Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Avion Madness


All my life I have been attracted to the vintage trailers. Big aircraft aluminum behomeths. My first trailer was a 1950 New Moon, similar to the one trailered by Lucy and Desi in "The Long, Long Trailer". The interior was all mahogany, floor to ceiling. My next was a 1970 turquoise and silver Scotty Hilander that was too cool for school. I pulled it with my 1979 F250 around the country with a 65 pound basset hound taking up most of the entire front seat of the truck. Then this weekend my son went and helped me pick up a 1972 C-11 Cayo/Avion slide-in truck camper. I did not even know they made slide-in's. Well lookee here what I managed to get stuffed into the bed of my Chevy. Now, the interior has to be restored which I am all right with. I enjoy a good project. And the wood flooring has to be replaced. Still ain't scared. What scared me was this big thing possibly catching a wind gust on the bridge over the Port of Houston on the way home. Really, we did fine. Thanks to my son for helping mom drag up with yet another cool/crazy project. They just don't make things like they used too.


My old F250 sitting behind the carnival caravan. We managed to make it safely home. And I did not get pulled over by the police.

4 comments:

Tina. said...

What a neat project and not getting pulled over by the police is always a plus! Are you going to post before and after pics? Have fun with your new project!

kwoolf said...

That is sooooo cool!!!!!!! Enjoy it!

Martha Basset said...

We have a towing caravan and have seen some of these amazing things on sites over here. Good luck with your project!

Anonymous said...

Any updates on your c11?