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Forum: Classified Archives 05-23-2014, 07:33 AM
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Posted By franck2cv
Hi, Trillium sold ! A very nice couple from...

Hi,

Trillium sold ! A very nice couple from Laval, Qc gave me a deposit.
They're coming on Sunday to pick it up.

Thanks for your help :)

Franck
Forum: Classified Archives 05-13-2014, 11:31 AM
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Posted By franck2cv
Just added on the online album some pictures of...

Just added on the online album some pictures of the original documentation that came with my Trillium when I bought it.

Trillium (http://www.smugmug.com/gallery/n-NCW9J/)
Forum: Classified Archives 05-12-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 14
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Posted By franck2cv
Great. Thank you very much. I found the VIN on...

Great. Thank you very much.
I found the VIN on the registration document:
13-1105622
The electric devise is the charger/converter. The previous owner wanted to keep the original look of the old...
Forum: Classified Archives 05-12-2014, 10:48 AM
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Posted By franck2cv
Brilliant! Pictures... all of them? Sure, I...

Brilliant!
Pictures... all of them? Sure, I don't mind.
I just assumed that an online album was less 'invasive' for the forum.

Franck
Forum: Classified Archives 05-12-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 14
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Posted By franck2cv
Smugmug used to be straight forward and user...

Smugmug used to be straight forward and user friendly!! Not anymore.... :(
It seems to work now without the end slash....
I tested it on a few browsers.

Trillium...
Forum: Classified Archives 05-12-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 14
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Posted By franck2cv
Yes sure. :) I edited the link.... should work!

Yes sure. :)
I edited the link.... should work!
Forum: Classified Archives 05-12-2014, 09:26 AM
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Posted By franck2cv
Woops! Edited...

Woops! Edited...
Forum: Classified Archives 05-12-2014, 08:00 AM
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Posted By franck2cv
1977 Trillium 13'

For sale (south shore of Montreal)
1977 Trillium 13' in exceptional condition.
Lots of new updated stuff such as Fabric, foam, wood work, Axle, bearing, suspension, tires, wiring...
Sold with...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 05-12-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 119
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Posted By franck2cv
Hi folks, Time to give you a quick...

Hi folks,

Time to give you a quick update.... finally. It's simple really... The whole axle was indeed totally worn out so I had a new one fitted. It makes all the difference; no more towing...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 07-13-2013, 11:18 AM
Replies: 119
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Posted By franck2cv
Once again thank you all for this storm of tips...

Once again thank you all for this storm of tips and information.

Last night, a neighbour offered to tow our Trillium around the block with his GMC Jimmy. He's used to towing a large utility...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 07-11-2013, 11:33 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 9,993
Posted By franck2cv
Thanks again for you help. Although I'm pretty...

Thanks again for you help. Although I'm pretty fed up, I still value your knowledge and dedication.

I removed a wheel to take the axle picture last night, here it is!
Suspension test.... Maybe...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 07-10-2013, 03:58 PM
Replies: 119
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Posted By franck2cv
update

:mad:

Just picked up out trailer:
New tires (ST), stabilizer, modified ball mount (less over hang) .......
NO IMPROVEMENT what so ever! People at the shop were so adamant that it would solve...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 07-08-2013, 03:51 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 9,993
Posted By franck2cv
Hi :) Well... there should be more...

Hi :)

Well... there should be more tomorrow! The Trillium is ready but.... I got nothing to tow it with! I had to get a couple of things fixed on the car.
Better be safe than sorry. I should be...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 06-29-2013, 08:19 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 9,993
Posted By franck2cv
Here the latest news. I first removed the...

Here the latest news.

I first removed the Battery, the Propane tank, and the jockey wheel to try with a lighter tongue weight. Then hitched the trillium to the subaru. Only went 300 yards and...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 06-28-2013, 04:07 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 9,993
Posted By franck2cv
... and fools seldom differ! (learned that second...

... and fools seldom differ! (learned that second half recently, love it! :))
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 06-28-2013, 12:38 PM
Replies: 119
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Posted By franck2cv
Oh my..... 5 pages already!! .... and I was...

Oh my..... 5 pages already!! .... and I was hoping for a couple of tips!! :hmm

I too like the idea of towing with a different car. I could try with my girlfriend's Subaru Legacy I suppose. It's...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 06-26-2013, 08:55 PM
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Posted By franck2cv
Exactly! For each bump: Front wheel......

Exactly! For each bump: Front wheel... smooth..... rear wheel .... very very smooth ..... trailer wheel..... BLOODY AWFUL!! :omy
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 06-26-2013, 08:49 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 9,993
Posted By franck2cv
Geeeee I'm overwhelmed really!! You guys are very...

Geeeee I'm overwhelmed really!! You guys are very generous and knowledgable!

I've got to keep track of all the recommendations though.

Tires: I need Trailer tires it seems. The max pressure of...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 06-26-2013, 08:36 PM
Replies: 119
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Posted By franck2cv
;) That was just for the half mile covered this...

;)
That was just for the half mile covered this morning at 30 mph.
If wouldn't have even considered going anywhere with that extremely temp fix!!
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 06-26-2013, 03:40 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 9,993
Posted By franck2cv
OK... thank you again for both : opinion and good...

OK... thank you again for both : opinion and good humour :D

Here's a bunch of pictures that speak for themselves.
I now have the straight ball mount (no more rise). I test driven the lot this am...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 06-25-2013, 03:32 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 9,993
Posted By franck2cv
Well obviously, the axle replacement will be...

Well obviously, the axle replacement will be considered if required.
But for now, I'm going to do my homework & follow Roy's recipe.
More soon..... I'm recruiting heavy friends!! lol

Franck
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 06-25-2013, 10:55 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 9,993
Posted By franck2cv
To do list

Thanks you guys ;)

As we're planning to go camping and inaugurate our little egg, I'd better get this understood and fixed for Saturday!

My to do list:

- Side view connection picture
- Tire...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 06-25-2013, 09:59 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 9,993
Posted By franck2cv
Suspension: Automatic. Basically, there's a...

Suspension: Automatic. Basically, there's a lever, activated by the rear suspension. More pressure is sent in the spheres when required.
The whole thing was overhauled by the previous owner. I...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 06-25-2013, 09:39 AM
Replies: 119
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Posted By franck2cv
There's a bit of play indeed. There's a loud...

There's a bit of play indeed. There's a loud clunk every so often.
Once I will have found the ideal ball mount I will shim it or used the grinded weld bead technique to make it a tight fit.
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 06-25-2013, 09:34 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 9,993
Posted By franck2cv
Ball size: 2" as per couple spec (stamped on) ...

Ball size: 2" as per couple spec (stamped on)
By connection, do you mean the coupler, the hitch or both?
I could take some later today.
;)
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 06-25-2013, 08:47 AM
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Views: 9,993
Posted By franck2cv
Tower novice - Car badly affected - help please...

Hi :),

Just found our ideal Trailer!!!... (1977 Trillium 1300) More on that soon.
Right now, I'm preoccupied with very bothering car behavior following a short test drive.

Basically, our car...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 06-21-2013, 07:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,868
Posted By franck2cv
Fitted the hitch last Sunday..... :mad: I was...

Fitted the hitch last Sunday..... :mad:
I was hoping this would not take more than a couple of hours but......

First thing I noticed when I positioned the hitch by hand, it was resting on the...
Forum: General Chat 06-21-2013, 07:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,436
Posted By franck2cv
Thank you David. ;)

Thank you David. ;)
Forum: Parts: Buy | Sell | Trade 06-20-2013, 01:08 PM
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Views: 3,532
Posted By franck2cv
Hi, I'm a big fan of the shady Boy. Both VW...

Hi,
I'm a big fan of the shady Boy. Both VW camper I owned had it and the overall concept (simplicity) is just fabulous. On my future trailer, I would like to have it too. The picture I took to sell...
Forum: General Chat 06-12-2013, 07:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,436
Posted By franck2cv
1970's Trillium 1300 - Price when brand NEW ??

Does anyone know how much the brand new Trillium 1300 were sold for in the 70's? 1977 more specifically?

Thanks ;)

Franck
Forum: Hi, I am.... 06-11-2013, 09:59 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,130
Posted By franck2cv
Vw sold !

That's it.... Sold last night.
Now on the market for the ideal Trillium !!
Forum: General Chat 05-15-2013, 01:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,180
Posted By franck2cv
Thanks Francesca. I was way off with 1500 but...

Thanks Francesca.
I was way off with 1500 but under 2000 is still reasonably light.
Forum: General Chat 05-15-2013, 12:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,180
Posted By franck2cv
Thank you David. Five kids...! Must be...

Thank you David.
Five kids...! Must be somewhat difficult to travel lightly.
I only have one boy, no pet!
The hitch I will install soon is a 2500lbs and I expect a standard Trillium axle to be...
Forum: General Chat 05-15-2013, 08:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,180
Posted By franck2cv
In your eyes, what would be the modern design...

In your eyes, what would be the modern design quality flaws?
Forum: General Chat 05-15-2013, 08:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,180
Posted By franck2cv
What do you mean? Are you running the Trillium US...

What do you mean? Are you running the Trillium US company?
I like white very much actually. ;)
Forum: General Chat 05-15-2013, 08:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,180
Posted By franck2cv
Looks like I need to re-think my total weight...

Looks like I need to re-think my total weight target then. I'm quite minimalist and I was hoping to tow 1500 lbs max (with personal belongings, a bit of food/drinks, propane & bikes).

Thanks for...
Forum: General Chat 05-14-2013, 11:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,180
Posted By franck2cv
Trillium 1300 - OLD versus NEW

I'm not in the buyer mode yet, our VW van remains to be sold first; but I do receive email alert almost on a daily basis to keep me aware of market values, different set up, accessories etc....

So...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 05-14-2013, 10:55 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 25,280
Posted By franck2cv
Thank you all for your contribution. In...

Thank you all for your contribution.

In short.... The Timbren option remains a good theoretical option but it lacks the comforting feed back from an existing FG Timbren equipped trailer owner....
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 05-13-2013, 11:37 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 25,280
Posted By franck2cv
Yeah watch it !!.... :mad: :eek: :)

Yeah watch it !!.... :mad: :eek: :)
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 05-13-2013, 09:33 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 25,280
Posted By franck2cv
Could it look like this? (shorter tube going...

Could it look like this? (shorter tube going into the Timbren unit)
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 05-12-2013, 11:16 AM
Replies: 128
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Posted By franck2cv
Getting semantic here ! Liking it! ;) In...

Getting semantic here ! Liking it! ;)

In those example, the Axles are mounted rigidly to the chassis and even though completely static they are part of the independent suspension design. Both...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 05-11-2013, 08:50 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 25,280
Posted By franck2cv
Hmmm... not quite. VW beetles, VW Baywindow buses...

Hmmm... not quite. VW beetles, VW Baywindow buses and Citroen 2cv have front independent suspension joined by a rigid beam. That Beam houses the torsion rods for the Vw's and the steering rack for...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 05-04-2013, 09:15 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 25,280
Posted By franck2cv
I took it for granted that the Suspension travel...

I took it for granted that the Suspension travel was greater than 'traditional' rubber rods (not) torsion, (not) twisting, flexride like axles.....
It's not and is a bit of a disappointment. The...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 05-04-2013, 09:08 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 25,280
Posted By franck2cv
Thanks.... I'll have something to say to the...

Thanks.... I'll have something to say to the forever grumblers.... Whom I've been part of lately!! I still have Vermont and NY state to enjoy smooth roads!
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 05-03-2013, 07:21 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 25,280
Posted By franck2cv
You're welcome :)

You're welcome :)
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 05-03-2013, 07:19 PM
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Views: 25,280
Posted By franck2cv
Very thorough! .... and positive when comparing...

Very thorough! .... and positive when comparing against traditional* torsion axle

* replaces the former 'old & rudimentary' ;)
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 05-03-2013, 05:07 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 25,280
Posted By franck2cv
There's a 'female' square section meant to...

There's a 'female' square section meant to receive a beam to prevent side stress whilst cornering.

And yes, one of the point I really like is that all the parts are easily replaceable.
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 05-03-2013, 05:02 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 25,280
Posted By franck2cv
Really.... And they can't blame the winter...

Really.... And they can't blame the winter climate in California !!!!
Is that City streets only or country road are to blame as well 'cause the problem here is pretty much across the whole province!
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 05-03-2013, 03:21 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 25,280
Posted By franck2cv
Off road isn't an option for us. It's the overall...

Off road isn't an option for us. It's the overall road condition here, potholes, cracks you name it. The smoothest option is required here, believe me!!
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 05-03-2013, 02:55 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 25,280
Posted By franck2cv
Their website has some pdf available: ...

Their website has some pdf available:
Advertising Material 2010 (http://www.timbren.com/Axle-Less/aladmat.htm)

Nice constructive comments so far..... Cheers ;)
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