Hannah, What a nice gift! I will need more pictures, and maybe the serial number, but it looks like you have a later model Trillium
1300. It was manufactured with a furnace
and has a door window. These are all options. What it also has, that is new for me, is reverse lights
on the tail lights
. I see no obvious problems. These trailers age very well. Congrats!
I have a bit of a check list of common Trillium age related issues. These five items are not necessarily a problem with your trailer, but should be checked:
1) The axle
. If it is the original, then it's on the order of 40 years old. They age. After several years the rubber gets very hard and the axle
no longer has any travel, or the rubber disintegrates and the axle
sags. Get a new one, with brakes
2) The door. The quick and dirty fix for door sag is to pull the door off, but leave the hinges attached to the door. Fill the screw holes with resin, and glass, tape the door back in place and use the holes on the hinges to drill new mounting holes. This is at best a temporary fix. This thread shows the best fix I have yet seen:
Trillium sagging door repair
3) The belly band. Due to how the top and bottom half of Trillium
trailer are joined, they eventually leak, and the belly band falls off. Being in Florida, with no freeze, thaw cycles, this may not be an issue for you. This is a complex repair:
My First Belly Band Thread
My Second Belly Band Thread
4) The frame bolts. These hold the cab to the frame. They always rust out. Some disintegrate completely. There are six of them on your trailer.
5) The windows
. The butyl tape gets old and the seal gets compromised. You pull the windows
, and install new butyl tape. The windows
are puled out from the bottom first. This is actually kind of easy, unless you also have to replace the plywood frames on the inside:
My first Trillium window thread.
As for research, take a look at this thread:
Compare your serial number to those on the list to get an idea where your trailer fits. Please feel free to post your serial number as well, and I will eventually add your trailer to the list.
I look forward to more pictures of your beautiful trailer.