Georgie Boy Manufacturer info: Made in Edwardsburg, Michigan Years 1971-72 John J. sent us this info: A brief history, years ago I posted this: Quote: My parents had a 1971 Georgie Boy travel trailer and it was #7 built. It was made in Edwardsburg Michigan and was purchased in Toledo Ohio. They still talk about… Continue reading Georgie Boy
Tillitson Travel Trailers Manufactured Owned and manufactured Tillitson Travel Coach in Florida from 1938 -1940 Greg Tillitson provided this information at the Sacramento Auto Show in October, 2018. Greg’s grandfather, Montgomery Frank Tillitson, owned and manufactured Tillitson Travel Coach in Florida from 1938 -1940. Greg shared his family photos of the Tillitson Travel Coach Company.… Continue reading Tillitson Travel Trailers
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
Yukon Delta Manufacturer Information Possibly made by B & B Mobile Homes, Olney, Illinois Pictures: 1959 Yukon Delta 1963 Yukon Delta 1969 Yukon Delta Mark Kehoe’s 1959 Yukon Delta No tags for this post.
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 lengths from 12 to 30 feet. The paint scheme had kind of a forward arrow on the side. They had a 12 foot trailer that… Continue reading Talisman
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 Clubs/Groups Reproduction: 1959 Siesta Travel Trailer Collectible (vintagetrailersupply.com) No tags for this post.
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. He sold direct on the street until 1936 when he began to build a dealer body. During and after W.W.II the trailers were shipped and… Continue reading Traveleze
Sears and Roebucks (Allstate) Manufacturer Information Sears, Roebuck and Company sold many products under the Allstate name, one of which was the 1-wheel trailer. So far at least 4 different models of the Sears (Allstate) trailers have been discovered. The most popular model is affectionately known as the “Tag-a-Long” single wheel trailer. Sears also sold… Continue reading Sears and Roebucks (Allstate)
Sportcraft Travel Trailer History I received an email from the son-in-law of the founder of the company: Hi, My 85 year old father-in-law was the founder of sportcraft trailers and then went on to build mobile homes. His name is Ray Allen. I would like to show him a couple of pictures of your restoration.… Continue reading Sportcraft
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
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.
Scamp Years Built – 1972 to Present Produced in Backus, Minnesota by Eveland’s Inc History The Scamp Story “Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.” The Scamp 13′ trailer was the first and only trailer produced in the early years. In 1975, five hundred trailers were built,… Continue reading Scamp
Santa Fe History Built in Sun Valley, California Years Built Mid 1950s to early 1970s Photos/Videos 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
Roycraft Coach Company 1929 – 1960’s Founder Joseph Antoine Roy, a pioneer manufacturer of mobile homes, was the founder and former president of Roycraft Coach Co., the oldest continuous manufacturer of mobile homes in the United States. He began making trailers in 1929 in Detroit, and in 1935 moved his operations to Chesaning, Mich. During… Continue reading Roycraft
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 built: 1960-? Models: Robinhood Interiors: Birchwood, sleeps 5 : table fold, double sofa bunk and upper canvas bunk Standard Features Propane stove (3burner) and oven,… Continue reading Robin Hood
Riviera 1964 Kamp King by Riviera Riviera Trailers were a small one at a time company built in Oakville Ontario. There was the model pictured here and a slightly longer version with a water closet. There were no “model names” given to the units. The owner of the pictured unit, Michael Lambert invented the name… Continue reading Riviera
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 best way to build a motor home. In fact, it was a terrible way to build motor homes. The truck chassis rode too harshly over… Continue reading Revcon
Travco Travel Trailer History RAY FRANK FATHER OF THE MOTORHOME In 1958, Ray Frank, owner of a small trailer manufacturing company in Brown City, Michigan, a small town north of Detroit, on Michigan’s east coast, designed and built a small custom “house car”, as self-propelled RVs had been identified since they were first conceived about… Continue reading Travco
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
Rancho Established in Salt Lake City in 1958 by LeVern G. Miner Moved factory to Nephi, Utah in 1962 OBITUARY LeVern G. Miner of Shelley, Idaho, died June 26, 1996 at the age of 76, at Idaho Regional Med center, Idaho Falls, Idaho. He was born March 9, 1920 in Rupert, Idaho to Albert Leon… Continue reading Rancho El Rae
Bell Coaches Manufactured in Kalispell, Montana From 1960s-1970s Bell trailers were manufactured in Kalispell, Montana. They went under the name Bell Coaches. They were built in the 60’s – 70’s and were a victim of the gas shortages of the early 70’s. Owners We have a 1965 10’ Bell Coach and travel with it throughout… Continue reading Bell
Leisure Home Manufactured in Salt Lake City, Utah from 1955-1961 Models: Photos: 1959 Leisure Home No tags for this post.
Continental Trailer Company Made in the 40s and 50s in Chicago, Illinois A Continental towed by a factory prototype CJ2 No tags for this post.
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 with decorative fins inspired by the 1957 Chevy Bel Air. Photos 1956 PleasureCraft https://www.outdoorsy.com/rv-rental/calabasas_ca/1956_pleasurecraft_canned-ham_115697-listing 1955 PleasureCraft 1955 PleasureCraft No tags for this post.
Play-Mor History Unfortunately, the company suffered a fire and all information, serial numbers and pictures have been destroyed. At this time, they make modern “Toy Haulers”. Established in 1964, Play-Mor Trailers was started by Charles R. “Dick” Willibrand. It was his family’s love of the camping lifestyle that brought about Play-Mor’s beginning. Play-Mor continues to… Continue reading PlayMor
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
Pathfinder History Made by Pathfinder Mobilehome Inc in Spencer, Wisconsin starting 1953 to 1973 Named after Natty Bumppo, known as the Pathfinder. in “The Last of the Mohicans”. They used his likeness in early 1960 advertisements. Pathfinder produced canned ham trailer initially and then in 1966 they introduced a small bread loaf style model that… Continue reading Pathfinder