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Old 05-18-2007, 07:05 PM   #1
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1954 Flying Cloud with front kitchen

We acquired what we thought was a 1954 Safari with a front kitchen but we just found out it is actually a Flying Cloud!

The reason we thought the trailer was a Safari was because the interior and the exterior of the trailer look exactly like a Safari model. A friend of mine recently indicated that the serial number of O-3188 is for an Ohio built Flying Cloud (#188 off the production line).

Does anyone else own a Flying Cloud with a front kitchen? I would love to see some photos of it.
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Old 05-18-2007, 08:43 PM   #2
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Looks Great!

Sweet.
A rose by any other name could smell as sweet.

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Old 05-18-2007, 10:07 PM   #3
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Whoooa, looks more awesome (awesomer?)than I remember...
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Old 05-19-2007, 06:56 AM   #4
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Whoooa, looks more awesome (awesomer?)than I remember...
Thanks, but I think I know why.

The reason is you saw it in person so, as part of that experience, you smelled the interior of the trailer (which smells like mouse).
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Old 05-19-2007, 10:00 AM   #5
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Thanks, but I think I know why.

The reason is you saw it in person so, as part of that experience, you smelled the interior of the trailer (which smells like mouse).
I know how I felt when I picked up my first shiny trailer, a 17' Silverstreak Chico model (1958). It was decent looking until we could fix it up but one day of sitting in the hot sun and the smell of meese was sickening so without ever spending a night in it we gutted it.

In our case this turned out to be a good thing. It turns out the PO had done some serious short cutting when it came to wiring and plumbing. In one instance the overhead fan in the roof vent did not work - we found out why pretty quickly - it had been wired to 110V - I can't imagine what that poor little 12v motor in the fan thought as it got it's first taste of REAL electricity but I know it was fried . It was still wired up though and here we are trying to make it work and the risk of fire came to mind when we found the problem.

Another one was the fact that they had retrofit the plumbing from a later model trailer which had all 1-1/2" fittings and the existing trailer had 1-1/4 fittings. Nothing wrapping enough duct and black tape around the small pipe before jamming them together wouldn't cure, and then more tape over top just to catch any leaks they may have missed. In our case the issues were many as we removed wall panels, mouse nest after mouse nest, and the trailer ended up being gutted right down to removal of the inside curved panels.

Yukionna, yours looks as though it's been well kept, just the little critters got in to it. I was told that the folks who do house restorations after fires and floods can deal quite handily with that problem - it may be an alternative for you. Other than that problem it sure looks like it would look very good hooked up to my '57 wagon.

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neat floorplan

I like the layout of the rig. From the pictures it looks like it has been udpated in it's life at least once. The stove and fridge look like 60-70s models.

Did you find this one local?


Gonna bring it to the biz meeting?
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Old 05-20-2007, 08:23 AM   #7
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Gonna bring it to the biz meeting?
We will if we finish the shell off in time!

I'm looking forward to seeing your Caravanner too. I think I remember seeing on another post that you may bring it to the biz mtg too.
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