Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-29-2007, 11:01 AM   #1
Site Team
 
azflycaster's Avatar
 
2002 25' Safari
Dewey , Arizona
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 13,141
Images: 62
Blog Entries: 1
Help identify this trailer

I saw this trailer when I was dumping my tanks this weekend in the White Mountains of Arizona. It looked to be around 16 feet or maybe a little longer. The tag on the trailer said Santa Fe Springs, CA and the serial number is 16-4139. It has seven roof segments.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	161.jpg
Views:	114
Size:	36.8 KB
ID:	38147   Click image for larger version

Name:	162.jpg
Views:	118
Size:	36.5 KB
ID:	38148  

Click image for larger version

Name:	163.jpg
Views:	114
Size:	30.6 KB
ID:	38149  
__________________

__________________

Richard

Wally Byam Airstream Club 7513
azflycaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2007, 11:06 AM   #2
1953 Flying Cloud
 
1953 Flying's Avatar
 
1953 21' Flying Cloud
West Sacramento , California
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 1,033
Images: 8
I've seen a 52' Flying Cloud that look real close to this trailer
__________________

1953 Flying is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2007, 11:09 AM   #3
Addicted to Aluminum
 
A-Merry-Can's Avatar
 
1959 18' "Footer"
1964 24' Tradewind
1954 29' Liner
Woodstock , Georgia
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 2,015
I could be wrong, but my vote would be for a late '58, early '59 18 footer... Wanderer, or Traveller (they're all the same). I've got one in the yard, in fact!

jp
__________________

8576
there's always room for one more!
A-Merry-Can is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2007, 11:09 AM   #4
Site Team
 
azflycaster's Avatar
 
2002 25' Safari
Dewey , Arizona
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 13,141
Images: 62
Blog Entries: 1
I don't think it is that old. The early 50's have too may segments.
__________________

Richard

Wally Byam Airstream Club 7513
azflycaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2007, 11:12 AM   #5
Addicted to Aluminum
 
A-Merry-Can's Avatar
 
1959 18' "Footer"
1964 24' Tradewind
1954 29' Liner
Woodstock , Georgia
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 2,015
mine had that same little offset rear trunk, before i replaced that skin, anyway!

http://www.airforums.com/forums/178686-post109.html

jp
__________________

8576
there's always room for one more!
A-Merry-Can is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2007, 11:26 AM   #6
Always Airstreaming!
 
rickandsandi's Avatar
 
2005 22' Safari
1960 24' Tradewind
Anytown , Connecticut
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 3,115
Send a message via AIM to rickandsandi
Richard-

Very cool trailer. It is a Calf. 16 ft for sure and I would say it is a Flying Cloud. Post it up with the FC threads.

Rick
__________________
J. Rick Cipot
Sandi Gould
NEU New England Unit
Airstream Life Magazine
Proud Member of WBCCI
WBCCI #3411
AIR #17099
2009 Silverado 2500HD
2004 22' Safari
1960 24' Tradewind
rickandsandi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2007, 12:54 PM   #7
3 Rivet Member
 
CaptainJones's Avatar
 
1951 21' Flying Cloud
Western , Kentucky
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 228
Images: 5
Flying Clouds are all 21 or 22 feet long.
The rear end to me says 1960 Pacer, but the serial number is wrong if it is.

Greg
__________________
Greg Jones
CaptainJones is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2007, 05:29 PM   #8
Vintage Alum. Enthusiast
 
flyfshr's Avatar

 
1959 24' Tradewind
Phoenix , Arizona
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: I currently do not own a 2nd Airstream
Posts: 4,327
Images: 40
I examined this same trailer and found it to be a '59 Traveler, at least I'm quite certain. Unless, Fred, the club historian tells me different, I'm sticking to my guns. Whatever it is, I want it.

Brad
FF
__________________
4CU 2699 / AIR 10 / TAC AZ-1

I'm haunted by aluminum.
Charter Member of the 4 Corners Unit.
flyfshr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2007, 05:47 PM   #9
Site Team
 
azflycaster's Avatar
 
2002 25' Safari
Dewey , Arizona
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 13,141
Images: 62
Blog Entries: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by flyfshr
I examined this same trailer and found it to be a '59 Traveler, at least I'm quite certain. Unless, Fred, the club historian tells me different, I'm sticking to my guns. Whatever it is, I want it.

Brad
FF
I saw it first, but you have room for it now! The people you pay to use the dump station where it is parked didn't have a clue....
__________________

Richard

Wally Byam Airstream Club 7513
azflycaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2007, 05:50 PM   #10
Vintage Alum. Enthusiast
 
flyfshr's Avatar

 
1959 24' Tradewind
Phoenix , Arizona
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: I currently do not own a 2nd Airstream
Posts: 4,327
Images: 40
I know, we asked them too. It looked fairly complete inside but no shower. It is definately a CA built unit.

Brad
FF
__________________
4CU 2699 / AIR 10 / TAC AZ-1

I'm haunted by aluminum.
Charter Member of the 4 Corners Unit.
flyfshr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2007, 05:57 PM   #11
Rivet Master
 
safari57's Avatar
 
1951 21' Flying Cloud
1960 24' Tradewind
West Coast , BC
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 3,790
Images: 10
Send a message via MSN to safari57
And it is definitely not a 52 Flying Cloud. Wrong back end, wrong number of segments, too short, and very sadly, it's not parked in my yard where I could lavish it with attention.

Geewillickers, the things you find when you go to dump your tanks. So who is going to go rescue this poor little critter? It does look like it needs a loving home.

Barry
safari57 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2007, 06:44 AM   #12
Addicted to Aluminum
 
A-Merry-Can's Avatar
 
1959 18' "Footer"
1964 24' Tradewind
1954 29' Liner
Woodstock , Georgia
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 2,015
Quote:
Originally Posted by flyfshr
I examined this same trailer and found it to be a '59 Traveler, at least I'm quite certain. Unless, Fred, the club historian tells me different, I'm sticking to my guns. Whatever it is, I want it.

Brad
FF
I'm intimately familiar with that model!

ha!

jp
__________________

8576
there's always room for one more!
A-Merry-Can is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2007, 11:12 AM   #13
4 Rivet Member
 
hookedonclassic's Avatar
 
Fond du Lac , Wisconsin
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 396
Images: 23
Can anyone identify this?

No markings.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1429 (Small).JPG
Views:	109
Size:	47.0 KB
ID:	40333   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1430 (Small).JPG
Views:	105
Size:	44.6 KB
ID:	40334  

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1428 (Small).JPG
Views:	111
Size:	49.7 KB
ID:	40335  
__________________
Rich
2010 43' Newmar Dutch Aire
formerly 2006 34' Classic

Changing the World One Child at a Time
www.compassion.com

hookedonclassic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2007, 12:00 PM   #14
Rivet Master
 
Sugarfoot's Avatar
 
1958 22' Flying Cloud
1956 30' Sovereign of the Road
1963 16' Bambi
Southeastern Area , Tennessee
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 2,115
I swear that looks like some variety of the Spartan vintage. A Royal Spartenette maybe? Camperski here on the forums is familiar with the breed. It sure is pretty . . .
__________________
Traveling With Elvis
life with a 1956 Sovereign of the Road
Sugarfoot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2007, 02:18 PM   #15
Rivet Master
 
2007 25' Classic
Hydes
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 712
I'd say Spartan. But which model?They always had great wood paneled interiors.
craftsman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2007, 12:55 AM   #16
Site Team
 
azflycaster's Avatar
 
2002 25' Safari
Dewey , Arizona
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 13,141
Images: 62
Blog Entries: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by flyfshr
I examined this same trailer and found it to be a '59 Traveler, at least I'm quite certain. Unless, Fred, the club historian tells me different, I'm sticking to my guns. Whatever it is, I want it.

Brad
FF
I took another look at the trailer today (it's next to the dump station) and I read the serial number wrong the last time. It is 18-4139. This would make it a 1958 18 footer, California built.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	18 footer.jpg
Views:	107
Size:	170.2 KB
ID:	41698  
__________________

Richard

Wally Byam Airstream Club 7513
azflycaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2007, 04:43 AM   #17
Rivet Master
 
Ganglin's Avatar
 
1971 27' Overlander
Central , Ohio
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 2,365
Images: 13
Here's a 52 Royal Spartanette.....??



Is that sweet little Airstream for sale?







Ganglin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2007, 06:15 AM   #18
Rivet Master
 
richinny's Avatar
 
2011 34' Classic
Westchester Cty.NY , / Miami FL
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 3,122
Quote:
Originally Posted by azflycaster
I saw this trailer when I was dumping my tanks this weekend in the White Mountains of Arizona. It looked to be around 16 feet or maybe a little longer. The tag on the trailer said Santa Fe Springs, CA and the serial number is 16-4139. It has seven roof segments.
i'm not sure, but if i knew what number was in that recycle stamp on the roof, i might have a better idea!
richinny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2007, 11:08 AM   #19
56 Spartan
 
Salem , Oregon
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 17
Images: 3
I know its a Spartan

Check the website Spartantrailers.com

You can find pictures of similiar Spartans, although not in as good of shape as this one. It appears to be one of the earlier models, late 40's to early 50's. Which is good, because it was built of the highest quality. The later Spartans had used cheaper material (plywood floors) in an effort to compete with Airstream. After 1959 Spartan could no longer compete with Airstream who was building these trailers for half the cost.
56 Spartan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2008, 07:25 PM   #20
New Member
 
Currently Looking...
Chattanooga , Tennessee
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 3
Smile Hooked on Classics

I love the old Spartans and the trailer in question is an early 1950's model - most likely a '52 or '53 Spartan 30ft Spartanette. The Royal Spartanette was 35ft in length and this one definitely isn't quite that long - I can tell by the number and position of windows on the sides - also the placement of the rear door of the Royal Spartanette is generally found on the same side as the front door. If you check out the For Sale section of vintagecampers.com you will see a needs to be restored version of this exact model. In fact, if you look at the trailers shown on their home page - you will see one that appears to be this same model prior to being polished as it has a dent in the same exact spot as this one. Hope this helps!
__________________

Cadillac1978 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
two tiny orange lights on left front side trailer overlander Lights - Interior & Exterior 25 12-03-2008 07:50 PM
Suggestion: Airstream trailer Forums (by Model & Year) hex Forum Admin, News and Member Account Info 2 10-15-2002 06:38 PM
Trailer lights Dbraw Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 1 09-13-2002 04:51 PM
Trailer Life RV Campground Finder Pahaska Our Community 12 08-03-2002 08:45 AM


Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Airstream, Inc. or any of its affiliates. Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:52 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
×