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Old 08-07-2007, 08:07 AM   #15
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Near where I live, in NC, there used to be a dealership for the PlayMor. I visited there many times and bought my first trailer there. It was a used Shasta. I still have fond memories of the little trailer. There are clubs for these as well as our beloved AS trailers. Glad you showed this one on the FORUMS.
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Old 08-07-2007, 08:42 AM   #16
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Thanx for the pictures. He sure is a cute little guy.
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Old 08-08-2007, 10:11 PM   #17
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!964 Play-Mor

Just purchased a similar 1964 Playmor in need of restoration. Looks like yours has much more original parts than mine. Will post pictures after picking it up (tomorrow). Best of luck with yours!
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Old 08-09-2007, 05:46 AM   #18
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Just purchased a similar 1964 Playmor in need of restoration. Looks like yours has much more original parts than mine. Will post pictures after picking it up (tomorrow). Best of luck with yours!
Congrats! 1964 was the first year of manufacture for Play-Mor. Is yours a 13 footer? They made bigger ones. I'll look forward to pics.
The PO of mine called me last night to tell me he found the title, so I'm good to go. I'm very tempted to restore it but since they really don't have much resale value, I'm just going to clean it and sell it. Considering the little time and money I have invested, I figure I can sell it for $500 and still be ahead of the game and get a nice little camper into the hands of someone who can enjoy it (but can't afford an Airstream).
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Old 08-09-2007, 07:19 PM   #19
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Thanks! It IS a 13-footer, with a revamped interior that I hope to bring back to near original condition. Overall it is in amazing shape for such an oldie, although yours looks fantastic by comparison in the pictures. My wife and I drool every time we see a smaller Airstream, whether it is a new Bambi or something vintage, but alas, they are out of our price range. I am hoping this little $300 wonder will satisfy us until the budget allows us to step up to an Airstream or Avion.

Just got the Play-Mor home and getting dark. Will try for pictures tomorrow.

Thank you for saving the Play-Mor out your way. It is always better to renew than to replace. I am sure it will find a good home.
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Old 08-09-2007, 08:34 PM   #20
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Thanks! It IS a 13-footer,
I was amazed at how really light mine is and how easy it hooks up. I got the title today. It is a 1969 and the weight is listed as 1300 lbs.
Beware the temptation to restore your little gem. The true value is in the enjoyment you get from camping with it until you can work up to to an Airstream. The restored '74 Play-Mor 13' on eBay which I mentioned in the starting post only sold for slightly over $1200, and it would be easy to sink that much into yours to get it in tip-top shape. I wouldn't hesitate to sink money into a nice old Airstream, but an SOB is really a horse of a different color. Enjoy!
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Thanks for the advice. I agree with your sentiment. Our restoration will surely be considered "low-budget." Just want to make sure it is serviceable, and capture the original flavor if possible in the process. My wife and I will not be hunting for exact original parts, just avoiding the out-of-character repairs(like LED taillamps.)

By the way, registering the old girl brought up the previous owner's info, and the Massachusetts registry has the trailer as a 1965, rather than a 1964. I guess the previous owner was mistaken.

Can't wait to try her out on the road!
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Old 08-13-2007, 12:05 PM   #22
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Titles are often when licesced or when sold rather than when manufactured. Often times they're just plain wrong. If there's a manufacturers plate/plaque on the frame somewhere that's about the only way to know. I'm sure that manufacturerers like PlayMor made constant changes through out the year and many frames were probably started/purchased one year and completed/sold the next.
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Old 08-13-2007, 03:38 PM   #23
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Play-Mor started business in 1964 and may have labeled all of their trailers that year as 1965, just as the car makers do.
I put my '69 13' up for sale 2 days ago but I'm having second thoughts. I could put the little rascal in very good condition for just a couple hundred dollars and some elbow grease. I was going to power wash it before I put the "for sale" signs on it but my washer was on the fritz.
It isn't an Airstream and there isn't room to swing a cat around in it but it's just so danged little and cute. According to the title, it only weighs 1300 lbs. I can't decide if I'm undecided or not about keeping it.

BTW, louaxtjr, where are those pics you promised? We trailer lugnuts love to see photos, even if they are SOB's.
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Old 08-13-2007, 05:30 PM   #24
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pictures

bhayden -
Thanks for the info. Certainly explains the possible reasons for the inconsistencies in the information I have found so far.

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Here (at long last ) are a few pictures. Hoping to have it road-worthy later this year. I already have a laundry list of things to do. Luckily, most are labor-intensive and do not require much monetary investment. I've also included a few scans of brochures Play-Mor was kind enough to provide.

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Old 08-13-2007, 05:50 PM   #25
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Thanks for the pics, Lou, and how very nice of Play-Mor to provide thr brochures. I'd have to say that you snagged a really good deal in that tiny piece of Americana. Happy trails!
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Another vintage Play-Mor SOB

Happened upon this project and thought I'd share.

Vintage 1971 Play-Mor Travel Trailer needs restoring!
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Old 08-13-2007, 06:32 PM   #27
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One more

This one is a 1965...

VA KA SHUN ETTE Antique Travel Trailers
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Old 08-13-2007, 10:26 PM   #28
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Verrry cute little vintage gem! Can't wit to see what you do to it ~

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