1960 Holiday House


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Conceived by Harry and David Company (the same company that sends fruit baskets during the holiday season), the manufacturing of the trailers was conceived by David Holmes, President of Harry and David. He was looking for a way to keep his workers employed during the January to July “off season”.

Holmes had a talent for modern design and a love for travel trailers. His passions were combined and in November 1959, his workers began manufacturing Holiday House trailers in Medford, Oregon. The construction was just like any of the major trailer manufacturers building trailers during that time. Often called “canned hams,” the construction was aluminum skin over a wood frame.

What set the Holiday House trailers apart was their overall progressive styling both inside and out. The trailers were available in 17, 19 and 24 foot models, with the latter being dual axle. Approximately 200 trailers were produced, all with expensive retail prices. An expensive, boutique trailer in the early 1960’s didn’t have much of a market and the last Holiday House was produced in January 1962.

Auto Spec Sheet

Year: 1960
Make: Holiday House
Model:
Style: Travel Trailer
Width:
Height Exterior:
Weight (unloaded):


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