Telescoping “Space Queen” 1950’s travel trailer Submitted by Markydoodle August 12th, 2010 Now your bedroom has a 19-foot ceiling. I understand it didn’t sell very well, and was discontinued quickly.
OMG, this is so completely fantastic!!! I can’t believe I never saw one of these before. I guess it didn’t sell very well because it couldn’t get under bridges. Who would want a nice tall house only to have to collapse it every time you traveled? With this said, I would kill for this to be sitting in my driveway right now.
thanks for the Classique d’Camembert!
Sad that the writers of “I Love Lucy” or some other sitcom of the 50’s didn’t get hold of this for an episode. We might see them in many driveways today!
I love that this was made in my home state!
WOW… Wondering what the inside is like??…
nice find, mark!!! yeah, i’d love to see the interior – i can’t find any photos of it beyond the ones above…
Looks like Gemco was only in business for about a year. I did some poking around when I first found it and couldn’t find anything else either.
Can you imagine sleeping up there when a nice 30-mph gust comes along?
Gemco???…Here we go…from the ad, I was Googling Goeble Trailer, which must of been the CVG distributor/dealer? …Googling Gemco changes things..I just want to see the staircase…smile
South/West of here in IN. the RV industry is HUGE…
In Elkhart, Ind…The “RV Capitol of the World”… They honor their long time industry with a RV Museum & Hall of Fame…
I’m swooning for everything.
Mark, this is amazing. What I wouldn’t give to step inside or even spend a night in this “Space Queen”. Great post!!
I actually own a travel trailer. It’s not vintage, but it’s fun to stay in it. I don’t pull it but maybe once a year because it sits on 10 acres near Breckenridge, Colorado at almost 11,000 ft. above sea level and acts as a “cabin.”
I did have a vintage Avion, a ’62 (sort of a knock-off Airstream) with a pink bathtub and turquoise kitchen counters, and yellow appliances. A hail storm so heavily damaged it, that I decided to sell it about 12 years ago. Oh well.
I’m trying to decide now if I’m going to buy an old airstream and have it reconditioned, or just buy one that’s already been done. Ebay has a couple vintage 50’s travel trailers right now that make my eyes water.
So jealous! I’d kill to own a trailer, not to imagine an Airstream. If you have photos of any of your former ones please post!
It would be fun to redo one…BUT there is something to be said about the one that is ready to go??? Especially if it has all the cool stuff that you would select???…
Vintage trailers are really something…some of these border on serious art.. When you have some time…this is a great site…
I agree the old Avion was fun, but I spent a lot of time do-it-yourselfing on that one, the late model is really care-free, if esthetically boring.
thanks for those web sites, those are great!
I love the idea of traveling around in a thing like this! What a cool trailer.