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Old 08-07-2012, 07:02 PM   #1
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Trillium For Sale in Alberta on Kijiji

Hi guys - just noticed a new posting for a 1976 Trillium on Kijiji. Looks like a good deal, not sure. Not a big project for some of you amazing people!
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Old 08-07-2012, 08:21 PM   #2
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I don't mean to be rude, but your are torturing me! Where? How much? Pictures!?
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Old 08-07-2012, 08:31 PM   #3
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Hahahaha, David, I knew you would be curious. It is posted on Kijiji, Alberta. I'm pretty sure it said it was in Wabamun. They were only asking $1,500 and supposedly minor damage on outside, mint on the inside. However, their idea of mint and mine are a little different. Still, it looked nice. Sorry, I don't know how to post the link. It was only posted today.
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Old 08-07-2012, 08:36 PM   #4
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Here is the link......I think

1979 17FT. TRILLIUM TRAILER - Alberta Travel Trailers, Campers For Sale - Kijiji Alberta Canada.

Hope this ends your torture!!!
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Old 08-07-2012, 08:41 PM   #5
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Oh, you mean this one!

http://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/f...0-a-53654.html

I like it. I would like to find one that never had a fridge, and therefore still has the road side logo, but with every other option, (shelves, heater, kitchen window, door window). Then I'd put an electric fridge in it.
Actually I especially like the gel-coat colours. I call it cantaloupe, (sp?).

I just wish they had taken a picture with the furnace in it.

It won't last long, and the negotiations with my wife would just take too long. If it were actually in Calgary, it would be in my driveway.

OK, you talked me into it. I just sent the response to the ad..... I'm gona get in trouble.
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Old 08-07-2012, 08:51 PM   #6
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Ha! Should have known!

I should have known you would source it out before anyone else! It didn't look like a 17' to me either, and some other "odd" features, but I'm still green. I'm still not positive what year mine is! Good luck hunting David, not that you need another one, but judging from your registry, the ones you find are much nicer than the ones I find, including the one I own. Gotta say, I'm a little jealous!
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Old 08-07-2012, 09:24 PM   #7
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I'm still not positive what year mine is!
I think that in 1977 they eleminated the line under the logo.
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Is that green line above the belly band an add on?
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Old 08-07-2012, 09:54 PM   #9
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Is that green line above the belly band an add on?
Yah, looks like they painted the logo at the same time.
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Old 08-08-2012, 10:15 PM   #10
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I can't believe that this is still for sale. I am headed there tomorrow. At $1500, my wife understands that we will never loose money on this. Hey, there are far worse, and more expensive obsessions. One 40 ft toy hauler, like the ones that I see all the time on the highway, costs at least ten times what I have spent on Trilliums...... yah.... I know..... I recognize that I am rationalizing. Who knows, this may be the first trailer that I fix up and sell, for a small profit.

The twin sister of the daughter I got the 1300 for really likes the colour scheme, but she wants a Bigfoot Fifth wheel. They are such a good deal! In my neck of the woods they stay on kijiji for months at prices maybe $1000 more then a nice Trillium goes for. Need a pick-up truck though.

Truth is, Calgary is like the pick-up truck capital of the universe. That is probably why I never have had one. I am looking for a small ranger now as the replacement daily driver unit for the poop fly. It will look kinda funny under a Bigfoot fifth wheel, but I think the specs are in line.
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Old 08-09-2012, 08:33 AM   #11
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"Oops I did it again...."

Darn that Brittany Spears in my head, Teeheehee, I knew it was just a matter of time! You know David, seriously now, if you need to feed your obsession I can help you out and you don't have to go purchase another one.......my Lil Darlin still needs some minor work (major if you want) and I just haven't been able to do it. Any time you need a fix we'll be here for you. I even have one of those nasty big trucks and can bring it to you! Remember to get all the juicy details on the one you are going to look at. I'm curious about the damage and how "mint" it really is on the inside.
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Didn't think you would be able to resist, I know I wouldn't have at that price if it had been closer!
Awaiting all the details.
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Old 08-09-2012, 10:07 AM   #13
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The boss, (at my job) gave me the afternoon off, so assuming that it doesn't sell before 6 or 7 this evening, I may have a cantaloupe.

Laurie, are you in Calgary? If so, I would be willing to take a look. I have yet to do any fibreglass work, I have been onto fridges lately.

I did just pull off the belly band on my first 4500. I will be cutting out the steel plates, and glassing over the seam. I was surprised by how bad some of the metal plates are. Actually it is not the plates, but the lower pocket that the plate sits in. It collects water, and I am sure when that water freezes it makes the pocket bigger. Then the next freeze there is even more water in it. Repeat until the fibreglass ruptures into the trailer, and you have a leak.

I would recommend that anyone with a Trillium get rid of the belly band and glass over the seam.
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Old 08-09-2012, 03:48 PM   #14
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Looks more like a 4500 (15 ft) not a 13 ft.
Kijji list it as 17 ft.
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Old 08-09-2012, 08:50 PM   #15
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Well Dave? We are waiting to hear how it went.
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I now own a brused Cantaloupe

Purchasing this trailer was a bit weird. I set out almost sure that I would purchase the trailer no matter what. It was kinda dark when I arrived, so while I got a good look at the inside, the outside was covered in a tarp, and I did not get a good look at it until I got gas in Red Deer.

Boy am I in for a lot of work!

The Outside: The outside is painted, badly. There are quite a few spider cracks visible under the paint. The paint is pealing, and has faded. Its gotta go. There are fittings for an add a room on the back of the trailer. they don't work, they will be removed. The damage to the front of the trailer is due to it being jack knifed while backing up. Looks Like I will be doing some fibreglass work. The big surprise is that the frame is not original. It is made of C channel instead of square tubing. There are no brakes and the axle has a leading swing arm, just like Bolers, weird. None of the lights worked, except the two extra tail lights, but only as markers.

The Inside: The furnace is a badly installed Hydro-Flame. Its gotta go. Someone cut a door into the front of the Gaucho. It is in totally the wrong place. I will be fibreglassing it back, and cutting in the two correct doors. The closet has been converted to a pantry. The screws for the shelves are through the side of the closet. I will probably convert it back to a closet, and patch the holes. The Elephant skin has separated from the fibreglass where the add a room fittings leaked. It is right to the window, so re-gluing it will not be too hard. I will do that after replacing the wood around the windows. There is a non functional propane lamp in the upper kitchen cupboard. It will be gone.

I am sure I will find more issues, but the price was right.
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More Pictures

This is the damage to the elephant skin.
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Old 08-10-2012, 01:15 PM   #18
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Oh my goodness, it was good that you brought it home to spruce it all up as lots of people wouldn't know where to start.
It is quite amazing the descriptions that people give for their trailers for sale are so different to what you find when you arrive there!
It will be really interesting to see your progress as you spiff it all up, thanks for updating us we were all bursting with curiousity.
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I have confidence in you.
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This trailer is not my top priority. I am working on the belly band of my first 4500. Then the door. The the windows. Then........

I think that I now have a couple of years of work to do on trailers. My wife tells me that this is the last one. We will talk when I run out of jobs on the trailers that I have.
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