Thursday, June 26, 2008

The Saddest Part

I went to central South Carolina to look at a $1000 Airstream today. From the phone conversation with the lady, I didn't get my hopes up too much. It was a trailer, left on their property, by a deer hunter, now deceased. It is a 1952-54, possibly a Cruiser, 13 panels and all. The windows are in good shape, so are the 13 panels, both front and rear. The door and inner door are both in good shape. It is a front kitchen model, front streetside corner toilet. The dinette booth is across from the entrance door and the furnace is just to the left inside the door. The entrance door is NON-suicide, meaning that it is hinged on the right. With all this "good" going for it, I didn't buy it.
The rear area over the back bumper had a storage hatch. It had been removed along with the rear window. The panel had also been CUT to allow a chest freezer to be put inside to keep the DEER MEAT in.
The current owner is a taxidermist. I was invited into his home to avoid the thunderstorm that arrived shortly after I got there. (reason there are no pictures) In his living room, up on the console stereo, was his faithful dog, full sized, stuffed, with paw in air looking like Lassie. What more can I say? That glassy eyed stare gets me every time..........Later, Kevin


Rob & Zoe' Baker said...


Send me some pictures at - I have a 54 front kitchen ya know... $1000? all those panels are flat... $$$$$ to fix, but fixable. Where in South Carolina?

Frank Yensan said...

was the stuffed dog for sale? i would have bought that... Will we see you next weekend at the Vintage Trailer Jam?