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trilita
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Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: High Desert California
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Trailer Name trilita
Year 1980
Make Trillium
Model 4500
Length 14.5 foot
Packages Front half bath
History Purchased use in August of 2005 in the Inland Empire in Southern California. It was used very little and everything was original except the tires and battery.

We have towed it an estimated 75,000 miles in the 12+ years we have had it as it goes minimum of 6000 every summer. Plus there several times through out the rest of the year on 400-1200 mile trips. Often we tow it and never unhook it the whole time we are gone. We can fit into nose to nose parking and not stick out in to the lanes.


It has 3 burner stove, 3-way refrigerator, flush toilet with hand pump and about 6 gallon black water in base of toilet and rv dump valve, lavatory with hand pump, kitchen sink with hand pump, Sureflo on demand water pump supplies sink, lavatory, toilet, hand pumps are for backup no power times, 10 gallon fresh water tank, Duo-Therm gravity furnace, fiberglass front window rock shield/awning, dual propane tanks, roof vent with 12 volt fan, 2000 lb axle with electric brakes, 1 7/8 trailer coupler, 7 way trailer plug, spare tire mounted on the rear bumper. 15 amp 110 volt converter/battery charger, 18 foot 110volt 15amp shore power cord. The bathroom door when opened allows for a small love seat to fold down. The rear of the frame has leveling jacks on both sides.

Items that have been added, modified, or removed are listed in modifications..
Interior
Sliding doors on the side upper storage areas around the rear bed.

Indoor/outdoor carpet cut to fit the floor, not glued down for easy removal to clean or do repairs, the shape keeps it from moving around.

Custom bi-fold metal frame screen entry door.

2 small shelves mounted at the foot of the bed, for the 2 feral cats used as security guards.

Florescent 2 tube light mounted above stove.

Residential dead bolt lock on entry door.

Curtains on the windows around the bed have been replaced by solid black ones to cut down on the bright light in the morning and when staying at Wally.

Exterior
Install rock shield/awning to rear window, it was taken off of another 1300 before we sold the trailer.

It has an A & E aluminum box awning.

Roof mounted 305 watt solar panel with MorningStar MPPT 45 amp charge controller.

Trojan T-1275 battery in custom built heavy duty plastic battery box, made from truck mudflap.

Removed one propane tank.

Roof mounted Wineguard crank-up T.V. antenna.

14 inch white spoke trailer wheels painted Gold with 205/75R14 trailer tires.

Customization
Heavier axle with electric brakes 3500 lb 5 on 4.5 bolt pattern with axle positioned to raise the trailer by 2.5 inches for more ground clearance.

2 inch trailer coupler.

Friction anti sway devise.

Harbor Freight LED trailer lights mount inside original taillights.

Other Information
The finish is dull now as we live in the Mojave Desert and it is always outside in the weather. When I wash it a lot of calk comes off and it shines a little. If I were to scrub with Bar Keepers Friend and then seal it with floor polish as many have done to theirs it would look great. I have not butchered it at all as I know it is worth more in stock condition so any new owner can do that. There are 10 holes drilled in the roof that mount the solar panel and run the wiring. We may be selling our egg 4500 this year as we are looking to buy a used low mileage smaller 26 foot Class A motor home. We had a

Tow Vehicle
Started with 1993 Chevy S-10 Blazer, 4 door, 4wd, 4.3 motor with automatic transmission, add-on transmission cooler mounted in front of the radiator, 3.43 differentials, stock OEM style 235/75R15 Goodyear Wrangler tires 35 psi, It got 14-15 mpg when towing at 55-62 mph in OD. Mileage is always checked using actual miles driven on odometer and actual gallons used. Receipt at every fill-up and averaged over several fill-up. Not using guesstimates.

Present tow vehicle is a 2002 Chevy S-10 Crew cab with 4wd, 4 door, 4.3 motor, automatic transmission, Add-on transmission cooler mounted in front of the radiator, 3.73 differentials, Gaberial Hi-Jacker air shocks run at 125 psi, stock OEM style 235/75R15 Goodyear Wrangler tires 35 psi, Leer fiberglass topper, factory roof rack with plastic Xcargo pod, 1 3/4 inch custom exterior mirror extension made of dense foam (no one that I can find makes add on mirror extensions for S-10 trucks). Fuel mileage towing fully loaded California to Michigan averaged 14 mpg towing 55-65 mph and figured the same way as Blazer.
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