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Old 08-07-2016, 05:37 PM   #1
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Just bought a 76 Trillium 1300!

And the restoration has begun. Lots of work to do but looking forward to getting it done and hope I don't annoy everyone because I will likely have a thousand questions!
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Old 08-07-2016, 10:04 PM   #2
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Congrats!!

Hey, way to go with your purchase. Hope it is in good shape inside and out.
Love to see more pics.
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Old 08-08-2016, 06:47 AM   #3
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Hey, way to go with your purchase. Hope it is in good shape inside and out.
Love to see more pics.
Thanks BuzzBunny! Outside is pretty good, frame is great...inside will be a big project. Lots of cleaning, new electrical, new appliances, etc. :-)
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good luck...I myself am looking for one..how long did it take to find one and was this site helpful?
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Can't wait to see what you are going to replace the old appliances with.
Will you be cooking inside?

On a side note, it took us a month of seriously looking, bought the 3rd one we looked at.
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good luck...I myself am looking for one..how long did it take to find one and was this site helpful?
It took me about a month to find this one, and a 4 1/2 hour drive each way to pick it up. I couldn't even feel it behind my jeep! Found it on Kijiji, but this site was great to figure out what to look for, and know what would be an easy fix as opposed to major. I am taking lots of pictures and will post our progress as we go.
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Old 08-08-2016, 09:11 AM   #7
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Initial plan is to replace the bar sink but with only 1 tap for city water and remove the fresh water tank for more storage, replace the propane stove with a new one, install a bar fridge where the old one was, and hopefully replace the furnace with a small portable AC unit, venting out where the old furnace vented.
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Old 08-08-2016, 01:08 PM   #8
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Welcome, I too own a 76 Trillium same color. Check your window sealant, if it is original and has never been replaced. You will want to do this soon . Waking up on a wet bed is not a great way to start your day ! A repair info sheet was issued for cracks in the right frame rail at the front corner ahead of the door. If repaired already a re-inforcement plate would have been welded on the sides in that area to fix this problem. Enjoy your "new" home on wheels. Be safe!
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What do you plan to do with the old fridge, furnace, and converter? Does it have a converter? There is something on the floor, in front of where it would be.
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What do you plan to do with the old fridge, furnace, and converter? Does it have a converter? There is something on the floor, in front of where it would be.
Hi David, unfortunately the previous owner had started the demo so when I picked it up half the furnace had been removed and thrown away, along with the fridge door. Haven't found the converter yet. Is that what the hole below the furnace was for? The thing on the floor is a small AC unit. Wont be using that so will find someone who needs one.
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If the hole is small, then it was for a breaker. If something like 12" wide and 5" tall, then a converter.

Sad that the furnace can't be saved. I like gravity furnaces. No power required. What is missing? The outside vent?
ON EDIT: Oh, I see, no gas valve, or pilot assembly. If the exterior exhaust / intake vent pulls out, there still may be someone, (maybe me) who would be interested in it. But if it is rusted together, so that it no longer slides, then there is nothing worth saving.
The fridge is actually not too hard to find on kijiji. Sometimes for free.
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If the hole is small, then it was for a breaker. If something like 12" wide and 5" tall, then a converter.

Sad that the furnace can't be saved. I like gravity furnaces. No power required. What is missing? The outside vent?
The fridge is actually not too hard to find on kijiji. Sometimes for free.
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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There is a wiring diagram in the documents section for the 1300. We have been working on ours for about two months and took it out camping just this last week...was great.
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There is a wiring diagram in the documents section for the 1300. We have been working on ours for about two months and took it out camping just this last week...was great.
Thanks ArtandLarry! Keep those "light at the end of the tunnel" comments coming. :-) Trying to think of a name for it other than my wife's current one. To me "Piece of S@#t" is hopefully a short term name.
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