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Old 02-21-2013, 12:01 PM   #1
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LA-1978 trillium 4500 - $3000

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4500 fiberglass camper trailer
1978 trillium 4500 camper trailer. Been stored inside almost all of its life. Has seen very light use. It has a bathroom in it with normal septic hookup but the toilet has never been used as far as i know. because there is a bathroom there is no bunks in the trailer. the only bed is the dining room table that folds flat so the trailer only sleeps two people. the refrigerator works on propane or electricity as does the heater. no a/c but plenty of room on the roof to mount one. brand new tires. i looked at quite a few of these when i bought it and this was by far the nicest one i saw. look at the rims! ive towed it with both a subaru and a jetta and it worked great. the one flaw is a spot of fiberglass patch where a branch hit it and poked a hole about the size of a quarter. i'll post a pic sometime tomorrow of that. its at my workplace so i can show it anytime 9-5. clean title and permanent registration in hand. come and get it.
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Nice! A front bath unit would be a good starting point to add a real shower/bath in the front, like Scamp does.
The price is right.
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Old 02-21-2013, 02:16 PM   #3
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This looks like a good buy...

Interesting oddity sidenote:

I think it's the first Trillium I've ever seen with an "awning" over both the front and rear windows!

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Old 02-21-2013, 04:43 PM   #4
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For a trailer that has been stored indoors all it's life, it has a lot of sagging Ensolite. Also it doesn't have shelves above the dinette.
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Original CL ad deleted.... There's another thread here asking if someone could go look at it.
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Original CL ad deleted.... There's another thread here asking if someone could go look at it.
If I click on your link, it still comes up for me.
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This looks like a good buy...

Interesting oddity sidenote:

I think it's the first Trillium I've ever seen with an "awning" over both the front and rear windows!

Francesca
I thought the same thing, Francesca. <_<
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I spoke with the owner of the trailer today. Have a gentleman from a mobile RV repair service going to check it out in the morning for me to see if it's up to snuff. If so, it does seem like a good buy. Since i'm springing for the check-up, the owner was nice enough to take the ad down until I purchase/decline. I'll keep you guys posted.
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Old 02-21-2013, 05:11 PM   #9
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I think it's the first Trillium I've ever seen with an "awning" over both the front and rear windows!
I have seen this before, and I think I like it. Window rock guards are hard to come by, but I would like to do this to my trailers as well.
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I spoke with the owner of the trailer today. Have a gentleman from a mobile RV repair service going to check it out in the morning for me to see if it's up to snuff. If so, it does seem like a good buy. Since i'm springing for the check-up, the owner was nice enough to take the ad down until I purchase/decline. I'll keep you guys posted.
Good luck to ya, Ben!

It looks like a decent buy to me- though perhaps not so good as t'other one you missed out on

Keep us posted!

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Thanks, Francesca. This one will make a fun project if it works out.
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The one in LA Isn't the one we saw some time back, it appears to be in much better condition.



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For a trailer that has been stored indoors all it's life, it has a lot of sagging Ensolite. Also it doesn't have shelves above the dinette.
I noticed that as well and first thought was leak.... but he didnt say it had been stored indoors ALL its life only MOST of its life & it apparenty got hit by a tree while it was out causing a small hole!
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The one in LA Isn't the one we saw some time back, it appears to be in much better condition.
In case that's per my comment to Ben:

I was referring to the $2300.00 quick-flip that emerged here for resale at $5,000.00 four days after we first saw it.

Ben got there a little late...let's hope he gets there in time on this one!

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The owner of the trailer took me on a Facetime (essentially Skype) walkthrough of the unit tonight. Nice guy and very accommodating, but it turns out that this one is a bit more work than what I am looking for at the moment. The front bath has it's own separate sink area in the front curbside corner (not visible in photos) and this module is molded right into the floor. I'm not sure what the ramifications would be (if any) of cutting it out, but leaving it in isn't an option for the layout I have in mind.

Bummer. I'm still interested in the Surfside up near Winnipeg that I've been eying, but the owner has been pretty tough to deal with. Have had a couple of offers from folks here to go check it out. Hopefully it'll be a viable option.
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Actually, that is exactly what I would do. Cut out the sink, and the seat, which have no structural significance. Probably strip out the walls as well. Then put in a proper bathroom across the front. I would try to make a surround out of glossy Fibreglass Reinforced Plastic (FRP) panels that Home Depot sells as a bathroom liner. They are 0.1" thick. I would put a bulkhead across the front, where the walls were. The bulkhead would be a sandwich of the kind foam used in boat construction, and glossy FRP. Actually, I wold glue the same foam to the shell of the trailer, then the FRP over that. I would have to just use mat glass in the corner to get around the complex curves. The bathroom would only go 2/3 of the way across the front. The 1/3 near the door would be closet / storage.
If it were next door, my wife and I would be debating this trailer tonight.
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I miss my 4500 and would love to have this one. I can't believe that it is still available in L.A. at that price.
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Is LA louisiana, Los Angelas or in Canada?
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Is LA louisiana, Los Angelas or in Canada?
Los Angelas. That was my laziness not putting in the periods. If you click on the link to the ad it will show you though.
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It has the snaps for the original add a room.
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