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Where to look for more photo's of many classics

PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2011 2:13 am
by Ron Dickey
If you look in my album you will find trailers I have seen in my area and I will try and add more I have many in my computer, and I would like to thank Mike for teaching me an opertunity in leaning and teaching.

if your are looking what designed out of the past.

Here in California at least the coast we do not get snow and so salt does not distroy them as fast.

Even the old old style of mobile homes are hear some real classics.

Many of us in the forum have such pictures form Cassic Trailer gatherings and in back yards and towns we drive through. Much of the southwest have old trailers sitting in lots or by abandand houses. That and Andrews drawings, he has quite a collection of ideas.

Having seen Dougs standie and stood in it as well. I have also seen and stood in the Maxie Tear. A dual axel trailer with port hole windows built by Jerry from the forum before this one.
pictures of members who camp together. ... _homes.htm
mostly ads for trailers out of the 20'a and 30's

and then there are the trailer books you can get through your books store or maybe even the library.

Very early Air Streamer

might also look at

hope this helps

PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 10:49 pm
by Ron Dickey
these are from my aulbum
the last one is a 3 wheel no load on the hitch made in Gilroy, ca called the fold n roll the builder also made or helped work on the Aristocrat.
next I will start pulling form my computer

PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2011 1:54 am
by Ron Dickey
here are more just updated my album with more photo's
this sits in my my mother in laws back yard I almost stripped it for the frame.
Here is one just like it fixed up.
odd ideas creat odd trailers
odd shapes creat new storage ideas.

tomarrow I will try and put in the bueties if you can not wait look on my album

PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2011 7:42 am
by bohemian
So if you would like to see a boat load of vintage trailers here's what you want to do.
Go to the site.
Click on Caravan trailers.
There you go enjoy.

Now if I was a smart man I would have a link for you. :thinking:
I'm sure one of you computer friendly folk would like to help out.
;) Who ever the helping hand was, Thanks

PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2011 8:47 am
by len19070
Heres My collection of vintage Photos. ... ?start=all

Happy Trails


PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2011 6:22 pm
by 48Rob
Nice collection Len! :thumbsup:


PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2011 7:32 pm
by nebraskama
Say Ron, if you're looking to get rid of that Shasta astrodome in your MIL's backyard, I'm sure you could find a buyer over at the Vintage Shasta Forum at proboards ... there are a couple looking for that same model! :)


PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2011 10:45 pm
by Ron Dickey
may 19-22 Pismo cl. will be the annual antique trailer gathering. Put on by a group that shows full size to teardrops. I always find Gage there.

Here is a site with some of those trailers. ... m30?page=1

PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2011 6:18 pm
by Ron Dickey
RonThis one is down the street keeping an eye out as they have not worked on it for some time.


it has sheet metal for the wheel wells protecting the inside from flying things. :roll: ;)

Re: Where to look for more photo's of many classics

PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 11:29 am
by Ron Dickey
inside of a 1963 Bambi
a base camp as i understand is no longer made :cry:
if they had designed it like this it might still be made.

Re: Where to look for more photo's of many classics

PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 1:02 pm
by Ron Dickey
Now I will get into my favorite of all trailers.
It started out simple and cute but like all things it got bigger and ugly.
Image and became Image
it was the first 5 wheel in my book. He used an Airplane wheel on it's side and the trailer hitch became like an axel
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Though it seemed to be more a taxi then a camper it lead to many other travel trailers of the future.
it was known as the Curtiss Aerocar Land Yacht but offered commercial uses as well venders used them as show cases for products on wheels
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it offers idea in building a trailer Image some pictures are so big I do better to give you the web site. ... visual.php from the univ. of Mich.
If one could combine one of these with say an Airstream inside it might still be on the road. I think what really killed it was they began to make cars to pull it and out priced themselves.
It was called the house trailer, the Curtiss Aerocar Land Yacht Company, which designed, manufactured, and helped popularize motor homes.
can' leave with out a video of one. ... ss-aerocar

Re: Where to look for more photo's of many classics

PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 5:54 pm
by M C Toyer
Ron -

Really enjoyed the photos. I've got a question re the Curtiss Aerocar. I recall seeeing one in an old black and white movie but don't know the name or the actor - my recollection he was a writer living and working out of the Aerocar. I searched IMDB for movies of the era with Cary Grant and Ray Milland but haven't found a match.

Do you or anyone else know anything about the movie?


Re: Where to look for more photo's of many classics

PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 8:21 pm
by Ron Dickey
A site worth looking at if you want to design the inside of a home made standy or standup trailer.
It take a little while to load up but well worth it. ... style.html

The inside of the trailers makes one want to go just one step further.

You will enjoy this.

Ron ;)

Re: Where to look for more photo's of many classics

PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 8:38 pm
by Ron Dickey

Re: Where to look for more photo's of many classics

PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2015 3:01 am
by Ron Dickey
here are some trailers that live in Los Osos, CA we are by the ocean but it does not rain her much, mostly fog. So old cars, trucks, and trailers age slower.
The blue one site front of someones house. The green is just around the corner need to get a wide angle lens for the inside.
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These were found at Morro Bay State Park. Owners were off seeing the sights.
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