Gail, They may have seen better days, but do they work?
In a 1978 Trillium, your fridge
would be an RM211 absorption fridge. This works using either electricity, or propane
. On propane
, it will go for quite some time requiring no electrical
power at all. It also has a small freezer, which many current small absorption fridges don’t. The replacement would cost you around $1000cdn. Since they don’t have any moving parts, (other than fluid) they can last a very long time. However they are kind of finicky and don’t like very hot days.
The stove is likely a Brown 2 burner propane
stove. If you have the burner element grills than there is someone out there who wants them.
It is the furnace
that I am really interested in. It is likely a Duo-Therm 65810-2. It is the only way you can heat your trailer, without the use of electricity. It was this style of furnace
that interested me in Trillium trailers. However, they no longer are CSA, or DOT approved. Since they are essentially just a fire in a box, if you leave flammables in contact with the front of the furnace, (like a sleeping bag) it could start a fire.
You should really think about keeping both the furnace, and the fridge, if they work. If you don’t want them, there are people out there who would. Please don’t throw them away. I would give you $100 plus shipping for the gas valve in your furnace. If the exterior grill is in good condition, I would buy that as well.
It should be noted that an Avocado Trillium is probably not a 1978. To confirm, compare your serial number to this list:
I developed that list because I purchased a Trillium that was registered as a 1979, but I was sure that was wrong, and I wanted to know what year it actually was. It turned out to be a 1973.
Lastly, I also look forward to pictures of your Trillium. What colour is the interior fibreglass? Is it also Avocado? Or is it Yellow, like my 1973 Avocado Trillium, that I refer to as the Cantaloupe? The other possibility is Colonial White.