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
Utopia The Utopia was built by the Utopia Coach Corp in Elkhart IN 1965-1969 Models Panoramic of various sizes Features Large “panoramic” front windows and trunk back – angular canned ham Brochure 1968 Utopia Brochure provided by Kelly Kline Videos/Picture No tags for this post.
Utopia The Utopia was built by Coach Corp in Elkart IN, the went out of business in the 70’s Models Panoramic with various lenths Brochure Here is a 1968 Utopia brochure – scanned by Kelly Kline Videos and Photos No tags for this post.
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
Phoenix Manufacturer Information Manufactured by Heckaman Manufacturing, Inc., Phoenix Division, Nappanee, Indiana 1960s Photos Clubs https://www.facebook.com/groups/580791085367220/ No tags for this post.
PENGUIN Manufacturer Information Penguin Industries, Inc 2508 Middlebury St. Elkhart, Indiana 46514 Box 1284 Years built At least 1969 1970 & 1971 ,other years unknown ( Info on this Page reprinted from 1970 Brochure ) Models Penguin 14′-6″ and 16′ FD (front dinette) and SD (side dinette) Models Width — All models 7′ * 16’Model… Continue reading Penguin
Nomad History Manufacturer Information Skyline’s Corporate Profile Skyline Corporation is one of America’s leading producers of manufactured housing and recreational vehicles. These products are built in plants located from coast to coast and marketed nationally through independent retailers. HISTORY Founded in 1951 in Elkhart, Indiana, Skyline initially produced the affordable housing units popularly known as… Continue reading Nomad
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
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
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
Manufacturer Information International Harvester offered a camper for their Scout 80/800 models Years built 1963 Models The patent Pictures An advertising photo Advertising photograph of a Scout Camper with “bed ‘wings’ extended”. A woman pours coffee at the back door and outside a man by a canoe readies his fishing gear. Accompanying press release states:… Continue reading International Harvester
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
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
Golden Falcon History Skyline produced a Golden Falcon from the late 60s into the early 70s in Elkhart, Indiana Glendale also made a Golden Falcon in the 1970s – 1990s Company History: Skyline Corporation designs and produces manufactured housing and recreational vehicles (RVs). Approximately 80 percent of the company’s total sales are derived from manufactured… Continue reading Golden Falcon
Silver Eagle Wiki Page author – Randy Carmel – firstname.lastname@example.org Manufacturer Information: Silver Eagle, Division of Vacation Homes Inc. 1711 N. Adams Elkhart, IN. 46514 In business since 1965, Russ Asgard, Pres.; Kermit Doty, s.m.; Andy Dixon, g.m. & p.a.; Pat Musser, prod. mgr. Years Built: 1965 to at least 1979 Models: 14 different models… Continue reading Silver Eagle
Garway History Built in Elkhart, Indiana Years built 1960 for sure, that’s what mine is. and 1961, that’s what mine is. I have a 1965. I have a 1959. I think the company changed it’s name from Garwood in 1959. Models My 1961 is a ten footer. Pictures Clubs/Links Garway Facebook Group – https://www.facebook.com/Garwaycampers/ No… Continue reading Garway
Frolic History Manufacturer Information 1984 Years built M-340-F-K Pictures/Videos 1966 Frolic You are all in for a treat! While at the Gilmore Car museum car show this past weekend I took some photos of my friend Beth’s 66 Frolic. She won 2nd place in the People’s choice award. There is no doubt why because as you will… Continue reading Frolic
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
Fleetwing Fleetwing Traveler / Fleetwing Mobile Homes, Inc. Manufacturer Information Elmer Weaver, founder of Yellowstone Coach in 1945 in Wakarusa, Indiana, sold that company sometime in the 1940s and moved to Florida to build coaches under the name Fleetwing. He returned to Wakarusa in the late 1950s and began production of the Fleetwing Traveler line,… Continue reading Fleetwing
FAN (Franklin A. Newcomer) History FAN Coach Company was founded by Franklin A. Newcomer on May 16, 1954, and chose his initials for the company name. The “factory”, at first, was a barn with side wall jigs in a horse stable and the cabinet shop in a hay mow. It took three weeks to build… Continue reading FAN
Easy Travler My title read ESTRA and later ESTR Elkhart, Indiana 1957-1960+? Models 12, 15 Straight bottom edge, no opening for wheels, small wheels Pictures No tags for this post.
Yellowstone Built 1945-1990 Yellowstone’s Slogan – “Good on the go and great when you get there” In 1945, Elmer Weaver organized the Yellowstone Coach Co. in Wakarusa. The Yellowstone travel trailer was built and sold in Wakarusa Indiana. Yellowstone trailers were well built and the travel trailer of choice for carnival employees. Manufacturer Information Yellowstone was one… Continue reading Yellowstone
Driftwood Manufacturer Information I have heard, but have not verified, that Driftwood was made by a company called Scully Industries in Indiana. made for at least 3 years 1966-1968 Pictures Here are some pictures of the 18′ 1966 or 1967 Driftwood my family owned. These pictures were taken in 1967. Obviously not professional models in… Continue reading Driftwood
Del Rey Manufacturer Information Del Rey (Not Del Ray) started in Bill Overhulser’s garage in the late 50’s as “Lil’ Camper” and then later changed to “Le Safari”. Airstream already had the name registered (Le Safari) so dad chose the name Del Rey, Spanish for “Of the King”. Nicknamed the “King of Campers” and with… Continue reading Del Rey
DeCamp History Herbert Mark Reeves Jr. moved to Elkart Indiana in 1952 and founded several area travel trailer companies, including Covered Wagon Travel Trailers, Easy Traveler, Bon-Aire Trailers and DeCamp Trailers. He also took part in founding the RV/Manufacture Hall of Fame. Manufacturer Information DeCamp trailers were manufactured by DeCamp Homes Inc. 1746 Fieldhouse Avenue… Continue reading DeCamp
Dav’ron Made in Elkhart Indiana and Bristol Indiana Manufactured until 1978? Model – The Cricket Steven Westlake, brother of Ron Westlake, sent us this information to share: The Cricket by Davron was built in Elkhart Indiana and Bristol Indiana. The company was originally called jus Dav’Ron. David Leers and my brother Ron Westlake started their… Continue reading Davron
Cozy Trailer and Equipment Co Manufacturer Information The Cozy Trailer & Equipment Co. was one of the first camping trailer manufacturers and certainly among the very first to feature a hard-top. Edward H. Habig of Indianapolis, IN file for US Patent 1,216,986 on June 15, 1916. The patent was granted on February 20, 1917. Manufacturing… Continue reading Cozy
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.
Avalon Alliance Machine Co. Bristol, IN No tags for this post.