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Old 04-05-2020, 04:54 PM   #1
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Hi I am a new Trillium owner

Hi There,
My wife and I just bought our first trailer. There is no paperwork with it, and the previous owners started to remodel the inside but never finished. I was wondering two things: First is there somewhere we could find a model/serial number for it? Second when you walk into our trailer the sink is immediately to the left of the door. The stove top and fridge are across the door/trailer. I have not been able to find any other layout like this, and the sink/pipes look to be original but I admit Iím no expert and could be wrong. Does anyone know about this?

Thanks all and I am stoked to be here, weíll be fixing up our trailer slowly over the next while, especially since it seems we will have lots of extra time on our hands.

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Old 04-05-2020, 04:58 PM   #2
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I wouldn't spend a penny on it until you have the paperwork in order.
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Old 04-05-2020, 05:03 PM   #3
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Hey Glen, any reason why thatís important? Sorry Iím new to this whole thing.
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Old 04-05-2020, 05:27 PM   #4
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I presume that you need paperwork to transfer the trailer so you can register it and get a plate, even in Ontario. It would also be an issue for insurance, I would think.
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Old 04-05-2020, 05:31 PM   #5
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Look for something like this inside a cupboard.
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Old 04-05-2020, 05:38 PM   #6
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Danny, congratulations on your acquisition! I suggest you post some pictures of your Trillium to get help in identifying the model.
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Old 04-05-2020, 07:51 PM   #7
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Are the cabinets and benches fiberglass (other than doors) or wood? 1300 and 4500 models have fiberglass cabinets. Other models have wood interiors.

With no paperwork, are you sure its even a Trillium? Post a few pictures and someone will ID it for you.


Google search and look at images. Plenty out there of the various models.
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Old 04-06-2020, 09:27 AM   #8
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I bought my first T1300 in around 1975 and it was a pre-production model based on the Trillium rep who came and looked at it. I never had any problem registering it as "home-built". Not sure if you can still do that but I hear that all the Ontario registration offices may be closed. If you can't find one inside the door closet, it may have been modified because the closet was part of the structure/frame roof support. I look forward to seeing the pictures you post? I am in the GTA.
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Old 04-06-2020, 10:31 AM   #9
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I bought my first T1300 in around 1975 and it was a pre-production model based on the Trillium rep who came and looked at it. I never had any problem registering it as "home-built". Not sure if you can still do that but I hear that all the Ontario registration offices may be closed. If you can't find one inside the door closet, it may have been modified because the closet was part of the structure/frame roof support. I look forward to seeing the pictures you post? I am in the GTA.
That's been my experience too. I've home built 2 trailers (utility & off road) and am working on a 3rd. The only questions Service Ontario asked were the weight (I guessed) and the colour (both were black & aluminum, they picked "black"). I had photos with me and offered them but they didn't want them. The one time fee 2 years ago was $25 and you will be given an ownership slip and matching trailer plate.

Regarding insurance, Your tow vehicle insurance also covers your trailer from a liability point of view. If it's an older trailer you'll probably be out of luck with regard to comprehensive insurance. I was able to insure my 2019 trailer last year. In fact the dealership required it before I picked it up. When I asked my agent about my 1985 Cadet during the same phone call she in so many words said it "can't be done". If your trailer is damaged on the road, a tree falls on it at a campground, gets stolen, etc. you're basically on your own.
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Old 04-12-2020, 02:50 PM   #10
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I have pics but I’m still trying to figure out how to post. The interior does seem to have been wood. One of the cabinet doors is missing and that must have been the one with identifying information.
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Old 04-12-2020, 02:53 PM   #11
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https://photos.app.goo.gl/PvsXQBMyf9qjfYQP8

I think this should link to pics. It’s definitely a trillium as it has a huge trillium on the window cover.
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Old 04-14-2020, 11:20 AM   #12
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Are the cabinets and benches fiberglass (other than doors) or wood? 1300 and 4500 models have fiberglass cabinets. Other models have wood interiors.

With no paperwork, are you sure its even a Trillium? Post a few pictures and someone will ID it for you.


Google search and look at images. Plenty out there of the various models.
Weíve looked at pics and canít find anything similar. The interior was wood. But it looks like a 1300 shell. There is no paperwork in the existing cabinets, which look original. It has a big trillium rock shield so weíre pretty sure thatís what it is. Pics are included in a link below (or above?).
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Old 04-14-2020, 11:48 AM   #13
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I bought a 1987 Scamp with no paperwork some years back. I found a factory serial number cold-stamped into the metal frame at the tongue area. Don't know anything about Trilliums but you might check in that area for some kind of ID reference.
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Old 04-14-2020, 12:37 PM   #14
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Hi, I assume that you have figured out what it is? From the pix you posted, it looks to me like a Trillium modified for wheelchair access or hot dog/ice cream vendor stand?
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Hi, I assume that you have figured out what it is? From the pix you posted, it looks to me like a Trillium modified for wheelchair access or hot dog/ice cream vendor stand?
We have no idea what it is. The shell is 11 ft. The sink is right beside the door and the water tank (previously removed) was in the bench beside that. We canít find anything with particleboard cabinets or the sink/tank on that side. Weíre lost. Weíll have to see if we can find a stamp on the hitch.
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Old 04-14-2020, 03:03 PM   #16
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my T4500 shell is 11 ft long and it almost sounds like you have a T5500 which had a wood interior. I checked my frame and there is a small label on the outside of the tongue half way between the jack and the hitch that I can't read. I am not sure if I have an original frame? I have a square rear bumper to hold a sewer hose and no toilet?
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my T4500 shell is 11 ft long and it almost sounds like you have a T5500 which had a wood interior. I checked my frame and there is a small label on the outside of the tongue half way between the jack and the hitch that I can't read. I am not sure if I have an original frame? I have a square rear bumper to hold a sewer hose and no toilet?
I thought all 5500s were longer than that? I did look at the frame and there is stamping there but it all seems to do with tow weights, etc. Iíll have another look near the hitch when it isnít so damn cold out.
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Old 04-14-2020, 08:09 PM   #18
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Its a Trillium Sportsman. They have appeared here before. Its been modified a fair amount.
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Old 04-14-2020, 09:25 PM   #19
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Its a Trillium Sportsman. They have appeared here before. Its been modified a fair amount.
With the flat back, it certainly looks like a sportsman, but without the back door for some reason. Interesting. Thanks.
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Old 04-18-2020, 01:33 PM   #20
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Yes, it's definitely a Sportsman. Not factory back door, tail lights or windows.
The interior from the factory was completely bare - so this must be an an all custom interior by buyer or others. It is basically a 4500 shell modified around 1975. As I remember from that time, the only place for a serial number on a Sportsman was a paper decal above the left front side marker light. Probably not worth the effort to find title or license info - just call it 'home made'. (It really is anyway!)
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