|Sears, Roebuck & Company (Allstate) "Tag-a-long"|
Sears, Roebuck and Company sold many products under the Allstate name, one of which was the 1-wheel trailer. So far at least 4 different models of the Sears (Allstate) trailers have been discovered. The most popular model is affectionately known as the "Tag-a-Long" single wheel trailer. Sears also sold a less popular trailer with a wood box and a metal frame using what appears to be the same frame and wheel assembly. See them here. The frame, body and wheel assembly of the third trailer are completely different from the other two Sears models. As there are quite a few examples and they are quite different than the other two versions it was decided to create a new page for them. See them here. The "Tag-a-Long" and the wood box trailers were sold as having a 1/4 ton hauling capacity and many other features outlined in the vintage catalog pages. Take a look at the Vintage literature and read the description given on the various Sears Catalog adds. The dates of manufacturing are fairly unclear and an exact date may never really be known, but I have heard of a late '40's frame and know they were sold through the '60's. There is also a bit of controversy that these trailers may have been manufactured by a company in Canada and sold by Sears and Dunbar Kapple. This is one of the most popular single wheel trailers, yet I still have very limited information and would love to know more. If you have any info or literature or pictures of your Allstate send them to .
!!!!!BEARINGS SHOULD NOT BE USED IN THE CHANNEL ON THE WHEEL ASSEMBLY!!!!!From what we understand there is supposed to be a hard felt or grease injected plastic wafer. One of our wheel assemblies had this wafer and it is about 1/8 inch thick. Hope that helps.
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|Found this on Ebay: Vw Bug Bus allstate single Wheel trailer. Allstate trailer with bows and cover trailer is rust
free and the cleanest unrestored trailer you will ever find. Rear light is broke and cover is dry routed and would make a good templet
to remake new one. Trailer has been brush painted but is rust free.|
|Found this on Craigslist: 1950's Allstate Single Wheel Trailer - A late 50's Allstate Single Wheel Trailer sold by
Sears Roebuck and Company. Let the photos tell the story, it needs restoration. It has one large hole in the passenger rear corner
about 2 inch in diameter. It also has some small pencil size rust through spots in the corners. The are pin hole size rust throughs
under the bed, on the sides from when it must have been stored outside upside down. The mounting bolts swing free and the wheel
assembly turns easily and the wheel spins fine.|
|Here is a trailer that was given to me. It was in my neighbors back yard woods. Thanks Fred |
|1956 sears allstate - It was found in a yard in CA over 10 years ago and picked up for $50. My ex husband did an
amazing job lovingly restoring it. I no longer have my 1967 split window camper (boo hoo), and would like the trailer to go to someone
who will love it. The good: As you can see from the photo, the trailer is in good, working condition. The bad: the rear end has a
bend/crack in it. There is only surface rust. Unfortunately, I had to store it out in the weather for the last 2 years, and some of the
paint has chipped off. We used it a couple of years ago in our local parade with VVWCA, my kids had a great time riding in it snapping
photos of the parade attendees. |
|Hi, Just hoping to get a bit of info from you about my trailer I bought. It has a serial number tag on it, but it
looks a bit different from the ones I can find on your site. I have attached a picture of it, hopefully you can help me figure it out.
It reads: 2 ? 1 96360, then number: E8202. Do you know what these mean? Any help will be great. Thanks, Daniel.|
|I bought this trailer a few days ago at an auction. It is in very good shape. No rust, has a heavy coating of oil
as undercoating on the underside. Tag reads: sold only by Sears Roebuck and company|
|1960 Allstate Single Wheel Trailer - I have a 1960´s AllState (Sears) single wheel trailer, with aluminum rim, new
tire and tube, painted yellow and white. The bed and body are in excellent shape, clean, own owner. Attached are several pictures. Warm
regards, Brent Minnick |
|Found this on www.TheSamba.com: 74´ Thing Show Car with One-Wheel Trailer
It is a 1940's All-State (frame) with New Tire and Tube. I have it wired with VW Back-up Lights with LED Bulbs for Turn Signals, and a
Single Light for the Running and Brake Light. Can't even feel it back there! It follows you everywhere!! |
|Found this on Craigslist.org: Sears Allstate One Wheel Trailer - Antique trailer that bolts to your bumper and
pivots on one wheel when you turn. It will look excellent painted to match your custom, rat rod, project or classic car. I bought it to
tow behind my 57 Ford but ended up selling it first. It is very rare. It may be from the 40s or 50s.|
|Found this on http://justacarguy.blogspot.com: this is the worst condition I've seen an Allstate
one wheel trailer in, but it sure looks right at home behind the rusty bug
|Found this on Ebay.com: 1956 Vintage Single Wheel Allstate trailer: Up for auction is my 1956 Sears All State Single
wheel trailer. I used this behind my 1967 split screen VW camper bus. It was pulled out of a yard in CA about 10 years ago, and my ex
did an amazing restoration on it. I nolonger have a bus, and would love to see it behind another vintage vehicle. It is ultralight, and
you don´t even know that it is back there. As you can see in the photos it is Sears Allstate model #231-963 serial number 014. There are
a few of these at VW and other car shows. As I said, this one is set up to be pulled behind an air cooled VW bus (van), but can be
easily mounted to many different vehicles. The single wheel swivels and the trailer is stationary at the back of the vehicle. This
trailer is in working condition, but does show signs of use. I have had to store it outdoors the last two years, and even the mild CA
winter took it´s toll on the paint (see photos) The photos show all of the surface rust, as well as the "bend" in the metal at the back.
|Found this on TheSamba.com: 1966 Westfalia Camper. Restored correct in almost all
respects except shortened 2 feet professionally. The rear side cargo door was removed. Shortened side step and Wood slate roof rack to
match the bus. Correct medium Green color. Late 50's Allstate trailer painted to match. Very cool looking. Runs and drives perfectly.
Steering was modified to feel proper. It does not steer quickly and is very stable on the road. 1600 engine with 12 volt electrical
conversion. Camper kit bed works but is obviously missing the ice box and rear facing seat. The rear of the bulkhead wall was painted like
a double cab. Gary LaVere, LaVere's VW Restoration http://vwrestorations.com|
|My buddy from Randar Wheels, found yet another single wheel trailer. This actually had 2 trees growing around the
trailer, and the had to be pryed out of the spot it had been resting for years.
|Found this on Craigslist - 1960 Corvair w/trailer - Show ready. Trophy winner. Has matching one-wheel trailer.
Automatic, original engine, 140. Factory installed gas heater. |
|Nice web site! I recently picked up a Allstate one wheel trailer. Originally registered in 1959 according to the
"pink" slip. Serial No. E1963 I own a couple of Jeep Cherokees and it really doesn't work with a high clearance 4x4. Attached are a few
photos, I have more and you have my permission to publish them. Original paint looks like it was covered with house paint in the past.
Original Calif. license. No extra light mounting holes in body. No rust through in the body. "Unique" (I haven't seen another) sheet
metal cover with rolled edges for fit, a piano hinge in front and clamps in back and sides. Cover has a few small rust through holes.
Mike Ryan |
|Found this on Craigslist: vintage allstate trailer - for sale 1960's allstate trailer sold buy sears.no title. has
original california black plate new tires and tubes. original mounting brackets that mount from trailer to rear bumper. |
|Found this on The Samba.com, but don't have the ad to go along with it.|
|This is a 1956 or 57 allstate trailer, it is in good shape and appears to have been resprayed at some point during
its life. I am including all of the pictures that I have of the trailer at this time, but more pictures can be posted on request. The
tires on the front of the trailer are for convenience in moving only and are easily removeable.|
|Found on ebay: 1950's Allstate single wheel trailer,it has both bumper mounts that fit a VW Bug. The trailer had
been restored and has a new tire and bearings. New wiring and a model T brake light,and turn signals. My wife bought it for me it was
fun and turned alot of heads but just not my style so it has to go, the body is in great shape except for about the last 8 inches on the
left side on the bottom it is very fixable but I want it gone. |
|Found this on ebay: Here's a vintage Allstate single-wheeled trailer that has been in my family since new. This
trailer was bought to be towed by a 1955 T-bird shortly after the car was bought in late 1955 (I'm using this information to date the
trailer as 1956, it could actually be 1955 or 1957) The trailer was last licensed in 1960 (license plate not included) and has hung in
the garage for the last 50 years. The trailer was painted to match the car 50+ years ago. There is minor surface rust with no rust
through and minor dings, but the trailer is otherwise in very nice shape. All the attaching hardware is original, as is the Allstate
tire. Included is the original canvas cover from the Sears and Roebuck catalog from 1955. This canvas cover has no rips or tears and
the straps and buckles and hooks are still in perfect working order. The canvas is understandably dirty and has mold or mildew stains
which I have not attempted to remove. I can't imagine how many of these canvas covers are left in the world, but this one would make an
extremely rare addition to an already rare piece of americana (not to mention a great pattern to recover what remains of these cool old
|Found this on Ebay:
West Coast Classics are proud to present an absolutely exceptional and beautiful example of this original southern California rust free 1965
VOLKSWAGEN KOMBI VAN (German - 'Kombination'... - both passenger and cargo van combined with removable passenger seats) with a newly rebuilt
2180 cc engine, original 4 speed VW transmission, 120 Cam, 44mm original Webers, 11 windows, a front split window and rare front and rear
Safari windows, running boards, 'Empi' steps, wooden roof rack with Picnic hamper and thermos included and a rare matching color single
wheel 'Allstate' trailer! Lovingly owned for many years by fastiduous 'beatnic' owners! This particular VW Bus must be seen and driven to
be fully appreciated - the 2180 cc engine is extremely strong, fast and responsive with excellent oil pressure and no oil leaks and which
sounds absolutely magnificent, the 4 speed transmission shifts smoothly through the gears, the van brakes great and the engine temperature
always remains cool and the bus was recently serviced at the renown 'Laynes Westside Volkswagen', VW specialists of Santa Monica, California.
The van has very striking nice two-tone Tomato Red and White color paint and a gorgeous gray and white color interior. The bus won 'Best of
Show' for VW Buses in October 2010 at the prestigious 'Las Vegas VW's on the Strip' show and 'Best of Paint' 1st Place at 'Bugorama' in
2008. This must be one of the finest daily driving example's available of this highly collectible and increasingly desirable 1965
split-window Kombi-van - an original southern California example with no rust in rare turn-key ready daily appreciating, daily driving and
daily head-turning condition of an all time classic and legendary VW van!
|Found this on TheSamba: Selling my 1955 yellow and white Volkswagen Bug ragtop, semaphores. This Volkswagen bug has won
several car events and has appeared on the cover of numerous car magazines. The engine is a 1915cc with dual 44 webers all chromed out with
german colors on fire wall. The engine case is polished. front susp. narrowed front beam 7 inches, all chrome. It has 15 inch boyd cottington
wheels and the rear suspension is all chromed. The transmission is all polished with boyd cottington 17 inch wheels. The interior shows off the
german colors with vinyl and tweed, custom seats, tv, stereo pan. 2 jl 12" speakers, orion xtr amps one 1250, and one 450. The trailer is a one
wheel trailer with all parts chromed, allstate from england sold by sears and we put semaphores in the trailer. The Odometer is stuck at 69
miles but has a new motor with less than 1000 miles on it. You can message me with any questions and I'll reply as soon as possible.
The first picture was taken from http://thesamba.com The rest were from various VW shows including the Classic. I don't remember the owners name, but notice the Semaphores.
|Hi..... my english is not very good,but I try to write you. thank you for your website, nice reference to restore my trailer,...
I bought my trailer one "THE SAMBA" in connecticut I send you some picture, before , after the resto, and the bar that I built. I saw a one on
your web, I add ,weld , a stopper on it. see the pict. Québec , Canada thanks you, best regard, yannick.
|Found this on Ebay. VW one-wheel trailer, late 1950s, excellent condition. Late 1950s VW
one-wheel trailer. No damage. Will fit all VW bugs or busses. New bearings. Complete. Dimensions 42 inches
wide, 70 inches long, 34 inches high. Approx. 175 lbs.
|Sent by Ken Lane. I found
this trailer out in the woods on my sons property in Nebraska. I am retired,after
doing 47 years as a combination tech. Is
information available as to how this unit was painted originally. I turned the
wheel easily and I believe the tire still holds air. I have repaired 20,000
vehicles(by average) in my work history. I am looking
forward to bringing this back to a new existence!. The last three pics are his
tow vehicle options.
|Found this on Ebay: 1957 Volkswagen Beetle Oval Window Rag-Top Mild California Custom &
1955 Allstate single wheel trailer. The trailer is a 1955 Allstate single wheel trailer. Interesting
enough they were sold at Sears Roebuck & co. in the mid 50's. The frame & all the hardware were
sandblasted & powder-coated. I replaced the single wheel with a custom 8" wheel & tire to match the wheels
on the car better. However, the original 16" Allstate wheel & new tire are included as well. The canvas top
was added to match the rag-top on the car. The paint is the same Platinum color as the car. There is one
very small scratch on the back of the trailer (wouldn't show up in the photos) & some of the paint around
the semaphore on the passenger side lifted (picture included). I'm sure both could be airbrushed to
perfection. The pictures don't do the car justice. |
|Not sure where these came from, but I have them in my files.|
|Found this on www.thesamba.com classified page. Three Allstate One-wheel trailers. These are three
one-wheel trailers, two are in good shape. The other is a frame. The tan trailer was restored about ten
years ago, it has a little rust thru in the corner of the bed area, but thats it. The previous owner said
he had it sandblasted before restoring it. All lights are wired for "hook-up & go". The second green
trailer has been painted multiple times but still able to see the og Blue paint. It appears to have no
rust thru but only lite surface rust on the floor. It's wired for lights, but tail-lights need to be
replaced. This trailer is a frame set-up has everything but the box. complete with wheel hub and an old
|You have a great page. I came across this single wheel trailer. I think from looking at
your page its an Allstate. Also how would I go about hooking it up to my classic car? Are special brackets
needed? Im a welder so that wouldnt be a problem if so. Mikey|
|Found this on Ebay: Beautifully restored 1966 MGB Roadster with matching trailer. This is
one of the nicest MGBs in the US. Restored in the late 90's with all new steel parts including floors,
sills, and lower rear fenders. Beautiful black acrylic enamel paint with dark red vinyl racing stripes.
Trailer tows beautifully. Trailer specifications: Late 50's all metal Allstate single wheel trailer
converted to two wheels with motorcycle trailer suspension and custom aluminum frame plate. Chrome
motorcycle swivel tongue with flip-down stand and integrated safety chains. Chrome wire wheel covers with
MG logos. Acrylic enamel paint. BSA motorcycle rear stop light. Union Jack plate and rare Allstate decal.
Harley Davidson amber turn signal lights. Custom vinyl Dark Red snap on cover with wood bows.
Outstanding website. I came across it while trying to research the Allstate single wheel trailer we have
had in the family since 1957. I will be filling out the registration very soon and will follow up with
pictures of the trailer - then (1957) and now. The Now is sad looking. We stopped using the trailer
after 1980 and was left to rust in the back yard. The body is pitted but the floor pan is very rusted and
has pulled away from the interior body. The chassis is in good condition. My question is - where can I
purchase a new floor pan to replace the rusted out original? As we were an Air Force family that trailer
has seen the enire country and holds a lot of family memories. I'm collecting my pictures of the trailer to
send you as she was used in the 50s and 60s - as she looks now and the of the restoration.
For 2007 my brother and I will be starting the restoration process. We are
currently documenting the fool out of it - photos, measurements, paint samples, etc. After that we will
begin to dismantle the trailer. We think we found a compitent metal fabricator locally who can replicate
the rusted out floor pan. I've attached a photo of how she looked in 1959 behind our 1957 Ford Country
Sedan. Dad purchased the trailer from Sears in 1957 (same year he bought the '57 station wagon). He
painted the trailer the two-tone gray to match the wagon. Being an Air Force family, we used the heck out
it moving to all compass points in the U.S. until 1980 when he retired. She sat in protected storage
until they moved to Dallas in 1981. He transferred the trailer to me. Unfortunately I couldn't provide
her a shelter to keep it protected. The wood extensions he added to the top (to add load volume) rotted
away in the late 1980s. The floor pan is barely holding on to the inside. The sheet metal on the rear
end of the left rear has a nice buckle to it, that will need to be pounded out.
If I may, I'd like to forward our progress as we 'roll' along on this family project on our family single wheel trailer.
Buck Rigg Haughton, LA|
|Found a bunch of pictures from the 2003 Strictly Vintage 2's Bob Baker show. |
|Found a bunch of pictures from the
2003 Strictly Vintage 2's Bob Baker show.|
A visiter to the site sent me a link to a forum at www.old-droppers.com where I found this picture. If this is your trailer please let know.
|Found a bunch of pictures from the 2004 Classic. We didn't
get to meet the owner, but got these pictures.
A visiter to the site sent me a link to a forum at www.old-droppers.com where I found this picture. If this is your trailer please let know.
|Found this on Ebay. "These trailers are hard to find. They pull very well. My dad
paid to have the enclosed sheet metal box over the frame and he sealed it off from water. He made the
frame work to hold the box, and improved the hitch attachement. He also put arms and wheels to let down
when the trailer is off the vehicle. I have pulled it @ 70 mph and on dirt roads and one steep grade in
Natural Bridges Park in Utah. It is ideal for small cars where you run out of room in the car and have
over flow such as coolers, tents, luggage, sleeping bags, etc. It has an 8' wheel, the tire is new. The
bearings have been serviced. It attaches to the receiver hitch ( Size: 1-1/4 inch rear receiver hitches )
a chain and turnbuckle hook into the safety chain slot on the receiver hitch, this prevents any side to
side tipping) I have been stopped by several people who wanted to know more about this trailer and to take
pics of it. They can't beleive how light weight it is. I pulled it with my 1997 Merc Sable. It would even
pull good with a hybird auto. It is ready for vactions and road trips to highest bidder! I also have
additional pictures available."
Now owned by Larry T Laub. I am sending the pics of my trailer. My dad put a new enclosed box on top of the frame. He had a sheet metal shop do the work. He built the frame for the enclosure and it is waterproof. He fixed the problem of no way to store the trailer when it is off of the vehicle by putting arms and wheels on it. It pushes around very easily for storage. It hooks up to the car on a class I receiver hitch (I believe it is the 1 1/4 size) that slips inside the reciever and a pin put into the hole. I put a chain on one side and a turn buckle on the other side to prevent any side to side movement. I have pulled it @ 70 MPH and on gravel roads and steep grades. And the best thing of all it affects your gas mileage very little. It holds a lot of items. I carry a can of fix a flat in case of a flat. It has a common 8 inch tire. The bearings have been serviced. The frame sat in storage for over 25 years and has had very little usage in its life time. Many people have asked me questions about it and you can hear people say when you pull away from a gas station "you can't pull a one wheel trailer" it amazes and confuses people. I have to part with it as I have another trailer I put together to pull my canoes and motorcycles. There has been a lot of work put into this trailer and is ready to pull any where. I am planning on putting it on ebay in a couple of days with an $800 reserve. I live in Twin Falls, Id.
|This is a early Sears / allstate tag along single wheel trailer.
It's not in bad shape. I tapped the body all over and found the body to be quite sound.The red primer you
on the trailer helps to fight against rust.The metal is still very strong! The tag in front says Dunbar
Kapple.This trailer is Identical to the allstate trailer I have.The tailgate section needs to be welded on
but that's about all of the major work that needs to be done. These will look great with your old VW Chevy
or ford truck!! These old trailers are getting more and more rare.Don't let this old gem get away from
you!! If you win the bid and need to store this trailer for a a little bit I can help out on the storage
too. Or If your in California, Arizona or Nevada I might be able to help you with a cheaper deal besides
truck freight.This is a item out of my 17 year VW collection. Once the winning bidder wins the auction. At
least 1/4 of the total bid amount must be given as a deposit.The deposited is due immediately after the
auction.If no deposited is brought forth. The item will be offered to the next highest bidder.
|We have this Allstate one wheel trailer. As you can
tell by the pic's it doe's have rust but most is still very solid. The wheel assy is in great shape and
has what looks like the orginal tire and doe's not leak air. Also have the mounting hardware to bolt this
to your bumper. Located in Dallas Oregon and you can e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
|Gentlemen, I have received the Allstate
trailer badges and they are ready to be shipped. Attached to this email is
a picture of the repo badge. Im sure that everyone will be happy with the quality.
Please let me know if you are still interested in one or more of the badges.
The price is $25 including shipping (within the USA) and $23 per additional
badge. I will accept PAYPAL, USPS money orders and CASH in U.S. Dollars. My
PAYPAL address is email@example.com I hope to hear from all of you soon. The
pictued trailer is the one that I own and is now at the body shop getting body
work and a fresh coat of paint to match my Bug convertible.
Brad sent me these pictures right before the 2006 Classic
|Found this ad on The Samba.
Here is a solid Sears Allstate single wheel trailer. There are no rust issues. Both arms are solid. The
wheel mechanism is solid and functional. The taillights are missing the lenses and the frames are bent. No
serious body damage. Easy restore. Model 231-963 Serial # 4405.
||(This trailer has been identified
as an Allstate by the wheel assembly and the 6 bolt wheel. 1/06 ah) |
Ellis sent me the info on this trailer: "Single wheel teardrop camping trailer - cool retro single wheel trailer. painted iron "a" frame wheel with coil spring. looks like a homemade alum. camping shell that raises up over the bottom half to make a 3' tall area big enough for a full size matress. needs a tube for the tire and a easy to fabricate hitch assembly to haul it behind your bus or ????" Owned by Ellis.
|Single wheel trailer. Looks to be a sears
trailer. Does not have the original box. But does have a custom made box that can be locked. It does need
some work on one of the arms.
||Very nice site, I recently picked up this trailer it has the tag on the front that says allstate, the front section is quite rusty,
the back is very solid. Owned by Chris
|allstate one wheel trailer. Very nice trailer was
restored about 5-6years ago. No rust, is wired for lights and has some mounting brackets. Body is in real
good shape could be sanded and painted to match any vehicle. |
|Very nice single wheel trailer, comes with the
brackets for the bumper. It as some surface rust and a couple of holes. Located Houston Texas|
|I have an Allstate stamped steel single wheel trailer. I'm
restoring it and i've taken the caster apart. Here are some pics of the trailer. The caster is getting
blasted and coated right now. I can send pics as it progresses. Owned by George Birge
||I found your site - I was given a tag-a-long and I'm looking for spare parts - mainly the wheel. Having a spare would be nice. Owned
by Kermit De Jonge|
|Well I bought a 63 Allstate trailer in pretty good condition. Its rusty but
not rotten. I currently have it at an auto body place where my 62 convertible is being restored. I'm
planning to have it sandblasted and painted the same color as my bug . The bug will be an off-white body
w/tan top and the trailer will be off-white with a tan accent on the side. As you can see it doesn't have
the clamps to attach to the bumper brackets hence my email about obtaining a set or having them made
per specs if available. I downloaded pictures of some clamps from your website
but wondered if there where dimensions available.
I plan to register it on your website but I wanted to wait until the project
was done (hopefully December-January-ish). Thanks, Abel
Hi, I sent some pictures of a 1963 Sears Allstate Trailer restoration project a while back and here, finally, is the finished product.
Just wanted to send you an update of my Allstate trailer. It's been a while (longer than I thought it would take) but the final result was worth it. I was able to have some brackets made from your websites examples, Thanks!
| Found this ad on TheSamba.com.
"Sears Allstate one wheel Trailer. This is a trailer in it's original condition and color, and very
solid no rust. It has all its original parts including bumper mount brackets and plates and (Id tag).
brand new tire. this one is ready to mount and go.|
| Found this ad on The
Samba. "Rare 1950's
Sears Allstate single wheel trailer. This one is as solid as they come. It's in great original condition
and is complete less mounting hardware which can be fabricated fairly easily. These accessory trailers
look great hooked up behind an early Beetle, Bus or Type 3. It's very solid with no rust at all. There are
some minor dents and several small holes that will need to be fixed. The orginal i.d. tag is still there
but a former owner mounted a hook right through it. The tire is aged and cracked and will need to be
replaced. This is the perfect candidate for restoration. Owned by Jason in West Coast, British Columbia,
| Found this ad on The
Samba. "Allstate single wheel trailer - Hard to find allstate single wheel
trailer. Needs a wheel, you can use a wheel from a wheel
barrow or a cushman wheel. It has to holes as you can see on the photos (EZ fixer) "|
| Found this ad on TheSamba.com: &Single Wheel Box Trailer - Here is a
single wheel box trailer. This trailer is completely ready to go. I just had the wheel powder coated and
repacked the bearings. The brake light works and the tire is new. The trailer frame is perfect (original
paint). The aluminum box was added later, it latches and is lockable. The trailer is registered (yes I
have the title in hand), as a '56 so if you wanted to run vintage plates it would be very easy to do. If
you are in CA I can give you all the info you would need to do this. Also included and a set of bumper
mounting brackets (pictured)." Owned by Aaron|
Saw this trailer at the Classic 2004.
|Found this on Ebay and received the email from the owner Skip in the same week. "Presently have a 1957
T-bird for sale with a one wheel trailer attached. The trailer is an Allstate No# model E 231-963 Serial 7559. It came with car when I
bought it in 1990, With no title or paper work. The trailer was a option the orginal owner bought with car in Portland Oregon, in 1957.
Description I have says the trailer was made by Bird Products of L.A. Calif. from 1957 thru 1959. The trailer is colonial white which
matches the car and has a red tonneau cover. It is in like new condition as is the car. |
1957 Ford T-Bird 61,000 actual miles – all numbers and colors match – never wrecked, all original . VIN D7FH257188 Factory options – automatic, power steering, power brakes, 4 way power seats, town & country signal seeking radio, factory installed Tonneau cover; we have original factory invoice. Car has soft top and hardtop; Very rare after market options – include one wheel vacation "Bird Nest" trailer made by Bird Products, LA – CA, 1957 thru 1959 & under dash Hi-Way "Hi-Fi" record player. Record players turntable has stopped turning and is currently out of car to be repaired. The only flaws on body are a paint fracture on left front fender and a scratch on right the right fin. [ see pictures] If you’re looking for a unique, orginal T- Bird, this is the one…" Owned by Skip
|Here is a pic of my 23 window and restored allstate tag-a-long.
Tony&Terri&The Kids Valley SpringsCal.
||1956 ALLSTATE Trailer. Very solid, no rust holes, needs paint, No top. Lawton, OK |
|I believe these are from an old Hot VW's magazine, but I'm not
sure. They were included in an ebay auction ad. This trailer is reportedly owned by Neil Bledsoe.|
Hello, This is a 1956 Allstate trailer painted dove blue, has California gold plates the trailer is non op right now. All hardware included. The two tow bars are for VW's bug and type 3, they are homemade. The tire is a few years old with very low miles, Also comes with the original Allstate tire. When I purcased the trailer over ten years ago, it only hade surface rust (no panels have been weled on this trailer). If you want to turn heads when pulling into a car show, This is the ticket. I have to admit many 1st place trophies were achived with this trailer attached to my cars, ask anyone who saw me pull in my car in the same class, it can put you over the top. Iv'e seen alot of these trailers since owning one and this is the nicest one iv'e seen in person. Regards, Lonotch
|Found ad on Ebay: "Allstate 1 wheel trailer super rare unrestored!!!!!!!!! Solid
condition. Will make a great little vintage trailer. Needs Sandblasting, minor bodywork, and paint. Super
rare item. Have included photots of what one will look like restored. Mid 1950s item. Sold by Sears and
Roebuck. Single wheel with spring. Cute little trailer. 1/4 ton capicity. 54 by 42 by 13 weighs less than
|| The man, I bought it from, doesn't have the old registration that shows the year of the
trailer. He "thinks" it's a 1951. The last time it was registered was 1971. I called Connecticut DMV,
they said they do not keep records after 5 Years. Is there a way to determine the year from the info on
the ID plate? MODEL NUMBER 231 96360 and SERIAL NUMBER E 10025. Owned by
|Found this ad on Ebay. "I found this trailer attached to a 1960 Ford Falcon. The trailer was made in 1959 by
Allstate Trailer Co. and sold through Sears Roebuck and Co. There is an id plate on it (see pics). The model number is 231-963 and the
serial number is 3086. I have not been able to find any other info on this item. It is extremely rare and extremely cool. The deminsions
of the trailer bed are as follows: 53"long x 41" wide x 10 1/2" deep. The tire is the original tire and it still has air in it. It pivots fine and
appears to be fully functional. It will need a complete restoation and paint. There are some dents and dings. No rust through."
||Found this ad on Ebay. "this is a trailer from the 50's that clamped on the rear bumper of a car. has
one wheel that swivels. it was made to clamp on the rear bumper of cars. this trailer is in excellent shape, has a few dings and some surface rust. it has
sat in a barn for probably 30 years. says on tag "sold only by sears roebuck
and co." it is an ALLSTATE, model #231-963. paint is original. clamps
look like they have had very little use. wheel turns and swivels. measures
approx. 4'6" long, 3'4" wide and 10" deep. i don't think there
are to many around in this kind of shape."|
|My buddy Mark also sent me these pics from one of
the '03 Bugorama's in Sacramento Ca. Thanks Mark.
|Sears Allstate one wheel trailer,
used behind my 1960 36 hp beetle. Serial # 014 out of about 10,000, black
Calif. plate with current PTI registration, no rust excellent condition
considering it's vintage age, painted black, has Sears Allstate mud flap
in the shape of the United States. Tows great, a perfect addition to your
VW bug, Ghia, bus, truck or vintage vehicle. Originally sold as the perfect
addition to a weekend outing. Still has the brass side trim pieces that
are usually missing. ID tag still in tact with all model and serial #'s
|Saw your website the other day and I thought I would send you a few pictures of my Allstate trailer. It
was rusted away for the rear 10" or so, we modified the rear end to match the rear of my 37 Chevy and fabricated a roof for it. I
run this thing all over and it tows great. Keep up the good work. Owned by Steve and Linda Brown
||Found this ad on ebay."Up for your consideration is this vintage hard-to-find
One-wheel Trailer. This trailer would look cool pulled behind ANY Street Rod! Be The Envy Of All Your
Friends At The Swap Meet Measures 66" from hitches to tailgate. 12" from front of trailer to end of
hitches. Bed measures 48"x39". Aluminum Tag reads; DUNBAR KAPPLE, GENEVA, ILLINOIS, MODEL 108, It is in
overall GOOD Condition considering its age Surface Rust-No Holes."
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