1962 Airstream Globetrotter
Airstream has been producing their aluminum sided trailers since the 1930ʼs and is the only trailer manufacturer that has been in continuous production since their founding (with the exception of World War II, when aluminum was considered crucial to the war effort and Airstream disbanded). After the war, Airstream restarted manufacturing at their southern California facility. Demand for their product was so great that Airstream opened up a second manufacturing facility in Jackson Center, Ohio. Today, the Ohio facility is Airstreamʼs only facility and trailers manufactured there are shipped to dealers in the United States, Canada, Asia, Australia and Europe.
This trailer was manufactured at Airstreamʼs Santa Fe Springs, California facility in 1962. It has a dinette in the front which makes into a bed, a side mounted couch which sleeps two, a full kitchen with refrigerator/freezer and a full bathroom in the rear, complete with shower and bathtub. The Airstream design is a timeless and durable one and incorporates a monocoque design. Monocoque is a structural approach that supports loads through an objectʼs external skin, similar to an egg shell.
This trailer is privately owned and is on loan to the museum. It was purchased in 2005 and was restored over a few years time. It can often be seen being pulled behind the 1963 red/white Chevrolet pickup, also here at the museum, as it attends trailer shows and vintage events.
Style: Travel Trailer
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