This 1937 video showed up on Youtube. It appears to be part of a newsreel.
Notice the "custom built deluxe model costing $8000" between minute 1:00 and 1:10. I'm no expert but it sure looks like an Airstream Flying Cloud. The last flat sided model before they started turning out the streamlined aluminum jobs.
I think the reporter got mixed up or someone was telling tall tales. There is no way a trailer like that cost $8000 at that time. $800 would be closer to the mark.
Anyway it's fun to see the prewar trailerite lifestyle. Wouldn't you like to rent a camp site today for $1 a week, plus 25 cents for electricity?
Yep, the Japan site has been around for quite a while..
The 37 RV video was a real treat~!!
Camping in Fla..
1$ per week, plus .25 cent for electricity ~!!
Kinda makes you wonder, just how many more of those films exist?
Thanks again for bring that one up~
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Cool video, thanks for sharing! Judging from the length of the "D" windows at the rear of the trailer I'd hazard a guess that it is a 1935 15' Airstream Silver Cloud. In 1936 it appears the "D" window was a bit shorter. I'm sorry the sales ad photo isn't better but it was copied from an eBay auction not too long ago that I failed to bid on. Still, you can see the similarity between the sales pic and the still from the movie.
My mistake, it should be "Silver Cloud", the "Flying Cloud" model came much later.
Found some pics of a 1936 Silver Cloud plus a full page ad. The windows on this model are different from the unit in the movie. The movie trailer matches the 1935 ad so it seems, it must be a 1935 model.