Originally Posted by way1701
I'm not sure about the single sheet that your talking about. How can I tell?
Look at this linked photo (same as in my earlier post)
…it's not a "pretty picture", but it clearly shows what I am talking about. Most Airstreams have a double layered end cap, (a sheet of aluminum on both the inside & the outside sandwiching insulation between them). Early Cruisettes only have one, the outer sheet - so there is a step on the interior where the curved end caps join up to the straight sides and the end of the rib is exposed. If it were to have a double layered end cap, you wouldn't see the end of the rib and the plane of the interior cap would be the same as the straight walls.
With a single panel, if you were to drill through the end cap - you would find it is just a single piece of aluminum - at the sides, it is one sheet > a void space filled with insulation > a second sheet. The early Cruisettes are the only trailers I know of that had this…it was a cost & weight savings measure incorporated in this entry level, "weekender" model.
As far as value is concerned, check out this Price vs Condition
website. From your earlier description, it sounds like it'd be on the lower end in the "As Found" category.
I love Cruisettes - I find them very charming...