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59 years young tent camping trailer...

Posted: Thu May 21, 2020 7:00 pm
by weisswurst
lucky enough to find this gem and can't find any real info on her online.
she's built like a Heilite but has 2 wheels and is made of wood instead of aluminum. Has a manf tag and VIN number that says DE-MAR,INC of Alliance, Nebraska.

anyone heard of it?? :flower:
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Re: 59 years young tent camping trailer...

Posted: Thu May 28, 2020 7:08 am
by weisswurst
found the ID manf plate if that could help anyone who may have some info for me on this new camper we bought :cyclopsani:
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Re: 59 years young tent camping trailer...

Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:58 pm
by NewBeginningsAgain
Have you looked at popupcamperhistory.com?
Information about known manufacturers (I didn’t see Del-Mar inc.), links to old magazines, and links to other clubs, forums, etc.

Hope this helps,

Re: 59 years young tent camping trailer...

Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 1:39 pm
by JLT
You might also want to consult the Chamber of Commerce or the library or historical society of Alliance, Nebraska. I used similar sources on my research into the Sears single-wheel trailers, and they were very helpful.

Re: 59 years young tent camping trailer...

Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:30 pm
by NewBeginningsAgain
I don’t don’t know how much you’re going to find out about your Del-Mar camping tent trailer, but here are a couple leads.

A news article from April 1961, here: https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/43550865/ It’s possible they were going to make them for the army? I didn’t “start a free trial” so I couldn’t view the whole article.

Interesting reading about the company and business dealings here: https://www.sec.gov/news/digest/1962/dig112862.pdf and here: https://www.sec.gov/news/digest/1963/dig061363.pdf

Now, what I really need to do is figure out where my bus is shorting out. Something is fried, and I’m procrastinating because I think it’s bad. Very, very bad.

Re: 59 years young tent camping trailer...

Posted: Fri Jul 10, 2020 12:26 pm
by weisswurst
JLT wrote:
Fri Jun 26, 2020 1:39 pm
You might also want to consult the Chamber of Commerce or the library or historical society of Alliance, Nebraska. I used similar sources on my research into the Sears single-wheel trailers, and they were very helpful.
great idea, I will call them asap.
thank you :)