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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  • Sunset Magazine, February 1937 Vintage Trailers

    Sunset Magazine, February 1937 Issue Vintage trailer advertisements and article:              

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  • THE Illustrated Field Guide to VINTAGE TRAILERS

    ——100s OF POPULAR, RARE, AND UNIQUE TRAILERS IDENTIFIED—— Thompson, Bob & Jameson, Carl (2019). THE Illustrated Field Guide to VINTAGE TRAILERS. Layton, Utah: Gibbs Smith Publishing. A vintage trailer owner must have! Okay, I’m going to make this review brief (or maybe not); because this book is the most inclusive and comprehensive reference publication on vintage trailers to this date. It

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  • TRAILER WAYS & DAZE! Stop-Look-Laugh

    TRAILER WAYS & DAZE! Stop-Look-Laugh Cartoons Drawn by Hank Roesler Copyright by Hank Roesler 1955 Published by Trail-R-Club of America America’s largest Publisher of books pertaining to trailers and mobile home living. This book is dedicated to the hundreds of thousands of happy trailer travelers and mobile home owners. Because of the wonderful freedom from care this new way of life

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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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