Episode 37: The 50’s


Episode 37: The 50’s originally aired 02-01-2007.  Running time: 43:08.

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Episode 37: The 50’s

Join Host Tim Shephard and Panel Pros Colin Hyde and Rob Bakerand special guest VAC Historian, Fred Coldwell as they discuss Airstream trailers from the 1950’s.

  • Colin picks up a ’73 Sovereign
  • Blood everywhere!
  • Colin takes Shiner to heart
  • 1950 the year of change
  • Trailers shrink in the early 50’s
  • Pipe frames not for extended travel
  • Ladder frames come about
  • Wind names go away
  • 15 panel trailer?
  • The ladder frame evolves throughout the 50’s
  • Airstream competitors necessitates stress forming
  • Problems repairing formed panels
  • 50’s appliances
  • Rob’s restoration insight for 50’s trailers
  • Ohio vs. California
  • CA Department of Housing dictates design
  • Restoring the Ambassador to code
  • 1950’s trim levels, Standard, Land Yacht, International
  • Rob still in search of International Globes
  • Wally Byam’s Holiday
  • 1950’s offers a full AS lineup
  • 50’s amenities desired today
  • Ounces makes pounds

Thanks to the Trailer Park Troubadours for our theme music


Release Date: 02-01-07

Running Time: 43:08


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