Travelo trailers were built by the Raymond Products Company on Rust Street. The company started out building wood truck cabs in the 1920’s and in 1931 they started making travel trailers with masonite sides and canvas roofs. During World War II they sold trailers to the military painted army green for use as mobile offices and command centers. After the war ended they resumed production of travel trailers, and had a good reputation for making well built high quality trailers. In 1968 Saginaw Products Company bought out the Ramond Products Co. and from what I can tell, that is when they stopped making trailers. There are not many old trailers like this on the roads anymore, I would love to see a fully restored Travelo trailer, walking into one would be like going back in time. It must have been a beast to pull, but then again, that is when they made big cars with big engines, and a lot of parts came from Saginaw, but that’s a post for a different day.
I did not find a whole lot of info about the company which is surprising since they closed in the late 60’s, do you know anyone who worked there, they must have employed a lot of people, I would love to read your comments
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