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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  • 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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  • 1936 AIRSTREAM SILVER CLOUD: THE OLDEST FACTORY-PRODUCED AIRSTREAM STILL IN EXISTENCE?

    IS THIS 1936 AIRSTREAM SILVER CLOUD (Wooden) THE OLDEST AIRSTREAM FACTORY-PRODUCED TRAILER STILL IN EXISTENCE? (Portions of this article appeared in the January-February 2017 of the Vintage Camper Trailers Magazine. Volume 6, Number 1, Issue 29 and can be acquired by going to www.vintagecampertrailers.com…) (Go to http://www.pinkflamingorvradio.com/march-2017.html for a radio broadcast and slideshow of the Palm Springs Modernism Vintage Trailer Show

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  • HAMPSON’S HOME-A-LONG TRAILER HISTORY

    Home-A-Long Trailer History* There are times when the most amazing connections happen when you least expect them. The Buellton Bash Vintage Trailer Rally 2016 had ended, we had driven away to go home and stopped to see someone’s “new” vintage trailer they had recently acquired — but, while

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  • Trailers in 1949 . . .

    Trailer Coach Specifications for 1949 TRAILER TOPICS MAGAZINE, February 1949 According to the magazine, all trailer coach manufacturers in 1949 were invited to send their specifications in to TRAILER TOPICS. All those sent in were listed. In addition to the location (address) of manufacture, just basic specifications were included that would enable one to compare values and prices. Some trailers

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