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Old 08-27-2014, 01:53 AM   #1
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Hi I am Matt

Hi I am Matt, I just finishing a soft restore on my 1974 trillium 1300 . I bought it a few months back and it looked like this Click image for larger version

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I have redone all the windows with new wood and butyl tape , all new foam and fabric , new bearings tires and wheels, deep cleaned and dehumidified, cleaned all the t-trim , new curtains and have gone through the wiring lightly. It has not seem much love in a long time . Now I have thisClick image for larger version

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We are making out first trek in this beauty we have named "Caravan de Calles". We are leaving BC and heading to Mexico . Camping along the way. This is our set upClick image for larger version

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I wanted to introduce my self incase any members see me along the way. It is great to be a part of a community.
Does anyone have any advice they could through my way it will be accepted with kindness
Look forward to meeting some of you all in our adventures

Blessings
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Old 08-27-2014, 02:00 AM   #2
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I forgot to say that my tow vehicle is a 2007 Mazda 5 Manual transmission.


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Old 08-27-2014, 03:09 AM   #3
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Welcome Matt! Great job, wish ya a lot of fun times ahead!
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Old 08-27-2014, 05:29 AM   #4
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Welcome Matt

You rig looks great, good job, but your adventure sounds FANTASTIC.
Safe travels and keep us updated on your trip
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Old 08-27-2014, 08:07 PM   #5
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Looks like you found a nice memory maker Matt!
Question, is the black band in the front decorative or functional? Looks like a different coating to protect from rock pings.
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Old 08-27-2014, 08:25 PM   #6
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Welcome Matt. Safe travels
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Old 08-27-2014, 09:37 PM   #7
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Welcome and nice job giving that trill new life. Lots of good memories in its and your future I hope.
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Old 08-27-2014, 10:53 PM   #8
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Looks great and your trip should be wonderful, have fun,
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Old 08-28-2014, 09:35 AM   #9
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It's looking good so far! Great, in fact. Safe travels and have a fantastic time on your trip.

PS - I think you are a brave man to tow a trailer with a stick shift!
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Old 08-28-2014, 09:53 AM   #10
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It's looking good so far! Great, in fact. Safe travels and have a fantastic time on your trip.

PS - I think you are a brave man to tow a trailer with a stick shift!
Why would a stick shift be a problem?
99% of the big rigs run them
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Old 08-28-2014, 10:38 AM   #11
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I prefer towing with a stick. More efficient and no transmission cooler required.

Matt, I really like the clean look of no heater or propane fridge. This gives you the logo on the street sided. That doesn't look like the factory ice box though. Is that a 12 VDC compressor fridge?

Are you planning to put the back on the gaucho, so you can have an upper bunk?
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Well, I learned to drive with a stick shift and drove manual transmission cars for a lot of years, but I can't say I ever enjoyed the process. I remember some tense moments when I got stopped at traffic lights on steep hills or similar situations. Sure didn't like havng to deal with a clutch, a brake and a gas peddle all at once and still manage to not kill the engine and/or roll back into the car behind me. For me, it would be even more hairy if I was also towing a trailer. I guess you guys who tow with a manual transmission are just better at it than I would ever be!
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Old 09-07-2014, 10:39 PM   #13
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Made it it San Diego with only a front tire blow out. A Manuel trans is the way to go. As long as you know what your doing. It pulls like a dream. I am getting about 11L/100km which is pretty good seeing as my TV normally gets 7-9L/100km normally. I am planing on putting the goncho back in just did not have time . We only saw one other trillium on the road and one boler the trip so far .
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Old 09-07-2014, 10:53 PM   #14
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Great job, Matt. It is looking so good now. Have fun on the trip.
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