I recently bought a 1935 Gilkie tent trailer. I am starting a registry for Gilkie owners. I know some of the members here have owned gilkies and perhaps some still do. If anyone still has one, please send me your serial number so I can add it to the database.
My brother just restored one, he is not online but I will get the info and relay if that's ok..
My brother has a early tent trailer he picked up some were . Or what's left of it . If you can sent me a picture of one and I will compare the too .firstname.lastname@example.org
Ok just talked to my brother his Gilkie is a 1934 Delux but he has not found any serial number on it and he looked all during the restoration. Linus do you know where they would have put a number on the trailer itself ? Also if no number found can the registry assign a number to it ? Thx in advance...
Don, It should be stamped on the frame under the rear door.....
Steve is correct. Though its not really the frame of the trailer so much as the lower edge of the body. Mine is stamped right below the door.
the serial numbers I have seen are five digits. the first two should be the year and the last three are the number in sequence of the yearly run of production. So 35094 would be the 94th trailer built in 1935. I am pretty sure thats how it works.
Here is a picture for Perry
The rubber above is the bottom door seal
This Gilkie doesn't have a rear door. Its door is on the front over the tongue. He also has a framed screened in patio setup that he has no idea how it goes together. It is original to the trailer but needs to be restored.
Mine is the same arrangement. Its right under the door above the tongue.
I will have him look, thanks !!
don, what is your email address? I can try to email you a scan of the brochure that includes the extension tent and bobbinette enclosure.
Pm sent to you Linus..thanks again.
I have a late 20's model with 21" wood wheels and demountable rims.
Don't know if this is a Gilkie.
I took these in 2014 during the set up of a car display in which I was involved that was part of a charity ball for Gillette's Children's Hospital. It was held in one of 3M's huge airplane hangers at Holman Field in St. Paul.
I dont think that is a gilkie, but I sure like it. Thanks for the picture.
Do you have the serial number handy for your trailer?
A bit OT, but last night saw an ad on TV for trailers--"Vintage" trailers, modern trailers that look like the ones from the '50s! Apparently there's a big market for "Retro" Trailers.