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Old 10-24-2017, 07:02 AM   #1
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Hi, I am Joan and have just be come the proud owner of a 1971 Trillium trailer. I can't wait to go camping. But since winter is on it's way, I have a long wait ahead of me.
I am having trouble with the door lock. It can be unlocked without a key. I spent most of yesterday searching for a source of used or new Trillium trailer parts. No luck, so if anyone has a source please let me know.
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Old 10-24-2017, 08:40 AM   #2
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be careful

I don't own one you hve but with my Scamp its possible to lock yourself out. Be very careful big problems then!


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Old 10-24-2017, 08:51 AM   #3
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I don't own one you hve but with my Scamp its possible to lock yourself out. Be very careful big problems then!
Not too big, unless your tools are locked inside, in which case you may have to borrow. Just remove the hinge pins and take the whole door off.
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Old 10-24-2017, 06:33 PM   #4
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I don't own one you hve but with my Scamp its possible to lock yourself out. Be very careful big problems then!


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Thank you for your comment Bob. I have just the opposite problem. Apparently the door also flew open during transit. Also I can turn the lock with my fingers and unlock the door. Where can you buy parts for your Scamp?
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Old 10-25-2017, 08:02 AM   #5
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Trillium has a completely different lockset than Scamp. I think it may be a Bargman, which is no longer made and hard to find/very expensive to replace.

Swapping it for a modern RV lockset is possible, but it will require fiberglass work on the door.

So... repair is the best option if possible. In your case it sounds like just the lock cylinder might be bad. I'd take it to a locksmith.

There are lots of threads on the Bargman locksets, if that's indeed what you have. Try a "Site Search/Google" (bottom of the search menu) to find them.
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Old 10-25-2017, 08:34 AM   #6
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good advice

Jon has good advice but I would consider ordering a new one from Scamp and be done with it. If you cant install it any good mechanic can do it.

Some of the Scamper owners have done fabulous jobs of installing other style locks but too complicated for me at 75!!

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Old 10-25-2017, 08:47 AM   #7
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sorry

Sorry I must apologize you said trillium I thought scamper. Jon has it for you best way cheapest way! Most everything common parts or he will have some old stuff laying around.

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Old 10-25-2017, 02:38 PM   #8
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Just an FYI, you really won't know what kind of lock it is until you remove it. What I thought was a Bargman lock turned out to be a Lyster on my '79 Boler 13 foot.
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Old 10-25-2017, 03:30 PM   #9
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Miss Trilly I don't know if they stock parts for older Trilliums but there is a current builder of the Outback Trillium near Calgary. Lee
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Old 10-26-2017, 08:44 PM   #10
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Thank you very much for all the advise it has been very helpful. The Canadian company that builds the new outback has a different locking system now. It will not fit my old lady.
I think I will try taking the lock off and taking it to a locksmith. There is one around the corner from me.
If I need to drill new holes for a different locking system do I need to fill the old holes with fiberglass or is there a silicon product I can use?
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