The exterior of this vintage Spartan is very original and very intact. The sides are pretty straight but there is a little damage in the front and some damage in the rear of the trailer. This trailer is built like an airplane with riveted construction for long life and durability. The exterior skin is aircraft grade aluminum that can be polished up to a mirror like shine.
Frame. The frame has minor surface rust but appears to be good and solid in all areas. Dents scratches and damage. The worst damage is on the rear of this trailer where it looks like maybe someone backed into something. The lower trim on the front of the trailer also has some dents and dings. Both sides of the trailer are pretty straight with only very minor dents.
Dents & damage. The street side rear corner is pretty beat up. Other that that there are just minor dents, dings and flaws (see photos).
Entry door front. Has the original aluminum front door which is in pretty rough shape. It does have a vintage Bargman brand L 66 lock which is in working condition, but no keys. Door will need new seals.
Entry door rear. Has the original aluminum rear door which is in good shape. The exterior skin does have some very minor dings and flaws. It does have the vintage Bargman brand L 66 lock which is in working condition but we have no keys. The door still has the original interior vinyl cover which is in fair shape but would work great for a pattern. Door will need new seals.
Screen door front. Has the original aluminum screen door which is in fair shape.
Screen door rear. Has the original aluminum screen door which is in pretty good condition.
Steps. Has both the front and rear original slide out steps. Steps are in working condition but do have some very minor surface rust.
Front hoist. Has the original front hoist but is froze up from rust.
Hitch coupler. Has the original hitch coupler with 2 5/16 inch ball which is in working condition.
Roof and Vents. Has the original cambered roof with riveted construction. A cambered roof is lot better and stronger than a flat roof because it sheds water better and can hold up to heavier snow loads in northern climates. Living room roof vent has been covered and sealed shut.
Exterior lights. Has all four of the original style beehive type marker lights with steel bezels and glass lenses. The steel bezels are rusty and all of the glass lenses appear to be in good condition. Has the original tail lights which are in fair condition. Has the original license plate light and bracket which are in good condition but do you have some surface rust. All original lights are un-tested but temporary tow lights have been added in the rear so that the trailer can be towed home safely.
Underbelly. Has the original aluminum underbelly which has the typical oxidation. There are a few holes in the underbelly behind the axle and the very rear 2 foot section is missing the aluminum.
Windows. Has all of the original aluminum windows. One window is missing the operator and several windows are missing the knobs for the safety latch. All opening windows but one do have screens. All windows have old seals which should be replaced.
The interior of this trailer is nice and roomy since it is a 10 foot wide trailer with 7' high ceilings. The interior is mostly original and very intact. It is a two bedroom model which is very popular. The rear bedroom is 86" x113" and the mid bedroom is 84" x 92". The living room is 113" x 139". I has a nice area for washer and dryer hook-up which is 27-3/4" wide x 84" high x 24" deep. The interior could stand a good cleaning.
Cabinet and closet doors. Yes. Has the original cabinets and closet doors which have a colonial style design. The cabinet doors and closet doors are in good shape but there are a few that do have some chipped veneer at the bottoms.
Countertops. Kitchen and bathroom countertops have newer butcher block style countertops which are in decent condition. Countertop in middle bedroom is original and in decent condition.
Floor. Floor is solid in 95% of the trailer ,however the rear bedroom has some bad spots in the rear corners.
Floor covering. Has original tile in middle bedroom which is in fair condition but is missing several tiles in one corner. Other areas have carpet, linoleum or tile which is in fair condition.
Table. No, but there is plenty of room for a freestanding table.
Unit sleeps. There is only one couch that converts into a bed in the trailer now but there is room for up to six persons to sleep.
Walls. Has the original birch paneling which is in fair condition. This Birch paneling is still readily available so that repairs can be easily made by anyone with handyman skills.
Has the original running gear with the exception of new tires. We sprayed the wheel bearings with WD-40 and this trailer was towed over 500 miles with no issues. I would recommend having the bearing inspected and repacked before making any long trip. Our shop can do this work for an additional fee.
Axles/Springs. Has the original axles and springs which have surface rust but everything appears to be good and solid.
Dry weight. 11,400.
Hitch ball height. Approximately 17”.
Safety chains. No.
Hitch weight. Approx. 1200#.
Hitch ball size 2 5/16 hitch.
Spare tire. No.
Tire condition. Has six brand new 7 x 14.5 LT 12 ply bias tires mounted on original non-split rims.
Couch. Yes, has a vintage couch with a folding bed which is in poor condition.
Has the original copper wiring throughout the trailer but the breaker box has been removed. I temporarily hooked up power to the electric lines and most of the lights and electrical outlets either worked or did have power going to them. Entire electrical system and appliances should be checked by a certified expert before use.
110 V lights. Yes. Some are original and some are not.
12 V lights. No.
Brakes. Yes. Has electric brakes on all three axles which are in working condition. Breakaway switch. Yes, has a brand new Tekonsha brand breakaway kit with battery. Converter. No.
Interior fans. Yes, I believe there is a fan over the stove and one in the bathroom but both are untested.
Plug for exterior lights. Yes. Has a new standard seven way plug which is like most current RVs use.
Porch light. No. But it has the outlet for the plug-in type porch light.
RV battery. No.
Most of the original LP system is missing, however most of these items need replaced for safety reasons anyway. Entire LP system and appliances should be checked by a certified expert before use.
Automatic changeover. No.
Furnace. Yes. Has the original Coleman brand gas furnace which is untested.
Gas bottles. No.
Gas lights. No.
Gas regulator. No.
Range/oven. Yes, has a Hardwick brand 30 inch gas stove with oven below and four burners on top. There is a small chip in the porcelain on the stove. The stove appears to be complete with all shelves knobs and grates. Untested.
Refrigerator. Yes. Has newer General Electric brand no frost refrigerator with freezer which is in pretty nice condition. Untested.
Water heater. Has an older White brand gas water heater. Untested.
I would guess this is a 25/30 gallon unit.
It looks like the freshwater lines and the drains have been removed from this trailer, so plan on doing some plumbing. Plumbing system and appliances should be checked bu a certified expert before use.
Air pump. No.
Freshwater tank. No.
Kitchen sink. Yes. Has a newer 2 bowl stainless steel sink which is in good condition. Lavatory. Yes. Has an older oval sink which is in fair condition.
Sewer holding tank. No.
Shower. Yes, has tub/shower combo
Toilet. Yes. Looks to be the original toilet and porcelain appears to be in good shape. Tub. Has the original pink tub which is in good condition and looks to be a full-size tub. Waste holding tank. No.
Water intake valve. No.
Water pump. No
Whether you are looking for a smaller footprint home, a vacation home or a guest house, this trailer has tons of possibilities. These Spartans were very high quantity trailers which were built to live in, even in colder climates. The walls and ceilings are well insulated with foil faced fiberglass.
We can do minor repairs or full restorations to this trailer if you choose not to do the work yourself. If you have not already done so, please check out our Restoration Info page.
This trailer does not come with any optional equipment or hitch parts. If you are interested in buying this trailer, please check our our Terms & Conditions page. If this trailer does not suit your needs, please check out the other trailers we have available.
If you have any questions or interest, please call Dan at 765-473-8088.