Scamp

Scamp Years Built – 1972 to Present Produced in Backus, Minnesota by Eveland’s Inc History The Scamp Story “Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.” The Scamp 13′ trailer was the first and only trailer produced in the early years. In 1975, five hundred trailers were built,… Continue reading Scamp

PlayMor

Play-Mor History Unfortunately, the company suffered a fire and all information, serial numbers and pictures have been destroyed. At this time, they make modern “Toy Haulers”. Established in 1964, Play-Mor Trailers was started by Charles R. “Dick” Willibrand. It was his family’s love of the camping lifestyle that brought about Play-Mor’s beginning. Play-Mor continues to… Continue reading PlayMor

Nu Wa

Nu-Wa Nu-Wa Campers, Inc. / Nu-Wa Industries, Inc. Located in Chanute, Kansas NuWa (pronounced “New Way” as in “New Way of Camping” coined circa 1965) 1966-2013 These guys did it all from trailers, fifth wheels, motorhomes and big park models. They built quality into every model. Models Hitchhiker Champagne Discover America Snowbird Premier Pictures Links… Continue reading Nu Wa

Mallard

1963 Mallard Drift Wing 19.5' Travel Trailer AD Reprint

Mallard Manufacturer Information The Mallard trailer was manufactured in West Bend, Wisconsin. The Mallard Coach Corporation was founded in 1952 by Sylvester W. “Vesy” Hron and was located in West Bend, Wisconsin. Sylvester Hron was the majority shareholder and served as president from 1954 to 1969. Like many entrepreneurs Sylvester Hron founded and managed several… Continue reading Mallard

Layton

1967 Layton Vintage Camper

Layton Manufacturer Information Skyline who builds Layton is the only UL certified travel trailer and have been building them since 1950! Skyline Corporation – Makers of Nomad, Layton and Aljo travel trailers and fifth wheels, Elkhart, IN. Founded in 1951 in Elkhart, Indiana, Skyline initially produced the affordable housing units popularly known as house trailers… Continue reading Layton

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

Holiday Rambler

Dream Home Fully Renovated Vintage Holiday Rambler with Beautiful Modern Interior

Holiday Rambler Wakarusa, Indiana 1953- Present Manufacturer History and Firsts Holiday Ramblers are often overlooked as the vintage classics they truly are. The Holiday Rambler Company was founded by Richard Klingler in his home town of Wakarusa, ten miles south of Elkhart, Indiana, where he started building trailer parts in a chicken coop and assembling… Continue reading Holiday Rambler

Hi-Lo

Hi-Lo Manufacturer Information Hi-Lo Trailer Company, Inc. was founded in 1955 as Snyder’s Hi-Lo Trailers. In 1957 they dropped the “Snyder’s” and became Hi-Lo Trailer Company, Inc. They have been located in north central Ohio, building the worlds only telescoping travel trailer ever since, after the demise of the similar Tow-Low. Hi-Lo Trailer Company, Inc.… Continue reading Hi-Lo

Terry (Coach Industries, Inc.)

Known for its two-tone canned-ham travel trailers, Terry Coach Industries woos RV show-goers in the days of Marilyn Monroe.

TERRY, COACH INDUSTRIES, INC. “You can take it with you!” Manufacturer Information Manufactured by: Western Trailer Service/ Terry Coach Industries, Inc. Huntington Park, California Noted for building travel trailers and fifth wheel trailers, Terry has been a popular, long-running name in the participation of vacation as well as camping excursions. Existing since the 1950s, recreational… Continue reading Terry (Coach Industries, Inc.)

Shasta

Shasta Travel Trailer History The Shasta Trailer Company started out in 1941 by building mobile home trailers for the US Armed Forces in a Los Angeles, California plant. After WWII, they sold mobile homes under the Cozy Cruiser brand. 1952 was the first year for the Shasta brand to roll off the assembly line in… Continue reading Shasta

Franklin

Vintage 1964 Franklin Camper Trailer

Franklin Franklin Coach Co. Nappanee, IN 46550 Ph. 574-773-4106 Founder: Paul Abel Manufacturer Information Taken from the company’s website http://www.franklincoachrv.com/ Franklin Coach Co., Inc. is one of the oldest R.V Manufacturers that has the same ownership from its inception till today. Franklin Coach Co., Inc. was founded in 1945 to build what was then called trailers… Continue reading Franklin

EXCEL

Excel RVs Excel was originally formed in North Hollywood, CA in 1966; the factory address was 11491 Vanowen St., North Hollywood. (Visited the factory in August of 1967); my Parents had purchased a 1966 Model 20D in September of 1966. Peterson Industries acquired the “Excel” name following the bankruptcy of the original Corporation Peterson Industries:… Continue reading EXCEL

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 turn a member of the Swift Leisure Group. The first production of 50 units from the Eccles factory in Birmingham is believed to have commenced… Continue reading Eccles

Coachmen

RARE Vintage 1968 Coachmen Camper

Coachmen Manufacturer Information 1964 – present Coachmen Industries, Inc. – Middlebury, Indiana 1969 coachman tandem axle models Photos Clubs/Links www.cannedhamdecals.com Reproduction Coachmen decals No tags for this post.

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 Sports Car of Motorhomes” until the company’s demise in 2005. In January 2013, the intellectual property rights of the Chinook brand, including the nameplate, designs,… Continue reading Chinook

Avion

1957 Avion Regal

Avion Travel Trailer History 1955-2002 Built in Benton Harbor, Michigan This history of Avion begins not with its founder Loren Cayo but with his father Julius N . Cayo. Julius was the founder of Cayo Manufacturing Company. He trained his sons in the tool and die designing industry. As a result, the sons became skilled… Continue reading Avion

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 with his grandfather, who led a mule train in Baker, Oregon. Later, as an adolescent, he was a shepherd, living in a two-wheeled donkey cart… Continue reading Airstream