The exterior of this vintage Spartan is pretty nice overall. There are some minor flaws but overall it is pretty straight. It is built like an airplane with riveted construction for long life and durability. It has an aircraft grade aluminum exterior that can be polished up to a mirror like shine.
Frame and A frame. The frame has surface rust but appears to be solid in all areas accessible for inspection, however the A-frame does have some major rust issues. Our A-frame reinforcement kit has been installed and the trailer was towed over 1000 miles with no issues.
Dents scratches and damage. The worst dent is on the rear of the trailer up high on the driver side. There is a dent about the size of a basketball. The interior panels could be removed and most of this dent could be knocked out from the inside. There are some minor dents and dings on the lower wraps. There is a section of about 3 foot long of rub rail that is smashed behind the front door and needs replaced. We do offer this straight rub rail on our parts e-store. All of the corner rub rails are in pretty decent shape.
Entry door front. Has the original aluminum entry door with the cool porthole style window. Has the original Bargman lock and lockbox but the handles are broken. Entry door will need new seals. Exterior skin on door is in decent shape.
Entry door rear. It also has the original entry door with the porthole window and has the original Bargman lock but both handles are broke. Door will need new seals. Exterior skin on door is in pretty decent shape with only minor flaws.
Screen door. Front. Has the original wood screen door which is in fair condition. Screen door is missing in rear.
Entry steps. Both entry steps are inside the trailer in a closet one is totally shot the other one I believe is repairable. The brackets for the steps are still on the trailer but one is bent.
Front Hoist. Has the original front hoist which is in working condition.
Hitch Coupler. Has the original hitch coupler which is in working condition.
Roof & Vents. Has all of the original aluminum vents on the roof with the exception of the furnace vent is missing. The roof has no apparent damage but has been coated with a silver Cool Seal type roof coating.
Exterior lights. The original marker lights are missing but it still does have the original KD 520 tail lights with glass lenses and chrome bezels. Also has the original license plate light and bracket. The glass lens looks to be in good shape but the bracket itself has rust. Temporary LED tail lights have been added to the rear of the trailer so that it can be towed home safely.
Underbelly. This is one of the few 1950 Spartans that had an aluminum underbelly. It is about 60% intact. The underbelly aluminum behind the axles has been removed.
Windows. Has the original Marvel brand steel framed window in the rear. Normally these are pretty rusted out but this one appears to only have surface rust and is salvageable. All the original sliding windows are there complete with all hardware with the exception of missing one screen. The bathroom window is missing the frame and glass. It would be pretty easy to make a small polycarbonate window for this. The front plexiglass windows are there but in poor shape and needing replaced. We do offer these replacement windows made from UV stabilize polycarbonate. All window seals are old and should be replaced.
The original interior is still there and mostly intact but has severe water damage. This would be a great trailer to gut out the interior and re-design the floor plan exactly like you want it.
Cabinet and closet doors. Yes, but many of the faces are delaminating.
Countertops. Yes, has the original gray cracked ice countertops. Countertops do show a lot of wear.
Floor. Floor is solid and most walking areas but does have several soft spots around the perimeter of the trailer.
Floor covering. Has 12 inch tiles in poor condition.
Table. Yes. Has the original table with matching gray cracked ice Formica. The bases for the dinette seats are needing rebuilt but it still has the original table and the original cushions.
Unit sleeps. Room for up to six persons, but currently only one dinette that converts into a bed.
Walls. Has the original Birch paneling on walls and ceiling. Several panels are water stained and delaminating.
Has the original running gear with the exception of new tires and wheels. Wheel bearings have been recently repacked.
Axle and springs. Has the original axles with leaf spring suspension. There is surface rust but everything appears to be good and solid. All of the hubs have been disassembled and all new studs and lug nuts have been put on the hubs.
Dry Weight. 5200 #.
Hitch Ball Height. Approximately 18 inches.
Safety chains. Yes.
Hitch weight. Approx. 625#
Hitch Ball Size. 2 inch.
Spare tire. No.
Tire condition. Has four tires that are almost new (approx. 1000 miles) Tires are 7:00 x 15 LT 10 ply bias tires mounted on new six lug silver mod wheels.
Bed mattress. No.
Dinette cushions. Yes, has the original dinette cushions. These cushions do need recovered but normally these are long gone.
Has the original electrical system. We added power and found some of the lights and outlets do work. Entire electrical system and appliances should be checked by a certified expert before use.
110 V lights. Yes. Some work some don’t. Some are original and some are not.
12 V lights. Yes. Has one 12 V light in the kitchen area. Untested.
Brakes. Trailer originally had brakes on all four axles but brakes are untested. Breakaway switch. No.
Interior fans. Yes, there is an interior fan above the range hood and in the bathroom but both are untested.
Plug for exterior lights. Yes. Has four prong flat plug like most boat trailers use.
Porch light. No.
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.
Gas bottles. No.
Gas lights. No.
Gas regulator. Yes.
Range oven. No.
Refrigerator. Yes. Has the original Frigidaire brand refrigerator which is untested.
Water heater. No.
It looks like most of the original plumbing has been removed. Plumbing system should be checked by certified expert before use.
Fresh water tank. No.
Kitchen sink. Yes. Has the original two bowl stainless steel sink with stainless steel sideboard.
Lavatory. Yes. Has the original aluminum corner lavatory and still has the original faucets.
Sewer holding tank. No.
Shower. Yes. Still has the original shower which is all aluminum with riveted construction.
Toilet. Yes. Has an older, but I don’t believe it’s original, Mansfield brand toilet. Toilet lid is in closet but is cracked in two.
Waste Holding Tank. No.
Water intake valve. No.
Water pump. No.
If you have been looking for a Spartan with a pretty nice exterior and the interior did not matter, this might be the right one for you. This vintage Spartan is small enough to tow like a regular camper but large enough to give you plenty of interior space.
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.
If you have any other questions or interest please contact Dan at 765-473-8088.