When he decided the time had come to buy a new, larger travel trailer in 1952, Dad narrowed his options to Airstream and Boles Aero. Being a "nut and bolts" kind of guy, he wanted to tour both factories to see how they were built but he said Airstream wouldn't let him do that and Boles did.
[Tuesday, June 24, 1952; Paper: San Diego Union (San Diego, California) Page: 26
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[Servel Ad from Better Homes & Gardens, February 1950, ebay seller Balovel]
I haven't been able to find a photo of the interior of our trailer, but the kitchen layout (including Servel refer) was the same as this one, although our wood paneling was much lighter in color (matching the color of the screen doors). We almost never used the heater (far left, just inside the front door).
[Kitchen of 1953 Boles Aero Ensenada, Source: Boles Aero Pinterest Board by Opuntia Potwell]
Note: On our travels I was allowed to take toys and games that fit in the second drawer on the right. A few books could be fitted into narrow cupboards under the table at the front of the trailer.
|[Grenfell Ranch, Black Hills of South Dakota, 1953 from my personal collection|
[Walt & Alta Shell's Ranch, Black Hills of South Dakota, 1953, from my personal collection]
[Camp near Prescott on Way Home 1953, from my personal collection]
Next summer we traveled to Oregon where we stayed (among other places) at a cherry orchard owned by friends on a hill near Eugene and in Winchester Bay at what is now Fishermans RV Park.
[Trailor at Redingers 1954, Back Door, from my personal collection]
[Winchester Bay Fisherman's Trailer Court, 1954, from my personal collection]
*I'll describe last week's photos later.
**We used a portable chemical toilet instead.
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