Hi, new with an old problem..2004 Trillium lock - Fiberglass RV


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 08-03-2020, 10:49 AM   #1
Junior Member
 
Name: Daniel
Trailer: Trillium
British Columbia
Posts: 20
Hi, new with an old problem..2004 Trillium lock

Hi all
just got a 2004 Trillium Outback with what looks like a longstanding problem, a tempermental door lock. As others have noted years ago, locks fine from the inside, but using the key is unpredictable at best.
Anyone find a solution short of the last resort: looking for a new lock?
One more question....anyone replaced the toilet/cabinet for a bed in the 2004?
Glad you folks are around.
Dan
__________________

Daniel Allan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2020, 01:53 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Name: Lynn
Trailer: '06 Scamp 16
Rochester, New York
Posts: 136
Have you tried using the key to work a little light oil into the lock?
__________________

Lynn Eberhardt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2020, 01:58 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
John in Michigan's Avatar
 
Name: John
Trailer: 1978 Trillium 4500, 1979 Boler 1700
Michigan
Posts: 1,515
Registry
replacing the toilet/cabinet

Dan, I can't help you with the lock, however, I have seen an idea concerning getting rid of the toilet/cabinet. If you check Slim Potatohead's recent youtube videos, he got rid of the toilet in his Trillium Outback, cut it down to match the level of the opposing front bench, and converted it into both a dinette bench and a shower compartment.
__________________
Trillium 4500 Journal
https://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/f...nal-81345.html
John in Michigan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2020, 02:05 PM   #4
Junior Member
 
Name: Daniel
Trailer: Trillium
British Columbia
Posts: 20
for the lock:tried some WD 40 and changing key positions, jiggling, cajoling, threats, none seemed to be better than the rest

Slim Potatohead...I'm on it.

Thanks both
Dan
Daniel Allan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2020, 05:15 PM   #5
Moderator
 
Pam Garlow's Avatar
 
Name: Pam
Trailer: U-Haul 1985
Michigan
Posts: 3,370
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by Daniel Allan View Post
for the lock:tried some WD 40 and changing key positions, jiggling, cajoling, threats, none seemed to be better than the rest

Slim Potatohead...I'm on it.

Thanks both
Dan
I love watching Slim Potatohead vids. Good luck with the lock
Pam Garlow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2020, 07:58 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Name: bill
Trailer: 2013 Escape 19; 1977 Trillium 1300
The Mountains of North Carolina
Posts: 3,068
Registry
Be sure to watch the video where Slim was surprised by a lot of NASTY water trapped under the floor.
thrifty bill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2020, 11:20 PM   #7
Junior Member
 
Name: Daniel
Trailer: Trillium
British Columbia
Posts: 20
I'll start a list of "to watch" videos.
Thanks
D.
Daniel Allan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2020, 09:23 AM   #8
Raz
Senior Member
 
Raz's Avatar
 
Name: Raz
Trailer: Trillium 2010
Vermont
Posts: 4,759
Quote:
Originally Posted by thrifty bill View Post
Be sure to watch the video where Slim was surprised by a lot of NASTY water trapped under the floor.
Wow. That's a lot of water. Is there a video where he replaces the plywood? It appears to have been " brewing" for quite some time.
Raz is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2020, 10:51 AM   #9
Commercial Member
 
Name: Outback
Trailer: Outback trillium trailer
Alberta
Posts: 36
door lock

Hello Daniel , we at outback have a custom made Bauer replacement lock to replace your old barman L400 lock or any vintage trillium with the same lock, as for the front conversion on slim potato heads video we did that for him here with exception of his custom shower. Emails us or call to explain the work involved on the more practical conversion. trilliumtrailers@gmail.com
Joe at Outback is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2020, 06:26 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Name: bill
Trailer: 2013 Escape 19; 1977 Trillium 1300
The Mountains of North Carolina
Posts: 3,068
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by Raz View Post
Wow. That's a lot of water. Is there a video where he replaces the plywood? It appears to have been " brewing" for quite some time.
Agree, that was not a recent leak. Looked bad, really bad. I would not be surprised if he finds some serious ROT.

I don't think Slim understands how serious this could be.
thrifty bill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2020, 09:05 PM   #11
Junior Member
 
Name: Daniel
Trailer: Trillium
British Columbia
Posts: 20
Hi
As likely one of the newest on the forum I've ANOTHER ask of you all,
Any one have a line on a 2004 outback Owner's Manual??? I'll be crawling around tomorrow as my driver's side taillight has stopped working. bulb's ok, works on the passenger side but 7 pin has some corrosion I'm sanding off. No brake or turn flash on drivers side only. Any clues??
Thanks
as always
Dan
Daniel Allan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2020, 09:22 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
John in Michigan's Avatar
 
Name: John
Trailer: 1978 Trillium 4500, 1979 Boler 1700
Michigan
Posts: 1,515
Registry
The brake and the turn flash share the same contact both in the bulb socket and in the 7 pin connector. Corrosion in either location could be causing it. Dielectric grease is very effective for stopping corrosion and keeping water out of the 7 pin. I would try that first. EDIT: Also helpful to apply dielectric grease to the bulb contacts.
__________________
Trillium 4500 Journal
https://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/f...nal-81345.html
John in Michigan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2020, 10:29 PM   #13
Junior Member
 
Name: Daniel
Trailer: Trillium
British Columbia
Posts: 20
Dialectric grease. On my list for the morning
Thanks much!
Dan
Daniel Allan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2020, 11:02 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
Glenn Baglo's Avatar
 
Name: Glenn ( second 'n' is silent )
Trailer: 2009 Escape 17B 2020 Toyota Highlander XLE
British Columbia
Posts: 7,115
Quote:
Originally Posted by Daniel Allan View Post
Dialectric grease. On my list for the morning
Thanks much!
Dan

Keeping in mind that it is non-conductive. The contacts have to penetrate the grease, or nothing will happen.
Buddy of mine applied it liberally to my tail lights and 7-pin and nothing worked until I removed most of it.


From Wiki: Silicone greases are electrically insulating and are often applied to electrical connectors, particularly those containing rubber gaskets, as a means of sealing and protecting the connector. In this context they are often referred to as dielectric grease.
__________________
What happens to the hole when the cheese is gone?
- Bertolt Brecht
Glenn Baglo is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2020, 04:29 AM   #15
Raz
Senior Member
 
Raz's Avatar
 
Name: Raz
Trailer: Trillium 2010
Vermont
Posts: 4,759
Rather than sanding contacts, I recommend using a spray contact cleaner. Most contacts are plated and sanding can remove the plating exposing the base metal, typically steel. If you must sand, use a 400 grit or finer paper. Also I echo Glenns caution on dielectric grease. It has the insulating properties of glass.
Raz is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2020, 12:34 PM   #16
Junior Member
 
Name: Daniel
Trailer: Trillium
British Columbia
Posts: 20
Thanks Raz & Glenn for the tips.
Dan
Daniel Allan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2020, 11:36 AM   #17
Junior Member
 
Name: Daniel
Trailer: Trillium
British Columbia
Posts: 20
door lock and light out

Hi all
Just a quick update:
the door lock problem was solved by a locksmith. The key was worn down so much there wasn't enough metal left to move one of the tumblers. He cut me a new key and it works fine now. The key to getting the new key cut was putting a small piece paper under the blank when it was in the cutting jig so the new cut would be deeper than what was left on the old key.

the tail light: I'm putting in a new 7-pin connector. Pulled off the old casing and found a fair amount of corrosion on all contacts, surprised only the one tail light didn't work, but then again, didn't have the ebrake controller installed yet.
Daniel Allan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2020, 12:11 PM   #18
Senior Member
 
John in Michigan's Avatar
 
Name: John
Trailer: 1978 Trillium 4500, 1979 Boler 1700
Michigan
Posts: 1,515
Registry
7 pin connector

On my Trillium and on my Boler 17, I replaced the 7 pin connector and cable. In both cases, I purchased the entire cable (7 or 8 feet) with pre-attached 7 pin connector. At the other end of the cable, each conductor has a pre-attached ring terminal. Also included in the kit is a sealed terminal box which I installed under the front bench. See link below for example:

https://www.amazon.com/MICTUNING-Hea...=fsclp_pl_dp_1
__________________
Trillium 4500 Journal
https://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/f...nal-81345.html
John in Michigan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2020, 01:52 PM   #19
Member
 
Name: Ron
Trailer: 2004 trillium outback 13ft
Alaska
Posts: 51
Registry
Hi. Welcome to the forum!
We have a 2004 also and like it a lot. Good to learn that the key can cause problems...something to watch for. We had Joe at trillium factory convert our bunkbed area to a dinette table. Works good. for us.
__________________

Ak Ron is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
trillium


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New Lamps for Old, New Lamps for Old! bfrq25 General Chat 6 04-03-2011 04:57 PM
Old, New, Really Old, not so New! But I am back! Robin G Hi, I am.... 10 01-01-2011 04:56 PM
2004 Trillium Door Lock theresa p Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 13 11-29-2010 07:00 PM
New old owner, or old new owner? drews60 General Chat 7 11-17-2006 05:36 PM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:38 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
×