Sundowner

Sundowner Sundowner built by Davenport Manufacturing Company in the mid 60’s in Watsonville California. Information provided by Brad Davenport, son of the founders of the company. Brad found one of… Continue reading Sundowner

Talisman

Talisman Manufacturer Information “The trailer with a touch of magic” Talisman was only around for 3 years (1958-1961) Made in La Verne, California. They were mid-priced trailers and ranged in… Continue reading Talisman

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

Santa Fe

Santa Fe History Built in Sun Valley, California Years Built Mid 1950s to early 1970s Photos/Videos

Robin Hood

Robinhood by Cadet Coach Sold by Al Rose, “The Trailer King”, Triangle Trailer Sales (dealership) 10117 E. Garvey Boulevard, El Monte, California USA, GIlbert 8-98410 Manufacturer Information Cadet Coach Years… Continue reading Robin Hood

Revcon

REVCON Manufacturer Information  First of all, what is a Revcon? After driving many of the typical motor homes built on truck chassis, John Hall knew that this was not the… Continue reading Revcon

Red Dale

Red Dale Manufacturer Information Red Guthrie and Dale Martfeld began RV manufacturing in a building previously used as a chicken house. The first Recreational Vehicle they built was a fold-down… Continue reading Red Dale

PleasureCraft

PleasureCraft Manufacturer Information 1955-1958 Ontario Trailer Works, Inc. 9435 Archibald Ave. Cucamonga, California That started making canned ham trailers and then later made a very unique all fiberglass travel trailer… Continue reading PleasureCraft

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

Northwest Coach

Northwest Coach El Monte, California Manufacturer Information Northwest made trailer and pickup campers. The trailers had low profiles and a winged logo in the front. In the mid-60s they started… Continue reading Northwest Coach

Oasis

Oasis History Donhal, Inc in Bellflower, California Began in 1957 producing vacation trailers, plant expanded in 1958. President: Donald Herfter, Vice President: Dwight Avery Manufacturer Information Donhal Inc. Bellflower, CA… Continue reading Oasis

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

Mercury

Mercury Manufacturer Information Birtle Manufacturing Company located on 1831 Chico Boulevard in El Monte, California USA Produced from 1954-1959 These cool little trailers had a great line up of ad… Continue reading Mercury

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

La Cabana

La Cabana La Cabana Trailer Co. 2679 Riverside Drive Los Angeles, CA According to one owner, the La Cabana company was bought by Westerner a few years after founding. That’s… Continue reading La Cabana

King

1953 KING TRAVEL TRAILER

King Walk King offered his factory direct and custom trailers through newspaper ads and at local fairs. He built trailers from 14 foot to 24 foot long. They were fully… Continue reading King

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

Ken-Craft

1965 Ken-Craft 18' Vintage Travel Trailer

Ken-Craft Fiberglass Manufactured from 1955-75. Made by Ken-Craft Products, Inc in North Hollywood/San Fernando Valley California and Upper Sandusky, Ohio The creator of the Kenskill Kustom Kamper, Bill Kennedy, launched… Continue reading Ken-Craft

Rainbow

2 rainbow trailers

Rainbow Edwards MFG. CO. 8364 San Fernando Road Sun Valley, California 1954 – Early 1960s Rainbow trailer came completely equipped and ready to roll for vacation, travel, fishing and more.… Continue reading Rainbow

Jewel

Jewel History Jewel trailers were made by: Trailer Industries Inc., 2310 N. Rosemead Blvd., El Monte, CA. Years built I just bought a Jewel off ebay and am going to… Continue reading Jewel

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

Rod and Reel

Rod and Reel Manufacturer Information Macoma Engineering Inc. 9115 ARTESIA AVE BELLFLOWER, CA The ad for the 1955 Sportsmen’s show in Los Angeles said that a Rod and Reel trailer… Continue reading Rod and Reel

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… Continue reading Terry (Coach Industries, Inc.)

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… Continue reading Aero Flite