Who made the first hard side trailer? - Fiberglass RV


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Old 11-10-2008, 03:40 PM   #1
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Who made the first Hard side trailer?
NO Pop ups or teardrops, but fiberglass or stick built with aluminum skin?
Any one have a photo of the first one? Year - Make - Model

1936 clipper.

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1936 Travel Coach


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Old 11-10-2008, 04:04 PM   #2
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Wally bought the Bowlus Co according to Wikipedia
1935 Bowlus

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Old 11-10-2008, 04:17 PM   #3
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http://www.caravanclub.co.uk/About+us/News...e+Revisited.htm

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Apparently it's the 1913 Earl travel trailer at the RV Museum in Elkart, IN.

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Flintstones on course (sorry could not resist)

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Here what i could find
"UK -- Here's what's been unflatteringly described as a "garden shed on wheels," a British motor vehicle museum says this 1908 caravan (travel trailer to us folks in the US) is the oldest existing recreational vehicle designed to be pulled with a car.

Visit the Motor Museum in Llangollen, Denbighshirem to check it out for yourself.
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Old 11-10-2008, 05:11 PM   #6
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I still think its a gypsy rig from the 1800's
I just can't find it on the web.
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I still think its a gypsy rig from the 1800's
I just can't find it on the web.
How about these: http://www.ranchwillowwagons.com/custombuiltwagons.html

http://gypsywaggons.co.uk/varsuk6.htm

http://www.hungerfordfamily.com/brian/images/wagons.htm

http://www.webshots.com/search?query=gypsy+wagon

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Hi: Greg... I thought the question was Towable??? Not Rowable!!!
Now ...What's a cubit???
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1909 Picknic Tender from' Old Woodies' site.
This is one-step from becoming a travel trailer.
The first one was probably built by some guy that said, " I think that I can pull my old farm wagon behind my old Lizzie and not have to go home after the pub closes".
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Now ...What's a cubit???
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Earliest known unit of length, which originated between 2800 and 2300 BC. A cubit is approximately 43 to 56 cm (17 to 22 in) long, which is about the length of the human forearm measured from the tip of the middle finger to the elbow.
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