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Old 12-09-2019, 12:21 AM   #1
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Hey yall! Excited to see this forum as I havent been able to find much info for what I have recently obtained! My small family recently acquired a small trailer for building travel/camping/fun memories! We just bought a 74 13 foot tote n tarry trailer. A lot of Unworking parts, missing electrical components and just all around in need of some tlc. Was curious if anyone had any sort of owners manual or knows where I may acquire one so I can get a grip on where I need to start!? Want to camp yesterday but obviously have to get this **** sorted before I tote and tarry it anywhere! Thanks!!!
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Old 12-09-2019, 10:19 AM   #2
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Congratulations on your find and welcome to the world of fiberglass. It sounds like you have some work to do on the interior, although you haven't mentioned specifics yet.
Looks like the PO shined it up nicely for resale and the outside appears in good shape (yeah, I know, eggshape).
Two things I notice. There don't appear to be any breaks in the roof at all. Like for plumbing vents or ventilation openings.
And what are the two things showing on the left edge of the door? They look kind of like rubber clamps, but hard to tell.
Anyway, there aren't many of those around and I hope you are able to fully restore it. And have fun doing so.

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Old 12-09-2019, 12:04 PM   #3
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Walter,

I noticed the same things. Very shiny and weird door catches. It seems the door doesn't match the curve of the body and the door latch must not be reliable.

I've never heard of these. Did they use the same molds as Boler, or some other trailer?
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Old 12-09-2019, 12:14 PM   #4
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They are included on the fiberglassrv forums list but I've never seen one. One of many early, short lived Boler knockoffs.
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The door is dropping down, check out the top left. Those are two-bolt boler hinges, not the three-bolt Scamp hinges.


We have several Tote 'N Tarry members, at least they registered with that brand. There may be more due different spelling, etc. IF you have specific TNT questions, perhaps another owner of that brand can help you. Otherwise, just ask away on the forum: Fiberglass RV - Tote n Tarry Trailer
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And what are the two things showing on the left edge of the door? They look kind of like rubber clamps, but hard to tell.
Great find Eric. Hopefully it will turn out well for you. There's many trailers here that looked far worse and have been nicely restored.

Walt,

They look like the stretchable rubber things one uses to tie down a hood or hold down a pop-top; the ones with a "ball" molded in the end to engage with a metal "stirrup". I'm guessing the door latch might not be reliable for towing; the fit looks to be off a bit.
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Walt,

They look like the stretchable rubber things one uses to tie down a hood or hold down a pop-top; the ones with a "ball" molded in the end to engage with a metal "stirrup". I'm guessing the door latch might not be reliable for towing; the fit looks to be off a bit.
Yeah, those are owner add-ons. I've personally seen a couple of Tote 'N Tarrys over the years, this is the first one I've seen with these.
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Great find Eric. Hopefully it will turn out well for you. There's many trailers here that looked far worse and have been nicely restored.

Walt,

They look like the stretchable rubber things one uses to tie down a hood or hold down a pop-top; the ones with a "ball" molded in the end to engage with a metal "stirrup". I'm guessing the door latch might not be reliable for towing; the fit looks to be off a bit.
That is what they look like, and your picture is of what Oliver used to use on their propane covers. I "pity the fool" (remember the A team?) that has to use them. Clearly made for some kind of he-person! Similar things are used on Jeep hoods.
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They look like the stretchable rubber things one uses to tie down a hood or hold down a pop-top; the ones with a "ball" molded in the end to engage with a metal "stirrup". I'm guessing the door latch might not be reliable for towing; the fit looks to be off a bit.
Yeah, that's what I meant by rubber clamps.

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