Friday, May 22, 2009

1960 Holiday House 19 footer

Vintage 1961 Holiday House model 19 Classic Trailer
Vehicle Description
Another survivor found in Oregon! This rare and collectable Holiday House model 19 is rough but restorable. I have two other vintage trailers I'm working on so this one is available to someone else who would like to own a classic piece of mid century design history. It was originally trimmed with mauve and red but someone painted it white. The siding is in good condition but it has leaked and will need a complete restoration including structural framing up front. I towed it 50 miles with no problems but I did use plenty of duct tape on the front corners which are separating due to dry rot. It has the original 14.5" wheels which are rusty with fresh black paint. One tire is brand new and the other is in very good condition and was stored inside the trailer for years. The wheel bearings are in good shape.
The interior is extremely original and I have not tried to conceal or replace anything. With the obvious exceptions of water damaged areas, it is still very attractive inside. There is one small piece of panelling that has been replaced behind the bathroom door and the original linoleum is under the flooring shown. All else is original as far as I can tell. I believe the upholstery is also original since it matches the original brochures and a couple other trailers I've seen. The galley surfaces are in amazingly good shape. The street side dinette booth is missing and the floor there will need to be replaced. There is also some floor/wall separation in the area ahead of the entry door. The rest of the floor seems to be good and solid. Other items missing are the toilet, one jalousie window section on the bathroom window, dinette table, and two kitchen drawers, though I do have the original drawer faces. Both legs are there for the rear gaucho bed but they are not attached. The refrigerator is not original. This unit has an electric water heater in the closet and no black tank. The hitch jack was seized so I took it apart and have the innards, crank, and original steel wheel that goes on the bottom.
I have not tested any exterior lights, electric brakes, appliances, electrical service, plumbing, or propane systems. I have done my best to accurately describe this unit and provide photos that reflect the trailers actual condition. By bidding on this trailer you acknowledge that you are taking on a major restoration project and have been afflicted with the vintage trailer disease, which can cause euphoria, elation, neighbor indigestion, and loss of weight in your wallet. At the polite request of my neighbors, it's sitting out back at work. At the not so polite request of my boss, it's for sale. I don't have to retire off this thing so bid to win! Bring a 2" ball, tow lights, safety chains, duct tape, and drive home proud!
$250 non-refundable deposit via paypal due within 24hrs of auction end. Payment in full due by paypal, cashiers check, or cash within 3 day. No exceptions or it will be re-listed. sold with bill of sale only. Storage for up to 30 days available as a courtesy with buyer assuming all liability. Your bid acknowledges these terms. Thanks!
For vintage brochure pictures and restoration photos of another surviving Holiday House, please search completed listings for "Holiday House".

1 comment:

  1. I know this is a long shot, but is the Holiday House still available?