I need help identifying a trailer using some less-than-great photos... This trailer was abandoned on my family’s property before we purchased it. I never thought much of it until recently when I did some topographic mapping of the property with my drone.
I cannot figure out what the make and model of this trailer is based on my web searches. The deed to the property, which includes the trailer in the sale, states that it is a Fleetwood but does not specify a year. I am looking to restore it in the next few years once I have more free time.
This is the only photo i have of it from my drone survey. In my drone data it measures about 6.5m long from tongue to bumper. Do any of you have some insight as to what this trailer might be?
Not sure how the original owner got it there... it’s a pretty treacherous road up to the property which is on a rocky desert plateau. It has been sitting there since we owned it for the past 15yrs and probably a long while before that.
Luckily the climate is pretty dry so it should still be in decent shape. I plan to head back out there with some new tires and rims soon to see if I can get it home...
If I was to place a bet I'd say late 50s based on the windows.
How did it get there?
Oh! There is a story in there somwhere. Aliens lett it when they returned to their home planet. Norse gods used it as a vacation spot when they wanted to get away from Asgard. It’s where kids were sent in the time of canned hams when they wouldn’t eat their vegetables.
I considered Aliens. Desert...Roswell...late 1950s...
Did you notice around the camper nothing is growing? Sort of looks like a landing pad.
The Alien theory does explain why the best minds in the vintage world can't identify it.
Aliens did come to mind first, but being a good Norskie, I can imagine all the Norse gods and goddesses clamoring to hitch a ride on Thor’s chariot to somewhere with warm sun and no rain or snow. The reason there’s no vegetation around the trailer is because the goats that pull the chariot ate it all. But, Loki, who lured them there, did it for his own nefarious reasons, and the gods were angry when they found out that there was no water, shade or nearly enough food. They hightailed it back to Asgard only to find that Loki had consumed all the aquavit and pickled herring. They banished Loki to the trailer who made a mess of it and hitched a ride back to Asgard on a sea eagle.
OK, I’ll go back to my room with padded wallpaper now.
Well, it was either the that or the aliens.... Who, by the way, landed in the mid 50s. The spaceship originally was painted in bright colors that burned off while coming through the atmosphere. They spent three weeks trying to find intelligent life, but gave up and went home in frustration after watching Father Knows Best, I Love Lucy and Gunsmoke.