Just had a 1st look at a '72 Trillium
13 today - looks like a nice rig, age considered...I do have a few questions and would appreciate any input...
The present owner bought it in '05, replaced the axle
, added electric trailer brakes
, re-wired it (he's an avionics tech) and has had a nice paint
job done on it. It's been to Alberta and back since then - last licensed in '06.
The interior is roughish - a new AC/DC fridge
and a new stovetop (not hooked up), no furnace
, no propane
setup, water tank is not trustworthy for drinking water according to the owner - apart from that it's clean but pretty plain in there. Some water staining low on the Ensolite in the left rear corner of the main bunk behind the cushions. The roof seems flexy in the area above the sink - much stiffer on the other side, where the hanging closet acts as a roof support. Noted an exterior crack above the forward corner of the window on the right side - again, above the sink/galley area, about 4 inches long, running from above the roofline curve downwards towards the window. Several smaller cracks in the wheel well lip, same side - there has been a reinforcing patch applied to the inside. Found one chassis bolt that could simply be lifted out from the inside - rusted off - assume the cab/chassis bolts will need replacing - what's involved? The chassis is, as far as I could see, solid. Noted rust around a rivet near the lower corner, front window...
One puzzling thing - the floor appears to be FG, inside and out - is it wood-cored? There are a good few holes thru it in lockers, etc, for old cable runs, drain holes, etc. - how should I check for integrity in the floor? It feels solid as a church, but I really, really don't want to have to tear a floor out and replace it...
Now for the 'money' question - the owner, who seems to be a straightforward guy, is asking $3,000 (we're talking Canadian) for the unit, but is open to offers. Would appreciate any opinions folks might have on the rig, and resale value...