SOLD M.&M.A. #010984502021
The exterior of this vintage Spartan is mostly original and very straight. It has some minor dents and dings but nothing major. It is built like an airplane with riveted construction for long life and durability. It has aircraft grade aluminum that can be polished up to a mirror like shine.
Frame and A-frame. The A-frame on this trailer was very rusted and in horrible condition. We added our a frame repair kit so it could be towed home safely. The Spartan A-frames were famous for being too short so any good welding shop should be able to replace this A-frame with a longer version. All other areas of the frame that were accessible for inspection had surface rust but appeared to be good and solid.
Dents scratches and damage. The worst dent on this trailer is on the front right corner down low. Some of this dent could be pushed out from the inside. There are some rips and dents on the bottom wraps and rub rails but otherwise the body is pretty straight. We do sell new rub rails on our website.
Entry door front. Has the original aluminum entry door with riveted construction and the cool porthole window. The exterior skin of the door has several small dents and scratches, mainly down low. It is missing the original H-20 exterior handle. It does still have the original lockbox on the inside of the door which seems to be in working condition. Door still has the original interior vinyl cover which is shot but will work good for a pattern. Door will need new seals.
Entry door rear. Has the original aluminum entry door with riveted construction and the cool porthole window. Door is missing the H-20 exterior handle but the rest of the lock hardware is there and in working order. Exterior skin of door is in very good condition. Door hinge is very rusty and needs to be lubricated. Door will need new seals. No keys for either door.
Screen doors. Has both the front and rear wood screen door which are in fair to poor condition. These either need to be rebuilt or replaced.
Entry steps. Both slide out entry steps are missing. The brackets are still there but are rusty and bent up and will need some work. We do offer the new reproduction slide out steps on our website.
Front hoist. Has the original front hoist but is rusted and froze up.
Hitch coupler. Has the original hitch coupler which has surface rust but is in good working condition. Takes a 2” ball.
Roof. Has the original cambered roof with no obvious damage. A cambered roof is much better and stronger than a flat roof. It sheds water better and can hold up to heavier snow loads in winter climates. Has all four of the original aluminum crank up vents which do open and close. There is a line of tar on the roof where an awning or a room addition used to be. This is barely visible from the ground .
Exterior lights. All four of the KD 540 marker lights are missing or in bad shape. It does have the original KD 520 tail lights with glass lenses. Glass appears to be in good shape. Original lights are untested, however temporary tow lights have been added in the rear so the trailer can be towed home safely.
Underbelly. Has the original aluminum underbelly which is approximately 80% intact. We removed the very front panel of the underbelly to do the A-frame repairs but we did save the aluminum for a pattern. Underbelly does have some small holes, rips and loose panels.
Windows. Has all of the original windows which are complete with hardware but some are missing screens. Sliding windows will need new felt channels which we do have on our website. Rear window has a piece of glass missing in the corner. Front three plexiglass windows are all there but are old and needing replaced. We do sell these new windows on our website which are made of polycarbonate, which is much more durable than plexiglass. All windows will need new seals.
The interior of this trailer is very intact, mostly original and in pretty good shape.
Cabinet and closet doors. Has the original birch cabinet doors, closet doors and drawers. All appear to be in pretty good shape except one drawer under the dinette seat needs reassembled.
Catches. Yes. Original
Countertops. Yes, has the original countertops with matching backsplash. Countertops are in decent shape but are showing some wear from use.
Floor. Floor is solid in most walking areas, however in the rear bedroom it is soft around the entire perimeter.
Floor covering. Has the original linoleum which is in poor shape.
Table. Yes. Has the original dinette table which folds into a sleeping area. Formica has a couple of small chips.
Unit sleeps. Room for up to six persons.
Walls. Has the original birch bailing on walls and ceilings. Most of the paneling is in good shape but there are a few panels, mainly under the windows which will need replaced.
Running gear is all original with the exception of new tires and wheels. Wheel bearings have been inspected and repacked. We towed this trailer approximately 500 miles with no problems.
Axles and springs. Have surface rust but everything appears to be good and solid.
Dry weight. 5200#
Hitch ball height. Approximately 18 inches.
Safety chains. Has one but I would recommend new safety chains for towing trailer home.
Hitch weight. Approx. 625#
Hitch ball size. 2 inch.
Spare tire. No.
Tire condition. Has four brand new 7:00-15 LT 10 ply bias tires mounted on new silver mod rims with six lugs on 5 1/2 inch bolt circle.
Bed mattress. No.
Dinette cushions. Yes. Has the original dinette cushions. Based on the color I would guess they have been reupholstered. The upholstery is vinyl which is still in nice condition.
Has the original electrical system which has two boxes with two automatic reset circuit breakers. We added power to trailer and most of the lights and electrical outlets did work. Entire electrical system and appliances should be check by a certified expert before use.
110 V lights. Yes. Some are original and some have been replaced. I believe all the incandescent lights are working but some of the fluorescent lights are not working. They may just need bulbs or starters.
12 V lights. Yes. One in kitchen area. Un-tested.
Brakes. Yes, has brakes on both axles. Brakes work when power is added at hub but new wires need to be run for brakes to work while towing.
Breakaway switch. No.
Interior fans. Yes, but untested.
Porch light. Yes. Has the original bell type porch light. Untested.
RV battery. No.
Most of the original LP system is missing however most of these items should be replaced for safety reasons anyway. Entire LP system and appliances should be checked by a certified expert before use.
Automatic changeover. No.
Gas bottles. No.
Gas lights. No.
Gas regulator. No.
Range oven. Yes. Has the original Dixie 20 inch gas stove. Porcelain is in good shape except for a 1 inch long chip at bottom. Stove has grates but right front grate is missing a section. Stove has all the original handles and knobs. Untested.
Refrigerator. Yes. Has the original electric Frigidaire brand refrigerator. We plugged it in and it does cool. Has the three wire shelves but is missing the crisper. Still has the original aluminum ice cube trays.
Water heater. Yes. Has the original Payne brand electric water heater. Untested.
Has the original plumbing with copper fresh water lines and copper and brass drains. I did a visual inspection and did not see any cracked water lines or disconnected water lines. We pressurized the lines with air and did not find any cracked water lines but air did leak from the faucets so they will need new seals. We did not put water in the system. Plumbing system and all appliances should be checked by certified expert before use.
Air pump. No.
Freshwater tank. No.
Kitchen sink. Yes, has the original stainless steel 2 bowl kitchen sink with stainless steel sideboard.
Lavatory. Yes. Has the original aluminum lavatory which is in good condition.
Sewer holding tank. No.
Shower. Yes. Has the original aluminum shower with riveted construction. Door for shower/bathroom is not installed but is in trailer loose.
Toilet. No. Originally came with one but it’s missing.
Waste holding tank. No.
Water intake valve. Yes.
Water pump. No.
This trailer is the perfect size to convert into a camper which will give you plenty of room but will still be easy to tow with an adequate tow vehicle.
Stabilizer jacks. No.
TV antenna. No.
This vintage Spartan would be a great candidate for a restoration. It has good and solid bones and is mostly original. 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 Trailers For Sale Page.
Owners manual. Yes. Reproduction
If you have any other questions or interest please contact Dan at 765-473-8088.