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Old 05-06-2004, 06:11 PM   #1
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Mystery trailer - info please

Our local museum recently aquired this trailer and is putting it on display. This trailer and many like it were lived in fulltime by workers at the Hanford nuclear reservation in Richland, WA, during the bomb project - WWII. They are looking for information and parts. They want printed info for display and general info. They also need a door latch, shutter and other items. They have already done some cosmetic work to the interior. Any ideas?

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Old 05-06-2004, 06:38 PM   #2
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Janet, I can't tell if the door has a porthole type window of not. If yes, it's lines look like a Spartan Manor although the roof trim varies a bit. You could email Vintagevacations.com I'm sure he knows.
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Old 05-06-2004, 07:55 PM   #3
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Janet, I think Vagabond Coach Mfg in New Hudson, Michigan went out of business in the 50's.
There is a Yahoo group you could join and maybe get more info.
http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/vintagevagabond/
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Sooo Janet......

Was this info helpful? The Yahoo group is free to join. I did spend some time in tracking down the info. An acknowledgment would be nice.
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Old 05-10-2004, 10:38 AM   #5
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Yes it was helpful and I have forwarded the info to our local museum. They have this trailer open to the public for tours now - but are still working on it. Check out the trailer/museum at http://www.crehst.org/exhibits.htm
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Old 05-10-2004, 11:13 AM   #6
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It appears that Vagabond built some really nice coaches.
I suspect their demise came about when they ventured off into long "mobile home" type travel trailers.
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Old 05-10-2004, 11:30 AM   #7
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That looks like a cool museum, thanks for posting the link. We'll have to check it out next time we're up that way. I was hoping we might work in a Grand Coulee trip in the fall.
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Found a nice one completely restored



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They really did produce some nice Airstream knockoffs but somehow got carried away.....
Their woodwork looked really nice in their travel trailers buy maybe just a bit too hefty for the tow vehicles of that time?
BTW joossens, your link leads to a 2001 Excella.
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I know where there is one sitting in this field with the grass as tall as I am...I'll try to stop by and inquire about it. I definately know it is a Vagaond trailer. Rob
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BTW joossens, your link leads to a 2001 Excella.
Oops! That link was meant for another thread. Not sure how it got there.
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So, we're driving to Duluth (Minnesota, not Georgia) for a little one day vacation.
Running low on gas, pulled into a gas station in Bruno, Minnesota (named after a lumberjack's dog), and what should I see but a '47 Vagabond, up on jacks. The guy at the service station said he was rebuilding the axle. Looks like a mess outside, but you should see the woodwork in the interior.
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Found a link with some information and pictures about old trailers.
http://www.allmanufacturedhomes.com/...bile_homes.htm
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So, we're driving to Duluth (Minnesota, not Georgia) for a little one day vacation.
Running low on gas, pulled into a gas station in Bruno, Minnesota (named after a lumberjack's dog), and what should I see but a '47 Vagabond, up on jacks. The guy at the service station said he was rebuilding the axle. Looks like a mess outside, but you should see the woodwork in the interior.
Beautifull... Absolutely beautifull... WOW!
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