This 1965 Franklin really reminds me of home. It has a the feel of what I love, the vinyl floor and sparkly walls in the bathroom. The ladder for the top bunk turns into a guard rail for sleeping children. The turquoise matching appliances and upholstery make decorating a non-essential. I can see myself pulling up a stool and sitting near the heater on cold nights while soup cooks on the stove. I should have bid on this one on eBay. It closed out at "reserve not met" for $3000. It sold the next day on craigslist for $3350. At this price it was stolen, but then again love is sometimes blind. It's still a little soon to write about this actually. Sniff. Sniff. Rip my heart out 18 foot Franklin!
Vintage, Unrestored 1965 Franklin Travel Trailer - 18ft
Vintage 1965 Franklin 18 foot Camping Trailer
You are bidding on a completely original , Un-restored, Vintage, 1965 18 foot Franklin Trunk Back Camping Trailer.
Sleeps 6 people comfortably, with a rear Couch pull-out, a Front Dinette Fold Down, and an Upper bunk section that slides out.
This trailer has all of its original appliances in perfect original working condition, with all of the original user and installer documents. The Stove is so pristine it actually appears to have never been used. The Fridge is a 110v/Gas version and has not been used by me, worked perfectly According to the previous owner. Its interior condition is impeccable. The Heater works exceptionally well, lights and operates like a dream.
The exterior does not have its original paint, having been over-coated by the previous owner. But it is in a nice period color scheme and can easily be redone.
All interior 110v wiring works, and has been updated to include some additional convenient locations.
There is a 12v battery system located within the trunk for the 12v lights, but I have never used it since I took possession. Since everything else works perfectly on this trailer I feel it is safe to assume that by simply adding a battery would make all the 12v lights work as well.
All of the exterior lights worked when it was towed, to its current location. Trailer Hookup is a standard 7-Pin round connector.
The trailer is equiped with electric brakes but I have neither tested them or checked them.
The original Birch interior is in exceptional condition with two minor water damaged sections by the front and rear windows. But, they are well within a repairable state.
The original floor is in beautiful condition, with a few minor divots underneath where the rear Bed slides out.
The cushions are ORIGINAL and are still in very decent condition considering their age.
All Bathroom pieces are in working condition but have not been utilized since I took possession of the trailer.
Buyer is responsible for trailer pickup and/or delivery.
The Tires have a tremendous amount of tread and minimal dry rot, so they should be fine for a medium length tow(2-4 hours) from Southeastern Massachusetts. The bearings WILL be greased and lubed prior to new owner pick-up.
The Trailer has NOT been registered or titled while in my possession.
AT THE TIME OF THIS LISTING A VIN NUMBER HAD NOT BEEN LOCATED. THE PREVIOUS OWNER HAD NO RECORDS OF ITS REGISTRATION WITH THE SERIAL NUMBER.