A Mobile Home — The Latest Innovation
HIS home on wheels, mounted upon a 1-1/2-ton truck chassis, is the newest thing in the motor world.
This type of unit provides ample room within for complete equipment but is much more easily handled and parked than the regular trailers, inasmuch as it is unified.
Mobile Home With a Fold-Out Living Room
Ten feet wide so it can travel on highways, a new mobile home has hinged walls that swing out to form a 14 by 14-foot living room. In addition, it has two bedrooms, a bath, and a kitchen.
The unique design gives the living room a door facing forward in the middle of the trailer and allows more wall space in the room for furniture and more floor space.
The Frontier 200 is legal wherever 10-foot-wides are legal, according to Frontier Homes Corp., 102 S. 32nd Ave., Omaha, Neb.
Fold-Up Homes Travel With You
By JAMES JOSEPH
TODAY’S home designers have reached into the seven seas, borrowed an old habit from the turtle, and come up with houses you can carry with you. The result is compact, demountable, low-cost portable homes which come neatly packaged, ready to be hauled down the nation’s highways—perhaps even behind the family car.
NEW for the ROAD
Bump-Air invented by Jeff Corydon of Hush Bumpers, Chicago, extends beyond regular guards and takes the shock of minor collisions. It is installed by drilling new holes or by replacing the old metal guards. Made of inflated Plastisol or rubber.
Caddy Pickup Truck carries motorcycles to race tracks. It is made on a 1949 Cadillac chassis and will take three cycles which are anchored in wells in floor. Windows in the rear corners of cab are Plexiglas. It is painted bright red. cost $5,000.
Novel Camping Trailer Opens Into Comfortable Quarters
A NOVEL camping trailer has been produced in London which is hailed with delight by lovers of the outdoors because of the comfort it provides. The trailer, compact when closed, is attached to the rear of the automobile by a device which makes it ride easily with a minimum of side sway. But when camp is made the sides of the trailer let down to increase the available space and a door at the end provides access to the interior where there is ample headroom.
Self-Expanding Trailer Becomes Camp Home
EVERY YEAR the nation’s camping-trailer manufacturers go a bit further in their contest to see which can cram the most possible living and sleeping space into the smallest folded package. A new trailer expands electrically from the neat, low-slung package in the top photo to the full size 15-foot trailer at left below.
Revolutionary Self-driven TRAILER HOME
by Frederick C. Russell
Automotive prophets forecast a new type of home – on – wheels for the modern outdoor enthusiast.
WHAT is the house trailer doing to the automobile? How is the automobile to look after it has been revamped by this new and increasingly popular vehicle of personal transportation? Will the motor car combine with the trailer to create a “touring and living car”—a car that we might call the “Trailmobile” or some other appropriate name?
Hotel-On-Wheels Provides Solid Comfort Along the Road
THE luxurious expanding caravan car attached to the sedan is one of the many innovations now being seen at the automobile shows throughout the country. The “companion” car is equipped with a number of downy berths, running water, electric lights and practically every other feature or service to be found in an up-to-date hotel.
HOUSEKEEPING in a TRAILER
by Esther Hall
Furnishing your home- on-wheels properly is the best way of insuring a care-free trip.
IN PLANNING a trailer trip, what you leave at home is apt to be fully as important as what you take with you. In other words, you will soon learn the value of traveling light. The personal wants and desires of those making the trip must, of course, be taken into consideration and the quantity of essential supplies, such as food, will depend upon the length of the trip, number of persons, availability of fruit and vegetables in season and the general location, whether mountains, seashore or only main traveled roads. The following check list cannot be all-inclusive but it may be found useful as a guide and serve to prevent overlooking some very essential articles.
Rolling around America
By Robert R. Reynolds
United States Senator from North Carolina
TRAVEL, with its many broadening influences, should be a major course, required in every man’s education.
Travel is expensive only if you choose to make it expensive. It can be as cheap as staying at home. Our roads are good, our automobiles are relatively cheap, the cost of fuel is low, and food and lodging, if you look for them in the right places, are not high.
I nursed a pet theory for a long time before I was able to try it out. I believed it was possible to spend thirty days seeing America from coast to coast, and from Canada to Mexico, at a total cost of $100 per person in actual travel expenses. And by seeing America I don’t mean racing from dawn to dark along the highways until you’re so tired driving you can’t sleep and so sleepy you can’t drive.