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Old 01-20-2015, 11:50 PM   #21
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How exciting!
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Old 01-21-2015, 06:28 AM   #22
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That's exciting news, Pat! Dogs and camping go together like peanut butter and jelly. Have a blast!

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Old 01-21-2015, 07:53 AM   #23
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Update: It seems I have been searching forever. I have wandered like a nomad looking into eggs then truck campers (would have to buy a truck!), to class B's or even small class C's and to thoughts of giving up the whole idea. What I want and what I can afford seemed like they would never meet up.

And then, I spotted an ad for a barely used 13 foot 2014 Trillium. The price was doable, plus I realized I could swing by the city where it was on the way home from my January dog agility trial. I did just that this past Monday, loved it and ... finally took the leap!

My TV will have the electrical work it needs done tomorrow. On Jan. 29 I will drive back down to pick up my cute little Trillium.

Hello Robin. I have a 2010 Trillium that was made in California. Despite lots of build issues that we had to fix (ourselves), we really enjoy our trailer. The Trillium is a well thought out design.

Since I bought mine, manufacture moved to Arizona where the one you are looking at was probably built. The company was then sold to Great West in Canada. Best to assume the trailer is being sold "as is". Under tutorials on this page there is a buyers check list that will tell you what to look for. Use it. If you buy it, please check the lug nuts before you drive it down the road. Good luck, Raz
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Old 01-23-2015, 02:54 PM   #24
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Thanks all! 6 more days, not that I'm excited or anything! My TV is wired, everything is good to go. I've been on a mini spending spree buying a few things to set up my tiny home. Just starting things. Not much space and it will take a few outings before I know what are must haves vs wants vs limited storage.

Raz, thanks. It's a done deal already. I did read that link aways back, and while I'm sure I forgot some things to check it did help.

Searching so long, I soon realized I needed to make compromises to get what I wanted. Fairly new was important. Check! Small and light. Check! 2 "wants but willing to go without" are included: Solar panels on the roof and an awning.

A/C I really wanted but, no, darn. Will have to decide if I need it and if so, add that and a generator later. I don't compete much in the summer with my mega furry dogs. Still, I suspect that the few times I need it I will really need it. Time will tell.

The biggest compromise was no bath. Portapotty it will be, then. I went back and forth on this all the time. Takes space in a tiny trailer, and I'm not big on the dumping aspect. But then, I am going to miss a shower after a dog agility competition day.

The trade off for no bath that I do love is bunk beds. My 3 dogs can use the lower bunk to spread out. I can use the top bunk to put things out of their reach.
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Old 01-23-2015, 02:56 PM   #25
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That is Fantastic!.... You will love it!... a very nice trailer. Congratulations!
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Old 01-23-2015, 04:42 PM   #26
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With opening windows on 4 sides and a window fan who needs AC ? Good luck, Raz
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Old 01-23-2015, 05:28 PM   #27
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Robin, I agree with Raz: the Trillium is a great design. Every small trailer ought to have windows like that! When I heard they might be building them here in AZ, I was eyeing a 15'er myself. Alas, it was not to be, and I have heard about the build issues and lack of warranty support. Disappointing, but not uncommon in start-ups. But even if you have to deal with some things yourself, in the end you'll have a really nice trailer. With any RV purchase, whatever the make or condition, it's a good idea to do some driveway camping, or a few days close to home, as a shake-down before you take any major trips. Again, congratulations on your new trailer! Your furry friends should be grateful.
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