GA - 1971? - Trillium 1300 - Front quarter bathroom - Fiberglass RV


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Old 01-15-2013, 12:46 AM   #1
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GA - 1971? - Trillium 1300 - Front quarter bathroom

This is vintage 13' fiberglass RV trailer, single axle 2 tires plus spare with hub caps. Refrigerator works on propane gas and electric. Factory heater and window A/C. It has a port a potty with private door , sink (needs water tank, always hooked to external water source), two burner built in stove. Crank out windows through out .
The trailer is all fiberglass and does not leak. Camper is well taken care of. There are minor signs of use that are expected of a camper of this year yet still receives numerous compliments on it's condition. Any questions please advise.
NOTE: I am the second owner and have original manufactures spec sheet also the color brochure original.
The trailer weight shows 1500 lbs and can be easily be pulled by a car, no need to have a truck.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1971-13-Trillium-Fiberglass-Camper-/181062657537?pt=RVs_Campers&hash=item2a282ce601

Now here is a strange situation, the trailer is advertised as a 1971, when clearly it is later. It could be as late as 1977. If I could identify the fridge, that would give me a better idea. It looks like an older fridge, but I am just guessing.


Pros:
Front quarter bath
Window in door
Furnace
Fridge
Factory converter (DC Lighting)
Rock guard in good shape
Three door closet


Cons:
No AC Lighting few outlets
9” vent
Not original tail lights

I won't call pro, or con on the air conditioner, instead of an escape hatch.
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Old 01-15-2013, 09:49 AM   #2
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Good referral, David!

Here's a live link to the E-Bay ad: 1971 Trillium Trailer

Question:

What makes you say that it's clearly a later trailer? Especially from the inside colors/decals/front flap, it looks like it could be that early to me...

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Old 01-15-2013, 11:40 AM   #3
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1971 Trilliums are a different beast. The front and back windows don't oppen, and the side Jalousie windows only have two panes. This changed in 72. A good example of a 71 is:
Min's Trailer :: 136
Also, even after 71, the logo on the sticker was a trapezoid. It became a parallelogram around 74, I think.
http://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/f...s-38761-2.html
So, since this one has a parallelogram, that would make it at least a 74, but since the fibreglassed logo on the door has a line under it, that would make it a pre 77.
Also, the heater is a later version. In this thread:
http://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/f...ase-56027.html
The older style furnace looked like this:
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Old 01-15-2013, 12:08 PM   #4
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Gotcha!

A short search turned up another pic of the rear and back windows on a '71:


From :http://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/f...-me-39283.html

And also another obviously misyeared "'71" 4500 that looks like a '78 to me! Check it out at at this link.

I wonder how this happens- unless folks don't have Titles for these trailers. I'd sure ask in the case of the one that's presently for sale on E-Bay!

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Old 01-15-2013, 12:31 PM   #5
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That 4500 is identical to the two 1978 4500's I own. I am fairly sure that the 4500 was not manufactured in 1971. In fact, I don't recall seeing one older then 1977. Notice that the logo in the door does not have a line under it. I think it was in 1977 that this change was made to the logo.
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The point of my "4500" mention was that it's obviously not a '71, either...and I think it's a '78, too. It looks exactly like mine- and wasn't that the year they came out with the table leaf, or was that '77?

My real question was how folks get these numbers so messed up...IF there's a valid Title, the model year will be on it.

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Old 01-15-2013, 12:42 PM   #7
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Well, I hate to admit it, but I just took the registration that I got with my 73? trailer, which said 1977 and got it registered as a 1977. I did not see any good reason to argue about the year.
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If the number on the Title matched the number on the trailer, I probably wouldn't have argued either...but such an anomaly certainly underscores the necessity of checking such things!


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The number on the trailer is typically on the inside of the closet door. The closet door has been replaced, and the sticker is gone. As far as I know, there is no other identifying numbers on the trailer. If I am wrong about this, I would like to know.
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I don't know about the 1973 models- my '78 (yours, too?) has a medallion to the left of the trailer door with the number on it.

That's all I looked at when I bought the trailer, but come to think of it, one of these days maybe I'll look the tongue over real well...seems like they'd have put it somewhere else a little more permanent, too!

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Old 01-15-2013, 02:10 PM   #11
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Does the number on the medallion match the one on your closet door, or your registration?
I will take a closer look at mine tonight.
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It matches the number on the trailer Title, as well as on the registration.

There's no number anywhere in my closet...

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This one looks in better shape than the last eBay offering but the corner bathroom is a space waster as far as I'm concerned. Raz
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I agree with you there, Raz- why dedicate so much space for thirty minutes of use a day???

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I agree with you there, Raz- why dedicate so much space for thirty minutes of use a day???

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Or one minute of use thirty times a day.
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Or one minute of use thirty times a day.


I was using a sort of rounded-up total there...we do all our reading while seated outside-
on lawn chairs, I hasten to add.

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The same argument could also be made for multiple bathrooms in a house. You can only use one at a time! Obviously convenience for the owner and guests is the answer, but most people have pretty spacious bathrooms for little time usage.
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If I lived in a house with an area of less than 80 square feet inside, it wouldn't have a dedicated potty-place, either.

Privacy is easily managed by the nonuser-step-outside-or-shut-yer-eyes method....

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If you ever went into this bathroom and closed the door, you would wonder what it is for. I have one of these trailers. It is going to one of my twin daughters. She is the small one, so she doesn't feel so claustrophobic in it, but I would not be able to sit and close the door. So it would not be very useful to me. She likes it though.
It might make a good sized closet though.
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It looks like no one bid on the trailer before the ad expired. It has been reposted:
1972/73 13' Trillium Fiberglass Camper in RVs & Campers | eBay Motors
Now it has one bid at $2000, but the reserve has not been met. I wonder what the reserve bid is? Especially since they want a $2000 deposit 24 hrs after auction closes.
Since the year has been corrected, (sort of). I am wondering if they have read our discussion. Based on the type of furnace, I would still put it later then 1973. Makes me wonder if they have title.
Here is a trailer that I beleve is a 73:
Fabulous Light Weight Trillium Trailer-"Trudy" - Alberta Travel Trailers, Campers For Sale - Kijiji Alberta Canada.
The logo is wrong, but I think it was put on by the owner. Note the style of furnace:
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