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-====== Aloha ====== ​ 
  
-===== History ===== 
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-On March 1st and 2nd 2010, I interview Glen Gordon who owned the company in the late 1950's through the 1960'​s. ​ Here is info from that interview. 
-The company was originally started in Aloha Oregon in 1954 (hence the name), Glen Gordon bought the company on July 6, 1959 when he was still in his 20's with a business partner and they expanded the business and moved it to Beaverton near 142nd Ave.  They sold the company in 1969 to a company called Woodtech for '​several million dollars'​ because of changes in automobiles and the economy travel trailers were falling out of favor. 
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-Although they were most well known for their travel trailers they also manufactured a variety of truck campers, and made a few custom motor homes by attaching their trailers to Chevy frames and even a few house barges by attaching their trailer frames onto barges (how cool would that be?) 
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-The smallest trailer they made was 11' and the largest they manufactured was 28', at the height of their production in the 1960's they were making 17-19 trailers a day, had several hundred employees, owned their buildings and even had a night shift to keep up with production. ​ The main areas where they sold and marketed their trailers were OR, WA, ID and BC and at one point held 13% of the regional market which was 'a remarkable amount'​ for a small company. ​ Their most popular trailer was the 15' Beaver. 
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-Because they were making their trailers for the NW market they had a few unique characteristics including a larger than normal drip rail and thicker plywood around the wheel wells to help deal with moisture. ​ Their biggest technological innovation however was wrapping the framing stringers around the frame so there wasn't just a box built onto a frame, this resulted in much higher stability than other travel trailers at the time. 
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-They also made several custom trailers for nature writers such as Francis Ames. They were also significant to the 1962 Seattle Worlds fair because there was a shortage of housing for all of the tourists they sold hundreds to enterprising Seattleites whom rented them out as vacation rentals.  ​ 
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-===== Manufacturer Information =====  
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-Aloha company founded in 1954 
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-===== Years built ===== 
-1954 - circa 1970's 
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-===== Models ===== 
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-===== Interiors ===== 
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-===== Standard Features ===== 
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-1966 15-foot Aloha 
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-Aloha Plaque 
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-1956 Aloha 
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-1956 Aloha 
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-1963 Aloha 
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-1963 Aloha 
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-1963 Aloha 
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-1963 Aloha 
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-===== Some owners ===== 
-My blog about giving new life to a 1967 Aloha Trailer 
-[[http://​alohatravelltrailer.blogspot.com/​]] 
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-Brian & Melissa Morrow 1960 Aloha 15' email maxandchip@aol.com 
-===== Clubs/Links ===== 
-http://​adventuresoffornesto.blogspot.com/​ 
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-http://​www.flickr.com/​groups/​aloha_travel_trailer/​ 
-photos of anything related to Aloha trailers 
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-http://​www.vintagetraveltrailerdecals.com 
-Very nice Aloha decals and VIN tags for your restoration. 
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-[[http://​www.myvintagetraveltrailer.com/​vintage-aloha-trailers/​|Vintage Aloha specifications]] 
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