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Forum: Hi, I am.... Yesterday, 07:13 PM
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Posted By David Tilston
Welcome Tim & Kristen. We are indeed a frendly...

Welcome Tim & Kristen. We are indeed a frendly lot here. I like your idea of a honeymoon.
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners Yesterday, 05:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 299
Posted By David Tilston
I was calibrating an LEL, (lower explosive limit)...

I was calibrating an LEL, (lower explosive limit) gas detector on an oil field gas compressor, before we shipped it. Suddenly it went to zero. The building guys were sealing the windows with...
Forum: COVID-19 RVing Information Yesterday, 01:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 253
Posted By David Tilston
Boating?

Boating?
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners Yesterday, 09:44 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,300
Posted By David Tilston
Your point?

Your point?
Forum: Referrals: Molded Fiberglass Trailers Yesterday, 09:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 574
Posted By David Tilston
I was at Trillium / Outback recently. I saw the...

I was at Trillium / Outback recently. I saw the Parkliner molds there.
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners Yesterday, 08:49 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,300
Posted By David Tilston
Wait! square root of -1?!?! An imaginary number?...

Wait! square root of -1?!?! An imaginary number? That is not what my high school electricity teacher taught me, (he is going to be so proud of me). How I learned to calculate:
Inductive reactance:...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 09-15-2021, 11:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,259
Posted By David Tilston
Bar none, the best brand new option is the Propex...

Bar none, the best brand new option is the Propex furnace. There is even a model that can be installed on the outside of the coach, below, with the waste tanks. Though I would like to the the...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 09-15-2021, 10:46 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,300
Posted By David Tilston
For AC motors it's not quite as straight forward,...

For AC motors it's not quite as straight forward, as if active components are straight forward. AC power is weird though. I'm not sure I understand it exactly. First off the resistance is actually...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 09-15-2021, 03:34 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,300
Posted By David Tilston
There are push button breakers, and push/pull,...

There are push button breakers, and push/pull, (on/off) breakers. Yours has gone from a push/pull to a push only. I suspect that it still functions as a breaker. Since it is a 10A breaker, you can...
Forum: Hi, I am.... 09-15-2021, 03:14 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,250
Posted By David Tilston
I'm sorry to explain the joke, (I have a rule,...

I'm sorry to explain the joke, (I have a rule, with my kids, that any joke that requires explaining is not funny) but I think he was referring to you having, "dragged" your mom to buy a Boler.
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 09-15-2021, 03:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 956
Posted By David Tilston
The top vents, I assume.

The top vents, I assume.
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 09-15-2021, 03:08 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,300
Posted By David Tilston
I have the same converter, but in a spot less...

I have the same converter, but in a spot less likely to get kicked. But mine doesn't have a blue fuse holder. Did yours come that way?
Forum: General Chat 09-15-2021, 03:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 871
Posted By David Tilston
Especially after they had frame failures: ...

Especially after they had frame failures:
https://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/f55/uh-oh-96889.html#post825473

Lawyers hate liability.
Forum: Hi, I am.... 09-15-2021, 03:02 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,250
Posted By David Tilston
Tom, There are several Trilliums with the escape...

Tom, There are several Trilliums with the escape hatch on the front. If it was a problem, I would have expected to see posts on the subject. In the ten years that I have been on this site, I don't...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 09-15-2021, 02:57 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,300
Posted By David Tilston
Not related, but hey, that's how I roll. AC...

Not related, but hey, that's how I roll. AC motors will draw more current when the voltage drops.
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 09-15-2021, 08:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 333
Posted By David Tilston
Trillium had a fold down bunk over the rear...

Trillium had a fold down bunk over the rear dinette. Some of the hardware was the same as used on the table to convert it to a bed. There were fold down supports on the sides as well. All of this was...
Forum: General Chat 09-15-2021, 08:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 871
Posted By David Tilston
That is how I feel about cars. WAY TOO COMPLEX....

That is how I feel about cars. WAY TOO COMPLEX. When I went to buy my 1997 Ford Ranger, the first thing I said when I saw it was, "Oh, an XLT, I guess it has electric windows." The guy selling it...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 09-15-2021, 08:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 479
Posted By David Tilston
Dale, So, 13-649. Still in the range expected,...

Dale, So, 13-649. Still in the range expected, but yet another frame design. In the early years Trillium experimented with several designs. The frame that I call a C-channel frame is in fact several...
Forum: General Chat 09-14-2021, 02:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 871
Posted By David Tilston
Back in the day, Trillium had a recall regarding...

Back in the day, Trillium had a recall regarding their frame, though it may have been a voluntary recall.
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 09-14-2021, 01:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 479
Posted By David Tilston
Dale, In that age range the serial numbers are...

Dale, In that age range the serial numbers are fairly simple. It should look like this: 13-XXX, where XXX is the sequential build number. It would have orignally been on a data sheet, on the inside...
Forum: General Chat 09-14-2021, 08:42 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,118
Posted By David Tilston
For the last 30 years, I have caried a Swiss Army...

For the last 30 years, I have caried a Swiss Army Knife almost exactly like this:143292
It is attached to my keys, so it goes everywhere I do.

Recently I got my 17 year old daughter this knife:...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 09-14-2021, 08:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 479
Posted By David Tilston
Patricia, Just a wild guess, but the last three...

Patricia, Just a wild guess, but the last three digits of your serial number are likely between 600 and 650. Am I right?

From your pictures, it looks like you have what I call a C-channel frame,...
Forum: Referrals: Molded Fiberglass Trailers 09-13-2021, 06:24 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 137
Posted By David Tilston
Boler Parts in Alberta

This is a referral. I don't own any of the parts for sale. Nor do I own a Boler. However, the following two ads may be of interest to Boler owners:
...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 09-12-2021, 04:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 202
Posted By David Tilston
What is the model number of your fridge? ...

What is the model number of your fridge?

Below is your picture, with an arrow pointing to the gas connection. Loosen that coupling and gas connection will come off.
143262
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 09-12-2021, 03:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 202
Posted By David Tilston
If I remember correctly, there are two screws on...

If I remember correctly, there are two screws on the back of the fridge, accessed from the exterior lower hatch. They screw into the floor through the bottom plate. They are easy to miss as they are...
Forum: Hi, I am.... 09-10-2021, 06:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 317
Posted By David Tilston
Jeremy, I apologize if I am speaking, (typing?)...

Jeremy, I apologize if I am speaking, (typing?) out of turn, you didn't ask for my opinion, but I'm kind of a Trillium fanatic.

Some comments on your pictures:
Picture 1:
The first thing I...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 09-09-2021, 06:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,325
Posted By David Tilston
Todd, The converter on a Trillium 4500 is not an...

Todd, The converter on a Trillium 4500 is not an inverter. It is used to convert 120VAC to 12VDC. When the trailer is plugged in, the converter can pass 10A at 120VAC through to the plug on the...
Forum: Hi, I am.... 09-09-2021, 06:07 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,250
Posted By David Tilston
One more idea: When you replace the axle. You...

One more idea: When you replace the axle. You will have room for 14" tires. I drive an old 1997 Ford Ranger. The 14" aluminum rims that fit this truck also fit my Trillium, sort of. I think on the...
Forum: Hi, I am.... 09-09-2021, 04:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,250
Posted By David Tilston
Agreed, very strange. They wont affect any thing,...

Agreed, very strange. They wont affect any thing, but I would pull them, and patch the holes. You could just fill the holes with some 2 part epoxy glue.

Did you mean you are going to remove the...
Forum: Hi, I am.... 09-09-2021, 03:53 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,250
Posted By David Tilston
Bill, It looks like a good deal of magic smoke...

Bill, It looks like a good deal of magic smoke was released from your fridge. You are lucky that it still works.

I can't figure out what happened to that outlet. Is it goobered up, or ground down?
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 09-09-2021, 02:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 250
Posted By David Tilston
That looks good! I am glad to help. Especially...

That looks good! I am glad to help. Especially since I would have thrown them away in the end.
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 09-09-2021, 02:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 212
Posted By David Tilston
The model of the fridge would help.

The model of the fridge would help.
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 09-09-2021, 02:18 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 3,934
Posted By David Tilston
My chart was just to demonstrate the naming...

My chart was just to demonstrate the naming convention. Please feel free to augment the information as you see fit.
Forum: Hi, I am.... 09-09-2021, 02:16 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,250
Posted By David Tilston
Bill, I have never said so before, but thanks for...

Bill, I have never said so before, but thanks for your consistent vote of confidence. I try to live up to your praise.
Forum: Hi, I am.... 09-09-2021, 02:13 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,250
Posted By David Tilston
143183 In regards to your question, given the...

143183
In regards to your question, given the location, my guess is that tube is the drain for the fresh water tank. Is you water tank on that side? Trillium has been inconsistent about the side...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 09-09-2021, 10:16 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,810
Posted By David Tilston
For those that would like to know the context of...

For those that would like to know the context of the quote in your post:



Title: Thank you


Please Note: I don't see the dilithium crystal, or the flux capacitor in the wire chart. Am I...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 09-09-2021, 10:02 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,810
Posted By David Tilston
I will need a link to this please.

I will need a link to this please.
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 09-09-2021, 09:58 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 3,934
Posted By David Tilston
From: ...

From:
https://www.batteryequivalents.com/bci-battery-group-size-chart.html
143108
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 09-09-2021, 09:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 195
Posted By David Tilston
One of the many things in my plan is to add an...

One of the many things in my plan is to add an exterior water tight door, about 4"x4". This will be on the latch side of the trailer door just ahead of the wheel well. Inside will be a number of...
Forum: General Chat 09-09-2021, 09:17 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 7,958
Posted By David Tilston
When I was much younger, I was camping at a camp...

When I was much younger, I was camping at a camp ground, with my family. In the middle of the night I had to go. The bathroom was lit up like a carnival so I just got up and walked to it. However,...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 09-09-2021, 09:11 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 3,934
Posted By David Tilston
I think you mean Group 24.

I think you mean Group 24.
Forum: Hi, I am.... 09-09-2021, 09:10 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,250
Posted By David Tilston
Yup, draining to the ground, bad. Use an external...

Yup, draining to the ground, bad. Use an external grey water tank, or that gadget to drain to the camp site sewer drain.
Forum: Hi, I am.... 09-09-2021, 09:07 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,250
Posted By David Tilston
Yours is pretty much a deluxe, minus the...

Yours is pretty much a deluxe, minus the converter, and front shelf.
Forum: Hi, I am.... 09-09-2021, 08:56 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,250
Posted By David Tilston
Anna, Please see my responses in RED below. ...

Anna,

Please see my responses in RED below.

There are a few things that kill a fridge, but usually fridges are repairable. Your fridge is an RM211. They are very common in the RV world, If it...
Forum: Hi, I am.... 09-09-2021, 08:09 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,250
Posted By David Tilston
Jane, (or is it E) If you start a similar thread,...

Jane, (or is it E) If you start a similar thread, with pictures, (I love pictures!) then I will do the same kind of analysis of your trailer.
Forum: Fulltiming in a Molded Fiberglass Trailer 09-08-2021, 06:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,780
Posted By David Tilston
When his employer moved to a building without...

When his employer moved to a building without room for his rather large trailer, my same brother moved his fifth wheel to the road allowance of a highway, inside the Calgary city limits, which was...
Forum: General Chat 09-08-2021, 03:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 159
Posted By David Tilston
Some time ago, I was talking to someone who had...

Some time ago, I was talking to someone who had one at their cabin. They told me that it smelled like burning sh*t for hundreds of feet around. Maybe they are better now.
Forum: NEW Fiberglass RV Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Trade 09-08-2021, 03:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 437
Posted By David Tilston
Oh, look! It has Joe's new front cargo container.

Oh, look! It has Joe's new front cargo container.
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 09-08-2021, 03:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,036
Posted By David Tilston
I suspect that Floyd is referring to a Peltier...

I suspect that Floyd is referring to a Peltier cooler. They use more power than they should, and they develop a limited temperature differential from ambient. Good for when you are driving to keep...
Forum: Hi, I am.... 09-08-2021, 03:02 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,250
Posted By David Tilston
Anna, You have a very nice, well equipped...

Anna, You have a very nice, well equipped Trillium.

For the Ensolite, I have found that a solution of 50% water and 50% bleach really cleans it up. I purchased one that had a caved in roof:...
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