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

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… 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… Continue reading Siesta

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

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… 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.… 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

Continental Trailer Company

Continental Trailer Company Made in the 40s and 50s in Chicago, Illinois A Continental towed by a factory prototype CJ2  

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

Howard

ViviLnk

Howard Manufactured by Howard Industries in Saginaw, Michigan Pictures Links https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/repairingyesterdaystrailers/1942-howard-21-special-travel-coach-t4587.html

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

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… Continue reading Silver Streak

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… Continue reading Spartan

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

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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… Continue reading Ideal