Tillitson Travel Trailers

Tillitson Travel Trailers Manufactured Owned and manufactured Tillitson Travel Coach in Florida from 1938 -1940 Greg Tillitson provided this information at the Sacramento Auto Show in October, 2018. Greg’s grandfather, Montgomery Frank Tillitson, owned and manufactured Tillitson Travel Coach in Florida from 1938 -1940. Greg shared his family photos of the Tillitson Travel Coach Company.… Continue reading Tillitson Travel Trailers

Zollinger

Zollinger Owned and operated by Adolph and Bernice Zollinger. Built in Elkhart IN.  Manufacturer Information Zollinger Trailer Company, Elkhart Indiana From Linda Wilhoit Zollinger: They started in Elkhart Indiana and then about 1965 moved to Elizabethton, Tennessee and on to Johnson City, Tenn. The company still exist as Doozy Truck Center in Johnson City. The… Continue reading Zollinger

Siesta

Siesta 1940s-1981 Siesta Trailer Manufacturing Company, Inc. – Santa Clara, California Models 15,16,17 Unique Features Painted aluminum body with intersecting arrow design. Wrap around front and rear picture window. Pictures/Videos   Clubs/Groups Reproduction: 1959 Siesta Travel Trailer Collectible (vintagetrailersupply.com) No tags for this post.

Sears and Roebucks (Allstate)

Sears and Roebucks (Allstate) Manufacturer Information Sears, Roebuck and Company sold many products under the Allstate name, one of which was the 1-wheel trailer. So far at least 4 different models of the Sears (Allstate) trailers have been discovered. The most popular model is affectionately known as the “Tag-a-Long” single wheel trailer. Sears also sold… Continue reading Sears and Roebucks (Allstate)

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. He sold direct on the street until 1936 when he began to build a dealer body. During and after W.W.II the trailers were shipped and… Continue reading Traveleze

Sears and Roebucks (Allstate)

Sears and Roebucks (Allstate) Manufacturer Information Sears, Roebuck and Company sold many products under the Allstate name, one of which was the 1-wheel trailer. So far at least 4 different models of the Sears (Allstate) trailers have been discovered. The most popular model is affectionately known as the “Tag-a-Long” single wheel trailer. Sears also sold… Continue reading Sears and Roebucks (Allstate)

Scotsman

Scotsman Travel Trailer History Jack Watts was the owner of the original Jack’s trailer service and later Scotsman Industries in Gardena, California. He was a native of Oklahoma who lived in Palos Verdes, California. Manufacturer Information Jack’s Trailer Service, Gardena, CA Coffeyville, KS Years built At least from 1947 till 1973, possibly later. Models 14′… Continue reading Scotsman

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. In March of 36 he bought the Sportsman Trailer Company from its founder, Milo Miller, and changed the name to Schult Trailer Coach which quickly… 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 of mobile homes in the United States. He began making trailers in 1929 in Detroit, and in 1935 moved his operations to Chesaning, Mich. During… Continue reading Roycraft

Continental Trailer Company

Continental Trailer Company Made in the 40s and 50s in Chicago, Illinois A Continental towed by a factory prototype CJ2   No tags for this post.

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 to the manufacturers plate on our 1950 Coronado Westcraft Manufacturing CO. 3910 Cohasset ST. Burbank, Calif. Years built The George T. Hall Company (GTH) was… 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 four rooms and a shower bath. The US Army purchased thousands of these models as base housing for the enlisted men and their families. This… Continue reading Palace

Owosso Coach Company

Owosso Coach Company Manufacturer Information Owosso Coach was located in Owosso, MI for all but a few months of its existence. According to the Owosso Argus Press: Owosso Coach Company began in 1939 in Carunna, MI as the Millcraft Products Company and moved to Owosso, MI that same year. In 1942 they relocated to their final address where they… Continue reading Owosso Coach Company

Howard

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Howard Manufactured by Howard Industries in Saginaw, Michigan Pictures Links https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/repairingyesterdaystrailers/1942-howard-21-special-travel-coach-t4587.html No tags for this post.

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 two-wheelers folded down for easy towing by day and then mushroomed into miniature homes at night. Story has it that Warren and Ray Gilkison designed… Continue reading Gilkie

Silver Streak

Silver Streak Travel Trailer History 1949-1997 Silver Streak Trailer Company – El Monte, California From 1946 to 1948, the Curtis Wright Company (not to be confused with the Curtiss-Wright aircraft company) produced trailer coaches. In 1949, the company sold the design rights to Silver Streak partners Kenny Neptune, James “Pat” Patterson, and Frank Polito. In… Continue reading Silver Streak

Great Western

The Great Western 1947 It was made in California, and is so rare the owner has only been able to located three others around the US. The trailer is said to have been designed by Aeroflite designer, Frederick C Hoffman. Wallace Collection The Great Western has a one of a kind, space age style, window located in the back… Continue reading Great Western

Spartan

Spartan Aircraft Company 1945-1960 Tulsa, Oklahoma History The Spartan Aircraft Company was founded in 1928 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The history of Spartan has its roots in oil .Two years before Oklahoma gained statehood in 1905, an oil gusher named the No.1 Ida Glenn sprung up southeast of Tulsa. This gusher turned out to be a… Continue reading Spartan

Main-Line Travel Coach Co.

Main-Line Trailer Coach Co. Manufacturer Information 8825 Avalon Blvd, Los Angeles, CA Years built 1946-1949 Models Silver Loafer (10 ft body) Silver Lark (14 ft body) Silver Lodger (16 ft body) Silver Liner (19 ft body) Interiors- Wood Interior Standard Features- Dining area, kitchen, bed & Closet Prices – $1395 new Some owners 1947 Main-Line… Continue reading Main-Line Travel Coach Co.

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. M-Systems were made in Vicksburg, Miss. F. L. Cappert bought the company from the Bonelli family and then Cappert went on to make Magnolia Moblie… Continue reading M System

Little Caesar

1956 Little Caesar

Little Caesar 1946-1955 Sokolis Brothers Manufacturing Company – Sebastopol, CA Emil and Ed Sokolis  and their three brothers owned the company, which made just over 2,200 trailers over a 9 year period from 1946 to 1955. The companies claim to fame was the drop axle which resulted in a height of 6’10” and allowed the… Continue reading Little Caesar

LintzCraft

Vintage Camper 1947 Lintzcraft

LintzCraft 1947-1967 LintzCraft Trailer Manufacturing Company – Grand Ledge, MI According to the Grand Ledge, Michigan Historical Society, Lintzcraft Trailer Manufacturing was in business in Grand Ledge from the late 1940s until the mid-1960s. They manufactured the trailers in Flint, Michigan. City directories list the business through 1963. There is a gap in their collection… Continue reading LintzCraft

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 take long for them to be manufacturing 1000s of trailers a year. By the end of WWII, they were producing over 5000 a year and… Continue reading Lighthouse

Liberty

This 1948 29ft Liberty trailer was made by the Liberty Coach Co. in Bremen

Liberty 1941-1980s   Liberty trailers were made by the Liberty Coach Co. in Bremen, Indiana. The Liberty trailer was one of the most exclusive trailers made in the late 40s through early 50s. It was the only vintage trailer with double pane windows, and a sophisticated interior air flow ventilation system designed to keep the… Continue reading Liberty

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 industry. A leader in this growing world was Kozy Coach located in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Their advertising was effective in telling prospective buyers that “You’re Ahead… Continue reading Kozy Coach

Kit

1947 Kit Manufacturing teardrop camper trailer

Kit 1945-2008 Kit Manufacturing Company – Long Beach California Kit was founded in October 1945 in Long Beach, California. Its first product was a small “teardrop” trailer, so-called for its shape. It was to be sold as a kit, with its components assembled by buyers and attached to the rear of a motor vehicle. The… Continue reading Kit

Kenskill

Kenskill 1946 to mid-70s Kenskill Manufacturing Company – Burbank California The origin of this company was back in 1946 in Burbank, California with ‘KenSkill Kustom Kamper’. Bill Kennedy made about 200 ‘teardrop’ trailers by hand during the Summers of 1946 and 1947…… This ‘modern teardrop trailer’ design is the footprint for almost every modern 10… Continue reading Kenskill

Ideal

1958 Ideal

Ideal History Ideal Industries, El Monte, CA Ideal of Idaho, Inc. Caldwell Idaho Manufacturer Information Ideal and Cal-Craft trailers, Ideal Industries, 2328 N. Chico Avenue, El Monte, California USA FOrest8-9817 Founded in 1948 and located with many other trailer manufacturers in Southern California. Ideal moved to production facilities to Caldwell Idaho in 1978. They made… Continue reading Ideal

Holly

1957 Holly Travel Trailer

Holly Holly Coach Company – Holly Michigan Holly Travel Coach company was in business after World War II starting about 1947-1948 until the early 1960s. It was in an old building on the corner of Saginaw St. and Seminole St. in Holly, Michigan. After the business when out of business the building remained empty for… Continue reading Holly

Higgins

The Murphy Auto Museum-1946 Higgins

Higgins Camp Trailer History 1946-1948 Located in New Orleans Higgins, Inc. was founded by Andrew Jackson Higgins in January 1946 with the intention of manufacturing commercial boats and other leisure-time vehicles which included the Higgins Camp Trailer. A. J. Higgins transferred the remaining assets from Higgins Industries, Inc. which was liquidated in December 1945. The… Continue reading Higgins