How’s this for a wreck ready for a trip to the dump? It’s in bad shape but it has
what we look for... The windows were all there, the stove, icebox and bench seat
frames. Despite all the water damage to the body, the cabinets were in pretty good
shape. The owner even threw in the cheap big box store paneling and 2X4s he bought
to “fix it up”. Fortunately he gave up before he started gutting it.
We found this interesting bit of it’s history. Sometime in its life it must have
been wrecked, the left side had a big patch panel. When we removed it we found the
still shiny original colors. It must have happened early in it’s life, the wall
was repaired with an old Norge refrigerator crate and the wheel well was an old hand
painted for sale sign .
Below, the new cabin is almost back together and we laid a new checkerboard floor
with the period correct 9” tiles.
Hard to believe that just a few weeks later this is the same trailer, now in better
than new condition.
Below, sporting its new awning we took it to the big Newport Dunes Rally in California
to display and advertise it for sale (it sold!). It caught the eye of a freelance
newspaper reporter that was writing an article on the vintage camper movement...
He featured it and that article was published in papers nationwide.