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Old 04-23-2014, 01:37 PM   #15
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One more! I don't know if propane hook up is visible but looks original. I think I need some kind of adapter for today's 20lb tanks? Eventually.... Days of caulking cleaning and fixing ahead... All fun stuff
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Old 04-23-2014, 03:13 PM   #16
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Hi David thanks for the tip. I'll do that next time. Want to see a pic of anything particular let me know.
I'd like to see pictures of everything, but most especially the data sheet on the inside of your closet door.

45-1100512 does seem to fit at the beginning of the 1978 models. On the list, 45-1100711, Chris McVeigh's trailer, I can see in his registry that he has an RM36E fridge, and the window in his door opens, so most likely a 1978. I don't have any pictures of Randy Bishop's trailers in the list. I am working on that.

I suspect that your trailer is a very late 1977 model
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Old 04-23-2014, 03:44 PM   #17
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Data sheet

Did we get ripped off on the fridge?
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Thanks! See u on new threads and let me know your consulting fees
Desperate to zep it all clean now but sealant first.
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Old 04-23-2014, 03:49 PM   #18
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One more! All fun stuff
The shell looks good for the age. You should be happy with this find!
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Old 04-23-2014, 03:51 PM   #19
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Zep will only give you shiny holes in the gel coat. If you plan to repair the pits in the gel coat, it would be best if you hold off on the Zep.

Another likely repair will be a new axle.
Yeah new axle eh? Will jack up and take wheels off for a closer look ...seller said orig owner they bought from had new frame installed about 5 years ago. Dumb question but would thi include a new axle too?
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Did we get ripped off on the fridge?
J/k
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Thanks! See u on new threads and let me know your consulting fees
Desperate to zep it all clean now but sealant first.
David T is a good man. We are just a little envious of him being from the Prairies where fuel prices are soooooo low. Paid $1.50 per liter today in Ontario.
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Old 04-23-2014, 04:05 PM   #21
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Did we get ripped off on the fridge?
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Thanks! See u on new threads and let me know your consulting fees
Desperate to zep it all clean now but sealant first.
No not ripped off. That was the fridge that came with the trailer. The year is what you were misinformed about. The previous owner probably did not know. That is kinda why I started the serial number thread. Nobody seems to know the year of their Trilliums.

I have no consulting fee. In fact, I give stuff away. Want a group 24 gel cell battery?
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Old 04-23-2014, 05:36 PM   #22
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Congrats on your new trailer. You might want to hold off on that Zep for a bit. We had orgainized a group buy on decals along with tire and tank covers. I see your stripes are cracking like mine. Tom from TrillilumRV indicated he was ordering a few extra's in. You still might be in time to get some.
Looking for Blue Trillium 4500 Stripes or Decals?
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Old 04-23-2014, 05:39 PM   #23
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Why yes actually

I'd love a big battery right about now! Am going to head to our local wrecker this aft and see just about this item. No idea about the electric system. Or the propane or the water. We have a owners manual from trillium but really does not go into any specifics. We are happy with the find in these parts in particularly almost impossible to find something like this I think. Just literally bought it sight unseen 2 days ago and expected some work needed...all good. Thanks for the valuable insight.
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Old 04-23-2014, 05:56 PM   #24
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Congrats on your new trailer. You might want to hold off on that Zep for a bit. We had orgainized a group buy on decals along with tire and tank covers. I see your stripes are cracking like mine. Tom from TrillilumRV indicated he was ordering a few extra's in. You still might be in time to get some.
Looking for Blue Trillium 4500 Stripes or Decals?
Thanks Roy I did see that thread. May sound funny but I kinda like the worn look. Will think about it though. Should I pm you for cost? Won't be any zepping anytime soon. Probably could use a tank cover more so. Will be a fun little rig. No more tenting ...yahoo!
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Old 04-23-2014, 06:49 PM   #25
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Er, David; four (attachments) plus four equals eight?
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Old 04-23-2014, 07:50 PM   #26
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That's a great looking trailer. Congrats!
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Should I pm you for cost?
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Instructions and pricing can be found in the links of Post # 32 of the thread. Link to post: Looking for Blue Trillium 4500 Stripes or Decals?
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Old 04-23-2014, 10:27 PM   #28
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All my documentation sez 1978
Solid door window.
RM211
Just saw my first other 4500 sighting in the wild. Exterior looked perfect. Said he just bought it for 400$ Sittin' in a field.
Like UFO's down here; rarely seen, and nobody knows what the F... they are.
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