The exterior of this trailer has a very cool body style. It has stamped aluminum panels with wide radius’s. The panels are all aluminum so there’s no fear of rusting.
Frame and A frame. The frame and A-frame have surface rust but everything appears to be good and solid. It has the very cool bumperettes in the rear, which are in very good condition but will need re-chromed.
Compartment doors. It has one 22“ x 12“ exterior compartment door for storage, which is under the rear bed. No key.
Dents scratches and damage. There are some dents and dings mainly in the front and rear of trailer. Some of these can probably be popped out from the inside. The sides of the trailer look pretty straight but there are some scratched panels.
Entry doors. Front door- It has the original entry door with a cool porthole window. It has the original safety lock brand lock, which is missing the outside L handle. The door does have water damage and will need to be rebuilt. The door will also need new seals. Rear door- It has the original rear door. It also has water damage and will need to be rebuilt. It has the original safety lock. The handle is there but it is broken. This door also need new seals. There are no keys for either door.
Front and Rear Screen Door. The front screen door has the original wood screen door but it is in poor shape and will need rebuilt or replaced. The rear screen door is missing but the hinges are still there.
Steps. It has the original slide out steps. Both of them have surface rust and will not easily slide out.
Front hoist. It has the original front hoist but it is rusted and froze up.
Hitch coupler. It has the original hitch coupler with 2 inch ball. The coupler is in working condition.
Roof and Vents. It has a cambered roof. A cambered roof is a lot better than a flat roof because it is stronger and sheds water better. The original metal vent covers were shot so we put new aluminum covers on and sealed them to keep the water out. Some of the seams on the roof metal are coming apart.
Exterior lights. It has two of the original Bargman teardrop type marker lights in the rear with glass lenses. One lens looks perfect. The other lens looks like it has a surface chip on it but it is not cracked all the way through. The front marker lights are newer replacements. The tail lights are Bargman Trail-light number 99. It has plastic lenses that are showing some wear and some minor stress cracks. The original license plate light and bracket is missing. The original porch light is also missing. Temporary tow lights have been added to the rear of the trailer so that it can be towed home safely.
Underbelly. This trailer did not have an enclosed underbelly. The underbelly is in decent shape. There are a few areas where the bottom of the wood floor is exposed.
Windows. It has the original steel Marvel brand radius windows. All the windows are there but these windows are famous for rusting out especially at the bottom and these are badly rusted. Most of the windows have all the original hardware but it looks like a few of the window levers are missing. There are some levers loose in a drawer in the trailer. All of the glass is good except for two of the side windows. They have broken glass and the rear window is missing the glass entirely. All windows will need new seals. We know of a couple ways to repair this type window that we would be willing to share with you.
The interior of this trailer is very original but it does have lots of water damage.
Cabinet and closet doors. It has the original birch cabinet and closet doors. Several of the doors are delaminating and will need replaced.
Catches. The cabinet doors and closet doors do have all the original hardware.
Countertops. It has the original kitchen countertop but it has been covered with green contact paper.
Floor. The floor is solid in all walking areas. There is a spongy area by the front door and a large hole in the rear closet. There are a couple other small holes.
Floor covering. It has the original linoleum, which is in poor condition. Some carpet has been added in bedroom area. It is also in poor condition.
Table. There is currently no table in the trailer but there is room for a small freestanding table.
Unit sleeps. Room for up to four people.
Walls. It has the original Birch panels on the wall and ceiling, which have lots of water damage. The panels are all there so they would make great patterns.
It has the original running gear with the exception of brand new tires and wheels. The wheel bearings have been inspected and repacked. I towed this trailer over 100 miles with no problems but I would highly recommend having it trailered because there is lots of water damage and the curbside sidewall is very flimsy.
Axles and Springs. It has the original axles and leaf springs. They have surface rust but still appear to be good and solid.
Dry weight. Approximately 4200 pounds.
Hitch ball height. Approximately 18 inches.
Safety chains. Yes, but there are no hooks or links on the ends.
Hitch weight. Approximately 500 pounds.
Hitch ball size. 2 inch.
Spare tire. No.
Tire condition. It has brand new 7:00-15 LT 10 ply bias tires mounted on new silver mod non-split rims with six lugs on 5 1/2 inch bolt circle.
Bed mattress. Yes, it has a 48“ x 75“ bed in the rear. The mattress is in fair to poor condition.
Couch. Yes, it has what I believe is the original click clack couch. It is in working condition. The original fabric is in fair condition.
Curtains. There are some.
Electrical. It has the original electrical system. The breaker box has two automatic reset circuit breakers. All the interior lights and outlets do work in the trailer. Entire electrical system and appliances should be check by a certified expert before use.
110 Volt lights. Yes. It has lights but they are not original. They are in working condition.
12 Volt light. Yes. It does have one original 12 V light, which is untested.
Brakes. Yes. It has brakes, which are untested.
Breakaway switch. No.
Interior fans. No.
Plug for exterior lights. Yes. It has a four prong flat plug like most boat trailers use.
Porch light. No, it originally had one but it is missing.
RV battery. No.
It has the original LP system, which looks like it is still intact. It has two of the older LP tanks but they do not match. The LP system is untested. Entire LP system and appliances should be check by a certified expert before use.
Automatic changeover. No.
Furnace. Yes. It has the original Duo Therm brand fuel oil furnace, which is untested.
Gas bottles. Yes 2.
Gaslight. Yes, but untested.
Gas regulator. Yes.
Range oven. Yes. It has the original three burner range with the oven below. The range cover has a lot of surface rust. It also has the original stove grates, which are in good condition. Untested.
Refrigerator. Yes. It has the original Koldverter electric refrigerator made by Travis manufacturing company in Dearborn, Michigan. This is a very unique refrigerator where the compressor is actually mounted in the cabinet to the left of the refrigerator. We did plug in the refrigerator and it did cool fine.
Water heater. No.
Plumbing. It has the original plumbing system, which is very simple. It has a copper freshwater line and rubber hose for a drain, which was factory back in 1948. Entire plumbing system and appliances should be check by a certified expert before use.
Air pump. No.
Freshwater tank. No.
Kitchen sink. Yes. It has an original stainless steel sink, which is in very good condition. It still has the original faucet, but the cold lever is missing.
Waste holding tank. No.
Water intake valve. Yes.
Water pump. No.
This is a very cool trailer with tons of potential. If you have never restored a vintage camper trailer before, this project is probably not for you. To restore this old girl to her former glory will take tons of work but you will have something really cool and unique when you are done.
This trailer does not come with any optional equipment or hitch parts. If you are interested in this trailer please check out our Terms & Conditions Page. If this trailer does not suit your needs, please check out all other vintage campers we have at our Units For Sale Page.
If you have any other questions or interest please contact Dan at 765-473-8088.