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Old 08-15-2016, 12:10 PM   #15
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Since the converter is installed in front of the wheel well, you are not likely to gain much space.

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5 x 12 is about right so I guess that is long gone as well. Yet another hole to creatively fill. :-) I will likely be expanding the furnace hole anyways to fit the portable AC.

I will be starting the removal of whatever is left of the furnace and fridge tomorrow and will post pictures. Might be of use to someone.
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Old 08-15-2016, 12:19 PM   #16
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Since the converter is installed in front of the wheel well, you are not likely to gain much space.
David, you are correct! :-) Finally ripped the furnace (what was left of it) and the fridge out so may turn the furnace hole into a cupboard, and pick up a new 30 amp converter that fits the existing hole. As with others, the interior vent pipes were well rusted together so took a twist with a crowbar to free them.

I think I will pick up a new vent for the outside as opposed to sealing it shut completely. The new converter could use the airflow.

I will take some pictures of whats left of the furnace/fridge just in case there are parts that someone could use.
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Old 08-15-2016, 12:27 PM   #17
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The thing about the gravity furnaces, that were installed in Trillium trailers, is that they are quite thin. They sit in a place that is difficult to use for anything else.
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Old 08-17-2016, 05:18 AM   #18
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Welcome Lionel and enjoy the reno it was good while doing our 73 Trillium......if interested mid august next year will be our Manitoba Vintage camper Rally, 60 to 80 trailers with good selection of Trillium. Or this coming weekend if you can make it
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Old 08-19-2016, 08:46 PM   #19
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Hi Lionel, Welcome to the forum. What part of Ontario are you in? I'm down in the SW near Sarnia. I've just started a reno of a 77 Trillium 1300 also. I was given it 6 years ago and almost sold it this spring but once I started cleaning it up to sell, I decided to keep it and fix it up.

It is interesting to see photos of yours to compare to what may have been in mine. I thought there may have been a furnace in mine at one time as there is a big hole beneath my closet with no door. But there is no vent on the outside of the trailer for it. I still have a converter in mine but no deep cell battery yet. There is a cupboard beneath the sink and then the converter below that. I just have an icebox frig but there is an electrical outlet behind it and I would like to get a working frig eventually.

Mine is already in pretty good condition. No structural or major repairs to make. But both faucetts didn't work and the gravity water tank and all water lines were pretty grungy. So I removed everything and just put back in a city water system. I decided I'd rather have the storage room than the water tank.

I installed a household faucett, meant for a bar sink and just capped off the second line that would have been for hot water. I installed it in the middle hole that the pump faucett would have been in. It turned out rather nice, I think!

I tore out the old carpet that was in there and have installed sheet vinyl flooring. I've sandblasted and painted the wheelrims and got new tires and have replaced the out of date propane tank. Next on the list is recovering the cushions and installing some kind of new window coverings. And installing a new powered roof vent.
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The thing about the gravity furnaces, that were installed in Trillium trailers, is that they are quite thin. They sit in a place that is difficult to use for anything else.
The spot where his furnace was, is a cupboard in my 1300 Trill. That cavity, in front of the wheel well, is also where the electrical line goes out a port. But I made a useful shelf by gluing some wood blocking to the wheel well and the back wall so that I could lay a peice of plywood on them and still easily get my hand in to handle the electric cord. The plywood shelf will handle the weight of my collapsible dish drainer, a couple small pots, a roll of paper towels etc.
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The spot where his furnace was, is a cupboard in my 1300 Trill. That cavity, in front of the wheel well, is also where the electrical line goes out a port. But I made a useful shelf by gluing some wood blocking to the wheel well and the back wall so that I could lay a peice of plywood on them and still easily get my hand in to handle the electric cord. The plywood shelf will handle the weight of my collapsible dish drainer, a couple small pots, a roll of paper towels etc.
Hey Anne-Marie, we are in Ottawa (Richmond Village). Thanks for the tips. Taking the weekend off but back at it on Sunday so will take some pictures of our progress. :-)
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I really dig the exterior style of your camper. I just bought a little trailer last week. It's so exciting, just playing around with designs, there's so many improvements to be made. So much camping to do. This is going to be a great adventure.
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