I recently acquired a 1973 Trillium
1300 (after about 8 months of looking) and am in the process of fixing it up to get ready for camping with my wife and baby. I've spent a lot of time culling through the posts here and on other sites learning about these unique trailers. My first big project was replacing the door hinges and gasket with new parts from Team Trillium
. The hinges were relatively simple to install, as was the gasket, but I'm looking for some clarification on the whole door sealing system on the Trilliums.
My Trill's doorway had a piece of aluminum channel covering the bottom of the doorway - the original rubber gasket lined the rest of the doorway). I assume the aluminum piece was there for durability when people step into the trailer. But the gasket Team Trillium sold
me was 15 feet long - enough to go all the way around the door frame so I removed the aluminum channel and just lined the doorway with the gasket.
Can anyone tell me if this how it was originally done or is the aluminum channel original?
Also, i've seen some pictures of other Trilliums and it appears that there is some sort of gasket on the door itself, lining the interior edge of the door. What type of gasket is this? Right now the door's interior edge has nothing on it - the fiberglass door seals against the rubber gasket in the doorway. The door closes quite tight with the new gasket installed (I can see a little bit of light
leak in a couple of spots, but not much), but should something be on that edge of the door as well?
Thanks for any info you can offer!