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Old 10-11-2010, 01:29 PM   #1
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What is this trailer?

This trailer appeared in the storage yard a couple of months ago. I haven't met the owner, but it looks as if some work is being done. There is no builder's plate that I can find.

There are two doors. The second door is in the bedroom on the road side.

The woodwork inside is really beautiful. The cabinets have curved corners, much like my 2003 International. The wood is really pretty with a lot of grain. There is a big galley and a dinette forward that seats at least six comfortably.
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Old 10-11-2010, 01:32 PM   #2
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My guess is a Spartanette.

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Old 10-11-2010, 02:27 PM   #3
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It is a Spartanette, I lived in one just like it for a couple of years in the '60's
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Old 10-11-2010, 03:39 PM   #5
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Spartanette. A 24 footer I'm guessing.
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Old 10-11-2010, 03:41 PM   #6
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Spartanette 24',I would guess a 1948,it looks just like mine. Dave
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Old 10-11-2010, 06:20 PM   #7
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Watch out John. When you start asking questions like this you are getting very close to the edge. It may only one or two steps to the truly slippery slope - vintage trailers.

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Old 10-11-2010, 06:36 PM   #8
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Watch out John. When you start asking questions like this you are getting very close to the edge. It may only one or two steps to the truly slippery slope - vintage trailers.

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I would have a vintage if the covenants here would allow me to work on one at home. I was offered a fifties model and had to turn it down. I can do a lot at the storage yard, but not a major renovation.
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I would have a vintage if the covenants here would allow me to work on one at home. I was offered a fifties model and had to turn it down. I can do a lot at the storage yard, but not a major renovation.
Maybe you need to move to a less exclusive neighborhood.
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I would have a vintage if the covenants here would allow me to work on one at home. I was offered a fifties model and had to turn it down. I can do a lot at the storage yard, but not a major renovation.
But the restoration process is only a short-term problem...well, if you call a couple of years "short-term". Think of all the fun you would have with it when you're done!

Or you could always buy one already done - then it's just like a modern trailer, minor maintenance.

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Spartanette. We 'lived' in several 'trailer parks' on our family move to Ca. from Mich. in '52....via RTE 66. although most trailers of the day looked similar (ours was a '50 Pan American 26') the Spartan line stood out even to a 14 year old.
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Spartanette 24' 1948-1950. I would kill for that trailer!
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Old 07-09-2012, 07:27 PM   #13
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HEY! That's my trailer! :-)

Sorry I didn't see this back a couple of years ago when this conversation was taking place. She is indeed a 1948 Spartanette 24, and a wonderful old girl. I was living in Austin, Texas when these photos were taken, and have since brought her with me to a new home in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. The old Spartans were a bit more common out in Texas, but you *never* see them here in Virginia.

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Old 07-09-2012, 07:53 PM   #14
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Welcome to the forum. That sure is a beauty you have there. I have always admired the Sparton trailers.

Did you bring all this hot weather from Texas we have had for the past week or so? Our son lives in Fort Worth. He suggested we move out there. We told him no way. We like four seasons and are happy in Virginia. Welcome to Virginia. It is a great state.

Since you mentioned the Blue Ridge Mountains, I am curious about where you live. We love camping in the mountains.

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