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-===== **ARISTOCRAT** ===== 
  
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-===== History ===== 
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-Irving Perch manufactured Aristocrat trailers in California from 1956 to 1974. The Lo Liner model was called that because one could purchase optional metal wheels to install when storage in a low garage was desired. These smaller wheels lowered the height, as well as the unique "drop axle"​. ​  The Lo Liner was sold as a 13' and a 15' trailer back then, but licensed as 16', as the nearest measurement from hitch to tail.  Perch also manufactured a Mainliner, Land Commander, Hi Liner, Lil Loafer, ​ Travelier, Classic, Landmark, Land Liner, Land Star, American Clipper Motor Homes, the Pick-up Partner and an 8 ft RV called "the bug"​. ​ The exterior of the Lo-Liner was notable for the large windows on all sides of the trailer. The trailers were extremely well-built with aircraft construction techniques,​(metal I beams) and many are still on the road all over North America. 
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-Irv Perlitch (Perch) made his fortune by founding Aristocrat Travel Trailer after moving to Morgan Hill in 1957.   ​Mr. ​ Perch collected unusual antiques such as a 1929 Ford Tri-motor, the first commercial passenger plane to make coast-to-coast flights. ​ In 1969, he sold his successful trailer business to begin work on a 200 acre family resort in Morgan Hill, CA. It was home to his museums of antique cars and airplanes and where he built his Flying Lady Restaurants. 
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-Irv Perlitch passed away April 30, 2008. 
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-===== Manufacturer Information ===== 
-Aristocrats were manufactured in Morgan Hill CA. 
-The Lil Loafer (Aristocrat) was made in Weiser, Idaho. 
-Another factory was begun in the East, possibly Indiana, circa 1969. 
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-**Canadian** travel trailers manufactured in 2 locations. ​ Contact Parts Department for availability of parts: 
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-West: 
-General Coach  
-PO Box 700, 9316 - 348 Avenue, 
-Oliver, BC  V0H 1T0 Canada 
-Telephone: 250-498-3471 www.generalcoach.bc.ca 
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-East: 
-General Coach 
-73 Mill Street, 
-Hensall, On  N0M 1X0 
-Telephone: 519-262-2600 www.generalcoach.on.ca 
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-===== Models ===== 
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-===== Interiors ===== 
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-===== Standard Features ===== 
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-13' Li'l Loafer: ​ Small trailer with higher profile than Lo Liner 13'​. ​ Features bunk above sink.  ​ 
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-13' Loliner: ​ 1300 lbs. Propane oven and stove. ​ Icebox. 
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-14' Travelier: 1680 lbs. sleeps 6.  Electric brakes. ​ propane oven and stove, icebox (propane fridge optional) ​ 
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-15' Loliner: ​ 1800 lbs.   Hitch wt 225 lbs.  Sleeps 6.  Electric brakes. ​ Propane oven and stove. Icebox (propane fridge optional). ​ 
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-15' Mainliner: ​ Similar to 15' Loliner, __nothing__ like the 16" Mainliner. Private toilet area. 
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-16' Mainliner: 2000 lbs. Hitch wt 225 lbs. Sleeps 6 with Rear Bunk. Propane oven and stove, icebox (propane fridge optional) Porta-potty shelf in closet. Electric brakes. 
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-17' S-T LoLiner: 2550 lbs.  Hitch wt 300 lbs. Sleeps 4 (six with optional bunk). ​ Propane oven, stove and fridge. Fiberglass shower and recirculating toilet. 
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-18' Land Commander: 2050 - 2250 lbs.  Hitch wt 225 lbs. Sleeps 6 (8 with optional bunk). ​ Propane oven, stove and fridge. Enclosed toilet area option. 
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-20' Land Liner: ​ 2100 lbs.  Hitch wt 300 lbs. Sleeps 4-6 depending on options. ​ Electric brakes. Propane oven, stove and fridge. Space heater. Complete bathroom with shower, ​ toilet and sink. 
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-24' Classic: ​ 4700 lbs.  Electric brakes, propane oven with broiler, stove, refrigerator,​ wall heater, bathroom with shower, two twin beds plus bed in dinette, double doored closet, tons of cabinet space, a rare model. 
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-===== Unique features/​Options ===== 
-Aristocrat trailers had a unique feature of note for vintage restoration. ​ The electrical connector to the tow vehicle is a 6-pin round connector with the ground and 12V positions reversed from most trailers and tow vehicles. Have the wiring system tested before using it the first time. 
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-An Aristocrat accessory- a wheel lowering attachment that allowed the trailer to be lowered by replacing the tires with these steel wheels. This allowed the trailers overall height to drop, facilitating garage storage. 
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-===== Prices ===== 
-  * 16 ft. 1967 Aristocrat (pictured in photos section) sold for $800 in 2006 (new were about $1600) 
-  * 16 ft. 1966 Aristocrat Mainliner bought in Tacoma, WA in ROUGH condition for $350 in Oct, 2008 (See rebuild and pictures below.) 
-  * 17 ft. 1966 Aristocrat travel trailer in California advertised for $1200 in 2006 
-  * 17 ft. 1968 Aristocrat Trailer in California sold for $800 in Jan, 2007 
-           1969 Aristocrat Lo-Liner Trailer in California bought for $500 in Mar, 2010 
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-===== Pictures ===== 
-**1965 Aristocrat Mainliner** 
-It's a very good example of an almost original Mainliner. ​ There are not many of them around - owner Alex Alexander 
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-1965 Aristocrat Mainliner ​ --  Original windows, baby moons, step, bumper, paint job, and running lights. ​ Reproduction emblems. 
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-1965 Aristocrat Mainliner ​ --  trailer box is 12' with a 15' length overall ​  ​Original stone shield. Reproduction awning and badges. 
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-1965 Aristocrat Mainliner -- Original paneling, quilted backsplash, upholstery, stove, windows and wall sconce. New curtains & pillows. Gas lamp over stove & bunk bed over couch are partially missing. 
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-1965 Aristocrat Mainliner -- Original paneling, countertops,​ flooring, sink, upholstery, ice box, table, paper towel holder, windows and wall sconces. 
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-Aristocrat Caravaners emblem (designed from the original) 
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-Reproduction Aristocrat "​You'​re Following"​ Badge for the rear of the trailer 
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-Small reproduction iB Perch Aristocrat badge goes beside the front door over the grab handle. 
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-**1965 Aristocrat Travelier** ​ 
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-**1965 16' Mainliner** 
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-**1965 Aristocrat Land Commander** 
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-**1966 16ft Aristocrat Mainliner (factory exterior and modernized interior)** 
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-**1966 15ft Aristocrat Mainliner** 
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-**1966 15ft Aristocrat Loliner (Exterior and Interior)** 
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-**1966 Aristocrat Land Commander; Exterior & Interior** ​ 
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-**1967 16' Aristocrat Lo Liner** 
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-**1967 Aristocrat Land Liner** 
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-**1971 Aristocrat Loliner** 
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-** 1971 Aristocrat Lo Liner** 
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-**1972 Aristocrat Lo Liner** 
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-**1972 Aristocrat Landstar** 
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-Original paneling, wallpaper, countertops,​ flooring, sink, refrigerator,​ harvest gold stove, paper towel holder, windows, wall sconces, Spacesaver bathroom with murphy toilet and white/black '​campers'​ motif. 
-The 1973 Landstar has avocado green appliances and a multi-color floral motif in the bathroom. ​ 
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-**1973 Aristocrat Lo Liner** 
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-===== Some owners ===== 
-Ryan & Linda Frizzell, toledo ,Oh. Curently restoring 1967 aristocrat, 10' Lil Loafer. 
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-Alex Alexander, DeFuniak Springs, FL.  Owner of 1965 Aristocrat Mainliner 15-6. 
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-===== Clubs/Links ===== 
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-[[http://​66mainliner.blogspot.com | Rebuild, restoration and modernization of a 1966 15.5(16)ft Mainliner]]Shown above 
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-[[http://​groups.msn.com/​PhotosAlbumgroup2/​randys67landcommander.msnw?​Page=2|Nice Restoration set of '67 Land Commander]] 
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-[[http://​groups.msn.com/​VintageVacationsantiquetraveltrailertalk/​70aristocratlolinerretro.msnw?​Page=1|Modernization of '70 Lo Liner 17']] 
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-[[http://​www.fabuloustravel.com/​ww/​elvisrv/​elvisrv.html|Elvis'​ Aristocrat!!!]] 
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-[[http://​groups.yahoo.com/​group/​AristocratTrailers |Aristocrat Owners Forum on Yahoo]] Connect with other owners and share photos of your Aristocrat trailers. 
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-[[http://​www.ipernity.com/​group/​aristocrattrailers/​network |Aristocrat Owners Forum on Ipernity]] Connect with other owners and share photos of your Aristocrat trailers. Create your own personal site. 
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-[[https://​pinterest.com/​aristocratvt/​ |Aristocrat Vintage Trailers on Pinterest]] See photos of the different Aristocrat models and more about Aristocrat trailers. 
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-[[http://​repairingyesterdaystrailers.yuku.com/​directory | Repairing Yesterday'​s Trailers on Yuku]] (Old Vintage Vacations Board from MSN) 
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-[[http://​www.vintagetrailersupply.com | Vintage Trailer Supply]] Great Source for hard to find replacement parts. 
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-[[http://​vintagetraileraxle.blogspot.com | Rebuilding an Axle]] 
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-www.cannedhamdecals.com ​ |Aristocrat decals and emblems for restoration. 
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