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Old 08-06-2007, 04:53 AM   #1
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Smile My new SOB toy – a 13’ Play-Mor

I got tired of seeing this teeny vintage aluminum trailer sitting behind a barn, so stopped, made a ridiculous offer and bought it. It’s in pretty decent shape and can be used as is but wouldn’t require a whole lot of time and $ to restore. It measures 13’ 6” bumper to ball, has a dinette in front and a gaucho in the rear. I’ll probably just resell it after I give it a thorough cleaning. The owner hasn’t found the title yet (may have to apply for a lost title) and doesn’t know the year but it appears to be older than the 1972 13’ Play-Mor which sold on eBay yesterday (item #130138974579).
Does anyone else have one of these little Play-Mor trailers? The company is still in business but no longer makes these little ones.
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Old 08-06-2007, 06:01 AM   #2
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If I had to guess, I'd say it's a 68-69 model. We'll see when your neighbor finds the title. The outside looks straight, it would look great with a paint job. Is their name Fly? Or is that what they do?
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Old 08-06-2007, 06:05 AM   #3
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after a good clean up some one would like that one.

especially if they had a small tow vehicle. gotta think it doesn't weigh more than a ton, if that.

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Old 08-06-2007, 06:14 AM   #4
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We had a similar vintage SOB back when they were new. It weighed 1900 pounds empty, and was a 16 footer. I'd never seen one before or since, it was called a Yukon Delta.
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Old 08-06-2007, 07:33 AM   #5
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Thumbs up Good for you

You probally have saved some RV history from the scrap pile and will have a bunch of fun with all 13 feet.
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Old 08-06-2007, 07:45 AM   #6
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A friend of mine had a similar tiny little Scamp trailer when I was in high school, and another friend of ours and he and I had a lot of fun working on it in the afternoons after school. He covered the cabinet doors and the ceiling with padded naugahyde and "quilted" it with naugahyde-covered upholstery buttons. It sounds awful but it actually looked pretty nice.

My favorite part was when the day's work was done he would pull out his guitar and play and we would sing a few songs before we went home.

Good luck with your little treasure! I'd love to see interior pics if you can get them.

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Old 08-06-2007, 08:24 AM   #7
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Ooops - I misremembered. It was a Scotty, not a Scamp.

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Old 08-06-2007, 10:41 AM   #8
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How about interior pics?
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Old 08-06-2007, 11:22 AM   #9
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I love those little old trailers even tho they are SOBs

BUT a friend of mine had one that was the same size as my Argosy 20' and it weighed almost twice as much, and many of them don't have showers.
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Old 08-06-2007, 05:56 PM   #10
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Interior pics

Thanks for the comments. Since a couple of people asked for interior pics, I’ll post a few but keep in mind that these are “as found” photos. The cleanup hasn’t begun. I suspect that Terry is correct with his guesstimate of '68 or '69. Some of the hardware is same as late 60's Airstreams.
There is no toilet but there is a 2-burner stove, furnace, LP lamp, icebox, sink and freshwater tank with both a city water connection and a manual filler.
This little rascal will make someone a nice getaway when their Airstream isn’t available and it will sell for less than some people pay for a fancy tent. It will sleep 2 or 3 people.
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Old 08-06-2007, 07:23 PM   #11
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I bet one of the Sisters on the Fly would just love that nice little canned ham
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I bet one of the Sisters on the Fly would just love that nice little canned ham
I scrolled through their files, and found a 1968 that looks remarkably similar to Rog's.
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Old 08-06-2007, 09:13 PM   #13
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It's so cute- do you think the faux marble look is original? It looks like a fun little camper.

Thanks for sharing!
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Old 08-06-2007, 09:44 PM   #14
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As we searched for 20 plus years for our Airstream (yeah, fussy people ) we had several of these size/types of trailers. Different brands but they are often almost identical other than interior finish. They work great although they are prone to roof leaks and dry rot is a major problem. I found that I could pick one up for not much money in similar shape to yours and spend mostly elbow grease time on it, do a bit of paint work where needed, and almost always they needed new brakes, battery and tires, and then resell them for a tidy profit after we'd used it for the season. Some of them have beautiful interiors and one Scotty had birch that absolutely glowed with warmth. It was a sad one to see go but we were on the hunt for the perfect Airstream and although we have a lot of room for storage, actual covered storage is the issue, and I think I mentioned these little guys are subject to serious leakage/deterioration.

Many of these are quite collectible, but they still don't bring huge dollars. The best part is that you have saved it from further decay and can pass it on to someone/some family who will get it back out into the campgrounds and on the roads and building memories.

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