My next door neighbors had company up from Texas last night.
And guess what? Yes they brought their vintage AS along.
So of course I had to go see them and their trailer.
It was a real nice old rig.
'Custom' 28 footer.
Their old neighbor (83) had used it as a hunting shack for many years But now it just sat there unused so they asked the old guy if they could buy it. He thought about it for a few minutes and then said they could just HAVE the old thing!
He told them it had been custom built for Walley Byam's Secratary.
Now I'm still a newbie when it comes to knowing all the layouts they made for these things but what surprised me was the Front Galley.
It also had the door that swings to the front and 2 Jalosey windows on the curbside.
The skin had a couple of the usual blemishes but it was over all, in exceptional condition.
Some of the cabinets had begun to delaminate so he made several reapirs to them out of pine plywood.
The cabinet doors under the sink are original.
As is the sink and counter top.
They were just regular folks who came upon an old trailer and decieded to fix it up.
They are not at all internet savy and had no idea of the Vast resources to be found on the World Wide Web.
They were both tickled to learn that they might have a rare and collectable trailer.
And she said "Maybe that's why people kept waving and giving us funny looks as we were on the road. I thought everybody figured we were just hicks pulling this old thing".
It was a treat to see it.
My digital camera is down at the moment so I borrowed a friends to get some photos of it. But I forgot to set the size of the pictures to a decent downloadable size.
I did do some cropping though and uploaded 3 of them to my little storage site.
I have several more I could email if someone wanted to see them.
But they are huge! Like 600kb so you'd probably want to have broadband if you wished to see them.