Chinook

Chinook/Trail Wagons, Inc. Chinook RV, a division of Trail Wagons, Inc. was a family-owned and operated manufacturer of relatively short-length, high-quality Class C (Class B+) recreational vehicles, once considered “The… Continue reading Chinook

Silverdome

Silverdome Manufacturer Information Second largest manufacturer (behind covered wagon) is Detroit’s Silver Dome, Inc., which last week tripled its floor space to 72,000 sq. ft. Producing 15 trailers a day,… Continue reading Silverdome

Traveleze

Traveleze Manufactured in Burbank, Ca. History Traveleze was one of the very first companies to make and sell travel trailers. It was founded in 1931 by Kenneth Dixon in LA.… Continue reading Traveleze

Schult

Schult History Wilbur Schult started in Elkhart, IN, in 1933 as a dealer for Covered Wagon Trailers and in 35 became the national distributor for Sportsman trailers also in Elkhart.… Continue reading Schult

Roycraft

Roycraft Coach Company 1929 – 1960’s Founder Joseph Antoine Roy, a pioneer manufacturer of mobile homes, was the founder and former president of Roycraft Coach Co., the oldest continuous manufacturer… Continue reading Roycraft

Westcraft

Westcraft Travel Trailer 1932-1955 George T. Hall Company, Los Angeles, CA History Westcraft Trailer incorporated 3221 San Fernando Road Los Angeles 41, California Phone: Albany 1164 2nd location – According… Continue reading Westcraft

Palace

Palace 1934-early 1960s History In 1942 the Palace Corporation came out with a revolutionary new type of trailer (Palace Expando), one that expanded out on both sides. The model featured… Continue reading Palace

Auto Kamp

1918 Ad Auto Kamp Equipment Company Trailer Camping Tent

Auto Kamp Manufactured by Auto-Kamp Equipment Co., Saginaw, MI 1914-1940 The Auto-Kamp trailer was among the first manufacturers and is very well known. According to May 17,1916 Motor magazine “the… Continue reading Auto Kamp

Gilkie

Gilkie Travel Trailer Made in Terra Haute, Indiana in the 1920s-50s Campers who wanted to get close to nature — but not too close — loved fold-out tent trailers. These… Continue reading Gilkie

M System

1951 Vintage Travel Trailer "M Systems"

M System Trailer Coaches (by 1954 a division of the Mid States Corp.) Manufacturer Information Joesph Bonelli was the founder of the M-“System” corporation. In 1935 he organized the company.… Continue reading M System

Lighthouse

Lighthouse 1937-mid 1950s Light house Trailer Company – Chicago, IL Mr. T. D. Thomas built the first lighthouse trailer in 1937 and did it all in his backyard. It didn’t… Continue reading Lighthouse

Kozy Coach

Vintage 1930'S Kozy Coach Travel Trailer Emblem

Kozy Coach Manufacturer From the late 1920’s to the onset of World War II, one segment of the transportation world that was growing, despite economic woes, was the travel trailer… Continue reading Kozy Coach

Tralette

Tralette Manufacturer Information Tralette, also known as a Peninsular, circa 1935. Very unique antique travel trailer. Built between 1932 to 1936. Designed to expand truck space and as a sleeper.… Continue reading Tralette

Indian

Indian Trailers History Made in Chicago, Illinois Produced in late 1930s and until the mid 50s During the early years of the mobile home, production was concentrated in the Midwest.… Continue reading Indian

Eccles

Eccles Manufacturer Information Eccles is one of the oldest and most respected names in British Caravanning, still manufactured 80 years on, nowadays as part of the Sterling Caravan range, in… Continue reading Eccles

Pierce Arrow

Pierce Arrow Manufacturer Information Pierce-Arrow was an American automobile manufacturer based in Buffalo, New York, which was active between 1901 and 1938. Best known for its expensive luxury cars, Pierce-Arrow… Continue reading Pierce Arrow

Curtiss

Curtiss Manufacturer Information A fifth-wheeler for a financier The fifth-wheeler floats between the world of the trailer caravan and that of the motorhome, not quite fitting into either. Whichever side… Continue reading Curtiss

Covered Wagon

Covered Wagon Company Manufacturer Information From 1935 to 1945, Mount Clemens, Michigan was home to one of the largest travel trailer manufacturers in the United States, the Covered Wagon Company.… Continue reading Covered Wagon

Alma

Alma Alma Trailer Corporation Made in Alma, Michigan The Alma Trailer Corp. was formed in 1934 by William and Harold Redmond and Allen Hathaway who was the designer and patent… Continue reading Alma

Airstream

Airstream Travel Trailer History 1936-Present Built in Jackson Center, Ohio and Los Angeles, California Wally Byam, airstream’s founder, was practically born a traveler. As a young child he traveled extensively… Continue reading Airstream

Airfloat

Airfloat Coach Manufacturing Co History 1930-1957 Airfloat Coach Manufacturing Co, Los Angeles, California Omar Suttles put the Airfloat travel-trailer into production in Los Angeles in 1930. His port-hole window Airfloat… Continue reading Airfloat