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Old 09-22-2020, 08:56 PM   #1
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Who makes this Trailer???

Mystery Trailer @1:04 - 1:07
https://youtu.be/7tMkNzdOQ3s?t=64

"We Built Them a Truck" - Ford Commercial
I saw a Ford Truck commercial a couple weeks ago that grabbed my attention with a mystery (to me) aluminum trailer in tow. Funny how all the big manufacturers have a flash or two of an all aluminum shiny trailer in tow of their products. Adventure awaits!

Anyhow this one had a long aluminum trailer in tow. The scene that shows our trailer in question starts with a unique flyby down low on the road side of the trailer upto the Tow Vehicle cab with a flash of the driver in the tow mirror and then moves to an overhead overall shot of the TV and Trailer moving down a 2 lane country road. All in all, @3 seconds for the sequence.

The trailer is long and squarish with a forward rake and rounded corners on the front and rear caps. Appears to be constructed in the airplane rivet style like our AirStreams. She looks old, but restored to a better than new appearance. My first thought was Spartan, but after looking through some images that doesn't appear to be the case. Then I learned of Silver Streaks and Streamline, never heard of those brands, but they're built along the same lines as our AirStream styling. I found limited info to help me id the mystery trailer.

There are many clues in the image, but they're all greek to me. Tail lights are unique shape and appearance, lot's of Hehr style glass of different sizes, bumper and a logo/nameplate on the back cap...just not enough resolution to make an ID. I'd guess Silver Streak, but it's simply a guess based upon size and shaping of the logo.

This is where the group comes into play...many minds...someone knows, someone will recognize one of the clues and tell us what she really is and solve my mystery.

Share your historical knowledge about this beauty. Tell us all about her...

Tom S/OS #025
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Old 09-22-2020, 08:58 PM   #2
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That looks like one of the old crew trailers used by the railroads. There’s a thread about one being restored on here:

https://www.airforums.com/forums/f53...se-211297.html
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Old 09-22-2020, 09:04 PM   #3
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That looks like one of the old crew trailers used by the railroads. There’s a thread about one being restored on here:

https://www.airforums.com/forums/f53...se-211297.html
Hi John,

Saw that thread, very rare and neat project! But looking at the exterior photo's in that thread they don't match the clues displayed on this beauty.

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Old 09-22-2020, 09:11 PM   #4
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Looks like a late 60s early 70s 32' or longer Silver Streak or Streamline. I get those two confused. Those may have come as long as about 36' if memory serves. If I had to guess with no further research, I'd say Silver Streak.

EDIT: I looked at the photos closer. It says Silver Streak over the rear window!
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Old 09-22-2020, 09:15 PM   #5
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Looks like a late 60s early 70s 32' or longer Silver Streak or Streamline. I get those two confused. Those may have come as long as about 36' if memory serves. If I had to guess with no further research, I'd say Silver Streak.
Joe,

I'm with you on that...the size and shape of the logo eek Silver Streak, but not enough for me to say it definitively. I'm guessing someone will recognize the clues displayed by the beauty queen.

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EDIT: I looked at the photos closer. It says Silver Streak over the rear window!
Just bringing your edit into the light . . .

FYI -- "Silver Streak" mentions here on AF: https://www.google.com/search?q=Silv...=airforums.com

Interesting thread about 1995 last SS manufacture date: https://www.airforums.com/forums/f34...de-158198.html

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Old 09-23-2020, 10:25 AM   #9
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Silver Streak

See attached photo of a 1961 Silver Streak Model 20 that WAS on Ebay at one time. Taillights and windows seem to exactly match and no lights above the window, just like your pic.
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Old 09-23-2020, 10:31 AM   #10
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See attached photo of a 1961 Silver Streak Model 20 that WAS on Ebay at one time. Taillights and windows seem to exactly match and no lights above the window, just like your pic.
Beewee -

Ding, ding, ding - goes the right answer bell!

Awesome information! Looks like a shorter version of what they're using in the commercial. Only thing missing is the logo/nameplate on the back cap.

Much appreciated...it would be very interesting to see if someone can come up with a model for it.

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There is a Silver Streak in the RV Museum in Elkhart, In. It is in really good condition and fun to see!
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Mystery Trailer @1:04 - 1:07
https://youtu.be/7tMkNzdOQ3s?t=64

"We Built Them a Truck" - Ford Commercial
I saw a Ford Truck commercial a couple weeks ago that grabbed my attention with a mystery (to me) aluminum trailer in tow. Funny how all the big manufacturers have a flash or two of an all aluminum shiny trailer in tow of their products. Adventure awaits!

Anyhow this one had a long aluminum trailer in tow. The scene that shows our trailer in question starts with a unique flyby down low on the road side of the trailer upto the Tow Vehicle cab with a flash of the driver in the tow mirror and then moves to an overhead overall shot of the TV and Trailer moving down a 2 lane country road. All in all, @3 seconds for the sequence.

The trailer is long and squarish with a forward rake and rounded corners on the front and rear caps. Appears to be constructed in the airplane rivet style like our AirStreams. She looks old, but restored to a better than new appearance. My first thought was Spartan, but after looking through some images that doesn't appear to be the case. Then I learned of Silver Streaks and Streamline, never heard of those brands, but they're built along the same lines as our AirStream styling. I found limited info to help me id the mystery trailer.

There are many clues in the image, but they're all greek to me. Tail lights are unique shape and appearance, lot's of Hehr style glass of different sizes, bumper and a logo/nameplate on the back cap...just not enough resolution to make an ID. I'd guess Silver Streak, but it's simply a guess based upon size and shaping of the logo.

This is where the group comes into play...many minds...someone knows, someone will recognize one of the clues and tell us what she really is and solve my mystery.

Share your historical knowledge about this beauty. Tell us all about her...

Tom S/OS #025
its a Silver Streak.......
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Old 09-23-2020, 03:22 PM   #13
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There is a Silver Streak in the RV Museum in Elkhart, In. It is in really good condition and fun to see!
Carolynvano - Thanks for posting and welcome to the forums! Interesting didn't know there was a RV Museum in Elkhart...have to file that one away for a future stop.

AFTER TAXES - Thanks for the input...any idea of model etc?

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Old 09-23-2020, 03:57 PM   #14
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Silver Streak Models:
  • Clipper 18, 20 and 22ft. (rounded ends)
  • Jet 19 ft.
  • Sabre 17 ft.
  • Prince 18 ft. (1969)
  • Sabre 19 ft.
  • SS210 21 ft. (1980-?)
  • Continental Atlas 22 ft. (1968)
  • Sabre 23 ft.
  • Atlas 26 ft.
  • Atlas Twin Continental 27 ft (1970)
  • Rocket 27 ft. (1956)
  • Rocket 28 ft.
  • Continental Supreme 28 ft.
  • Luxury Liner 31 ft. (1957-58?)
  • Continental Supreme 34 ft.
  • Deluxe Atlas
Obviously one of the longer ones...also earlier model year, because it doesn't have the gold anodized stripping.

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Old 09-24-2020, 08:33 PM   #15
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Silver Streak Models:
  • Clipper 18, 20 and 22ft. (rounded ends)
  • Jet 19 ft.
  • Sabre 17 ft.
  • Prince 18 ft. (1969)
  • Sabre 19 ft.
  • SS210 21 ft. (1980-?)
  • Continental Atlas 22 ft. (1968)
  • Sabre 23 ft.
  • Atlas 26 ft.
  • Atlas Twin Continental 27 ft (1970)
  • Rocket 27 ft. (1956)
  • Rocket 28 ft.
  • Continental Supreme 28 ft.
  • Luxury Liner 31 ft. (1957-58?)
  • Continental Supreme 34 ft.
  • Deluxe Atlas
Obviously one of the longer ones...also earlier model year, because it doesn't have the gold anodized stripping.

Shari
Hi Shari -

Thanks so much for sharing all the info on the Silver Streak Models! I appreciate your knowledge. The info seems to be lost to only those in the know like yourself.

Have a great weekend!

We'll be on the road tomorrow for a weekend getaway to northern New Hampshire.

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To add to the mystery, for years SilverStreak built the end caps for Streamline. All they did was use different tail light fixtures and badges. Way back then, before my 1970 Streamline Dutchess, it was hard to tell the difference, except for the hump on the rear end of the later SilverStreaks. You could always tell a Texas SS because they always had hail dimples on the hump. And, later on, there was not a whole lot of difference in my 1983 Continental Supreme 3411. Streamline shut down during the 1974 fuel crisis.
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Mystery trailer

It looks like a Pullman Car that went to railroad sites around the country. I used to see them in Avondale La at the Southern Pacific yard.
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Mystery Trailer @1:04 - 1:07
https://youtu.be/7tMkNzdOQ3s?t=64

"We Built Them a Truck" - Ford Commercial
I saw a Ford Truck commercial a couple weeks ago that grabbed my attention with a mystery (to me) aluminum trailer in tow. Funny how all the big manufacturers have a flash or two of an all aluminum shiny trailer in tow of their products. Adventure awaits!

Anyhow this one had a long aluminum trailer in tow. The scene that shows our trailer in question starts with a unique flyby down low on the road side of the trailer upto the Tow Vehicle cab with a flash of the driver in the tow mirror and then moves to an overhead overall shot of the TV and Trailer moving down a 2 lane country road. All in all, @3 seconds for the sequence.

The trailer is long and squarish with a forward rake and rounded corners on the front and rear caps. Appears to be constructed in the airplane rivet style like our AirStreams. She looks old, but restored to a better than new appearance. My first thought was Spartan, but after looking through some images that doesn't appear to be the case. Then I learned of Silver Streaks and Streamline, never heard of those brands, but they're built along the same lines as our AirStream styling. I found limited info to help me id the mystery trailer.

There are many clues in the image, but they're all greek to me. Tail lights are unique shape and appearance, lot's of Hehr style glass of different sizes, bumper and a logo/nameplate on the back cap...just not enough resolution to make an ID. I'd guess Silver Streak, but it's simply a guess based upon size and shaping of the logo.

This is where the group comes into play...many minds...someone knows, someone will recognize one of the clues and tell us what she really is and solve my mystery.

Share your historical knowledge about this beauty. Tell us all about her...

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We had an older Streamline before getting the AS, and the unique feature that stood out on them was the additional single rear stoplight mounted high up on the top of the rear end panel. This made it quite easy to spot a Streamline, although we rarely saw another one on the road.
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