Silver Eagle


Silver Eagle

Wiki Page author – Randy Carmel – carmel.randall@icloud.com

Manufacturer Information:

Silver Eagle, Division of Vacation Homes Inc.
1711 N. Adams    Elkhart, IN. 46514
In business since 1965, Russ Asgard, Pres.;  Kermit Doty, s.m.;  Andy Dixon, g.m. & p.a.;  Pat Musser, prod. mgr.

Years Built:

1965 to at least 1979

Models:

14 different models and truck campers in 1967
7’ wide:  15’ & w/c 16’5”, and 16’ & w/c 17’5”, and 17’ & w/c 18’5”
7 1/2’ wide:  17’5” & w/c 19’, and 19’ & w/c 20’5”, and 20’5” s/c. Also 20’5”, 22’5”, & 28’.
8’ wide:  32.5’   Special Units:  commercial models.

Standard Features:

Custom raised hand-crafted cabinetry, aerodynamic windbreak front, metal underbelly, 8 ply tires 15” tires, Dexter heavy duty axles, wheels, springs, brakes. 4” frame, fully insulated, Birch interiors, valenced drapes, 5” cushions, full trunk.

Unique features:

“Wind Cheat” front with the claim of:
  1. 30% less sway
  2. 20% better gas mileage
  3. 100% easier pull
  4. years ahead styling

Prices:

in 1967-68:
  • $1388 for 15’
  • $1558 for 16’
  • $1998 for 17’
  • $2128 for 18’5” s/c
  • $2098 for 19’
  • $2328 for 20’5” w/c
  • $2698 for 20’5”
  • $3628 for 28’
  • $3198 for 8’ wide 32’5” trailer
  • See also photo of 1979 dealer price list for later models.

Photos

1969 Silver Eagle Brochure

1967 ad showing “wind cheat” design

By the mid-late 70’s models lacked pointed front.

Mid-70’s model

Mid-70’s model

Mid-70’s model Interior

Mid-70’s model Interior

Example of late 60’s 19’ cabover model

15’ 1968 model

15’ 1968 model with typical birch interior

1966 17’5” Silver Eagle for Sale

1966 Silver Eagle 17’5” model from above

Ad from 1968 shows many of their models

Obtained at the RV museum library file, a dealer price sheet for 1979

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