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 +Century Trailers were a travel line by The Federal Trailer Company and date back to the 1930s. ​ Federal Trailer Co. was located at 19113 West Warren Avenue, Detroit, MI. They continued production through 1978.
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 +===== Years built =====
 +===== Models =====
 +===== Interiors =====
 +===== Standard Features =====
 +The Century Travel Trailers featured 32 gauge anodized aluminum skin.  They had a 5 inch box frame. ​ The belly was completely enclosed. ​ Leaf springs were standard at first, but later in larger models Mor-Ryde rubber suspension became standard. ​ The side walls were carriage bolted to the frame. ​ Two 30 pound gas bottles were standard from 22' on up.  The water was a 30 gallon pressure tank starting on the 22' model. ​ They had a 7 gallon propane water heater. ​ The roof had three power roof vents. ​ The front vent was pre-stressed for A/C if a customer wanted to add it later. ​ Four, six, and later eight cubic foot refrigerator/​freezers were available. ​
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 +From the 22' on up, the standard bedroom was a mid location twin beds.  A single bed was an option. ​ Also with the twin bed arrangement,​ one or two upper beds could be ordered as an option.
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 +From the 22' on up, the standard bathroom was in the rear.  The sink was center. ​ A shower was on the left.  The stool with a twenty gallon holding tank was on the left.  A built in hamper was next to the stool.
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 +A rear bedroom and side bath was also an option from 22' on up.
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 +All Century trailers were custom built. ​ The factory would modify any trailer to a customer'​s needs
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 +For a while Century built 10.5', 11' pickup campers and several sizes of fifth wheels.
 +===== Prices =====
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 +Our 1956 16' model, 6’6” wide,
 +Weighs 1580lbs (according to title) and sold for about 1200 dollars new. Aluminum skin.  This came listed as a 4 or a 6 sleeper. ​ We believe this to be the 6 sleeper due to the bunks.
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 +Dinette in front that folds down into a bed, Back bed with bunk, "​Sportsman"​ propane heater/w chimmney, Propane Stove, Electric fridge. ​ No toilet/​shower. ​ This trailer was used mostly for hunting. ​ The old furnace worked great in the Michigan winters.
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 +Bev here.  We didn't always just take it hunting. ​ Here we are camping in the backyard with the Century.  ​
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 +Here are some pictures of my family'​s 1968 or 69 Century taken around 1970.  This trailer was built in Webberville,​ Michigan. ​ We visited the plant shortly after we bought the trailer. ​ This was a solid, quality trailer that my family towed thousands of miles. ​ I'd like to find one to restore, so if you know of one similar to this one, let me know!! ​ (Brent Michael, Murfreesboro,​ TN)
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 +===== Clubs/Links =====I have one of these old century trailers that looks just like the one in the pic.  It is a 28ft model. ​ Looking to sell if interested. Msias@neo.rr.com
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 +Brent Michael ​    I have  this sitting in my yard   up for sale,    everything in it, except for  hot water tank.       It has the stove, sink and refrig in it.   you interested, ​ Call me   ​8152504364
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 +Hello I have a 1978 22+ foot aluminum trailer. Branded as Century, webberville,​ MI. 4 Tire, single Axle 2- door
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 +361-244-2935 cell