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Old 11-14-2006, 06:16 PM   #1
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Who knows about the early days of the Trillium?

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Old 11-14-2006, 07:12 PM   #2
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Who knows about the early days of the Trillium?
I think that should be it's own topic... but when that is created, I assume it will have Triple-E (Surfside) somewhere in the story, and Escape near the end (the Escape certainly looks like a relative...).

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Old 11-17-2006, 06:03 AM   #3
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I just bought a 1976 1300 Trillium, all I know that they were originally built in Markham Ont. Canada. I believe the Company 1st started in 1974. Like yourself trying to find out if there is a Trillium site or people who are knowledgable about the product. Take care
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Old 11-17-2006, 10:40 AM   #4
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This is what appears on the Trillium pages located on the Bolerama web site (http://www.geocities.com/bolerama/trilliumtrailers) :

"This site is dedicated to providing information about classic Trillium trailers. Although I don't know the full history of this Canadian classic, I know they were manufactured in Markham, Ontario. My parents have a 1972. We figure that it is one of the earliest. The bodies of these trailers seem to have stayed the same throughout much of their history.

Ramblin Industries in Alberta decided to manufacture these gems again. I was able to see a New Generation Trillium in Edmonton in July 1999. Unfortunately, Ramblin Industries folded.

In 2002, Trilliums made another comeback! They are now called The Outback, and are manufactured in Alberta. "


There is also a 2006 model, basically identical to the original. and named Trillium now made in California (http://www.trilliumrv.com/).

Mine is a 1974 model made in Markham, Ontario. I've seen 1973 models.
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Old 11-17-2006, 01:00 PM   #5
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Hi Norman, As I posted recently, I happened across an early Trillium 1300 at an auction sale in October this year. As I own a"June 73" model I was curious about this one. Unlike mine it did not have a date of manufacture, but it did have a sticker with the serial number...I think it was about 430. The tail-lights were not the horizontal Bargman of the 73's thru 80's...they were trapezoidal and shorter in width. There was no frame extension to a rear bumper, but other than that, it was identical to mine. Since the front jalousie and gravel guard were gone and replaced by a piece of plexiglass, I didn't see it as a restoration project...despite its history as one of the first. Judging from my serial # and the one at the auction, I'd guess that this early model was a '72....maybe a '71. (My bill of sale is for Oct. 72- so I guess folks were ordering them a bit in advance even then).
I hope this sheds a bit of light on the time frame of these great rigs.
I recall last year we had one of the original principals of the Markham ON operation postin on this site,looking for Trills to measure the interior dimensions prior to setting up manufacturing ops in the US. He might be a source of information too.
Good luck with your quest...Alistair
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