This 1936 Masterbilt trailer has been fully remodeled and is for sale by Flyte Camp. According to Old Trailer.com, from 1934 to somewhere near 1937, Masterbilt Corporation in Los Angeles produced three different lines of travel trailers. All three trailers had similar floor plans, but as you progressed from the Ranger to the Pioneer to the Scout, the quality and features of the trailer increased.
According to Flyte Camp, the trailer below is the original 1936 frame, but has aluminum siding for the exterior. White wall Coker tires on the 19-foot trailer help give it a true period look. A place for propane tanks on the front of the trailer is a modification that was made since the original would not have had a propane stove or water heater.
Sapele mahogany makes up the interior of the trailer. Flyte Camp states that four coats of Spar Varnish were placed on the wood to give the gorgeous sheen seen in the picture.
The upholstery has been redone throughout the trailer using professional-grade material.
Marmoleum covers the floor, and the stove has been repainted with car paint. To fix the burners on the stove top, high-temp ceramic was placed around the grating.
This is the main bed, and drawers are on either side of it.
A toilet was placed in what was originally the forward closet, giving current owners the luxury of indoor plumbing.
The sink is the original to the trailer, but hot and cold water faucets are new, along with water storage tanks.
The original ice box is still in place in the trailer.
Drop-down cabinetry opens to store dry goods and dishes.
This trailer is a beautiful blend of the craftsmanship of 1936 and the comforts of today. Although Masterbilt may not have lasted past the Great Depression, some of the trailers live on today and prove how masterfully they were built. Make sure to SHARE this one on Facebook to spread the word.