RV Travel Newsletter: August 2-August 8. Issue 649 | RV Travel

Historic aviator’s travel trailer hits the block

Charles Lindbergh may be remembered for his famous flight, but the Spirit of Saint Louis wasn’t his only vehicle. In 1939, Lindbergh commissioned an engineer in California to custom-build a travel trailer for his use. Built long before Wally Byam made Airstream famous, Lindbergh’s trailer had a bright and shiny aluminum exterior.

By today’s standards, the engineering design is a bit different. Twin axles support the rig, but at opposite ends of the trailer. The thinking, it’s said, was to allow the trailer to be stable when unhitched.

If you’d like a piece of American history, consider bidding on the trailer. Auctioneers Bonhams, will put the trailer on the block in Carmel, California, August 15, where it’s expected to fetch somewhere between $150,000 and $200,000. Here’s a link to the site.

Our thanks to Bonhams for permission to reprint photos.


About smokeycamping

Well let's see have lived in NY for my whole life, have always loved the outdoors (as long as it is warm out) have always hated the cold, and like a dummy have stayed in NY. But now with my second try my wife, we have been camping now for well over 25 yrs. We currently own a 2010 Cedar creek silverback 35TS and can not wait to get out on the highways and see this great country we all call home. Hope to see every National park before my medical issue becomes too bad to travel. I love my African gray parrot (she is my baby) and have two dogs at the time brother and sister mutts, but love them all the same. Have always been a big Nascar fan, love computers (have a number of certificates to build and work on them) am trying to learn photography, enjoy light hiking, being with good friends and folks. country music, pop music and just being outdoors. So I hope someday to meet some of the great people who like what I like and post out there in some great campground somewhere in the country, till then I will keep posting and I hope you keep liking.

Posted on August 5, 2014, in The world as i see it as a camper and who loves his country and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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