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ls1mike

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HJGyswyt wrote:

ls1mike wrote:

Pretty cool. Looks in good shape for the age.

Love the kids shirt...I have the same one. [emoticon]

Yes he loves Firebirds and Camaros. He has a really nice 3rd gen Camaros, T-top and 5spd manual. Sadly he can't afford insurance on two vehicles so the Camaro is in our barn and his daily driver is our old 96 Silverado Diesel pickup. He's in love with this old trailer though, he loves old things that you can work on and repair (as I do).

Nice to see a 20 year old who loves 3rd gens. I have a nicely modified 2000 Trans Am WS6. I have been to Pacific Raceways with it a bunch.

Both of you are close to me. I am sort of in the middle living out in Poulsbo.

* This post was edited 02/02/14 09:11am by ls1mike *


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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gLIE5Xi9rA

except substitute the word trailers for houses.

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ken07734 wrote:

Isn't that where Lincoln was born?


I'm still trying to figure out your reply, something in the previous comments I'm guessing, but I'm at a loss to understand. Hans

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CavemanCharlie wrote:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gLIE5Xi9rA

except substitute the word trailers for houses.


Good song, I listened all the way through, I'm guessing that seeing the pictures of the old trailer, or maybe the pink hearts triggered something in your mind to link that song to this thread? Hans

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Great old tt. Your son is going to love his new space and judging by the pics of your farmette on your blog, your tt is going to love it's new home!

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ls1mike wrote:

Nice to see a 20 year old who loves 3rd gens. I have a nicely modified 2000 Trans Am WS6. I have been to Pacific Raceways with it a bunch. Both of you are close to me. I am sort of in the middle living out in Poulsbo.


Not to go off track from the original post, my kids grew up Camping/RV'ing. My son was 7 days old when we took him hiking in the Cascades (day hike) and my daughter was only 2 weeks old when we had a big family reunion at Fort Flaggler State Park on Marrowstone Island near Port Townsend. When the kids were young we home schooled them while we pretended to be snow birds, going as far as Mexico with our trailer in the winter and summers were spent way up north in the interior of British Columbia, so they are no strangers to RV's.
[image]This is his first time being allowed to drive he and his sister in his Camaro to Fort Flaggler when he was 16. I did not buy the car for him like I did the old trailer, he bought the car with money he earned. Nice find, one owner out of Poulsbo for $1700.

I'm still trying to find anything I can on the old trailer, Franseca's tip is the most intriguing so far, I couldn't find any old pictures of Holiday Rambler that matched, and I have found "Angelus Trailer MFG" in California, but no pictures. I'll look closely at the stove for a date of manufacturing. We're going looking today for Apartment Size fridges that might fit the 27" wide 57" tall opening. Hans

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HJGyswyt wrote:

Francesca Knowles wrote:

I'll be darned...

I'd bet dollars to donuts that trailer was made by whoever made the 32 footer that's here on our property. Except that this one looks smaller than that, they're alike in most of the details, from the siding to the windows to the coupler latch to the taillights to the interior. Mine has a pocket door in the wall behind the stove- does yours?

It also had an original brochure in it when I got it, but I seem to have misplaced it. That was a real hoot- had a picture of a Nice Young Couple goin' down the road in their sedan with this big ol' monster behind...straight out of "The Long Long Trailer"! [emoticon]

I do still have the legal Title, though- had the good sense to stow that with the rest of our Titles. The trailer's identified thereon as an "Angeles"- year of manufacture was 1952 as I recall.

I've never been able to find out anything at all about the brand.


Let me know if you can locate the lost documents. I'll send you a private message the next time I'm in Port Townsend, would love to meet you and see the old trailer. Yes the old trailer has a pocket door that separates the bed room in the back from the living area up front. A previous owner removed a section of wall next to the toilet so the pocket door doesn't have a wall to meet any more and the bathroom is now open to the bedroom. Not a big deal for my bachelor son, who also is a large person, he can use the extra maneuvering room. Can you post a picture of your trailer? Thanks, Hans.

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I can tell you why the P.O. removed the wall next to the toilet! Mine has the original fixtures, and they're MINI versions of the real thing. Both toilet and sink are about 3/4 size... the fact that the ones in your trailer are clearly standard size threw me off the "same as mine" track at first. But other details being so right on, I decided yours must be replacements, and removing that wall's the only way they could have been squeezed in there. I can see why someone would do that- we used ours for awhile as a rental, and always cautioned prospective tenants that they'd better "try on" the toilet before making a bid to live there. [emoticon]

That said:

I see talk here about y'all removing some pink decor bits...if you're thinking at all about a "faithful restoration", here's some news: The original fixtures are not just tiny, they're a beautiful rosy pink. We had a young fella about your son's age living there for awhile, and he always said that the bathroom looked like Barbie'd gone ape in there.

You've done me a real service by starting this thread- I had NO IDEA that the correct spelling of the mfr. name is "Angelus". Googling it just now, I did come up with a few things, which you've probably already seen.

How's this for purty?[image]Pic source

Puzzled as to where I got my misunderstood spelling, I got the Title out this morning and see now that mfr name STOPS with ""Angel". Somewhere along the line I must've stumbled over some corruption of the full "Angelus" and just presumed it to be correct.

P.S. on edit;

Just found a data page that gives letter codes for trailer manufacturers- this link indicates letters "ANGE" is correct for "Angelus Trailer MFG. Company". Dunno where the State of Washington got the "L" on my Title- but the I.D. is close enough for me.

* This post was edited 02/02/14 12:30pm by Francesca Knowles *


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I just checked out and enjoy your blog. I had a friend back in the day that had several IH trucks. I remember around 1986 he had a 1964 IH 3/4 ton and the doors didn't stay shut on it very well. We went around a corner at a stop light and I leaned on the door. Bad idea, it wasn't fully shut. I almost fell out in the middle of the road but, he reached over and grabbed my shirt and kept me in. After that I always make sure the door was shut tightly by throwing my shoulder against it after climbing in. Whenever I ride with him to this day I still do that even though the old IH is long gone. We always get a laugh out of it.

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Love the blog. I recognize Fort Flaggler when I see.

Clean 3rd Gen. Hard to find a nice one these days...off track a little. I have a 5.3/4L60E in the garage screaming to go into a 3rd gen. Just have not found the right one yet.

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Well, shucks. The trailer I was gonna check out today is GONE! Nobody around to ask about it or where it went. Keep looking. You'll figure it out or some of the others will. The Angelus angle seems a good start.


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