These pictures illustrate a new vehicle developed by the Whattoff Motor company here for use in pulling any house trailer while complying with the varying allowable overall lengths permitted by various state regulations. Above, Jack Roberson, who has been instrumental in the truck's development, sets to work on the normal 125-inch frame.
Less than 10 minutes later the Trailer Toter is all set to go with its inventor, Vernard Whattoff. Roberson holds the two drive shafts that are used in the vehicle - the short one being used when the truck is in this position. Another three or four minutes is required to insert the drive shaft before the Trailer Toter is ready to roll.... The Trailer Toter sells for $2,395 which is about $550 over the cost of the truck at retail before conversion... Whattoff left Ames last Friday afternoon, driving the Toter for Cleveland where his brain child will be on display at the National Trailer Manufacturers Association annual show. The chances are likely that it will be the only truck present in a display of about 250 house trailers.... (November 30, 1953 Ames Daily Tribune)
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