Doug Mager's Trailer :: 1975 Trillium



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Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Fairway Estates Maple Ridge British Columbia
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Trailer Name
Year 1975
Make Trillium
Model
Length 13'
History Our trailer was purchased from a small local R/V dealer who had the trailer in on consignment. He tells us the trailer was owned by a lady from Alberta (Canada) but we didn't really believe his story untill we got the trailer home and started its clean up. It was in great shape, needing nothing except a good clean up to dispense with that Alberta prairie dust. The trailer had been painted a shade of green which we thought would match the hot-rod we had planned to tow it with. When the trailer was parked behind the car it was very obvious the two shades of green clashed violently, so the first matter of business was to rid the trailer of its green hue along with the old owners attempt at a rock cover for the front. The cover was a glued on mess of astro turf in dire need of some 'intervention'.
Interior
Interior was slightly modified with no mods being done that couldn't be put back to stock condition in a very short time. The rear bed was set to be used permanantly in the bed position, and the front upper part of the bunk removed and a 'shop made' custom seat (sofa style) made to fit the front contours. In the corners the foam had to be built up to over a foot thick to achieve the desired look. We custom (white) painted the inside to achieve a larger trailer look. The stock under cabinate light fixture was retained, needing only a coat of near stock look copper color. We also replaced its two light bulbs with a pair of cool white coiled cfl's. Later a set of led (kitchen) lights was installed, sunken into the bottom of the overhead cabinet.

Exterior
The only thing changed on the outside is a hard cover spare tire cover out back and a new front rock guard cover for the front window, supplied and installed by/at Escape Trailers in Chilliwack, B.C. The trailer is splashed with a brilliant white paint by Ford Motors and the painter, as a surprise to the Trailer Goddess hand painted the Trillium logo on the door in a cameleon style (changes color with light variations). The 12volt exterior door light buln has been replaced with a series of about 9 assorted colored flashing led mini light bulbs. These provide more than ample light for setting around the side of the trailer in the evening. The amber lens cover has been swapped off to a clear lens to better emit the flashing colors. The amber lens were/was used as a means of insect control, as apparantly bugs are not drawn to amber lights. The same applies to the flashing leds, no bugs are attracted

Customization
A set of two Torque Thrust mag style wheels (to match up with the same wheels on the Plymouth) are used for summer months and are replaced with Mazda pickup mag style wheels for wintertime storage.

The underside of the trailer is laced with a long strand of chasing (controlled) rope lights installed in a haphazard design. The effect (at night) is to give the illusion of the bottom of the trailer being on fire.

Tow Vehicle
The trailer is now capable of being towed with either of our vehicles of choice. First is our hot-rodded '37 Plymouth four door and the second is our '06 Dodge Dakota R/T. (pictures of which will be added at a later date.)
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