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Old 07-21-2015, 06:24 PM   #1
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Hello!

My name is Eric and I just purchased an unfinished 2014 Trillium 4500 that was recently listed on this site.

Since I basically just have a shell and the molded interior pieces, I will be starting from scratch. I have a few ideas to incorporate but I will be retaining the basic layout as it will work well for my needs. However, I would be interested in any advice for modifications from Trillium owners. For example, I know that some of the newer Trilliums did not have metal plates for anchoring the door hinges (I have checked and my trailer does have them, fortunately). So, if anyone has anything they would like to share, I'm all ears.

Also, I have read that new Trillium parts can be ordered off the shelf so I am making a list of suppliers I can use. I could use some recommendations from people who have already good experiences with suppliers.

I am looking forward to participating in these forums and will hopefully see some of you down the road.

Thanks in advance for any help/suggestions.

Eric
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Old 07-23-2015, 08:10 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum, Eric!

I have a Scamp, and I'm not particularly handy, so all I can do is wish you well!

I think you are wise to list, source, and price all the parts you need first, as costs can mount quickly. Also, different appliances may have different installation requirements that can have a ripple effect. BTW- I believe there were three layouts for the 4500: front dinette, front bunks, or front bath. Which way are you thinking to go with it?

Once you get started, specific technical questions (with pics if appropriate) will usually get some helpful responses from the right people.
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Old 07-23-2015, 10:49 AM   #3
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Hi Eric and welcome to the forum. I have a 1300 Trillium. Appliances, electrical, plumbing etc. are all easy to find. Any RV stove local or on line will have what you need. Even eBay. Two issues you face are wall covering and windows. Trillium used Hehr 8700 windows that require a plywood spacer. I expect they will be pricey. As I recall doesn't the shell have the holes cut? Anyway you should make use of the search feature as this forum is full great ideas. I had to reseal my windows. You might find this useful. Raz

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Old 07-23-2015, 11:24 AM   #4
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I provided a list of Trillium resources in this post:
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Old 07-23-2015, 11:56 AM   #5
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Thanks for the responses!

Jon - As far as the layout is concerned, I will be putting in the front dinette but will try to also set it up for a bunk later down the road. I have a two year old at the moment but no plans for another anytime soon.

P. Raz - I am finding out about the windows already. They may be my biggest expense. The shell does have the wholes cut for the windows already and some of the plywood spacers but I will need to add a few spacers myself. Thanks for the link. I read through your window reseal night before last, it will come in handy!

David - Thanks for the link. I will be sure to scour it for info!
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It looks like they were shooting for a front bathroom, based on the white area forward of the kitchen.

What do you plan to cover the walls with?
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Old 07-23-2015, 05:16 PM   #7
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I was thinking of using Reflectix and hull liner on the walls. I want to research more about using bubble wrap between the fg and the Reflectix to create an air space though.

As far as the front goes, I was told that the trailer was a prototype used to mock up a bathroom.
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