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Old 12-16-2013, 05:48 PM   #21
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You are observant!!!

Wow! You know your Trilliums! Thank you for the observations - I have no idea where I got 1978 from - I saw it written somewhere - now I will have to search!!

The handle - odd, I know - no idea! I'd like to remove it. Brackets as well - no idea. That too, I'd like to remove.

I wonder why the windows were switched - perhaps someone wanted more airflow where they slept?

I do not like that outdoor light!

What are optional shelves - the ones that go at front and back close to the ceiling?

How does the serial number tell the year?
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Old 12-16-2013, 07:29 PM   #22
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The serial number does not tell the year, but that is why I started the serial number thread, referred to earlier.

The shelves I refer to are the ones close to the ceiling, not all Trilliums have them.

The light is an easy change.

I have seen several Trilliums, both 1300's and 4500's with the escape hatch on the front. I can't explain it.

If you post close up pictures of the handle, I will try to advise you on how to get rid of it.

I am obsessed with Trilliums. Typically these obsessions last about three years with me. I am in the third year now. I suspect this one will last a bit longer. I hope to have 3D CAD drawings done of both the 1300 and 4500 models before it is over. The repair of my collapsed 1300 has got me started on the fibreglass of the 1300. Not exactly easy with all those compound curves. I have other parts drawn already. The last obsession was video games, you should see my collection of 700, or so, PS2 and PS3 games. My 5 kids have yet to play more then 1/3 of them.
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Old 12-16-2013, 08:25 PM   #23
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I will take a picture of the handle when I can get to the building where it is stored - thanks!

I saw pics of your Trillium with the collapsed roof - good grief!! That's a project!

Thanks so much for your time, Dave - It's nice to have a knowledgeable friend in the forum!
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Old 05-16-2014, 06:33 PM   #24
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So, I have been navigating around and found my way back to my original post - full circle. Want to update that my cushions are being recovered! The bench seat with bunk (plywood removed) are done with one dinette cushion. Purchased cushion floor after work today. Have fabric narrowed down to two choices - I think the canoe print is going to win.

The furnace does work! Surprise.

I am learning a great deal about butyl tape, cleaning the exterior and not using silicone caulk - have one strip to remove this Sunday as we did not know it was the devil's seal !!

So far, I'm pleased with the (slow) results. We plan to take it camping in June.

I wish I'd taken pictures with the original curtains and cushions - they were original to the camper. But, I didn't. So I will post clean up photos with a finished interior . . . . . soon I hope.

Looking forward to others' updates!
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