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The Time Machine - Welcome to 1978!
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Trailer Name The Time Machine - Welcome to 1978!
Year 1978
Make Trillium
Model 1300
Length 13'
Packages Factory Retractable Awning, Electric Brakes
History Original owner was a car dealer in Kamloops BC. He took awesome care of it and even had it stored indoors with the tires removed on blocks! It sat for a good 20 years when a guy I like to call "Mountain Man Terry" stumbled upon it while purchasing a boat from the original owner. He bought it in the fall of 2010 and stored it in his shed, not having had a chance to use it. In the winter he decided to sell the land where it was stored and listed it on craigslist. When I went to meet up with him to take a look at it he coaxed me about 100 KMs into the middle of no where before he told me we had to travel another 60 KMs up a forestry road to get to where he had it stored. At this point I just asked him "are you going to kill us?" he just laughed and said "no". Having caught Trillium Fever I convinced my wife that we should go, afterall, we had come this far. She was not so impressed as I originally told her we were going on a snowboard trip. About an hour later we came up on the trailer parked in the center of his yard as he had pulled it out of the shed for us to see. After some quick close inspection (it started to get dark) and a beer for me and glass of wine for my wife we settled on a price. Seeing as how it was too dark to drive back down the forestry road we spent our first night in it right there and then!
Interior
When I purchased it it looked like the orignal owner changed the curtains but looks like that was it. I recently completed a complete restoration and changed all the seat covers, replacing them with marine grade vinyl and designer RV fabric - Ooh-La-La!

Exterior
Used Colonial white Hehr style screw covers around the windows and also a colonial white vinyl insert for the belly band.

Customization
Added Trillium Logo Rims

Renovations
Reupholstered interior and cut polished the exterior.

Other Information
Had the original porta-potty, unused, and even the original sears brand toilet paper still sealed in the original plastic wrap. I have these in my "museum" (garage). I have all the original manuals and paper work including bill of sale.

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