Journey with Confidence RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Take a Speed Test Free 7 Day Trial ×

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 10-11-2007, 09:04 AM   #21
4 Rivet Member
bobandcarla's Avatar
2005 25' Classic
Pelham , New Hampshire
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 445
Originally Posted by Minnie's Mate
The interior reminds me of a line from Burt Reynolds in one of his comedy movies after he tried to commit suicide by taking a whole bottle of pills and washing them down with what turned out to be sour milk, "It looks like Walt Disney threw up" in there.
OK, that made me laugh out loud!
Bob & Carla
05 classic 25'
WBCCI # 1836
bobandcarla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2007, 09:56 AM   #22
Rivet Master
mandolindave's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 2,190
Images: 4
To each his own.....

I think some women like that decor.............if they were a blind clown!!!!!!

Very cool trailer...making curtains for all of those round windows, to keep the morning sun out would be a pain.
mandolindave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2007, 10:43 AM   #23
Rivet Master
FreshAir's Avatar

1966 24' Tradewind
Placerville , California
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 3,328
Images: 2
Originally Posted by Royce
By the looks of the crazy wheel under the A frame it was designed to carry some of the weight???

I thought Lucy's trailer was a New Moon?
Slimp wheels were popular in the 50's to alleviate the weight of heavy trailers from the TV. This is the early version of WDH. The 1952 photo shows me connecting our family trailer to our version of a 'slimp' wheel which was a dolly with an axle between two wheels. A small version of a big rig tandem trailer dolly between two trailers. I wish we had the slimp wheel kind because it was impossible to back the trailer with ours. We started our journey in Michigan for California on RTE 66 with out a dolly. Dad finally had to purchase the dolly in Texas because the heavy 26' trailer was pulling the back of the Nash apart.

The Long Long Trailer was a New Moon which was a popular park model trailer then. It definitely was not for casual traveling....especially towing with a '54 Mercury. It, however, made for a good movie.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	1952..Neil..trailer.jpg
Views:	185
Size:	28.0 KB
ID:	47048  
Neil and Lynn Holman
FreshAir #12407

Kirk Creek, Big Sur, Ca. coast.

1966 Trade Wind

1971 Buick Centurion convertible
455 cid

1969 Oldsmobile Ninety Eight
455 cid
FreshAir is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2007, 10:50 AM   #24
Tom, the Uber Disney Fan
Minnie's Mate's Avatar
2006 30' Safari
Orlando , Florida
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 4,693
Images: 7
Can't remember if they called it a "slimp wheel" in the movie, "The Long, Long Trailer", but I don't think they did. I don't remember them calling it a dolly either but I could be wrong about that.
2006 30' Safari - "Changes in Latitudes"
2008 F-250 Lariat Power Stroke Diesel Crew Cab SWB
Family of Disney Fanatics
WBCCI# 4821
Minnie's Mate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2007, 11:11 AM   #25
Streamline Imperial
SilvrSausage's Avatar
Currently Looking...
Bellflower , California
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 110
When I was a boy, there was a VW Beetle parked with about a 24' SOB trailer, and a STEEL slimp wheel! It looked like a romance between a Rottweiler and a Teacup Poodle!

Look at the drawbar on the thing, if you can drag your eyes away from the wheel! It looks like it was modified, bent, had metal welded on, bent more, and had more metal welded on!
It seems I love the mountains and deserts more than my friends do. I sure miss them!

1971 Streamline Imperial project "Silver Snausage", 1985 Coleman tent trailer, 1964 Little Dipper, 1975 Northwest "Proto Toyhauler", 2004 Harbor Freight folding, still seeking my Airstream.
SilvrSausage is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2007, 09:05 AM   #26
Rivet Master
InsideOut's Avatar

1956 22' Safari
Vintage Kin Owner
Conifer/Evergreen , Colorado
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 12,568
Images: 108
Hmmm...the original listing is "no longer available" - like it was yanked.

When you click on the link in Post #1, it comes up as "Invalid Item". It's also not able to be located in "Completed Auctions" like if it sold or didn't reach reserve.

But - have no's back: vintage trailer AIRFLOAT like a lost in space airstream but this time it's "Lost in Space" instead of "I Love Lucy"

Vintage Airstream Club - Past President 2007/2008
WBCCI #1824 - DenCO Unit Past President (2005)
AIR #30 - Join Date: 2-25-2002

RMVAC | ACI - CO Unit (Formerly WBCCI) | BIRDY - our 1956 Safari | 1964 Serro Scotty
InsideOut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2007, 09:38 AM   #27
Rivet Master
Lumatic's Avatar
1971 25' Tradewind
1993 34' Excella
Currently Looking...
Estancia , New Mexico
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 7,672
Images: 16
Blog Entries: 1
It was listed again today
Sail on silver girl. Sail on by. Your time has come to shine.
Lumatic is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Wanna make $200 in Charleston, SC. ? Jim Jarzabek Off Topic Forum 2 02-13-2006 12:37 PM
Jotto Desk Wanna Be 74Argosy24MH General Motorhome Topics 8 07-10-2005 09:04 PM
wanna build new gaucho John Greenlee Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 2 03-26-2004 05:18 PM

Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Airstream, Inc. or any of its affiliates. Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:51 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.