1949 Willys Jeep Utility Trailer
Here is a picture of my 1949 factory trailer. It was purchased with the 1949 Willys Jeep family vehicle.
I received it from my dad.
Why is the trailer never talked about with all your Jeep lovers?
Being 63 and with first hand knowledge of the trailer places me in a good position to confirm the trailers heritage compared with other trailers that were lost in the many layers of sales and trading...
In Norway there is a Jeep restorer that confirmed the fact that Jeep did make trailers.
Another detail... My dad had the tongue extended after trying to back up the short tongue and ended up falling on the ground in frustration (maybe a little exaggerated).
The trailer also had a pull down support stand that was latched up by a spring loaded hook. The lights needed to be upgraded due to Maine requirements.. Stop and Signal. But have the original license plate light..
Would love to sell the trailer to a restorer that would keep it as I have...Larry's Comment: Donald, I have been researching the Willys/Jeep trailers, but with little success due to the (now) rarity of these great little utility trailers.
They were evidently not cataloged or documented well when they were made making finding any identifying information very limited. I have a number of books written by Willys/Jeep experts with little or no mention of the specific trailers or implements once available.
I went to eBay.com to see if there was much activity regarding Willys/Jeep trailers and there was very little to be found.
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