We're the proud new owners of a 1976 Trillium
1300. Colonial white inside and out. I've posted a bunch of photos in an album under my profile - check them out!
The PO's listing is still up as of July 2: 13 foot trillium trailer | travel trailers, campers | Strathcona County | Kijiji
So far, we are in love.
Original cushion coverings, icebox, furnace
, stovetop, table, taps, light
above sink, windows
, window guard all in very good working condition.
The moon hubcaps are awesome, and we love the whitewall tires
Water tank and pipes: All very dirty and black on the inside. Not even sure where to start here!
Two of three external hatch covers are gone, with the third close to breaking.
Ensolite: It is peeling in places and several strips are trim strips are missing. I've glued back two ensolite corners using contact cement, and it looks okay, and I've boiled two rippling pieces of trim and reapplied, and they look much better.
: They leak. We're going to need to do some work over the winter
: We plan to build our own, using tarp/tarp tape/poles/ropes.
: There is no 12v battery
, so the three 12v lights
in the trailer run off car battery
. We will add a battery to tongue, and redo wiring to have this rechargeable (no idea how to do this, but will research!)
Safety: We've added CO monitor, smoke alarm and will add a fire extinguisher this weekend.
The flooring! Revolting orange carpet was stained and smelly. We've torn it out and will be replacing with Allure vinyl plank flooring this weekend. We will post photos of out progress.
The curtains: Not sure what the originals looked like, but the replacement curtains and rails are gross. We'll replace with something a little nicer.
We've been on three camping trips so far, and love our new Trillium
. The bed is way more comfortable than I thought (I'm 6'2" and can spread out completely). It was very cool last weekend when the day got up to 32 degrees, and the night stayed around 16 degrees.
Towing is a breeze in our V6 Jeep (even if I did manage to pop the trailer off on its second outing going 40km just outside the RV storage lot...) I've since learned how to connect trailer properly - it's still good to know the safety chains work! Just glad I lost it going slow on a quiet road. Yikes.