Dear Mrs. Tin Hut,
I do apologize for the delay in answering your letter dated February 14th, 1962
It seems you mailed the envelope with a first class stamp of 7 cents and this left a postage due of $45.69 upon U.S. Postal delivery some 44 years later.
Unfortunately, we no longer offer the "Duke" model or any other travel trailer model for that matter; we ceased operations in 1974.
However, your letter arrived today and I felt a sense of responsibility was needed in a reply.
I am enclosing a 1963
model year brochure for the "Duke" per your request.
I am puzzled as to your inquiry about a "rooftop sleeper" model for you and Mr. Tin Hut.
Most couples choose the standard twin bed model. A "rooftop sleeper" model certainly would have some Summer weather advantages. I do not believe Mr. Tin Hut would be comfortable on the roof at highway speeds as you suggest. Also, preliminary marketing research shows that an "exposed basement sleeper" model with a twin bed suspended two inches above the road surface, under the trailer would pose actual safety concerns.
Pardon my boldness, but do I sense marital discourse?
On a personal note, the enclosed picture you sent of your great grandmother is quite lovely indeed. Her name is Mrs. Tin Hut as well?
Harry A. Lovett
Streamline Trailer Company