is now mine, and in my backyard in Saskatoon! I looked at it yesterday morning in Regina, and drove it up yesterday afternoon. I spent the morning shovelling and chipping ice so that I could get this unit off the street and into my back yard.
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Crawling under a trailer in -20 C and wind is never fun, but I got a good look at the frame. I had looked at a 1972 Boler
in Saskatoon, and saw a badly cracked frame then. In comparison, this Trillium
had a much cleaner and solid frame (yes, an apples to oranges comparison). There is damage on the front of the tongue. It looks like someone tried to move the trailer then the jack was down, so the right hand side of the front of the tongue is bent inwards. There were no cracks in the metal or the welds, so I was OK with a careful 225 km drive. One of my first jobs is to get this fixed. The propane
tank and the battery
box were not present; I presume that the battery
box was damaged with the tongue.
The trailer was relatively clean inside, and it looks like all of the appliances were used in the last season. The condition of the windows
and fittings did not raise any alarms.
>The only issue I see is the additional latch on the door. The Bargman L400
> latch may not work, or it may just not have a key.
I just ran outside (in the dark and the cold) to have another look! This picture in the ad is from a DIFFERENT trailer! There is no extra latch on the outside of MY trailer (there never was). The decals above the wheel well don't match either. INTERESTING!
In fact, google image search shows that this image is from someone else's 1976 Trillium ad:
1976 12' Trillium Travel Trailer | Calgary, AB, Canada | Fiberglass RV's For Sale
AGAIN, INTERESTING. Well, I understand that the seller had to bring the Trillium in from the farm, so he didn't have access to it when he posted the ad. Using someone else's picture isn't something I would do ...
The images of the interior and the information sheet are correct. In fact, you'll notice the Roughrider curtains on the inside, but the outside picture shows curtains of a different colour.
I am the third owner. The second owner had it since 2000. The first owner apparently kept it inside when not used. I am going to give the first owner a call ... apparently he was a trailer keener, and did a few mods along the way. For example, the inside of the door hinges are reinforced with a metal plate. I'm curious what else he did.
I have been following this forum for a short while, to help my search for a small Subaru-towable trailer. This forum was a great help in giving direction on what to look for, and known problems with these models. Thanks for all your help!
Now that she's in my back-yard, she'll sit there quietly until spring. I'm going to find a welder / trailer repair shop to fix the tongue, and get propane
tanks / battery
bought and reconnected. The convenience of my back yard will give me time to putter to figure out its electrical
, and to fix any problems that might exist with the fridge
, stove and heater (AND to install a battery operating CO monitor!).