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Old 04-12-2011, 09:39 PM   #1
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Help, I need a chicken and a drain flap

Hi everyone,
I'm working on gathering up some parts for my 1978 Trillium 4500 and I have not found the following parts anywhere. Does anyone know a source? The drain flap doesn't look so bad in the photo, but its very crispy. The chicken is holding the level for me. He has a friend on the front, so really I need a pair of chickens.
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Old 04-13-2011, 11:48 PM   #2
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Hi everyone,
I'm working on gathering up some parts for my 1978 Trillium 4500 and I have not found the following parts anywhere. Does anyone know a source? The drain flap doesn't look so bad in the photo, but its very crispy. The chicken is holding the level for me. He has a friend on the front, so really I need a pair of chickens.
Thanks, Flat.
You can buy these at any RV supplier, though you might have to look a bit harder for the "colonial white" color. Ditto for the level- I think they even still make the chickens, if you're trying to duplicate them. I don't think they were "stock" on the Trillium, though, if that's an issue.

Hope this helps!

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Old 04-14-2011, 08:07 AM   #3
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Here is a link for the Eagle level. ( I just googled it )

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Old 04-14-2011, 08:31 AM   #4
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Lots of places for the Eagle level: United RV-302C 2PK RV Eagle Level
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Old 04-14-2011, 09:00 AM   #5
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Thanks for the link Donna, I use google for lots of stuff but didn't think to use the search "eagle level" - I tried camper level, bubble level, bird level, etc.

Francesca, I'm not so much worried about being original, but when I take the old ones off, I wanted to be able to cover the same shadow that will be left behind.

As for the drain flap, I'll have to wait until I travel somewhere. We don't have an RV store near here. The local hardware store has a few things on the pegboard, but no real selection.

Thank you!
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Here is a link for the Eagle level. ( I just googled it )

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I think I forgot something. LOL Thanks Donna D
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For what it's worth, when I looked up the link I forgot to put in I used
" rv level"

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Thanks for the link Donna, I use google for lots of stuff but didn't think to use the search "eagle level" - I tried camper level, bubble level, bird level, etc.

Francesca, I'm not so much worried about being original, but when I take the old ones off, I wanted to be able to cover the same shadow that will be left behind.

As for the drain flap, I'll have to wait until I travel somewhere. We don't have an RV store near here. The local hardware store has a few things on the pegboard, but no real selection.

Thank you!
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Old 04-14-2011, 02:44 PM   #8
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Has anybody had luck finding a source for these types of water connections (the connector and cover)? I haven't had any luck finding ones this style. I'm also trying to find these so I don't have to relocate the holes for a new style water connection.
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Hi everyone,
I'm working on gathering up some parts for my 1978 Trillium 4500 and I have not found the following parts anywhere. Does anyone know a source? The drain flap doesn't look so bad in the photo, but its very crispy. The chicken is holding the level for me. He has a friend on the front, so really I need a pair of chickens.
Thanks, Flat.
CORRECTION to my earlier post:
I went out and looked at my trailer, and was reminded that (three years ago) when I did the work, I couldn't find the exact drain cover, either.
What I DID find (and install) was a duplicate of the "cable" cover that's stock on the door side of the Trillium 4500.
It's not an exact replacement, but since my cover was missing the door only, I modified and installed the one below by cutting off its innards, grinding off the word "cable", and installing it directly on top of the preexisting frame (original rivets drilled out, new rivets through both covers' corners).
This actually turned out to be easier than a complete replacement, as it saved me the trouble of the re-plumbing and resealing I'd have had to do on a complete new unit.
I found this in colonial (off) white at Camping World in Fife, Washington. I don't see it at their online site.

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Old 04-14-2011, 05:52 PM   #10
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Thanks for juming on here Isaac, I havn't seen them either. I'm on the verge of doing something to the affect of what Francesca has going if I can't find something.
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Is this what you're looking for?
Water Fill Hatch

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I know yours currently shows the flap hinged at the top, but does it really matter?
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This gets my vote for best title ......
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Or maybe it's this one?
Tank Fill Hatch
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I know yours currently shows the flap hinged at the top, but does it really matter?
This will work, but you'll have to cut your cutout bigger, and it may not come in the "colonial white" color to match the other hatches on your Trillium.
Everything's "polar white" now.

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Old 04-14-2011, 11:35 PM   #14
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Thanks for the research Donna! I think you're onto it, and these look much more robust than the little one that was on the trailer originally.

I agree, will have to modify the opening, but doesn't look like a big deal. I'll take measurements tomorrow.

Wow, kinda pricey! Glad I only need one.

Thanks Fylgal. Everyone honorably calls the levels eagles, I'm just sure they're chickens... Do you have any idea what it would cost to get an eagle to pose for the sculptor? Chickens are much more reasonable.
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