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 camping trailer. Later they added camper tops for pick ups followed by slide-in pickup campers. As camping in RV’s increased in popularity they expanded and… Continue reading Red Dale

Auto Kamp

1918 Ad Auto Kamp Equipment Company Trailer Camping Tent

Auto Kamp Manufactured by Auto-Kamp Equipment Co., Saginaw, MI 1914-1940 The Auto-Kamp trailer was among the first manufacturers and is very well known. According to May 17,1916 Motor magazine “the Auto Kamp Equipment Co., organized with a capital stock of $15,000. Automobiles, trailers, and other vehicles and appliances will be bought, sold and manufactured. The… Continue reading Auto Kamp

Gilkie

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

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

Higgins

The Murphy Auto Museum-1946 Higgins

Higgins Camp Trailer History 1946-1948 Located in New Orleans Higgins, Inc. was founded by Andrew Jackson Higgins in January 1946 with the intention of manufacturing commercial boats and other leisure-time vehicles which included the Higgins Camp Trailer. A. J. Higgins transferred the remaining assets from Higgins Industries, Inc. which was liquidated in December 1945. The… Continue reading Higgins

Cozy

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