I sure would like to see inside this trailer.

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  1. Anonymous7/17/2012

    So would I! The car is a '37 Nash---probably a Twin Ignition Ambassador 6 or 8 cylinder. Although the snapshot is not sharp, the trailer looks to be one of types covered in leatherette. Their survial rate is zilch since they required regular waxing and the roof fresh applications of aluminum paint or the trailer would decompose in a few years. Daniel---Cherokee, CA

    1. Daniel, Thanks for the information! Interesting that the trailer was covered in leatherette. There's an RV museum somewhere in I think Indiana. Wonder if they have one of these trailers?

  2. Anonymous7/23/2012

    Not an exact one, although I've seen a vintage photo of a very similar or exactly the same trailer. There were hundreds of manufacturers in the 1936-7 trailer boom years. The museum does have a 1935 Covered Wagon brand leatherette trailer:


    I'm not sure why leatherette was used---I suspect a lighter sub wall could be used if the outside was covered in (relatively) waterproof leatherette. The museum also has a trailer made of Masonite---another popular trailer material of the 1930s, mostly because it was cheap and somewhat waterproof.

    I haven't been to the museum, but I think their research library would interest me most of all.

    Daniel---Cherokee, CA