Trailer Fetchin’ 101

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We all have seen those trailers sitting on the side of the road with a for sale sign on it or maybe found one on Craigslist.  This is a tale about the trailer that found Bill.

Timeline… Early April: At the Kings Mountain event, a nice lady approached Bill to tell him that she had an “old trailer” that she would like to get rid of.  You see her father was a bit of a pack rat and had pulled it home 40 years ago and built a building around it.  He had since passed and the family was cleaning up the property.

Timeline… Mid April


Bill and Jen set out on a bright sunny Saturday morning to go an see the Trailer in Mayo, SC.  After driving 2 hours to see it, they found out it was a 1950 (ish) Lenz Craft.  It was approximately 18 ft long with a very unique floor plan.   There was no way to get the building down that day so they spoke with the owners daughter and put a deposit down.  They discussed their upcoming schedule and it was determined that the family would remove the building so that it would be easier to get the trailer unearthed.

May… June… July… August


Plans were made for a group of us to meet Bill and Jen in Mayo to help unearth the trailer.  Kevin & Kevin offered to bring their 4 wheel drive truck in case we needed it,  John offered his assistance and Kim came to document it all for this post.

Heading to Get the Trailer


Getting ready to head to Mayo.  Always make sure you are prepared with the appropriate tires, air tank, jack, PB Blaster, towels, etc!

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8:45 AM – What do we have?


Upon arrival we realized that this might be a bit more of a challenge than any of us originally thought.  The trailer sat perched in it’s location at the back of the yard for the last 40+ years.   With the building gone, we could see the trailer for the first time.  There was a broken window in the back and a crack in another but it looked pretty sound.

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9AM – Lets Get Started


After taking time to view as much of the trailer as possible, we set out to remove the skirting and see what was under it.  As you can see there trailer was setting on a few cement blocks and was surrounded by mature trees, fencing and shrubs.

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10:00 AM – It’s Getting Warm


By 10:00 the skirting had been removed and everything was ready to move… we hoped.

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We aired up the tires… and they held SURPRISE!  We began to jack up the tongue to get it ready to go on the truck and we hear a pop.  The frame cracked at the drip line.  This is not that unusual and isn’t a difficult fix once the trailer is on solid ground.  At this point we are unsure if it’s even towable safely.  Now it’s time to move it and find out!

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10:45 AM – Will it fit through the gate?


Well it moved safely, and after taking apart the picnic table we were able to get it out of the yard.

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We repacked the wheel bearings and put on new tires before moving it onto the street. Make sure you slowly remove the cap and remember many of the old caps are screw on.  Finish the last bit by hand!

 

 

Remove the tire and repack the bearing with grease before you put the cap back on.

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11:40 AM – On the Road Again


This trailer had not been on the road for more than 40 years but today she was once again free to travel the country.  A few repairs, a new family and countless memories await her!

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SVTF Summer Ice Cream Competition 2015

The following are the recipes for the 2015 Ice Cream Competition

BLUEBERRY (WINNER) (Tammy Buchanan)

4 Quart

2 cups milk
1 3⁄4 cups sugar
1⁄2 teaspoon salt
2 cups half and half
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
4 cups heavy whipping cream
1 Quart fresh blueberries (can use frozen)
Instructions: First you have to grow & pick your own blueberries (not really, you can buy them).  Place blueberries, ¼ cup sugar & ¼ cup water in sauce pan. If using frozen berries, eliminate water.  Cook until very soft.  Transfer to a blender and puree mixture. Set aside to cool.  Scald milk until bubbles form around edge of pan. Remove from heat. Add sugar and salt. Stir until dissolved.  Stir in half and half, vanilla extract and heavy whipping cream.  Stir in cooled blueberry mixture.

Cover and refrigerate 30 minutes. Freeze as directed.

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BANANA NUT (Kim Hoke)

1 CAN                  Eagle Brand Milk
1 LG CAN           Pet Evaporated Milk
1 1/2 CUP          Granulated Sugar
6                          Eggs
1 TBS                  Pure Vanilla Extract
Pinch of salt
1/2 GAL            Whole Milk (Raw Milk)
4-6                     Bananas (mashed)
1 – 1 1/2 cup     Chopped Pecans

Instructions: Thoroughly combine the first 6 ingredients.  Chill for a minimum of 2 hours.  Once chilled put together you ice cream freezer.  Add a bit of ice around the can to hold it in place.  Place your blade in place and  pour the chilled mixture into the can.  Add mashed bananas and nuts and mix slightly.  Pour in Whole milk until it reaches the “fill line”.  Close the top and place the motor in place.  Add a two inch layer of salt, then ice and repeat until you reach to lid of the can.  Depending on your machine and the temperature outside, you may have to drain the water during the churning process and add more ice and salt.

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CHOCOLATE (FROSTY) (Kristy Bryant)

1 Gallon Chocolate Milk
2 Cans Eagle Brand Milk
1 16 ounce Tub of Cook Whip

Instructions: Combine well and add to your freezer as usual.

October 15-18, 2015 Fall Foliage Gathering Linville Falls, NC

October 15-18, 2015
Fall Foliage Gathering
Linville Falls, NC
A perfect time to enjoy the Fall Leaf Season in the mountains. The campground is located just off the Blue Ridge Parkway.

We will have secured the entire campground which is nearly impossible during leaf season.  It is a small private campground so sites are limited. That means book early!

Linville Falls Trailer Lodge & Campground opened it’s doors in 1966 and retains the vintage features of the era. There is no wifi or cable tv but the location is amazing and is a perfect fit for vintage campers. They have full hookup sites with water, sewer and electric and a very well maintained bath house.

We will have the entire campground held for us but it’s a small private campground so sites are limited. That means book early!

The campground is located just off the Blue Ridge Parkway at junction US 221, is minutes from Western North Carolina’s most spectacular attractions, including Linville Falls & Linville Gorge, Grandfather Mountain, Linville Caverns and Gem Mountain.

Reservations can be made directly with the campground by calling (828)765-2681 Please tell them you are with the Southern Vintage Trailer group to insure a spot. Reservation deposits are made by check or credit card and payment in full upon arrival with cash or check. No debit or credit cards at the facility. Website for more info is www.linvillefalls.com

There are cabins and tent sites available as well.

6th Annual Fall Into Vintage Rally September 22-25, 2016 Maggie Valley, NC

5th Annual Fall Into Vintage Rally
Stonebridge Campground, Maggie Valley, NC
September 22-25, 2016
Maggie Valley, NC
Join us for our 6th Annual Fall into Vintage Rally. We’ll once again be holding the event in Maggie Valley and we are thrilled to be relocating the event to Stonebridge campground this year.
TO REGISTER
1) Send Registration form and fee
2) Once SVTF receives your form it will be forwarded to the campground for booking approval
3) The campground will contact you to choose your site and to place your camping deposit. Please note – You will not be able to book directly with the campground if you have not sent in your registration.

 

June 5-7, 2015 Linville Falls, NC Gathering

Linville 2014
June 5-7, 2015
Linville Falls, NC Gathering
Linville Falls Trailer Lodge & Campground opened it’s doors in 1966 and retains the vintage features of the era. There is no wifi or cable tv but the location is amazing and is a perfect fit for vintage campers. They have full hookup sites with water, sewer and electric and a very well maintained bath house.We will have the entire campground held for us but it’s a small private campground so sites are limited. That means book early!The campground is located just off the Blue Ridge Parkway at junction US 221, is minutes from Western North Carolina’s most spectacular attractions, including Linville Falls & Linville Gorge, Grandfather Mountain, Linville Caverns and Gem Mountain.Reservations can be made directly with the campground by calling (318)645-4704 until April and (828)765-2681 during the season . Please tell them you are with the Southern Vintage Trailer group to insure a spot. Reservation deposits are made by check or credit card and payment in full upon arrival with cash or check. No debit or credit cards at the facility. Website for more info is www.linvillefalls.comThere are cabins and tent sites available as well.

SCHEDULE – This is a casual gathering and will have limited planned activities

  • Saturday – 9am – Hike the falls
  • Saturday 6pm – Mexican Pot luck (bring a dish to share) Taco fixins, rice, beans, etc
  • Saturday 8:30 pm – Movie night with popcorn

 

here’s a link to our hike at the falls in 2014 http://www.picturetrail.com/gid24562776

April 23-26, 2015 Rivers End Campground Tybee Island, GA

2015 Tybee Rally Flyer 2April 23-26, 2015 Rivers End Campground – Tybee Island, GA Once again we will be traveling to Rivers End Campground at Tybee Island, GA for our Annual Vintage Trailer Rally.  We will open to the public for tours on Saturday April 25 from 11:30 – 4pm.  All proceeds are donated to charities.  Download the flyer – Vintage Trailer Rally Tybee 2015 2015 Charities Tybee Tata’s – Free Breast Cancer Screening   Phi Pigma Kappa – American Diabetes Association   One Love Pet Rescue – All Breed Animal Rescue Group Girl Scout Troop #2012 Join us during the Open house and tour the following Vintage Trailers.

1957 Trotwood 22ft
1949 Alma
1952 New Moon 36ft
1953 Little Ceaser ’11
1955 Wally Bynam Holiday – 14ft
1956 Kencraft
1953 Spartanette
1956 Shasta Camper 14ft
1956 Silver Streak Jet
1957 Imperial Mansion – Spartan
1958 Airstream Overlander 26
1959 Monitor Coach
1960 16ft canned ham
1960 Playmore
1960 Travelmaster 18
1960s Shasta Cabover
1962 Shasta Compact
1963 Airstream Globetrotter 20′
1963 Kencraft 20ft
1963 Shasta compact
1963 Shasta compact
1963 Terry 20 Ft
1964 Layton Cabover
1964 Scotty Gaucho
1964 Shasta Airlyte 14 ft
1965 Avion 18ft
1965 Shasta Lowflyte
1965 Zipper
1966 Airstream Overlander 26
1967 Ace Trailer
1967 Little Beaver
1967 Serro Scotty Sportsman
1967 Shasta Starflyte
1968 Avion Travelcader 28
1968 Comanche
1968 Scotty Hilander
1968 Serro Scotty
1968 Shasta Compact
1968 Shasta Compact
1969 Shasta 1400
1968 Volunteer
1969 Avion Argonaut
1969 Frolic 17′
1969 Pathfinder
1970 VW Van Camper
1970 Williams Craft
1971 20ft airstream Argosy
1971 Jayco Jaywren
1971 Shasta Compact
1972 15 foot
1972 Shasta Starflyte
1972 Aristocrat loliner
1972 Shasta Compact
1973 Airstream 28
1973 Bonanza Pinto 19ft
1975 Airstream Intl Soverign
1975 Avion
1976 Cardinal 13ft
1977 25 Airstream
1977 Argosy
1977 Century 28ft
1978 Scotty Highlander 15ft
1980 Burro
1980 Newell Coach
1986 Avion 34ft
1991 Airstream Excella 29
1994 Thor chateau
1997 Airstream Excello 34ft
2009 Shasta Airflyte
2015 Shasta Airflight Reissue

 

April 8-10, 2016 Camping Through the Ages Kings Mountain Living History Farm

April 8-10, 2016

Camping Through the Ages

Kings Mountain Living History Farm

We will once again be participating in a display event at Kings Mountain Living History Farm.

This is a DISPLAY EVENT

We will set up on Friday afternoon or early Saturday morning. The public will be on property from 10 to 4 to tour the trailers and other items on display. We typically have several hundred visitors throughout the afternoon.

– Dry camping only
– Limited power via extension cords to some units
– No generators.
– There are bathrooms within a short distance and access to private showers used by the park rangers. …

There is no charge for this event as we are there to add to the historical nature of the event.

Space if VERY limited

TO BOOK – please send a request via email southernvintagetrailers@gmail.com with your name, phone number, year and make of your trailer.

Coordinator: Brent Walker

OVERFLOW Camping at Kings Mountain State Park