Info on Elgin Trailers?

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Info on Elgin Trailers?

Postby DavidK » Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:11 am

Anyone familiar with Elgin trailers? A friend just gave me one. Interesting suspension system.

I'm not finding much on them on the web. Still has a a decal on one of the fenders. Looks like it was yellow originally.

I wonder who the manufacturer was?
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Re: Info on Elgin Trailers?

Postby kirkp » Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:16 am

That is an interesting trailer! Looks like it has some type of torsional axle system. That's what a lot of travel trailers come with now made by Dexter axle. Sort of amazed that it was around back then.

I was curious on what might be out there. From what I've read online it looks like it might have been sold by Sears. They had the Elgin motors and you could also buy Elgin wood boats and trailers. The boat thing surprised me. Now, trying to figure out who made trailers for Sears may be a little more difficult. Even found a link for Sears Parts Direct to get boat trailer parts. Who knows, maybe you can get some kind of info out of them. Wouldn't that be a hoot. Anyway, here are some links I found and maybe you've already seen them. The person at the Elgin Outboard site may be able to help you out.

Good luck with your project.
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Re: Info on Elgin Trailers?

Postby Dan in TN » Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:27 am

Here is another one to look at. More conventional. I don't know anything about them either. This one has been for sale a long time. Looks pretty rough! ... 80507.html

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Re: Info on Elgin Trailers?

Postby westwind » Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:58 pm

Like their outboards, they had several different suppliers for trailers. I have a TeeNee style Elgin trailer, not sure who might have made yours
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Re: Info on Elgin Trailers?

Postby kirkp » Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:54 pm

Hopefully as you work on it you'll find some info like a model number or something. Might go a long way to finding some info out there.

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