Just picked her up today. She does need some work & we have the previous door. Don't know if original. Cant find a Vin number just the serial number. The previous owner lost the registration while moving Thanks Dk
Last Edit: Apr 13, 2013 21:07:01 GMT -5 by drk2185
I rember seeing some pictures that looked like her but I cant seem to find them agen. ya it looks to be a dealer tag of some sort, its plastic & broken. we cant seem to find any other tags or vin number.
We already figured it was the dealer plate. & I did find a 1965 frolic that looked like her.but they didn't have any more pictures. We did find the Vin its C67-0286, when we went to the dmv today they said its a 67 batavia. But I know its only bc when it was last registered. We have a ton of paperwork to do bc theirs no papers for it & the ppl we got it off of never put it in their name. But its still not as bad as we figured
Post by safetybruce on Apr 19, 2013 11:53:10 GMT -5
Here is a pic of a 1964 Tawas Brave that has a lot of the same characteristics. No rear trunk on this one but I'm guessing it is a Tawas (something). I am basing this on the pic of your original door, which has 6 panes also which would make my pic match up with your curb side pic even better, if the original door was on it.
From the research I have done I've found that at any given time in trailer history, which by the way goes all the way back to the Conastoga Wagons that our great great great grandparents came across the country in, that all the manufacturers bought many of their parts from the same parts manufacturers. Windows, Doors, Applliances, Hinges, Drawer Pulls, Plumbing Parts and even the Frames. Most trailers are all built on the same exact frames. Only the shape of the trailers and the layouts changed from manufacturer to manufacturer.
Some of them, like Jewel, did funny little things to differentiate between makes like turn the door window at a 45 degree angle. Shasta added wings. Serro Scotty went with a sunken entryway. Spartan went with curved front windows, and on and on it goes.
About the only real difference between trailers is the quality and the price. Other than that, they are all the same. Most designs seem to last about 10 years and then it all changes again. Now the materials are cheap crap. I wouldn't own a new trailer if you gave it to me.
Last Edit: Apr 19, 2013 13:23:52 GMT -5 by mobiltec
God grant me the strength to restore the trailers I can,
The courage to strip the parts from the trailers I can't,
And the wisdom to know the difference.