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Forum: General Chat 12-30-2020, 12:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,850
Posted By steven whysel
“Baby’s” getting a new set of clothes

Looking top notch so far, this baby should Go to an RV museum after you give it a few years on the road. Can’t wait to see the finished product!
Stay well and stay safe my friend.
Happy trails...
Forum: General Chat 10-15-2020, 12:55 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 24,566
Posted By steven whysel
138082 I guess my penchant to explore new...

138082
I guess my penchant to explore new avenues which led me to invent the PLAYPAC, just Led me to publish my first book. The Adventurous Squirrels of Cool Waters Cove, an illustrated children’s...
Forum: General Chat 08-28-2020, 09:51 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,850
Posted By steven whysel
Baby,s getting a new set of clothes

It sure makes me happy and proud to see another of my “children” getting a new Lee’s on life. I do appreciate the hard work you both are doing . It is looking like a professional restoration. Looking...
Forum: General Chat 07-03-2020, 08:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,850
Posted By steven whysel
Beautiful sentiment! You’re a super dad and you...

Beautiful sentiment! You’re a super dad and you both are doing a first class restoration
Happy trails and stay well
PaPac aka Steve Whysel
Forum: General Chat 08-26-2019, 06:09 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 41,562
Posted By steven whysel
Original Playpac logos vs fake/pirated

Hi Playpackers, the only logos that were approved and patented by Playpac Industries were Playpac and Playpac Hitchhut. I firmly believe that any other decal was applied by the previous owner during...
Forum: General Chat 08-26-2019, 05:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,163
Posted By steven whysel
How many Playpac are on or almost on the road?

Good day Playpackers, keeping in mind that only about 75 Playpacs we’re originally built from 1972-73. I would estimate only about 25-30 can be accounted for today. I base my estimate on the info...
Forum: General Chat 05-30-2019, 01:35 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 24,566
Posted By steven whysel
Good day, love love what you've built, found and...

Good day, love love what you've built, found and brought back to life! Wish I could convince you to visit my wife and me in Florida only 45 min to Disney Land in Orlando. She has never seen one....
Forum: General Chat 10-05-2017, 07:07 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 24,566
Posted By steven whysel
Playpac Reunion????

Hey guys, have you heard about The Second Annual Florida Eggs-travaganza?
It will be held at : Spirit of the Suwanee Music Park in Live Oak Florida , January 12-15 2018. If one or more of my Playpac...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 08-08-2017, 02:58 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 19,386
Posted By steven whysel
Smile Wow!

Great planning and execution! You need to put this on "youtube" I commend your thoroughness. Wish I had you supervising the construction of Playpac. It was built in a large factory owned by the...
Forum: General Chat 07-31-2017, 08:10 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 24,566
Posted By steven whysel
Thanx for the pix. Looks like you had fun. I am...

Thanx for the pix. Looks like you had fun. I am working onThe First Playpac Reunion. I will post info soon on this site and the Playpac Pack site on Facebook. Hope you will be able to make it next...
Forum: General Chat 07-27-2017, 05:04 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 24,566
Posted By steven whysel
Thrilled to hear that another of my "children "...

Thrilled to hear that another of my "children " will get a new lease on life. I posted some comments on your build thread. I would love to have you and anyone else who loves my Playpac join the...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 07-27-2017, 04:53 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 19,386
Posted By steven whysel
Thumbs up Invitation to organize a meet in Florida and to join the Playpac pack on FB

:cool:I'm impressed! Great approach to your restoration project. Please share this with other Playpackers
who are members of the Playpac pack group on Facebook. I will gladly accept your request...
Forum: General Chat 02-12-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,316
Posted By steven whysel
Just posted some original Playpac lit in the...

Just posted some original Playpac lit in the "Gallery"
PaPac
Forum: General Chat 02-02-2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,316
Posted By steven whysel
More Playpac photos and literature

I've posted more pics and copies of original factory Warranty and brochures in the Gallery under Playpac albums. Enjoy!!!!
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 01-24-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,249
Posted By steven whysel
For more info about the Playpac visit The PlayPac...

For more info about the Playpac visit The PlayPac Pack on Facebook. You will find other members, copies of original literature and memorabilia.
Steve Whysel Playpac Founder and Pres.
Forum: General Chat 01-24-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,467
Posted By steven whysel
Fiberglass TT history

For a little bit of interesting "egg" history visit The PlayPac Pack also on Facebook.
Steve Whysel, PayPac founder.
Forum: General Chat 01-24-2015, 01:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,316
Posted By steven whysel
Post Visit "The PlayPac Pack" on Facebook.

I just posted copies of original PayPac literature and photos..Check them out and join The PayPac Pack on Facebook. Whether you own one, want one or are just intrigued by a light weight TT 40 years...
Forum: General Chat 07-28-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,057
Posted By steven whysel
Wink New PLAYPAC Packers wanted

Glad to have all those with or w/out a Playpac join our merry band of Packers on Facebook. Happy Trails, PaPac:cool::cool:
Forum: General Chat 07-03-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,057
Posted By steven whysel
Who's ready for an annual Playpac Gala in Florida...

Who's ready for an annual Playpac Gala in Florida possibly during the winter? I'll be happy to be one of the organizers.
Steve Whysel AKA PaPac
Forum: General Chat 07-03-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,057
Posted By steven whysel
Wink Facebook-PLAYPAC PACK

Check out the new Playpac friends group on Facebook called the Playpac Pack. Happy to have you as a friend.;) Steve Whysel AKA PaPac
Forum: General Chat 07-22-2013, 01:18 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 24,566
Posted By steven whysel
Starting a Facebook group would be fun and...

Starting a Facebook group would be fun and helpful. It might even bring a few of the underground PP owners aboard. Let me know how I can help. I still have some lit and ads from that era.
Happy...
Forum: General Chat 07-22-2013, 08:56 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 24,566
Posted By steven whysel
Happy trails

Melanie, all the best with your new 40 year old baby!
Happy trails, PaPac
Forum: General Chat 01-26-2010, 10:02 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 24,566
Posted By steven whysel
Woody, happy trails with your new(old) egg. The...

Woody, happy trails with your new(old) egg. The basic unit called the Hitch Hut sold for around $995. The Super Hitch Hut sold for around $1300. My memory on the specifics is "fading" but my love for...
Forum: General Chat 01-26-2010, 09:55 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 24,566
Posted By steven whysel
Woody, I do have some old literature and magazine...

Woody, I do have some old literature and magazine articles. Does your Playpac have the dome in the roof? I would love to see some photos. When and if you ever travel south with it please let me know....
Forum: General Chat 05-25-2009, 10:08 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 24,566
Posted By steven whysel
Kurt, glad you had a great first outing with your...

Kurt, glad you had a great first outing with your Playpac "Hitch hut". Your egg looks like it is in great shape. I was recently contacted by a documentary film maker who is going to make a doc. about...
Forum: General Chat 05-19-2009, 07:39 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 24,566
Posted By steven whysel
Kurt, I would hazzard a guess that there are...

Kurt, I would hazzard a guess that there are probably still about 7-10 above ground. I honestly don't recall if chrome hub caps were an option or standard equipment. I plan to go through my old...
Forum: General Chat 12-28-2008, 03:21 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 24,566
Posted By steven whysel
Steve, When the first Arab oil embargo started no...

Steve, When the first Arab oil embargo started no one knew how long it would last. The first negative was the cancellation of pending dealer orders. About 1 month later I received a call from the...
Forum: General Chat 12-28-2008, 12:52 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 24,566
Posted By steven whysel
Char, good to hear from you. In '71 I met with...

Char, good to hear from you. In '71 I met with the owner of the Boler at his plant in Winnepeg. I negotiated for the rights to build the Boler in the U.S. but the terms we not to my liking so the...
Forum: General Chat 12-22-2008, 06:18 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 24,566
Posted By steven whysel
Ralph, you get the prize for loyalty and...

Ralph, you get the prize for loyalty and longevity! Woods VW was one of our earliest dealers. Are they still in business? As I mentioned in an earlier entry VW dealers were the first target for our...
Forum: General Chat 12-22-2008, 06:07 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 24,566
Posted By steven whysel
Ricky, The domed skylight was an inspiration of...

Ricky, The domed skylight was an inspiration of the Industrial Designer Toshi Sako. It allowed more light inside as well as another unique desing feature not found on any other T.T. He assured me...
Forum: General Chat 11-24-2008, 05:48 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 24,566
Posted By steven whysel
When I last left off it was probably early '72...

When I last left off it was probably early '72 and sales were starting to roll in, predominately in the eastern seaboard states. While exhibiting at a show in Florida I was approached by an exec. of...
Forum: General Chat 11-04-2008, 10:23 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 24,566
Posted By steven whysel
Ricky, I would love to see your PP one of these...

Ricky, I would love to see your PP one of these days. Possibly when we return to our home in Florida we will be able to vist you in Georgia. If there is a "Playpacker" out there who plans to be near...
Forum: General Chat 11-04-2008, 10:15 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 24,566
Posted By steven whysel
Jim, you are so right they all have proven...

Jim, you are so right they all have proven themselves to be hardy and timeless. It's hard for me to believe that 37 years ago the first Playpac rolled off the assembly line. It was an extraordinary...
Forum: General Chat 11-04-2008, 09:57 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 24,566
Posted By steven whysel
Kenny, The moulds were destroyed in '74

Kenny, The moulds were destroyed in '74
Forum: General Chat 11-03-2008, 10:29 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 24,566
Posted By steven whysel
As I posted earlier I'll slowly tell the story of...

As I posted earlier I'll slowly tell the story of the rise and fall of the Playpac. We last left off with the successful completion of a full scale prototype(early '71). My next projects involved...
Forum: General Chat 11-03-2008, 10:05 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 24,566
Posted By steven whysel
Ricky, my camping days have come and gone but my...

Ricky, my camping days have come and gone but my love for the Playpac and its brethren has never dimmed.
Steve
Forum: General Chat 11-02-2008, 08:48 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 24,566
Posted By steven whysel
Ricky, if I was still in business I would buy the...

Ricky, if I was still in business I would buy the rights to your posted picture. What a perfect setting. "Happy trails'
Steve
Forum: General Chat 11-02-2008, 01:51 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 24,566
Posted By steven whysel
The Playpac is now listed in Wikipedia under the...

The Playpac is now listed in Wikipedia under the Travel Trailer section (Small travel trailers) I would truly appreciate if someone would post a picture of one next to the column. All of my...
Forum: General Chat 11-02-2008, 01:25 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 24,566
Posted By steven whysel
Pat, the table top fit across the 2 benches. The...

Pat, the table top fit across the 2 benches. The bench back rests fitted ontop of the table top (slept 4 very "cozily") There were 2 flip down bunks that were suspended above the side windows for 2...
Forum: General Chat 11-02-2008, 01:19 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 24,566
Posted By steven whysel
Mary, your question is a good one. While the...

Mary, your question is a good one. While the Playpac was a new patented design it could also be cosidered an indirect decendent of the Boler. The Playpac was the first FGTT produced in the US. The...
Forum: General Chat 11-02-2008, 01:11 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 24,566
Posted By steven whysel
Cindy, maybe you can get together with Charlene...

Cindy, maybe you can get together with Charlene post#16 who has a Playpac for sale. I won't be scared away but since I still work full time I will not always be prompt to answer. I have every...
Forum: General Chat 11-02-2008, 01:03 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 24,566
Posted By steven whysel
Bonnie, It's great to know you are a "foster...

Bonnie, It's great to know you are a "foster parent" to one of my babies! When I decided to proceed with the construction of a full size model the next step was in finding the right company to build...
Forum: General Chat 11-02-2008, 12:51 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 24,566
Posted By steven whysel
Charlene, I'm sure you'll find a buyer soon who...

Charlene, I'm sure you'll find a buyer soon who will treat my "baby" well. How long have you owned it? What improvements have you done?
Steve
Forum: General Chat 11-02-2008, 12:43 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 24,566
Posted By steven whysel
Bonnie, I will look forward to seeing your...

Bonnie, I will look forward to seeing your finished product. It feels like you are giving a new suit of clothes to one of my "children"
Steve
Forum: General Chat 11-01-2008, 11:27 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 24,566
Posted By steven whysel
Paul, I have no bitterness. The Playpac was very...

Paul, I have no bitterness. The Playpac was very well received and sales were flourishing in the Eastern half of the U.S when the Arab oil embargo helped put us out of business. It was just a case...
Forum: General Chat 11-01-2008, 11:21 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 24,566
Posted By steven whysel
Frederick, when I commissioned the Industrial...

Frederick, when I commissioned the Industrial Designor he was given the following guidelines: It must be light enough to be towed by a VW bug, Have a private bathroom, be able to sleep up to 6, have...
Forum: General Chat 11-01-2008, 12:51 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 24,566
Posted By steven whysel
Mary, it will be fun sharing my experiences with...

Mary, it will be fun sharing my experiences with all those who love white eggs.
Steve
Forum: General Chat 11-01-2008, 11:56 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 24,566
Posted By steven whysel
Donna, Back in 1971 I was a Volkswagen dealer. I...

Donna, Back in 1971 I was a Volkswagen dealer. I had many customers who were trading in big cars for a VW who loved trailering and could not find a solid wall trailer light enough to be towed by a...
Forum: General Chat 10-31-2008, 11:30 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 24,566
Posted By steven whysel
Just found this site and soooo happy to see that...

Just found this site and soooo happy to see that my dream/reality still lives on. All those PP owners who want to learn more about the PP's conception and birth and share their experiences are...
Forum: General Chat 10-31-2008, 10:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,740
Posted By steven whysel
Jake, I am the inventor and original CEO of the...

Jake, I am the inventor and original CEO of the company that founded and built the PlayPac(PlayPac Industries). Your model was one of the early ones 1972. Production stopped in '73 due to the Arab...
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