Friday, May 22, 2009

1936 Hayes Shovel Nose

Behold a rusty bread loaf. Behold a shovel nose. This is the oldest trailer I've seen yet, dating all the way back to 1936. Let me put that into perspective for you. In 1936, if you weren't, say, crushed by the Great Depression and if you happen to get rich capitalizing on New Deal contracts, then you could have hitched this trailer to a brand new Hudson Custom Eight pictured below. With it's extra long chassis, the Hudson Custom Eight is one smooth ride.

Current condition....I think you can get to Narnia inside this trailer. This is definitely a one of kinder, but surprisingly there was not a single bidder at $1500. Aren't there any Hudson owners who are also travel trailer afficiando's left in the world? Ok, how about handyman/gangsters? Well, if you do indeed exist, then you need this trailer.

1936 Hayes Shovel Nose Vintage Travel Trailer **RARE**
Vehicle Description
This is an extremely rare travel trailer. I believe it is a 1936 Hayes. I have never seen another one like it. It is bread-loaf shaped with small shovel nose. The door is very unique. It is arch shaped at the top. Check out the awesome Hayes emblem on the back. This is your chance to have a one-of-a-kind travel trailer. You will be the only one at the rally with one of these. The floor is sound. It does need restoration. Please ask questions. No Reserve!


  1. I am so pleased that I found your Blog. I recently purchased what I bel;ieve is a late 3o's Hayes, but it has no markings and the tongue has been repaired and no ID# has been found. I am hoping you will share a closeup digital photo of the Hayes emblem, so I can try and get a silkscreener to screen print that image onto a piece of steel, so I can try and reproduce a flat image to affix to the back of my trailer. I would be glad to exchange photographs of my trailer with you. Have you sold the Hayes yet? Where is it located. I might be interested in purchasing it, if it is still for sale. Please let me know at

    Thank you for considering my request and answering my question about the trailer for sale.

    Bruce Williams
    Gulfport Mississippi

  2. Mr Williams,
    I never owned this trailer and didn't have an email for the original owner, however, there is a beautiful 1938 Hayes Motor Home "Bread Loaf" Trailer featured on youtube ( and owned by a fellow in Southern California. Here is his information.... You should visit the following website he put together about restoring travel trailers... it is really top notch.

    Best of luck and thanks for visiting my blog.

  3. I also own one of these. It needs completely restored. Located in Canon City Colorado

    1. Hi there unknown! My husband and I just towed at '36 back from Oregon to Lafayette, CO. We are curious about yours!

    2. I am reachable at

  4. Whatever happened to the grand ol' Hayes? I'd love to restore one like it! My oldest so far is a 1939.

  5. I'm reachable at