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Old 08-29-2020, 09:33 PM   #1
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Need help ID段ng trailer by interior pictures only

Hi, I bought a "cabin," it is an Airstream trailer inside of a "house" with 2 added on rooms. I cannot find any identifier on the doors to the trailer, and cannot see the tongue or the outside of the trailer, at all. Can anyone identify the type or year of this trailer, by interior photos alone? Thank you. I hope the pics uploaded properly, and those are the only photos I have atm.
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Old 08-29-2020, 11:01 PM   #2
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Does not look like the inside of an Airstream, Corners are too square and wood interior rather that Aluminum.


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Hi, I bought a "cabin," it is an Airstream trailer inside of a "house" with 2 added on rooms. I cannot find any identifier on the doors to the trailer, and cannot see the tongue or the outside of the trailer, at all. Can anyone identify the type or year of this trailer, by interior photos alone? Thank you. I hope the pics uploaded properly, and those are the only photos I have atm.
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It looks like a Spartan.
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It looks like a Spartan.
Agree. Spartan Manor.
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Old 08-30-2020, 01:34 AM   #5
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It looks like a Spartan.

Or maybe a Vagabond. Several vintage trailers from the late 40痴 to early 50痴 have a similar look. I知 definitely a non-expert though. The three-slot cabinet doors might narrow it down for someone more knowledgeable.
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Old 08-30-2020, 02:18 AM   #6
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Nice!

Welcome to the forum, hstommel.

FYI "Spartan Manor" images:

https://www.google.com/search?tbm=is...4dUDCAY&uact=5



https://waypointventura.com/wp-conte...he-Manor-1.jpg

Interiors: https://www.google.com/search?q=spar...w=1425&bih=730



https://waypointventura.com/wp-conte...he-Manor-1.jpg

Other links to check FYI:
https://tincantourists.com/wiki/spartan/
https://oldtrailer.com/vintage-spart...-pictures.html
https://oldtrailer.com/Images/1948-spartan-manor984.jpg
https://oldtrailer.com/Images/1951-s...-tandem907.jpg



Many images are (Copyright by various sources), and are copied here as a fair comment permitted by the Copyright laws.

Good luck with your research!

FYI/FWIW

Happy trails,
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Old 08-30-2020, 02:33 AM   #7
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Or maybe a Vagabond. Several vintage trailers from the late 40’s to early 50’s have a similar look. I’m definitely a non-expert though. The three-slot cabinet doors might narrow it down for someone more knowledgeable.
"Vagabond trailer interior" -- https://www.google.com/search?q=vaga...=1425&hl=en-US

https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&url=...AAAAAdAAAAABAD



https://bloximages.chicago2.vip.town...5725.image.jpg



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No "slotted cabinet doors" so far . . .

Good luck!

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Old 08-30-2020, 02:47 AM   #8
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PS --You might also want to check the "Vintage Kin" sub-forum here:

https://www.airforums.com/forums/f417/

. . . and this thread:

https://www.airforums.com/forums/f41...nor-83048.html

FYI -- "Spartan Manor" on AirForums.com: https://www.google.com/search?q=Spar...=airforums.com

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Old 08-31-2020, 01:29 AM   #9
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I did see a 3 slot door in a Schult video I saw.. Maybe it's a Schult? lol I am starting to wonder if I will ever really know! When I get inside I hope there is a sticker or nameplate somewhere! Thanks to you and everyone else for trying to help, I am going to look at Spartans online now lol..Looked at Vagabonds and Schult's....there are not many pictures!!!
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Old 08-31-2020, 01:44 AM   #10
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nice pictures thank you! I did see a 3 slot door in a Schult video, it was an old trailer in nice shape that was for sale, sold. I am leaning toward a Schult because of that. But i know absolutely NOTHING about old trailers. i just hope I can get the windows working and all the electric checked out, see if the stove works, might put a woodstove in later. The floor is solid as heck, not a crack in the linoleum. Some evidence of previous leaking but is now dry in a house LOL.
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Old 08-31-2020, 09:10 AM   #11
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nice pictures thank you! I did see a 3 slot door in a Schult video . . .
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. . . Some evidence of previous leaking but is now dry in a house LOL.
Quite a long-term storage technique -- build a house around the trailer!



FYI "Shult" mentions on AF: https://www.google.com/search?q=Shul...=airforums.com
Images: https://www.google.com/search?source...&bih=730&dpr=2

https://www.airforums.com/forums/f41...-as-44060.html



Will dig deeper later today.
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Old 08-31-2020, 05:53 PM   #12
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Shult update --

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. . . I did see a 3 slot door in a Schult video . . .
. . .
https://www.airforums.com/forums/f41...ner-78081.html
http://www.vintagetrailermuseum.com/trailers/
http://www.vintagetrailermuseum.com/...chult-trailer/

Triple vent slots in upper cabinet doors.


http://www.vintagetrailermuseum.com/...50schult-w.jpg

Compare the shot above to your second photo just below -- lots of different details like hinges etc., but the range is in same place etc..







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Old 08-31-2020, 07:10 PM   #13
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Hoping this pic atttaches, this is a '46 Schult..
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Old 09-01-2020, 02:41 AM   #14
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Well done, thanks!



Isn't it amazing how the same warm wood tone pops out from all the photos, after seven decades of time?

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Old 09-02-2020, 07:31 PM   #15
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Do you know what kind of (stain, poly, lacquer) I should use to make it shine better? There are spots that are water damaged I may have to rub some stain in to get a good color match, but, I was reading that you can't always put poly over these lacquers.
I was going to use poly, but now I would like an actual professional opinion lol..since everyone is saying it's so nice..I don't want to be the one who messes it up lol..
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That is above my pay grade, sorry, but you are wise to pause and ask around. You can definitely do some irreversible damage with the wrong approach IMO.

FWIW here are some "interior lacquer" search results from this site, for further exploration: https://www.google.com/search?q=inte...=airforums.com

Why do you think your finish is lacquer? Have you seen that at some Schult-related page? If so, maybe could post some links here.

You could experiment on the backs of cabinet doors, drawer fronts, or some other hidden spots. Not sure if photos of the water damage would help, but that is worth a shot IMO.

In general, for a lacquered surface in good condition, I would try cleaning it lightly with something like spray Windex, wiped off with a soft rag [not paper towels], to get grease/oil/etc. off [including oil from hands]. Then using a good quality furniture wax. However . . . putting wax on is pretty much a one-way street, and would mess with any inconsistent finishes later IMO.

You could remove a small door or drawer front and take it into a professional furniture refinishing shop to get advice. I used to know such a guy locally, but he has gone on the big refinishing shop in the sky.

Learning to crawl, before trying to walk, might make sense here, as you have anticipated.

Good luck,
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Those vintage trailers are beautiful . . . . . works of art!

A couple near Bend, Oregon have a business, Flyte Camp, of restoring vintage trailers. They have also built a new, vintage style, called the "Neutron". Check out their portfolio at:

https://www.flytecamp.com/vintage-restoration
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Definitely not a Spartan. Spartans have 90 degree wall to ceiling and curved ends. My guess is a Vagabond from the interior.
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We had this same fridge in our houseboat when I was a teenager. Ran on propane only. Houseboat was built in the 50's
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Definitely not a Spartan. Spartans have 90 degree wall to ceiling and curved ends. My guess is a Vagabond from the interior.
Thanks for the lead.

FYI "Vagabond" search results here on AF: https://www.google.com/search?q=Vaga...=airforums.com

Many links in those threads/posts are old, and some appear to lead to bad places, so please be careful, with full Internet protections enabled IMO.

2015 classified ad:
https://www.airforums.com/forums/f53...nd-137560.html
https://www.airstreamclassifieds.com...vagabond-95213

Bingo on the interior photos!

https://www.airstreamclassifieds.com...3ebb4f650a.jpg



hstommel -- Isn't the shot above similar to the following second photo in your OP?
[ Edit -- without triple slots in the upper cabinet doors however. ]



Another ad to check out: https://www.airstreamclassifieds.com...abond-34-73567

One photo from that ad:




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