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Old 09-15-2012, 09:23 PM   #1
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Our 1st Trillium 1300

Just brought my 1st Trillium 1300 home. It needs a lot of TLC, but hey, that's part of the fun of owning one, right?
Right now I need to know how to winterize it. I'm sure there is water in the lines and in the tank. Thanks for any help.
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Old 09-15-2012, 09:32 PM   #2
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Hi Ted Welcome to FiberglassRV. We're glad you're here. We have lots of Trillium owners here, so I'll leave the answering of your questions to them. Just wanted to say
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Ted, first off, welcome to the site. Since you are planning to restore an old Trillium, you are in exactly the correct place, welcome.

Second, PICTURES! We love em! Each Trillium 1300 I have seen is different. Oh there is a great deal of similarity, but from year to year, they changed. What year is yours? The options installed in each is never the same. Some have a kitchen window, most don't. Previous owner (PO) mods are also common.

As for your question about winterizing, it is usually just a mater of draining the tank, which should have a drain fitting that dumps through a hole in the bottom of the trailer. Most Trillium 1300 trailers don't have a gray water tank, so nothing to do there. If you have other systems installed, like a water heater, Tthey will have their own winterizing procedures.
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Old 09-16-2012, 08:24 AM   #4
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On my 75 Trillium the water tank drain cock in in the rear right (facing the back) compartment, the drain cock is at the rear of tank. Other than that just pump the line dry at the tap. If in doudt you can disconnet the lines at a low point and drain.

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Thank you for the welcome, Donna. I appreciate it.

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Hi Ted Welcome to FiberglassRV. We're glad you're here. We have lots of Trillium owners here, so I'll leave the answering of your questions to them. Just wanted to say
I also belong to a Gold Wing motorcycle group and I know how valuable these forums are. Hope you have a great day.

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Old 09-16-2012, 07:59 PM   #6
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Thanks for the quick response.

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Ted, first off, welcome to the site. Since you are planning to restore an old Trillium, you are in exactly the correct place, welcome.

Second, PICTURES! We love em! Each Trillium 1300 I have seen is different. Oh there is a great deal of similarity, but from year to year, they changed. What year is yours? The options installed in each is never the same. Some have a kitchen window, most don't. Previous owner (PO) mods are also common.

As for your question about winterizing, it is usually just a mater of draining the tank, which should have a drain fitting that dumps through a hole in the bottom of the trailer. Most Trillium 1300 trailers don't have a gray water tank, so nothing to do there. If you have other systems installed, like a water heater, Tthey will have their own winterizing procedures.
My Trillium is a 1977 model 1300. It has 2 front bunks & a rear dinette. I can see I have a lot to learn. First off I need a replacement rear window. Is there a supplier for these? Pictures? Here are some pictures.
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My Trillium is a 1977 model 1300. It has 2 front bunks & a rear dinette. I can see I have a lot to learn. First off I need a replacement rear window. Is there a supplier for these? Pictures? Here are some pictures.
To attach pictures:
Below the window that you type in when you hit the reply button, or new thread button, there are Additional Options. Click on the the Manage Attachments button. This will open a new window. There are four spots that have a Browse button beside them. When you hit the button, you can search for pictures on your computer. There are size restrictions, so maybe save the pictures at a lower resolution before up loading. I use 1280 x 768. You can do four at a time, for a total of ten per posting.

I think you can cut and past small pictures into your text too. I don't do this, so maybe someone else can confirm.
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I think you can cut and past small pictures into your text too. I don't do this, so maybe someone else can confirm.
No... this won't work. You have to use the paperclip in the toolbar to put pictures within the body of the text. Otherwise all pictures show at the bottom... after all the text.
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My Trillium is a 1977 model 1300. It has 2 front bunks & a rear dinette. I can see I have a lot to learn. First off I need a replacement rear window. Is there a supplier for these? Pictures? Here are some pictures.
Thanks for the help in uploading photos. Hope it works
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Very nice! Like I said, most 1300's don't have a kitchen window. The cupboard doors on the front, of the gaucho, (front couch/bunk bed) were also optional. You also have a fridge and furnace. It looks like a previous owner (PO) painted the furnace and stove black. The cushions are recovered. It looks nice.

Is the box on the back on a hitch receiver?

I gotta ask though, what is in the little door under the furnace? I have only ever seen pictures of that, I have not been in a trailer with one.
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Drain all the water you can out of your system and then place some RV antifreeze in the system to cover any you may have missed. RV antifreeze is specifically for potable water systems and is pink. DO NOT USE AUTO ANTIFREEZE, THE GREEN STUFF. When you have a couple of gallons in the system, run the faucet until it shows pink, then let the pink stuff run into the drain until it shows at the drain (gray water) outlet. If you have no water heater, that is all you do. A tip: to pour the antifreeze into the tank, just rinse out a smaller pop bottle, cut a hole in the side of the bottle near the bottom, stick the neck into the tank filler, and pour the PINK anti-freeze in the hole you just cut.
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I enclose a shot of our June Good Sam chapter campout in Rochester, WA. That is Homelet in the middle surrounded by the Rhododendron branch.
We missed the Campout in Cle Elum, WA last week because I was sick, and we just cancelled for the Cashmere State Rally for next weekend because of all the fires there.
I also wanted to check inserting the picture in the text. (Thank you, Donna)
I see by your pictures that you do have a kitchen window, but no door window. We like our door window. On a hot day, it seems more air comes in that window. Likely your kitchen window will serve the same purpose.
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Old 09-17-2012, 08:08 AM   #14
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What the white thing under the front of your table ?
My 75 Trillium has a cutlery tray there, is that what yours is? Not sure if you can still get the Jalousie windows, may have to hunt for those.

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