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

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

Aero Flite

Aero Flite Started in 1945 and only produced trailers for 4 years. Ended production in 1949. Made by Aero Lines in Van Nuys, California Aero Services was a company at the Metropolitan Airport in Van Nuys, California. They were a repair company for aircraft out of the airport and decided to start a travel trailer… Continue reading Aero Flite

Curtis Wright

Curtis Wright Made by Curtis Wright Industries’ Aircraft & Trailers (no relationship to the Curtiss-Wright Corporation) If you are an owner of a Curtis Wright, please add your contact name, email, model, and serial number below. It would be interesting to find as many CW trailers that are still out there. If you need help… Continue reading Curtis Wright

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

Avalair

Avalair History Built in Baroda, Michigan – Avalair is a rare find. Not too many of these out there. I have had limited success in getting the history of these trailers. Seems to be part Avion and part Airstream – The name is likely a contraction of the two. Looks a bit more Avion(ish). Reminds… Continue reading Avalair

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

Airlight

Airlight Made in Los Angeles, California in 1954-1955 Airlight manufactured a few small aluminum airframe trailers (12+ ft. body) in 1955; in the following year they morphed into El Rey Trailer Co., manufacturing bigger aluminum trailers. Only five of the little Airlights are known to exist at this writing (3/11) Four that I know of… Continue reading Airlight