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mobile_scout [2010/10/25 23:02]
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mobile_scout [2012/09/20 15:59]
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 1955- Company of same name still in business or back in business building modern trailers, mostly 5th wheels. Produced canned ham aluminum trailers through the 60's and tandem axle trailers starting in 1967.  1955- Company of same name still in business or back in business building modern trailers, mostly 5th wheels. Produced canned ham aluminum trailers through the 60's and tandem axle trailers starting in 1967. 
  
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 +The following information was gathered June 2012 by Amy Young-Leith,​ owner of the MobileScoutMadness.blogspot.com blog about the path of the company after the 60'​s: ​
  
-{{mobile_scout_logo.jpg|}}+//Mobile Scout was indeed a company that built travel trailers years agoI will give you an update as I know the history. In the late 70s William Dozer Thornton who owned the company sold it to an investor group. It was bankrupted by the new owners in the early 80s. W. D. Thornton received the right to the name in the bankruptcy in exchange for the money that they still owed him. 
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 +In 1992 several of us that were involved in the RV industry started a new venture, SunnyBrook RV, Inc, with Tom Thornton being one of the partners. W.D. Thornton was Tom’s father and Tom owned several RV dealerships in Texas at the time. When we started producing units Tom wanted his units built with the Mobile Scout name on them instead of SunnyBrook. Then several other Texas dealers also expressed interest in having their units built with the Mobile Scout Name. So we acquired the right to use the name and have been building units with the Mobile Scout name on them ever since. 
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 +In December of 2010 SunnyBrook was acquired by Winnebago Industries. 
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 +[...] 
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 +Elvie J. Frey, Sr. 
 +President, Winnebago Industries// ​
  
 ===== Models ===== ===== Models =====
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 ===== Pictures ===== ===== Pictures =====
-==1955== 
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-12' model (unknown owner) 
 ==1957== ==1957==
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 1960 Mobile Scout restored in 2009 - Shelton, WA 1960 Mobile Scout restored in 2009 - Shelton, WA
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 +==1961==
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 +1961 Mobile Scout (12' model) is all original. Stove, refrigerator,​ sink, birch cabinets and interior. Even the table. Owner: Melodie Swanson, South Lake Tahoe CA.
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 ==1962== ==1962==
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 [[http://​www.allmanufacturedhomes.com/​html/​vintage_mobile_homes.htm]] [[http://​www.allmanufacturedhomes.com/​html/​vintage_mobile_homes.htm]]
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 +Amy Young-Leith,​ owner of a 1962 16' Mobile Scout, runs a blog gathering information,​ photos and stories about Mobile Scouts called Mobile Scout Madness: ​
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 +[[http://​mobilescoutmadness.blogspot.com/​]]
  
 Vintage Trailer Supply has the gasket for the triangular window: Vintage Trailer Supply has the gasket for the triangular window:
  
 [[http://​www.vintagetrailersupply.com/​Triangular_Window_Gasket_p/​vts-571.htm]] [[http://​www.vintagetrailersupply.com/​Triangular_Window_Gasket_p/​vts-571.htm]]
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