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Old 06-03-2014, 04:17 PM   #1
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Last week some were asking about the pictures of my old 1955 Silver Streak. I'm going to attempt posting them.
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Old 06-03-2014, 04:23 PM   #2
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Old 06-03-2014, 04:59 PM   #3
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Old 06-03-2014, 05:03 PM   #4
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Schweeeet.
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Nice Dave!
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Old 06-03-2014, 05:24 PM   #6
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According to the factory, this was the oldest road worthy one that they knew of. In 1955 they only made 15 units and this was the 8th one made. The factory was aware of this trailer when it sat in Colorado in a field. When it got sold and moved to Illinois they lost contact with it. I found it about 20 miles from my house where a lady was using it as a craft room for doing baskets and silk flowers. The entire interior was original including the pink porcelain toilet. The refrigerator was a regular house frig and the stove as a small apartment stove. It all still worked. No 12 or 6 volt at all and the wall switches were the same as what was in a house.

I was going to gut the trailer and put modern RV plumbing and appliances in it but I just could bring myself to taking the old girl apart. Under one of the beds was the original mouse eaten green and white awning. I asked the RV museum if they wanted it but I received mixed messages. Finally a guy showed up at my door who said this trailer was headed for Europe and wrote me a check. I had the original sales brochure which I handed him....now I wished I had kept it.
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....now I wished I had kept it.
Me too. Just love seeing folks hang on to history.
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I hope it was a BIG check, Dave. You were fortunate to have been a part of its history.
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Old 06-03-2014, 10:12 PM   #10
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That's very cool! I think I'd very much enjoy restoring old RV's. Its the one thing RV related that "might" actually return some $$ if done correctly to the correct model.
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