He moved to the small Town of Ephraim because of an old, vacant cannery bldg and local officials anxious to help if it meant new jobs in that struggling rural county. I gave the trailer to a handy man to fix up and all I need now is the crank. Paperwork for 1969 RoadRunner. Have water damage and trying to get repair quotes. If someone can tell me where to get them. Hi, I just purchased a 1965 RoadRunner. Do you have any photos or blog tutorials? …you could help me with a couple questions. later.) Everything works except the refrigerator. porta potty out and soaking in a bleach water mix / scrub out, install new batten insulation where water damaged paneling and moldy insulation removed, underlayment down under storage areas -rebuild back corner floor areas, new wall panelling sheets installed in back, silicon / wood glue repair remaining moisture damage splits near windows, paint interior storage areas under dinette, cargo hold scrubbed out and replace broken key latch, pull water tank, clean area with bleach, install new water tank or repair tank leak, Clean area under kitchen sink and stove thoroughly, paint bathroom door -install new knobs, fix door to hang right, find a spare tire, paint wheel white, install hubcap. Trying to figure out the wiring for the truck hook up. I searched the Internet, and the only mention of a Roag I could find is a 1970 for sale (which I bet is the one you are looking at), and the pictures are definitely a RoadRunner. Modern Trailer Sales, did sell new Roadrunner Travel Trailers. I got lucky with getting info on the appliances….person I bought it from sent me all of the original handbooks and service manuals for the stove, heater, water heater refrigerator and windows. MESSAGES. ... Hello - my wife & I bought a 1969 Roadrunner - 10' body & 13' to the tongue. I want to purchase new tires/wheels to take when we pick it up. Hi Jean……Couldn’t find an email address however, here is the web address ROADRUNNERRIVIVAL.COM…….Jonathan D. Sherman is the owner of the page. Does anyone know a place in AZ that can help me with the restoration? ( Log Out /  One of the first things I did when I got her home was to remove the Walmart special ’90’s wall clock and pull the curtains, which may have actually been original, and were definitely vintage, but which did not endear themselves to me with their plaid, homey cabin feel. If sell when interior completed price will be $3600. I am currently renovating a vintage, 1969 camper trailer. In this episode of Van Tours, we catch up with artist and silversmith Eileen Ricigliano, who lives full-time out of her 1970 Roadrunner Travel Trailer. I hope it is worth it. Roughly the same shape, mostly silver with an old goldtone highlight from my Dad. I too have a RoadRunner. Her original propane Hydro Flame furnace still works as well. Join millions of people using Oodle to find unique used motorhomes, RVs, campers and travel trailers for sale, certified pre-owned motorhome listings, and new motor home and travel trailer classifieds. ….I want stepping into Myrtle to be like stepping back in time. We were really surprised. Would you share information on the size of the ball required for this vintage? woodtone brown -my least favorite vintage shades. I experienced the same issues with leaks in the windows as well as both seams across the roof. I checked Homedepot but they don’t seem to carry it. Forward to early 1970s and he sold his thriving business to Di Giorgio Corp, a Fortune 500 company from southern CA. She was sitting in a field, little forlorn “For Sale” sign posted, alone save for a John Deere riding mower… just waiting for me to drive by. I went back and forth between things to be done, unable to settle long enough to accomplish much. Check out our Facebook group -Roadrunner Travel Trailers. She’s 15′ including the tongue, and I pull her with a Tahoe . If you have questions about L&M Trailer and the RoadRunner, feel free to contact me. Thanks. I have ordered all new upholstery, new foam as hers were all rotted, new curtains (I already have vintage barkcloth) and I found some RoadRunner replacement stickers online. In the past 18 months I replaced the tires, battery, hitch and trailer electrical. I have been looking all over for something like this! This Labor Day my wife and I went to Utah to pick up a 1971 16ft RoadRunner rear entry door. Even got the original packing envelope they came in. What?! Skyline Travel Trailer : Founded in 1951 in Elkhart, Indiana, Skyline initially produced the affordable housing units popularly known as house trailers or mobile homes. The trip went very well and the trailer towed quite easily through all the states (even Colorado). Really cool camper you have there, and chance you’d trade appliances with me? Hope to be done for this summer. Would love to compare photos. Then, business politics moved in and Harry moved on. Want a small vintage that I can renovate. At 7:55am on the morning of August 11th, 2014, I passed a small, vintage “canned ham” style camper trailer on my way to work. I normally don't detail such a project, but there's little online about the RoadRunner and the L & M Manufacturing Co, I thought I'd put what I found all here in one place for t Renovating a vintage 1969 RoadRunner Travel Trailer I passed a small, vintage “canned ham” style camper trailer on my way to work. Thanks, I have a 1965 Road Runner that looks identical to yours. Scotsman Travel Trailer Decal Gardena, ... 1969 Roadrunner Cartoon Wall Decal Choose from 3 large sizes for Man Cave Room. Her name is Myrtle. Anyone know where I can get them? If anyone wants to buy it.Can be reached at 608 604-0422.was very interesting reading the blog. Outside needs a new paint job, which we will do soon. Share. We gave her a new coat of stain, urethane, some carpet squares, new curtains. *1950’s luggage The business and and the new buildings were shuttered, and all this in about a dozen years cycle.”, I have a 13′ Roadrunner that I have been restoring over the past 3+ years. Hi Shirl and bafflegabbler I have a 63 Roag . Congratulations on your purchase! *Mid-century typewriter (portable) (I may want to blog on it, er, and then scan the copy, and upload…) 1969 RoadRunner- VintageTravel Trailer-Camper-Caravan (aka, The Many Moods of Myrtle) By bafflegabbler October 7, 2014 caravan mid century Myrtle renovating restoration RoadRunner Travel turquoise vintage camper vintage trailer I love your blog and will be checking back often. *1959 Channel Master AM/FM tube radio, battery operated Also burns a good bit if it accidentally drips on your skin. i just found one just like yours. The original title stated that the model was a ROAG (had fun in Iowa registering the trailer with this as the model). Ugh …. 5. (What can I say, I just think better on paper, I guess) …I let everything that was clogging up my brain pour out all over Excel, then organized it in a to-do list that made sense to me. I only do email. And thank you, Bafflegabbler, for starting this wonderful blog! No ideas what the tongue weight is though! Hi! My father sold Roadrunner travel trailers in Colorado and New Mexico. Thank you so much for posting this! The logo is very different and the camper style is very different. Original stove-top, oven, sink and refrigerator were kept and all work great. NOTIFICATIONS. Well now, if you had turquoise appliances to trade, we’d have to talk! Where did you buy it? It has some damage from water, but has been repaired. RepairingYesterdaysTrailers > Vintage Trailer Photos and Links > Pictorial Vintage Trailer Renovations > 1969 Roadrunner work . *Vintage, full goose down pillows 10/2/2017 4 Comments 17', '69 Roadrunner, new floors & fridge, original stove & heater, 2 double beds + overhead twins! Way too cool. I wasn’t finicky about the model, but I did have a few requirements that made the pickings slim: I was looking for a 1960’s, or earlier, camper trailer in original condition (i.e., not gutted), that was structurally sound, with working plumbing, appliances, propane, and electric. Since most campers were not titled in the 60’s, I have to get a state VIN and am having trouble with the year. 4:04. Like everyone reading this blog I have some minor water damage that seems to have come by way of the windows and roof. Sarah Frier 3,039 views. *Late 1940’s, metal, insulated cooler that someone had considerately already painted turquoise. Mine looks identical to yours on the inside. It has had some work done but there is still more to do. She was sitting in a field, little forlorn “For Sale” sign posted, alone save for a John Deere… I feel OK with that as it is a 16′ with a bathroom and all original. I’m incredibly lucky, as my husband has mad skills (of the type I couldn’t have learned on YouTube) that enabled us to not have to outsource any of the work done on the trailer. But she looks pretty good inside. (& I CAN Sew), Thank you so much; I’m glad you enjoyed reading it! I do have the manual for mine, but my RoadRunner came with the original icebox – I get the impression from your comment that yours is a propane refrigerator? Her dinette cushions are a bordello inspired red vinyl with flamboyant gold embroidery, but those will be getting a facelift, so meh -not a problem. It is definitely a Road Runner. *1950’s aluminum pitcher & drinking cups set -in quilted chrome *1950’s electric ‘Perk King’ coffee pot With some Roadrunner travel trailers found as small as 13 feet in length during the late 1960s, the fifth wheel towable products would range over 34 feet. We used Aircraft paint stripper / remover to get rid of all the paint remnants from the areas we were leaving as polished aluminum. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Free shipping . Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Wooohooo! Snow College To Dedicate TEED Center Saved from westslope.craigslist.org. ), I have learned a lot during the renovation process of this trailer, which my husband and I have done entirely on our own. Wondering if you are still following this blog and if we could reach out to you for more information on L&M Trailer Mfg and it’s owners? Lets you scrape old paint off of aluminum, like, right now. Good luck with your renovation. Haha never ! i live in Glenwood Springs, CO. mist all markings are gone. I need to know if anybody can find the screw in bearing dust covers? I think you have a Roadrunner. RoadRunner travel trailers were built by L & M Trailer Manufacturing Company in Ephraim, Utah in the 1960’s. It's all original, built by a farmer. On Jun 11, 2016 7:19 PM, “Ostrobogulous cackleberries” wrote: > SJA commented: “I’ve bought a 1970 15 foot Roadrunner travel trailer that > i’m having fixed up. Join millions of people using Oodle to find unique used motorhomes, RVs, campers and travel trailers for sale, certified pre-owned motorhome listings, and new motor home and travel trailer classifieds. $19.99. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. bwgarretson@gmail if you see this. Free Local Classifieds in Tucson, AZ. For every three things you fix, you discover one more thing that needs attention. The manual lists all of the colors the appliances were available in; my appliances appear to be in the shade they called “Sunset”. How to operate a table saw and a jig-saw, as well as various other assorted power tools. FORUMS. All I had was the Ephiram sticker to identify it by. It’s been roller painted a hideous tan with a brown stripe. Hi Shirl, I just bought a 1970, 17′ “Roag” about two weeks ago. Find 1968 Travel Trailers for Sale on Oodle Classifieds. Original Bargman vintage “tiered wedding cake” lights on the back! MESSAGES. *1950 oscillating, aqua KwikCool fan So if you could send me the address for the manuals. Thanks for any help…. He remained L&M Pres & was appointed to Di Giorgio’s Board of Directors (amazing journey from small employer driven by unions from CA). I am needing some advice on how to get enamel paint off the exterior as it was rolled on and is awful. With just a few tools but outsized ambition, he founded L & M Trailer (Roadrunner) in the mid 1960s in a vacant cannery bldg. Have been restoring her for a year now. We got along well and I spent a lot time with him. Have never owned a vintage trailer let alone done repair work on one. *Tiny vintage, insulated coffee server & Tupperware pitcher It’ small. I do appreciate it. Great project & blog! Very informative article. Still have some interior items to touch up and then I have to start on the outside (paint and such) to make it look as good as it travels. Myrtle weighs less than 1500 lb, and I tow her with a Chevy Tahoe equipped with the Tow/Haul package. “Equipped with a few tools, considerable know-how and a little capital, Harry Mosher and a friend moved into the dingy ground floor of the old cannery and built their first travel trailer. https://photos.app.goo.gl/rlRVHALRrLqc0zNs1, Mr. Border, we have a group on Facebook devoted to Roadrunner travel trailers -they would love it if you joined the group! LOL. *Vintage flour & sugar sacks to make curtains out of. Thanks a lot for sharing. We have a 1970 roadrunner 14′ +3’tongue that we have used every year since 1990 in 1995 we restored it mostly to original.We live in Wisconsin and are thinking of selling it! ( Log Out /  It’s called Roadrunner Travel Trailers if you search Facebook . Thanks so much. Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com. I have really gotten to know more neighbors since starting this project. I’ve been looking for any info (specs, manuals or descriptions) about the equipment and trailer. I have never heard of a Roag trailer. I need to know specifications on the weight so i can determine what i’ll need to tow it with. Any insight anyone can share would be greatly appreciated! That’s a Road Runner….I have a 67 Road Runner…They are so cute!!! I had to act quickly if I wanted her. Change ), 1969 RoadRunner- VintageTravel Trailer-Camper-Caravan (aka, The Many Moods of Myrtle). Bafflegabbler – you have a manual for your RoadRunner? I really enjoy the wood grains, color and patterns in the paneling. My husband ended up cutting the protruding sharp screw bit off with a metal cutting power tool…. My old 1963 GMC (Phil) is pretty stoked to have a pretty little camper to pull. New Ephraim plant reported then to be largest MH facility in country. i just bought a 1973 RoadRunner that I found for sale in Rural Montana. Sorry. Replaced the back lights (running & main), now to replace the front and side lights. Where can you find replacement parts? Then with Di Giorgio backing, Roadrunner products expanded to include Carriage House products to pioneer in emerging manufactured home market. Hope that helps! The RoadRunner’s Holiday Trav’ler appliances are a rich, golden orange, apparently called ‘Sunset’, and by God, I’ll take them. 1969 Road Runner Vintage Camper Due to lack of time to use, it`s with a heavy heart we are selling our family camper. Hi, for the aluminum sections, I removed all old paint with aircraft stripper, than hand polished with Mothers Mag & Aluminum Polish, and also with Snap-On Metal Polish strips (purchased from a Snap-On Dealer). I did not know a thing until I bought this lovely 68 road runner ” so that’s what they told me” !! I think it is made by roadrunner, there was a roadrunner decal on it.. Have been working on it for 18mo. No, I didn’t install anything in the air vent -I just have a vintage Vornado Vortex table fan that I use in my camper , Hey Daniel………The Vortex fan is a stand alone model that I use to circulate air in the camper. Hi! . First years touch and go but timing was right and he had the critical qualities to make it work. I been saving her and getting regstrations if ownership. Join millions of people using Oodle to find unique used motorhomes, RVs, campers and travel trailers for sale, certified pre-owned motorhome listings, and new motor home and travel trailer classifieds. Sep 25, 2014 - 1974 Roadrunner Trailer from Starling Travel Vintage (1969 and older only) Travel Trailer Renovation and Repair Discussion. Hi Chuck, Information about Harry Mosher, & Roadrunners in “Comments” to Deseret News Editorial “Rural Fast Track…in rural communities” 6/6/16. Misty shares that, "This document came from the original folder of paperwork accompanying the 1969 Roadrunner now known as ‘Myrtle’, and owned by Misty & Corbin. I’ve been sitting with it “not sure if it’s male or female yet” watching videos,reading all the info I can find. I cannot get the furnace to work is there any way you can copy the manual and send it to me. I have seen this model in my research most of the time with the avocado appliances. I live about 100 miles from Ephraim, I’d love to see the old cannery if it’s still there. In 1960, we opened our first travel trailer plant. I just acquired a 1967 model and I am preparing to drag it home. Hi, My RoadRunner came with a 2″ ball. Renovating a vintage 1969 RoadRunner Travel Trailer December 3, 2014 1960's 1969 canned ham caravan L & M Manufacturing Co mid century Myrtle renovating restoration restoring RoadRunner vintage vintage camper vintage trailer vintage travel trailer 105 Comments 1969 RoadRunner- VintageTravel Trailer-Camper-Caravan (aka, The Many Moods of Myrtle) Excited to see more pictures, if you have them Steve! “All her lights work” actually translated to all interior lights working, and three or four of her running lights working sporadically; my husband ended up repairing most of the electrical connections to the running lights before we had “works great” electric. Very cool. Also, how did you remove the upholstered dinette padded back? , We’ve come a long way, and finished nearly everything on the list below, but the details on each, as well as before and after photos, will come in subsequent blog entries. Never done this before, but my boyfriend is a carpenter so I think between the two of this and the wonderful folks on the net we can have a grand adventure! Rare 1969 Kit Companion Travel Trailer Camper Price: $1200 OBO Condition: Mid-restoration. 2005 SUN VALLEY Road Runner Road Runner, 2005 Road Runner 2005 Road Runner,Travel Trailer,Model#210DB,V6 Towable,Weights 3,421 LBS Dry,Max 4,750,Awning,Roof Ac,Dinet Bed,Full Size Bed In Back,Sleeps 4 People,Fridge,Stove,Oven,Microwave,Bathroom+Shower,Fully Self-Contained,Ready 2 … Well, I don’t know if they were all the same, but mine has plywood paneling sheets. Repair holes in aluminum body -fiberglass patch kit, upholster cushions / create cushion covers, hammer down protruding edges on little windows, Auto paint -prime, paint, and clear coat exterior after masking / sanding, front door bottom window frame bottom tightened and screen replaced, measure for and order vintage awning & ropes / poles to fit existing awning channel, repair hole in trailer underbottom -aluminum rivet, rivet the front window awning where it’s loose, polish all interior / exterior window chrome trim, running lights repaired and re-sealed , installed, rear tail lights need special screws installed. I’ll find my videos. Free shipping . *Assorted 1960’s lanterns, including a shiny aluminum flashlight and an orange, hanging “camp-lamp” https://www.facebook.com/groups/451753901855019/. I have just bought a 72 roadrunner , Hi Brook! MESSAGES. -“An amazing business creation then an unfortunate loss for rural Utah: A small home builder in CA was severely harassed there because wouldn’t submit to unions, So he moved his young family to Ephraim (Sanpete County). The manual I was talking about is for the icebox I don’t think any of the paperwork I have on my RoadRunner gives the weight, but we think she’s about 1100 – 1200 lbs. I’ve never seen any specific numbers on the weights; our RoadRunner is 11ft long -14ft with the tongue- and my husband estimates it weighs around 1200 lbs dry weight -but that’s always been just a guess, we’ve never checked…, Reading through this blog and found out you live where I do!! Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. If it involved sanding, stripping paint, masking, designing color schemes, polishing, interior painting, ripping out, rebuilding, paneling, sealing, re-sealing, screening, installing, upholstering, repairing holes, building anything from wood, researching and decorating -I handled it. The company was purchased by DiGiorgio Leisure Products of Kalispell, MT in the early 70’s. There may have been more I just don’t remember. The designation RoadRunner was not a model name, all of their trailers were called RoadRunners. We have become very attached & honestly I thought it may b a total piece of S*#~t but it’s not that bad ! Find 1964 Travel Trailers for Sale on Oodle Classifieds. My first day working on the trailer can best be described as vacillation. Can you tell me if this is a RoadRunner? Simple, but made a world of difference because it gave me one thing at a time to focus on, and I could add things to the list as I discovered them, thus I could quit worrying that I would forget something if I didn’t try to address every single issue the moment I noticed it. If you or anyone has one please let me know. Neat story, nice trailer. Trailer needs some TLC, Thanks for any info. It’s all a new adventure and wanting to gain knowledge about my new challenge. Always wanted to travel in a vintage trailer! Guess they are the ones that were popular in the day. Classics on Autotrader has listings for new and used 1969 Plymouth Roadrunner Classics for sale near you. The folder of original checklist, manuals, et cetera had stayed with the camper through the years. Could have been worse, they could have been the ubiquitous vintage shades of dark avocado, or (worse!) Home office and main Sales was in Pueblo, CO. First creating recreational products during the 1960s until 1981, Roadrunner constructed travel trailers, fifth wheel trailers and a 23-foot park models. My husband is an automotive & body technician, so he buys it when the Snap-On guy visits his workplace…. Thanks! Interested parties can contact 303-885-8133 for pics & info. Earlier, before moving to Utah, Harry was a conventional builder in California. Exterior mostly done. Harry Mosher’s story kind of a micro local version of early entrepreneur industrialists (Henry Ford, etal). I haven’t seen your finished pictures but I am interested in seeing how the interior looks. If anyone can guide me in the right direction on where to find the info in the camper or the company who made it or perhaps even a picture of something that looks like her, it would be greatly appreciated. There is? Also you mentioned that you used Snap-on Metal Polish. I also have photos of her in my Flickr album -I believe there is a link to the Flickr album here on this blog. In a perfect world, I would have found a vintage trailer with that most coveted of assets – turquoise appliances…Mmmm ….

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