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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  • 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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  • The Silver Vagabond

    The Silver Vagabond    It’s not a bit imposing and not so very fine, It’s sort of like a mushroom, this rolling home of mine. It never cares to settle down; it seems to want to roam, There is dust from forty-seven states encrusted on its dome. It’s stood the test of droughts, and floods and winds have lashed in

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  • America’s World Traveler AIRSTREAM 85 Years

    America’s World Traveler AIRSTREAM, Patrick R. Foster, Quarto Publishing Group, USA, Inc. Hardcover, 192 pages MSRP: $45 Book available at QuartoKnows.com and anywhere fine books are sold. Before you begin to read this, you need to know that, yes — overall, I would recommend this book to those that already own or are interested

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