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Steve DeWeese 06-17-2014 06:24 PM

1978 Trillium axle specification
I need to buy a new axle and I felt that should be done before I start working on the inside. Does anyone know the factory specifications for a Trillium?
1) length of axle
2) trailing arm starting angle
If I canít get an answer I will probably call Trillium and ask them.

After having bought my 1978 Trillium 12 years ago and getting nothing accomplished, Iíve finally discovered I have time to work on it. Iím just doing basic repairs now to keep us dry for this summer but when the boy goes back to school I intend to try and get it done. Bad thing is we might buy a stick trailer (26 ft) for next summer. Yes Iím giving in to my wife after all these years. I have no intention of selling my Trillium because I still love it.:wub

Tyhee 06-17-2014 10:40 PM

Hi. Check out my recent thread under the axle, towing etc section here titled "crack in axle trillium 4500". I'm in the same boat needing axle replacement and Roy was kind enough to post trillium axle specs in an older thread within my thread. I am planning to replace mine with a dexter #10 but have not sorted out much else yet. Keep us in the loop!

David Tilston 06-17-2014 11:58 PM

John, You can post the link as well. If you want to link to a specific post, click on the number in the upper right of the yellow bar. That changes the address in your address bar to that post. Just copy everything in the address bar and paste it in your post. For some reason this doesn't work quite as well when you edit a post. The link still works, but the text is the link address, instead of the thread name.

Here is a link to the information that Roy in TO linked to:

Tyhee 06-18-2014 07:06 PM

I was stumped on how to post thread links :-) learn something new everyday!
Thanks David

Steve DeWeese 06-19-2014 05:30 AM

I'm not sure a 4500 and 1300 axle would have the same specs. It very well could because when I went and looked my trailing arms are going pass 0 degrees now. I think a 0 degree would be correct. I know this had been posted years ago but I can't find it anymore.

Thank you for the help.

David Tilston 06-19-2014 11:02 AM

The frame is the same width on both a 1300 and 4500. In fact, the 4500 frame is just a bit longer in the back. From the axle forward the geometry is almost identical.

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