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Old 10-25-2017, 10:49 AM   #15
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Neat little trailer, just remember that if the "wife' likes camping and is happy in the camper you have it made, make sure that you take care of both of them.

FYI, I live in Toronto and bought my first 13 ft Trillium in 1976 from a neighbour who had it sitting in his back yard for many years. It was not an "official" Trilli, no gel-coat just bare fiberglass primer and no "emblem" on door. I bought the interior equipment from the local Trillium factory at the time to finish it and we had a lot of fun with it.
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Old 10-25-2017, 11:09 AM   #16
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In the mid 50's a family member bought a 14 foot fiberglass boat. It was built like a tank. Made from cloth and resin. Way overbuilt.

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I guess the other question is when did Fiberglas cloth and resin become available. I sort of remember my dad and I fiber glassing a boat we had about 1960. I was 12 then. John
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Old 10-25-2017, 11:18 AM   #17
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Can you identify this trailer. It is 11 ft long ,6 ft wide and 6 ft high. It is made of 5 pieces and a floor. The front and back are made from a mold as is the roof which is curved and shaped like a Pyrex lasaThis is the ugliest trailer around and we get lots of stares. John
I really like the look of your trailer! But where is the door?
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Old 10-25-2017, 11:20 AM   #18
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I really like the look of your trailer! But where is the door?
Wait! Never mind. I think I see a door on the left side, just in front of the window. But a door without a window? Can't wait to hear more about the history of your mystery trailer.
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Old 10-25-2017, 01:00 PM   #19
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Can you identify this trailer. ... Still it has been coast to coast. ... John
Going coast to coast (in Canada, I assume), did the trailer not have to be registered and licensed? And if so, is there no mention of manufacturer, model and length on the registration papers? That's standard registration information here in the states. Just curious.....
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Old 10-25-2017, 01:31 PM   #20
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Jon, if you go to www.2cvclub.com you will see everything that was done with this lovely French automobile.
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Old 10-25-2017, 09:29 PM   #21
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Going coast to coast (in Canada, I assume), did the trailer not have to be registered and licensed? And if so, is there no mention of manufacturer, model and length on the registration papers? That's standard registration information here in the states. Just curious.....
You can register trailers as "homemade" if you cannot figure out all of that info (at least in Ontario). We built a teardrop trailer and had it registered as homemade with no issues.
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Old 10-25-2017, 10:18 PM   #22
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I keep coming back and looking at the pictures. Like... I know I've seen those fiberglass pieces. Now, don't let anything I say take away from your enjoyment of owning YOUR trailer. BUT, I think the fiberglass pieces came from something else, and were not fabricated for the trailer.

Note, how rounded the corners are and they don't fit very well.
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I THINK those pieces came from airfoils made for semi trucks back in the early 1960s. This is about the best pic I could quickly find.
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But then again, I could be totally off base.
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Old 10-26-2017, 08:15 AM   #23
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I think I'm with Donna (and John). That thing was pieced together out of fiberglass panels meant for something else.
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Old 10-26-2017, 08:35 AM   #24
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Tom K while touring Ann Franks house there was a guy selling paintings there he had a car with a 4cy Briggs and Stratton motor in it. The car was tiny he gave me a tour of it but I forgot to get the model nr.


Ever seen or heard of one of those?


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Old 11-18-2017, 11:43 AM   #25
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Hope you have a lot of fun with it and welcome
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Old 11-18-2017, 01:05 PM   #26
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Airfoils

The suggestion that the front and back are airfoils sounds right as there is no manufacturer on the paperwork and no nameplate and they are the right size. I wish I had taken a picture of the interior before I gutted it but the interior required more work that I anticipated. The roof is shaped like a foam meat container with rounded sides. I guess it is homemade. The rear bumper is really high quality steel which is impossible to drill through. I didn't show the door because I thought the door had been added afterward. When we were in Newfoundland in 2012 we got a lot of stares because our tow was a 1997 Aerostar. By then Aerostars had all rusted from the sea air. That was a great van for camping . Loading it was just a matter of opening the doors and tossing everything in. It could hold everything and great towing capacity.
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