The exterior of this trailer is mostly original and in pretty nice shape. It is built like an airplane with riveted construction for long life and durability. It has aircraft great aluminum that can be polished up to a mirror like shine. Has the original doors, windows and vents, as well as all the original exterior light fixtures. Unlike most 35 foot Spartanettes, this one does not have the steel body parts like most of the later models had . Those steel parts being window frames, corner radiuses, and rub rails. On this trailer they are all aluminum, no steel body parts at all.
Frame and A-frame. One side of the A-frame has severe rust damage. We have reinforced this area with square steel tubing and U-bolts. We towed this trailer over 800 miles with no issues. The rest of the frame has surface rust, but appears to be good and solid in all areas assessable for inspection. Dents, scratches and damage. The worst damage on this trailer is probably the driver side rear radius, which has a few minor dents and scratches. Otherwise, the body is nice and straight.
Entry doors . Has the original aluminum entry doors which are both in nice shape. The front door has had a hasp added to it. Both the original door handles are missing and someone has added handles made from pipe. Both doors still have the original lock boxes which are in working condition, but we have no keys. Both doors still have the original interior vinyl cover, which are in fair shape, but if nothing else that can be used for a pattern. Doors will need new seals.
Screen doors. Has both of the original wood screen doors. The main wood frames are in pretty decent shape but the trim that holds the screen on needs replaced.
Steps. Both of the original step brackets are there, but only one step is present and it is inside the trailer loose.
Front hoist. aHaHHas the original front hoist which is in working condition.
Hitch Coupler. Has the original hitch coupler which is in working condition, takes a 2 inch ball.
Roof and Vents. The roof does not look to have any damage but it has been coated with tar and silver roof coating in several areas. This same coating got on sidewall in a few areas.
Exterior lights. Has all four of the original KD 540 marker lights with glass lenses and stainless steel bezels. All these appear to be in good shape. Has both of the original Trail-Lite number 2 lights with glass lenses and steel bezels. Glass lenses appear to be in good shape and bezels have surface rust. Also has the original Bargman license plate light & bracket. Both the red lens and clear cylindrical lens are in good shape. Bracket does have some surface rust. None of the original lights have been tested. Temporary tow lights will need to be added in the rear to tow the trailer home. Underbelly. Has the original underbelly with an insulation type board. Underbelly is approximately 75% intact.
Windows . Has most of the original windows and most are complete with all hardware and screens. An air conditioner has been added in one of the rear windows. All windows have original seals which will need to be replaced.
.There is one window with a small crack in the glass. All the others are fine.
The interior of this trailer is mostly original and in pretty decent shape. It has all of the original wood cabinets and closets. It has the original bathroom and kitchen, but the dinette booth has been removed.
Cabinets and closet doors. Yes, most are there and original and in fair shape. Some drawers and cabinet doors do you have some de- laminating.
Catches. Yes, original .
Countertops. Has the original gray cracked ice countertops with matching backsplash. Countertops are showing some wear, but are still in pretty decent condition.
Floor. Floor seems to be solid in most areas, but just a tad bit spongy in the bathroom and kitchen.
Floor covering. Has some of the original linoleum, which is in poor shape and some indoor outdoor carpet has been added.
Unit sleeps. Room for up to 4 to 6 persons but currently no beds in unit.
Walls. Has the original birch bailing on walls and ceiling, there are a few panels that will need replaced but most of it is in pretty nice condition.
Has the original running gear with the exception of new tires and wheels. We pulled the grease caps and there was adequate grease so we did not repack the bearings. We towed the trailer over 800 miles with no issues.
Dry weight. 5300#
Hitch ball height. Approximately 20 inches.
Safety chains. No.
Hitch weight. Approximately 600#
Hitch ball size. 2 inch.
Spare tire. No.
Tire condition. Has 4 brand new 7:00-15 LT 10 ply bias tires mounted on new non-split rims with six lugs on 5 1/2 inch bolt circle
There are no beds, couches or curtains in this trailer.
Has the original electrical system and wiring. The breaker box has four automatic reset circuit breakers. Most lights and outlets in the trailer do function. Entire electrical system should be checked by a certified expert before use
110 V lights. Yes ,some are original and some are missing,.
12 V lights. No.
Brakes. Yes. Has brakes on all four axles. All four of the brakes do work at the hubs but there is a problem in the wiring which needs to be addressed.
Breakaway switch. No.
Interior fans. There is an exhaust fan over the stove and one in the shower area but neither one is currently working.
Plug for exterior lights. Yes. Has brand new seven way plug like most current RVs use.
Porch light. Yes, has the original bell type porch light which is untested.
RV battery. No.
Most of the original LP system is missing. However, 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. No.
Range oven. Yes ,has the original Dixie brand stove with four burner top and oven below. Oven has all burners, grates, knobs and handles. Oven is un-tested.
Refrigerator. Has the original Frigidaire 110 V refrigerator which is in working condition.
Water heater. Has the original Payne brand water heater. The water lines are disconnected from it, so I’m assuming it does not work.
Has most of the original plumbing but some lines have been disconnected, some are missing and some have been replace with rubber lines so figure on doing some plumbing.
Freshwater tank. No.
Kitchen sink. Yes, has the original 2 bowl kitchen, sink porcelain is in good condition with the exception of one small quarter inch chip. Has the original kitchen faucet which is very vintage and very cool.
Lavatory. Yes. Has the original lavatory sink which is in good condition. Don’t see any chips in the porcelain.
Sewer holding tank. No.
Shower. Yes has the original aluminum shower with riveted construction.
Toilet. Yes. But not original .
Waste holding tank. No.
Water intake valve. Yes.
Water pump. No.
Air conditioning. Yes, has a window air conditioner in the back window but I’m guessing it is junk.
For the person who can do the work themselves, this trailer would be an awesome trailer to restore. It has good bones and is mostly original and intact.
We can do minor repairs or full restorations to this trailer or other vintage trailers if you so desire. If you have not done so yet, you might visit our Restoration Page.
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.