Trillium 1300 - Fiberglass RV

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Old 06-24-2021, 06:28 PM   #1
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Trillium 1300

Hi, I'm Dave. Just purchased a Trillium 1300 and it needs way more work than I anticipated. Happy to have come across this site.
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Old 06-24-2021, 08:03 PM   #2
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hi, I'm Lynn and I just purchased a 1975 Trillium & it needs more than my skill set, but I will prevail. My first dilemma is removing the pop rivets, so I can remove the cabinet doors and hopefully eliminate some of the musty smell. I'm in Florida so I need to put ac in it pronto.(I'm melting)I thought the inside height was 74 inches. It doesn't seem that much. I wanted to put in a roof ac, but I'm not sure how much ceiling room that would take. I'm 5'9" and I don't want to be bumping my head on it. Can anyone tell me how much of the ceiling height I would lose with a roof ac? Should I just go with a window ac? That would be the cheaper route. I'm not sure if I'm posting this correctly.
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Old 06-24-2021, 08:44 PM   #3
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Hi Lynn, I think that you just posted to me and not to the forum. Good luck with you 1975!
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Old 06-25-2021, 07:00 AM   #4
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Lynn, unfortunately the Trillium roof is not designed to support an air conditioner. If installed, the roof will definitely sag lower and lower over time.

Some owners install a small window air conditioner or a portable wheeled AC unit. Use the search tab above (then the Google search box) to find threads on this topic.
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Old 06-25-2021, 07:19 AM   #5
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+10 roof doesn’t come close to supporting an AC. If you have an escape window on the rear, a lot of people put one there.

Drilling out cabinet door rivets is easy, just use a small drill bit. You just want the head of the rivet to come off, about five seconds or less with a drill.

The shortcomings of a Trillium are well documented here. They still are outstanding, just not perfect.
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Old 06-25-2021, 08:21 AM   #6
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Lynn, Trillium did a factory roof mounted AC. They made what I call a saddle for it. This is a separate fibreglass bracket that went the width of the trailer. This is what supported the AC unit. There was also an interior piece.

Randy Bishop rebuilt a Trillium with factory air. He deleted it. He offered the AC saddle for sale, but no one wanted it.
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