My wife and I recently came across a 1946 Schult Commodore, for a very reasonable price. Its 21 feet, bumper to bumper, 18 feet x 8 feet interior. 3500 lbs. It's in VERY rough shape, structurally. We have to gut it and rebuild it from the trailer frame up. The sheet aluminum and the steel trailer are in decent shape. The windows are all still in working condition. Most of the lights are salvagable (and glass!) which is really cool. Basically all the wood is water damaged and needs to be replaced. I pulled ceiling panels down with one hand. We're going to rebuild the interior in a modern design, with retro touches, but keep the exterior as close to original as possible. It's getting a new VIN this week, as the old one is long gone. I'll post updates from time to time, and any help would be greatly appreciated! I'm sure there is a wealth of knowledge to be found on these forums.
Thanks! I've taken lots of photos. There's just about no info on these olds things to be found, so it'll be a learning experience.
The trailer wasn't riveted, it was all held together with nails - I'm sure it was a WWII cost saving measure. The panels are coming apart along the seams, and I wouldn't doubt the roof vents could be a leak source too. I haven't had the chance to dig too deep yet - waiting for the new VIN before I strip it right down.