Higgins was founded by entrepreneur A.J. Higgins. An industrial manufacturer working with lightweight aluminum, Higgins was originally a contract manufacturer to the United States government, building landing craft during World War II. After the war, he applied this skill toward a small, expandable tent trailer. Manufactured only in 1946 and 1947, Higgins camp trailers are extremely rare and collectible. This trailer has the original canvas and still sits on original 1940’s era tires!
For safety, this trailer rides on a transport hauler when outside the
museum, but having the original tires keeps its originality. When set up, it
is a roomy trailer that can sleep a small family, has windows with screens
imbedded in the canvas that can be opened to let the outside in, and even
has a convenient awning that makes up in front of the entrance to allow
campers to enjoy the shade right outside their trailer.
This trailer came to live in the museum in September 2017.