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 in Palos Verdes, California. Manufacturer Information Jack’s Trailer Service, Gardena, CA Coffeyville, KS Years built At least from 1947 till 1973, possibly later. Models 14′… Continue reading Scotsman

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

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

Dreamer

Dreamer Manufacturer Travel Industries Inc./ Bud Coons Mfg. Please note: The National Hot Rod Assn. archives for 1961 has an article about that years winner which lists one of the winner’s prizes as a “custom” Dreamer camper made by Bud Coons of Oswego, Kansas. Years Built Dreamer camper made by Travel Industries Inc.(Coons Manufacturing Inc.)… Continue reading Dreamer

Comet

Actually, as I am the youngest daughter of one of the owners, Comet was started in 1947 in Wichita, Kansas. It was there that they were produced until 1956 when it was moved to Coffeyville, Kansas. It was in business until 1981 when the family had lost the company to economic times, i.e. high gas… Continue reading Comet