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Old 03-16-2014, 07:12 PM   #1
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Ohio/ "Apeco" fixer $500.00

Link to CL ad....22 days old but still up.

No pics there but I think this might be the trailer talked about in the discussion at this link. Not very many of those made, and this one's in the same general area as that O.P.'s location..

Same trailer also illustrated with back deck in down position on page 172 of this issue of Popular Mechanics
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Old 03-21-2014, 05:58 PM   #2
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Re: Apeco

Hi All:
I have been e-mailing about this Apeco trailer.
It is still available, and I think a little more than
I wish to take on right now, although a good looking
platform for the right person.

They just want it gone now, and are literally accepting
offers.
I will attempt to send the pics, they forwarded to me.
Good luck, I hope someone here can find the time to
save what could be a very kool little trailer!

Cheers, Jake
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Old 03-21-2014, 06:12 PM   #3
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Looks like a door is required. Three sinks? What is with all the cross bracing, but no support for the roof?

A part of me, (which I am currently restraining) would love to go pick it up. The far more rational part of me is thinking this is years worth of work.
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Old 03-21-2014, 06:22 PM   #4
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Lol, I understand your hesitation.
The 3 sinks do NOT go with the trailer,
for a house.
I have no idea about the bracing, or if they are just 2 x 4's
inside?
Although, based on the pics from the Popular Mechanics, as above,
it was certainly ahead of it's time, with the Toy Hauler/ screen room, fold down ramp.
It certainly has promise!
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Old 03-21-2014, 07:08 PM   #5
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I know a way I could REALLY annoy my wife now!
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Old 03-21-2014, 08:20 PM   #6
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It would be great to have a trailer that looks like a shuttlecraft... even more so than the Snoozy, IMO. However, this one does not appear to need mere TLC. It looks like it needs to be in intensive care!
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Old 03-21-2014, 08:43 PM   #7
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Lol, to be sure!
It definitely, needs the attention of one
with many skills, she's not for the faint hearted, lol!

I hope someone is up for the challenge, could be an amazing finish!
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Old 03-21-2014, 09:21 PM   #8
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It's in no worse shape than the Amerigo I just got is. Total gut job. At least the gutting largely appears to have already been done - that's a major bonus. Ad says a fair amount of work already done (hopefully well). Sometimes there's advantages to something like this - you get to make it all your own.
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I'm glad I don't have garage access where I live or I'd be going to get that mess. It's strangely compelling.
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Old 03-21-2014, 09:39 PM   #10
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If I didn't have a half-deconstructed Amerigo in the driveway, I'd go for it. I love the front end windows on that thing!

The fold-down rear offers all sorts of fun possibilities: Porch (or originally), little toy hauler, hybrid (add a bed into it). . .
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The metal roof would scare me.
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Old 03-21-2014, 11:19 PM   #12
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The metal roof would scare me.
Does it have a metal roof? I missed that. That wouldn't deter me...

Truth is, if it wasn't so far away I'd have jumped on it myself, even though it goes against my "one is enough" philosophy. I'm really likin' the "partydeck" dropdown there at the rear!
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I think the metal, (tin foil?) is being used like a tarp.
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