So we finally did it. After a sensational ten days driving around Vancouver Island in a rented Trillium
last year, my wife and I bought a 1978 Trillium
1300 of our own. Normally, we rough it in a tent, but seeing as we now have a newborn, we thought this might be easier to get out into nature and a great way to explore North America. We live 30 minutes from the Detroit/Windsor border.
The trailer itself is in solid shape overall short of some internal cosmetic issues and a door that seems to be hanging slightly off kilter. I've already seen some of the forum posts regarding the latter issue (this site is great!).
Quick question for the more seasoned owners on here. In terms of customizing the trailer (removing components inside) are there any issues? Are there parts that serve as both functional and structural components? Any advice on customizing?
A quick run down of a few things I'm considering:
1. Removing the burners as I don't like cooking indoors. If I have a kettle to boil water that's plenty for me. The rest I would like to do outdoors and I'd prefer the counter space.
2. Figuring out a way to enlarge the bed somehow? Not sure if the closet space is a structural or if it can be removed to enlarge the bed.
3. Re-wiring the trailer so that it can run off battery
power for an extended period of time.
4. Alternatives to the propane furnace
I don't have any experience in trailers or finer electrical
work. I am willing to learn and get as much advice/help from you knowledgeable folks on here.
Looking forward to future chats and if anyone has input on the items above, please don't hesitate; I never turn down free advice.