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Old 05-31-2008, 07:50 PM   #15
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Who owned the Holiday?

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Sugarfoot: You have a great memory. The Wally Byam Holiday trailers were made in Jackson Center, Ohio but by a different company than Airstream. Because they were designed by Wally, their owners are welcome to join the WBCCI as full members. Wally on! Rick: That Holiday looks nice and original, a very neat find.
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But who owned the Holiday?

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Old 06-01-2008, 08:35 AM   #16
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I was hoping some of you could provide some information about a 1954 Wally Byams Holiday 15 foot travel trailer. My son-in-law lives out in Colorado and currently has an older Southwind that he's looking to trade for the Holiday 15 he found. It needs a fair amount of work on it, but appears to be solid. We can't seem to find much info on it. I know that only 100 or so were produced back them and they look to be pretty hard to come by. Are these something of a collectors item? It appears to be all original inside and out. From what we understand, it has been sitting in it's current location unused for about 40 years. Any info you could provide us would be greatly appreciated. I also have some pics of the Holiday trailer if you would like to see them. Any information would be greatly appreciated...

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Rick,

Here is Vol 1, No 1 of a four page paper called "Wally Byam's Holiday".

It has a subscript, a division of Airstream Trailers, Inc., Jackson Center, Ohio.
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Old 06-01-2008, 08:39 AM   #17
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Missing Page

Rick,

Here is the title page.

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Old 06-01-2008, 09:03 AM   #18
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A PDF File of the Holiday Newsletter

Rick,

This will give you most of the information you are looking for.

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Old 06-01-2008, 09:04 AM   #19
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Rick,

This will give you most of the information you are looking for.

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Rick,

I'm not sure why the pdf file didn't attach it is smaller than their requirements.

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Old 06-01-2008, 09:19 AM   #20
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PDF WB Holiday

Second try to add PDF file about the Holiday.
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Old 06-01-2008, 10:25 AM   #21
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Holiday Trailers, Inc.

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Fred, But who owned the Holiday? Dale
Hi Dale:

Volume 1, No. 2 and Volume 2, No. 2, of the Wally Byam's HOLIDAY sales folder list "Holiday Trailers, Inc., Jackson Center, Ohio" as the manufacturer. I imagine Airstream spun off this new venture into a separate corporation to insulate the mother ship from liability if the Holiday didn't last. I have talked to one local (JC) supplier who ended up being owed money from Holiday Trailers, Inc. in the mid-fifties after that company folded.

Someone ambitious could check the Ohio Secretary of State (or other responsible department) records for more information on Holiday Trailers, Inc., such as date of incorporation, organizers, officers and directors, annual reports, and maybe date of dissolution or the date it was declared defunct if not formally dissolved (which generally requires that creditors be paid).
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Old 06-01-2008, 11:27 AM   #22
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AKA Airstream, Wally Byam, Holiday

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Hi Dale:

Volume 1, No. 2 and Volume 2, No. 2, of the Wally Byam's HOLIDAY sales folder list "Holiday Trailers, Inc., Jackson Center, Ohio" as the manufacturer. I imagine Airstream spun off this new venture into a separate corporation to insulate the mother ship from liability if the Holiday didn't last. I have talked to one local (JC) supplier who ended up being owed money from Holiday Trailers, Inc. in the mid-fifties after that company folded.

Someone ambitious could check the Ohio Secretary of State (or other responsible department) records for more information on Holiday Trailers, Inc., such as date of incorporation, organizers, officers and directors, annual reports, and maybe date of dissolution or the date it was declared defunct if not formally dissolved (which generally requires that creditors be paid).
Fred,

Of interest Wally created the aka Airstream, or Airstream aka Wally.

On the back of V 2 N 2, the tie in of Wally to Holiday still exists under the first used column "Who is Wally Byam."

Just passing!

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Old 06-01-2008, 01:16 PM   #23
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Nothing at the Secretary of State on Holiday Trailers yet but - interesting note:

It appears Beatrice Foods took over Airstream on 12/5/1967 and dissolved ownership on 12/4/1972.
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Old 06-02-2008, 05:51 AM   #24
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A good friend of mine just found another Holiday - serial # 1100 .... close by too... it's quite original and in decent shape too...
Did you all miss that? A second one.... in New York. I want to see photos of Dick's trailer.
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Well, I finally had a chance to get out to Colorado to see my Daughter and Son-in-law for 2 weeks. We did alot of work to the Holiday. We have everything working now. Figured out the wiring for the trailer lights, replaced all the lenses and got all the light sockets either replaced or cleaned, got the stove going (new propane line), new copper line to the toilet and sink, fixed the hand pump faucet at the sink, propane light inside also working and replaced all of the wood that was rotted. Replaced the floor tile and did a general cleanup. We decided to remove the small heater as it just didn't look like it would be safe. He will store it away for future use though. Still need to polish the outside and my Daughter picked up some new material the other day to recover the seat cushions and put up new curtains. We even hooked it up to the Blazer to give it a test tow run. Included some pics for those interested. I have more, but have yet to get them off the camera. Thanks for looking and the help..
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Old 06-16-2008, 03:46 PM   #27
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That's just a cool old trailer. I think it looks good behind your Blazer, too.

I had a '95 Blazer (fiirst model year of that body style) that I absolutely loved. It went 12 years and 180K miles with no major problems, and I towed my boat extensively with it. I finally let it go last year and replaced it with a Tahoe, which has a ton more power, but there are times when I really miss the more nimble Blazer.
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Old 06-16-2008, 03:55 PM   #28
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Way cool!

That looks great!!! Enjoy it. I'm jealous.
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