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Old 02-10-2014, 11:47 AM   #241
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102 Entries
Exterior (first digit) and Interior (second digit) Colours
1 (Black) = Colonial White (for Francesca)
2 (Green) = Green
3 (Orange) = Orange

Floorplans (third digit)
1 (Blue) = Front Gaucho
2 (Red) = Front Dinette
3 (Purple) = Front Bath

1300
Min:..............13-6........'69?:Front Gaucho
O2sat:............13-74.......'71?:Front Gaucho
Referral:.........13-234......'71: Front Gaucho
Glen_:............13-271......'71?:Front Gaucho?
Referral:.........13-302......'71: Front Gaucho
David Tilston:....13-609......'73?:Front Gaucho (C-channel Frame)
Referral:.........13-614......'73?:Front Gaucho (C-channel Frame)
Referral:.........13-645......'72: Front Gaucho (Dec 1972)(C-channel Frame)
Psinfield :.......13-653......'73: Front Gaucho
David Tilston:....13-120811...'73: Front Gaucho (March 1973)
Ron_Plaizier:.....13-120-0961.'73: Front Gaucho
rollerton :.......13-120-1039.'73: Front Gaucho (May 1973)
Referral:.........13-120-1082.'76: Front Gaucho
tom quibell:......13-120-1133.'73: Front Gaucho?
Referral:.........13-230-1144.'73: Front Gaucho (June 1973)
Referral:.........13-230-1145.'73: Front Gaucho
Referral:.........13-120-1237.'73: Front Gaucho (July 1973)
TheHandes:........13-120-1239.'73: Front Gaucho
Referral:.........13-1301321..'74: Front Gaucho
Referral:.........13-2201366..'73: Front Gaucho
Referral:.........13-2201382..'74: Front Gaucho (1973)
Referral:.........13-1201409..'75?:Front Gaucho
Helga in NJ:......13-1201479..'74: Front Gaucho
Referral:.........13-1202047..'74: Front Gaucho
Richard Hayes:....13-2202093..'74: Front Gaucho
Doug in Alberta:..13-1202123..'74: Front Gaucho (June 1974)
indigodave:.......13-2202178..'74: Front Gaucho
RichardinBC:......13-1202507..'75: Front Gaucho
Craig Broughton:..13-1202525..'75: Front Gaucho
Unknowen:.........13-2202779..'75?:Front Gaucho
Francis C:........13-1102833..'75: Front Gaucho
Emily R.:.........13-2202841..'75: Front Gaucho
Referal:..........13-1102893..'75: Front Gaucho
Martins HeirCon:..13-1102981..'75: Front Gaucho (Feb 1975)
Referral:.........13-1103816..'75: Front Gaucho
Referral..........13-1103830..'75: Front Gaucho
trilliumdon:......13-2203887..'72?:Front Gaucho
unknown:..........13-1104336
Referral..........13-1104423..'76: Front Gaucho
Booker B..:.......13-1104446..'76: Front Gaucho
Reid Larsen:......13 1104528..'78?:Front Gaucho
msinger919:.......13-2204603..'76: Front Gaucho
Randy Bishop:.....13-1104633..'76: Front Gaucho
Referral..........13-1104769..'76: Front Gaucho
michael 01:.......13-2204850..'76: Front Gaucho
Referal:..........13-1104863..'76: Front Gaucho
Bananaman:........13-1204944..'76: Front Gaucho
David Swinnard:...13-1104966..'76: Front Gaucho
Randy Bishop:.....13-1105016..'76: Front Gaucho
Noreen Bradshaw:..13-1105085..'79?:Front Gaucho
susan b. davis:...13-2205111..'77: Front Full Bath
rafterforkbates:..13-2205121..'77: Front Gaucho
Tot Breher:.......13-1105687..'78: Front Gaucho
David Tilston:....13-1105688..'77: Front 1/4 Bath
Elisabeth Crisp:..13-1105753..'77: Front Gaucho
Referral:.........13-1105764..'78: Front Gaucho
Spanke:...........13-2205863..'78: Front Gaucho
LisaVPC:..........13-2205868..'78: Front Gaucho
Larry C Hanson:...13-1105953..'78: Front Gaucho
ndquiltlady:......13-1106227..'79: Front full bath
FlatlandFlyFisher:13-1106258..'79: Front Gaucho
Thinh:............13-1116743..'80: Front Gaucho (almost dinette)
pogophile:........13-1126837..'80: Front Gaucho (????)

4500
David Tilston:....45-1100036..'76?:Front Gaucho
unknown:..........45-1100180..'76?:Front Gaucho
Buck944:..........45-1100182..'77: Front Gaucho
Referral:.........45-1100271..'77: Front Gaucho
Dawn K:...........45-1100329..'79?:Front Gaucho
palindromexox:....45-1100411..'77: Front Gaucho
lloyd:............45-1100427..'77: Front Gaucho
Mikmay:...........45-1100477..'76: Front Gaucho
Randy Bishop:.....45-1100483..'78: Front Gaucho
Randy Bishop:.....45-1100661..'78: Front Gaucho
Chris McVeigh:....45-1100711..'78: Front Gaucho
Francesca Knowles:45-1100758..'78: Front Gaucho
cheenyc:..........45-1100788..'78: Front Gaucho
freddo411:........45-1100865..'78: Front Gaucho
Scot M:...........45-1100893..'78: Front Gaucho
LucilleL:.........45-1100902..'78: Front Gaucho
Randy Bishop:.....45-1100914..'79: Front Gaucho
Referral:.........45-1100916..'78: Front Gaucho
David Tilston:....45-1100980..'78: Front Gaucho
David Tilston:....45-1101043..'78: Front Gaucho
lables:...........45-1101071..'78: Front Full Bath
Referral:.........45-1101073..'78?:Front Full Bath
Referral:.........45-1121172..'79: Front Dinette (assumed)
bobby62g:.........45-1101267..'79: Front Full Bath
Reid Larsen:......45-1101273..'79: Front Gaucho (almost dinette)
Rick G:...........45-1111316..'80: Front Dinette
Roy in TO:........45-1111339..'79: Front Gaucho (almost dinette)
Randy Bishop:.....45-1131567..'80: Front Full Bath
Unknowen:.........45-1121592..'??: Front Dinette
Noreen Bradshaw:..45-1121733..'81: Front Dinette

5500
Kathy & Doug Roach:.55-3300052
referral:...........55-3300076
Janice M:...........55-3300098
referral:...........55-3320132
nick c:.............55-3320142

Jubilee
Tomp38:...........JU3300076...'79: Front Gaucho?
Terranovafox:.....JU3300119...'79: Front Gaucho
OscarD:...........JU3300160...'79: Front Gaucho

Current 1300
Roger C H:..........1T9BV131695(S?)948127..'09 Front Dinette
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Old 02-10-2014, 12:06 PM   #242
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Thanks. I will save this for future reference. Soooo much to learn about these little eggs.
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Old 02-10-2014, 12:09 PM   #243
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Note: There is a link, (or links) in the serial number to further info on the trailer, and if owned by a member, then the name links to their profile.
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Old 02-11-2014, 06:10 AM   #244
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Serial #

Here is another # for the list...13-1103945...front gaucho, registered as a '75.
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Old 02-26-2014, 11:48 PM   #245
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New-to-me '78 Trillium 4500, S/N 45-1100994. While I have the sticker, it is not affixed to the closet wall. It was actually folded in half onto itself, so I took 2 photos and put them together as one.
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Old 02-27-2014, 12:15 AM   #246
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Nice! A 4500 deluxe, in excellent shape. New covers on the cushions.

I can't tell from the outside shot, is the rear bumper a 4"x4" square tube?

Is the white, (Colonial white?) finish on the upper cabinets original? It has fallen off on all my 4500's.

Is the axle rated at 2000 lb?

On the list, your Trillium will be between two of my trailers. Yours looks just like them. They are nice eh? I think I know your trailer, almost as well as one of my own.
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Old 03-01-2014, 03:58 AM   #247
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Interesting compilation. I don't know the year of my 4500 ( think it's 78), but the ser # is 45-1100942 front gaucho, 2000lb.
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Old 03-02-2014, 09:43 PM   #248
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Yes, David...the rear bumper is a 4x4 square tube and the finish of upper cabinets is original although definitely showing its age somewhat! I was told the axel was rated at 2000 lb, but I didn't verify it. How could I go about checking that? It's a great camper... I'm SO ready to have more freedom to GO! (Working on that!)

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Nice! A 4500 deluxe, in excellent shape. New covers on the cushions.

I can't tell from the outside shot, is the rear bumper a 4"x4" square tube?

Is the white, (Colonial white?) finish on the upper cabinets original? It has fallen off on all my 4500's.

Is the axle rated at 2000 lb?

On the list, your Trillium will be between two of my trailers. Yours looks just like them. They are nice eh? I think I know your trailer, almost as well as one of my own.
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Old 03-02-2014, 09:48 PM   #249
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New-to-me '78 Trillium 4500, S/N 45-1100994. While I have the sticker, it is not affixed to the closet wall. It was actually folded in half onto itself, so I took 2 photos and put them together as one.
Nice!

It looks like you have the split dinette table; did it come with the leaf that goes in the center?
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Old 03-03-2014, 06:43 AM   #250
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Yes, Francesca...I have the leaf for the dining table. It was stowed in the closet at the time I took the photo.

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Nice!

It looks like you have the split dinette table; did it come with the leaf that goes in the center?
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Old 03-03-2014, 12:32 PM   #251
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Unfortunately, the only way to check the axle, as far as I know, is a data plate, about dead center on the axle. I had mine jacked up to see it. Since you are in Florida, at least you wont have to roll around in the snow. Also, the brake on the original were 7".

Are the brakes 7"?

The reason I was asking is because I suspect that your axle is original. If it is, it is possible that it is still good, but may have less travel then when new. If the arms on your axle are still more or less level, then the rubber has at least not disintegrated, though it may be harder then when new.

I changed my 2000 pound axle to a 3500 pound unit, with 10" brakes. I also changed my coupler to a 2" ball, also rated at 3500 pounds. I think I went with too much axle capacity. If I had to to do it over, I would shoot for 2500 pounds, and 7" brakes. The coupler would be the same.

In my opinion, you have just about the best trailer in that size range. You are fortunate. Enjoy!
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Old 03-11-2014, 01:06 PM   #252
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I was going through my inbox to clear it out and some how I missed this from JRTrillium

Hi Dave

My number is

13-1104421

His registry is:
JRTrillium's Trailer :: JR Trillium
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Old 03-29-2014, 09:28 AM   #253
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Mine is a 1979 4500 serial number 45-1101034 Front Goucho

Looking at serial number,my trailer is may actually be a '78. License plate registration lists as '79.
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Old 03-31-2014, 10:29 AM   #254
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Mine is a 1979 4500 serial number 45-1101034 Front Goucho

Looking at serial number,my trailer is may actually be a '78. License plate registration lists as '79.
That puts your '79 directly between my two '78s. Does your door window open? That was only done on the 78's. The registration being wrong is kinda typical for Trilliums. The factory made the trailers up to a year before they were sold. So, when someone purchases a brand new trailer in '79, they typically don't want to register it as a '78. This trend is evident right back to the 70's models. That is kinda why I started this thread.

Would it be possible for you to post some pictures of the inside and outside of your trailer? Or, just a link to where such pictures can be found. I like to link to pictures, as well as provide the serial number. And, if it is not asking too much, a picture of the data sheet that should be on the inside of your closet would also help.

Now that we are on a new page, I will be publishing a new list soon. I will wait a bit though.
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Old 03-31-2014, 11:08 AM   #255
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Dave,
Yes my door window opens. Makes sense about '79 on title vs. '78 actual.
Will take a few pics soon.
Just started reviving the rehab of trailer. Currently pulling windows to rebuild and prepping for paint on hull. Stopped work on trailer after structural repairs. Frame clean up and powder coat, new axle w/ brakes, replace bit of rot in floor. Still to redo: electrical, plumbing, gas, and decorating.
Rear window has only one jalousie unit, other removed to install A/C unit. Would like to have escape/egress window instead. Looking for what kind of latches were installed. Pics or any supplier if anyone has or knows.
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Old 03-31-2014, 11:32 AM   #256
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I can get you all the pictures you want, but sourcing the escape hatch is not so easy. I could probably find you a window that is like your front window with jalousie's on both sides.

What do you want pictures of?
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Old 03-31-2014, 01:56 PM   #257
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Dave,
I was thinking of using laminated glass and an aluminum frame, hinging it at the top. It was the latch and release mechanism, frame profile, and hinges that I wasn't sure of. Everything else I had figured out. If there was a jalousie unit out there that could be put in, I would put in a roof escape hatch instead. Still would like a pic of how the original window/latch functioned.
Your friend fiberglass, Dave.
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Old 03-31-2014, 02:25 PM   #258
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Check with Joe Thoen in Calgary. He runs Trillium / Outback. They have lots of spare parts for older Trilliums. (403) two seven two - 3929.

As for pictures, I noticed that you have a thread that has pictures:
http://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/f...ing-28467.html

This is exactly like the three in my yard that have an escape hatch. Is there a specific detail that is missing that you want a picture of?
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Old 03-31-2014, 04:18 PM   #259
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Wow, where did 7 years go? I'm still asking the same questions. Thanks for digging that up, it is exactly what I was looking for. Nothing missing. I would still prefer to have a more accessible emergency exit, not thru the roof.
Just checked with Joe Thoen, nice guy and very helpful. He is hooking me up with a replacement jalousie unit.
Dave, could you share your views on painting old gel coated trailers. You've done a couple. Has your technique or paint choices changed?
Dave S

I may be getting way off topic here. Sometimes this feels like shooting the bull with friends.
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Old 03-31-2014, 06:36 PM   #260
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Umm.... Actually, I have not painted any trailers yet. The two that I have done the belly band on still have a brown fibreglass stripe around them. This summer will be another belly band surgery, and paint to at least one trailer. I will post how it goes.
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