You may not recognize this Holiday House Geographic travel trailer as there were not many of them ever produced. The trailers were first designed in 1958 as a limited production model that the company’s president dubbed as the “Trailer For The Rich” (with an original price around $8,500).
The rare fiberglass trailers had a futuristic style unlike any other camper of their time. Only seven of the limited edition “Model X” trailers were made before the factory ultimately burned down in 1962.
This 1961 Holiday House Geographic is thought to be only one of two still in existence. It was completely restored from the frame up by Flyte Camp, a vintage camper restoration company based in Bend, Oregon. The trailer still maintains much of its sleek classic look but is now also equipped with modern luxuries.
Inside, the trailer has Black Walnut wall skin, cabinetry, and Black Walnut hardwood flooring. The interior still has antique light sconces now with LED lighting. There is also LED strip accent lighting under the cabinets and along the floor in the living area.
The kitchen was refurbished with stainless countertops and luxurious, custom pleated drapes over the windows. It also got a new two-burner cooktop, 3-way fridge, and a stainless sink with a built-in drain board.
The front L-shaped sofa is about 30″ deep with sleeping room for two. The Gaucho couch across from the kitchen can also sleep two people comfortably.
The bathroom in the back was restored with walnut and Marmoleum countertops and flooring. It was outfitted with a toilet, sink, and vanity space.
On the other side of the bathroom, the shower is made of stainless steel. It also comes with a non-slip teak hardwood floor insert.
Unlike its original design of the early ’60s, the trailer’s new, modern features include a 32″ television, surround sound, and a DVD/Bluetooth stereo system. It comes with a 2000-watt inverter powered by Trojan 6-V AGM batteries and the system is solar capable. There are 12-volt outlets in addition to 110 outlets throughout the coach.
There is also a small dressing area beside the bathroom with a counter to set things down and drawers to store clothes. The trailer has lots of full-extension drawers throughout that provide more than enough storage space.
The interior and exterior were signed by the designer himself—a world-renowned industrial engineer, Chuck Pelly. In the late 1950s, Pelly was hired by Holiday House trailers to create the limited edition model.
The trailer has a 35-gallon fresh water tank, a 35-gallon black water tank, and 40-gallon grey water holding. The air conditioning system has a heat pump and is kept concealed beneath the front couch.
This rare vintage Holiday House trailer was sold for $250,000. You can learn more from Flyte Camp on their website.
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