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Old 05-31-2023, 11:22 AM   #1
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1982 Trillium 5500

Just purchased a nice looking Trillium 5500.
I'm sure I am going to have a lot of questions and need a lot of help.
Looking forward to getting on the road. Need to learn how to post pictures.
I have been enjoying being a quest and now that I'm an owner decided to join in on some of the conversations.
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Old 05-31-2023, 11:48 AM   #2
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Congrats! I don't suppose you want to post a picture of the data sheet and the trailer for the serial number list?
https://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/...tml#post680432
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Old 05-31-2023, 03:05 PM   #3
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In addition to Dave collecting serial number data and spec sheets on all Trilliums, I've started a separate registry for 5500s.
So far I have 26 trailers listed.
I'd appreciate if you could look it up and check with your serial number if your trailer has already been listed in the registry by a previous owner.
The registry is here:
https://airtable.com/shr4bWwL6yN2zjyAD

If your trailer is NOT listed, I'd appreciate if you could add it up. There is a simple form to fill, takes just a minute. Click this link for the form (have your serial number on hand):
https://airtable.com/shrJg5Nd0S13LxN2A

And finally, if your trailer is already in the registry but you want to make changes to your trailer's entry (new owners, modifications or work you've done etc) there is another form for this:
https://airtable.com/shroso56mVoEHcWxp

The whole idea behind this is the 5500 are not very common, apparently only about 65 of them have been made, I'm just trying to see if this number is plausible, track who owns theses trailers and where are they, and what are the differences between each of them. No personal data collection, I want info on the trailers, no the owners!
Thanks for participating!

I bought my own 5500 in 2015, it spent 2 years in my backyard while I was working on it in my spare time. I documented pretty much all of my work in a blog, which may interest you:
Trillium5500

It's in french, but Google Translate does a decent job with the translation if you wish.
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Old 05-31-2023, 03:29 PM   #4
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Carl, The serial number list currently has 55-3320144 as the last number. I believe that the last four digits are sequential production numbers.

This implies that there are at least 144 5500's.
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Old 05-31-2023, 03:57 PM   #5
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Carl, The serial number list currently has 55-3320144 as the last number. I believe that the last four digits are sequential production numbers.

This implies that there are at least 144 5500's.
FWIW I have 3320145 in my registry, but not much details on who owns it, and no pictures.

Yes by the numbers this means at least that many.
But where are they?
I know at least 2 or 3 in QC that are not in my registry. Probably maybe 10-12 more in ON, I don't know.
I can't imagine another 125-ish 5500s laying around. If there were that many I think we'd see more of them, or more would have come up my registry, may be not, I don't know! (I posted about my registry on this forum, and also in just about all FG-trailer groups on Facebook, there are a bunch!).
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Old 05-31-2023, 06:42 PM   #6
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Davis /Carl this 5500 was owned by Paul in Idaho. He listed it for sale if you think it appropriate check out his add. He listed several items of improvement.
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Old 05-31-2023, 07:50 PM   #7
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Davis /Carl this 5500 was owned by Paul in Idaho. He listed it for sale if you think it appropriate check out his add. He listed several items of improvement.
Any link to the ad?
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Old 05-31-2023, 08:09 PM   #8
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Wayne I've added your 5500 to the registry.
Thanks!!

If you wish feel free to add pictures!

I've listed your trailer as a 1981 model.
Although your papers may actually say it's a 1982, the 5500 was only made in 80 and 81 (some may have been sold in 1982). With serial number 143, yours has one of the highest number of the registry, I assume it's one of the latest made. I also have #142 and #145 listed, and they are both 1981 models.

I'm impressed that your trailer, serial #143 is in Washington State while its sibling (presumably the preceding one on the assembly line) #142 is at the other end of the continent in Nova Scotia!

My own is #104.
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Old 06-01-2023, 12:09 AM   #9
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Carl - this is the link that was one of the adds

expeditionportal.com/forum/threads/for-sale-1982-trillium-5500-camper.226048/

the add was also posted on this forum by Paul in Idaho.

http://www.fiberglassclassifieds.com...lium-5500-1142

hope this helps
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Old 06-01-2023, 11:01 AM   #10
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trying to post picture of spec sheet

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Carl did the attachment come through?
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Old 06-01-2023, 11:07 AM   #11
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trying to post picture of spec sheet

Attachment 149313

Carl did the attachment come through?
I'm not Carl, but It did.

A bunch of pictures of your trailer, inside and out, would also be appreciated. I'm interested in the layout of your trailer. I think Trillium built many versions of the 5500.
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Old 06-01-2023, 07:22 PM   #12
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David - Picture of Trailer

[IMG]C:\Users\winne\Pictures\Trillium\Side view.jpg[/IMG]
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Old 06-01-2023, 07:34 PM   #13
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"C:\Users\winne\Pictures\Trillium\Side view.jpg"

David did this picture come through
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Old 06-02-2023, 08:46 AM   #14
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"C:\Users\winne\Pictures\Trillium\Side view.jpg"

David did this picture come through
No, just a link to a file on your computer. Not externally accessible.
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It did Wayne, post some more! ;-)
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