Who owns or has owned a travel trailer?

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  1. 60Mercman

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    Actually there are also a lot of great photos of Henry Ford and Edison, Firestone, and John Burroughs “glamping” across the country from 1913-1924. The Vagabonds as they called themselves enjoyed many “camping” outings with Ford trucks for people and equipment. Warren Harding was apparently also a pop in on many of their excursions. Although they made many wood chopping photo ops the camping was fairly opulent by early 20th century standards.
     
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    OrthmannJ Always looking for old ford crew cabs

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    Came across this, thought it was too cool not to share.

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    I didn't want to hold this back, either:

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    Perry Mason and Della Street steal away for a long weekend up towards Carmel.
     
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    This is our set up. 1960 Airstream Tradewind. We've had this one 12 years. We tow it with either the '57 Safari or the truck depending on where we're going. We've met up with both Krash and Orth at Vintage Trailer events. We've had trailers pretty much since 1969, Airstreams, Silverstreaks, 17' Boler, many canned hams and truck campers. As kids our parents were campers so camping has been part or our lives since as far back as we remember. As a kid my brother and sisters and I were singers and we toured through Canada and US. We had a stationwagon(s), a 15' Scotty trailer, and the instruments rode in the trailer while traveling and then at night they were moved to the stationwagon while all but my bother slept in the trailer. He slept in the stationwagon and the rest of us kids were jealous. Our gram was with us as well and she snored like thunder. This picture was taken at Monitor, WA in about 2016. Our friends were beside us to the right 57 Safari 60 Airstream at Wenatchee_edited.jpg with their 17' Airstream they often towed with their 33 Plymouth 5 window coupe as they lived nearby.
     
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    We have met so many wonderful people through camping. It was a treat to meet Krash and his wife who came to visit us at a vintage trailer rally in Oregon. We met up with Orth at a vintage trailer gathering in WA but darned if I can remember the name of the tiny town, it was in a TV show for a while. Many or our friends with vintage cars also tow vintage trailers and one couple with their '54 Ford wagon tow a twin to ours and also when the mood hits them they use their 17' Boler. The one thing we've found with towing the Airstream with the Safari is it's hard to get out of gas stations, people want to look and take pictures and we try to accommodate as much as we can but we put a limit of 15 minutes and the we have to go. One time we were at the Peach Arch US border crossing and my wife was towing and two customs officers came up and asked about the car and trailer, then said "you two are living the dream". We agreed. Other times they've said they aren't looking for anything but would we mind if they had a look in the trailer.
     
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    That tiny Plymouth looks almost too lightweight for towing that aluminum blimp of theirs. Over here, it's illegal to tow something heavier than the pulling vehicle. I see people do it anyway, though.
    Your Pontiac looks like it would be alot more stable, towing yours, simply because it's heavier than that Plymouth and has a longer wheelbase
     
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    I can attest that their Airstream is as sharp inside as it is outside. Quite homey and comfortable!

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    OrthmannJ Always looking for old ford crew cabs

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    We met at a little mining town named Roslyn Washington. It was used as the outdoor setting for the TV show Northern Exposure. The main Café in town has a big mural painted on the exterior wall with a very large "Roslyn Café" at the top. It was altered for the show with an apostrophe S to change it to "Roslyn's Café"

    That show was in 2015, can you believe it's been that long ago? Here's a few photos from that event.
    Nathaniel is going to be 15 this summer.
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    I was skinnier and had more hair back then too...
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