Historical News Items

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Historical News Items

Here you’ll discover excerpts from old book and magazine articles, pictures, and ads for the purpose of understanding the values and history of the folks that were pioneers in the fields of trailer manufacturing and design.

View and think of it as an educational element; these trailers were not vintage when they were originally built . . .

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  • THE ORIGINAL TRAILER

    This article appeared in the very first issue of the Trailer Topics Magazine in May of 1937, page 8. The Original Trailer By ROBERT E. CALLAHAN National authority on the American Indian; author of “Daughter of Ramona”, “Heart of an Indian”, producer of the “Santa Fe Trail” and “Lone Indian” Broadcasts, and builder of Mission Village Tourist and Trailer Court, Los

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  • VIntage Trailer Funnies 1937

    These cartoons appeared in various trailer magazines and publications before they were vintage…     With this cartoon Trailer Travel introduced… “the first of a series depicting the humorous side of trailer life. Drawn by Edwin Hunter, the cartoons presented the wizward of trailerdom, a man who has a solution to every trailer problem. Featured with this genius

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  • Past Galloping Bungalows Curiosity Continues Today

    Many trailerites, like ourselves, take pride and enjoyment displaying and sharing our vintage trailers at events and rallies or while just camping with friends. Many of us have hobbies and collections representing vintage trailer memorabilia that we also share on certain occasions. Here’s an excerpt from the trailer book, Galloping Bungalows, discussing the early interest in trailers (before they were

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  • Tales Along EL CAMINO SIERRA Book & Roadtrippin’

    Tales Along EL CAMINO SIERRA by David & Gayle Woodruff Copyright 2017 El Camino Sierra Publishing We often travel north on US 395 by truck and vintage trailer; because it is so historical, beautiful and captures our imaginations. This past summer, we were camped with our 1950 Westcraft vintage trailer at Lee Vining with our friends in their large motorhomes

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