleaning it and looking it over to see what needed attention. It turned out to need quite a bit. I knew it would need new tires
but it also needed a new axle
. The trailer lights
didn't work properly, it turns out they were miswired. I ran all new AC wiring and wired in a power inverter with internal transfer switch. I noticed water getting inside after it rained. I started by installing a new ceiling vent. That helped but I soon realized the windows
needed resealing too. I tackled that job over the winter. I managed to get the trailer in our garage which made it easier to work on it when I had spare time.
My wife is understandably very nervous about 40+ year old gas appliances. So for now the propane
system remains unconnected. Before I use the fridge
or furnace I want to get them professionally inspected and the propane
system tested. And of course get a gas/CO detector. The fridge
gets cold on 120V, and the furnace firebox is solid, so I'm optimistic they will work. As for the cooktop, I ended up removing it. It was pretty crusty, and we don't want to cook in trailer. Also, at some point somebody installed additional cabinets above the sink/cooktop. We're finding those quite useful but they were a bit close to the cooktop burners. I converted the cooktop chassis to a cutlery tray and added a custom cutting board to sit ontop.
More to come...but for now here's a picture from a recent trip on the Olympic Peninsula.