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Old 11-09-2014, 09:28 AM   #1
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What are the Great Old Travel Trailers?

From time to time, I have heard or read experienced TT owners mentioning some of the great old travel trailers. Sometimes, they might add that those companies closed for one reason or another and some others bought by larger companies. So what are some of the great old travel trailers? It might be fun for me make a list and then look at them as we travel.
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Might try and view some at this location:

Jack Sizemore Traveland RV Museum
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In order for a TT Mfg to stay in business they have to make money. Those that are gone did not, so they got bought or closed. I had a 2002 Sunnybrook 26CKS, and if they were still being built I probably would have bought a new one in place of the ORV. I liked the 27FKS. The best way to beat your competition is to own them, Winnebago knows that.
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Old 11-10-2014, 08:22 PM   #6
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define old travel trailers.

I've seen threads where some new folks were calling their '98 TT as old.
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Look at Jack Sizemore in Amarillo... but they did me dirty... I'll never spend another cent there.
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Dw and I hauled a 20' Travelaire 5'er for 25 years (1984). It had good plywood for the cupboards and benches. When the price of gasoline went too high we had to get rid of it. Wishing now that we would have put it on a permanent site. They don't build them like that any more. DW and I cried when the new owners pulled away from here as we had so many good memories in that trailer.
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I would suggest a trip to the library in search of a book on the history of the travel trailer. There were so many brands that it would be hard to list or remember them. It is great to read about the brands and when the features we take for granted became available. It will be a fun day on your part.
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I own a 2004 Sunnybrook Titan 30FKS. My wife and I love it - I've only had it a few months but it's in mint condition and built like a tank - I can't imagine having anything else - it's new to me and I don't think the actual new ones that I looked at are built near as good as this one
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I own a 2004 Sunnybrook Titan 30FKS. My wife and I love it - I've only had it a few months but it's in mint condition and built like a tank - I can't imagine having anything else - it's new to me and I don't think the actual new ones that I looked at are built near as good as this one
I keep reading similar comments about the pre 2012 Sunnybrook TT. We saw a Sunnybrook 30' for sale yesterday that seemed to be solid. The interior construction was especially well made IMO. Unfortunately, this TT required more truck than I own.
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I own a 2004 Sunnybrook Titan 30FKS. My wife and I love it - I've only had it a few months but it's in mint condition and built like a tank - I can't imagine having anything else - it's new to me and I don't think the actual new ones that I looked at are built near as good as this one
When I think old I'm talking in the 50's to 70's. Saw an old 1972 30' Silverstreak at the coast last month. It was just like out of the showroom. It lacks some of the newer touches we have now but I like the old school feel. You don't see this level of construction anymore. Every manufacturer talks bottom line and that translates to lower quality. Must have been 2-300 manufacturers back in the day.
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For me anything back to the mid ninetys or so would be old but late model modern stuff. Anything before that I would call vintage.
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One word ...............airstream!!

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