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Vintage RV: 1968 20th Century Travel Trailer

Not long ago we published a vintage RV column about a 20th Century travel trailer - that prompted a response from RVwest reader Suzanne King

Picture of trailer, with red stripes and damage on back end.
RVwest reader Suzanne King shares the story of her own trailer project. — Photo courtesy Suzanne King

Not long ago, we published a vintage RV column about a 20th Century travel trailer owned by a young couple in Kimberley, B.C.  Here's a link to the original story. 

That column prompted this response from Suzanne King.

Suzanne wrote, "I was so excited seeing this article while trying to research my own little trailer as it looks exactly like mine! I have not seen another trailer like this anywhere! I have been researching for weeks without any luck. When I bought mine, it was advertised as a 1959, but the registration papers say 1968, so I am really not sure of actual date."

Suzanne adds this about her trailer, "Mine also has the original manufacturing tag, but that didn't help much in my research either. The seller thought that there were certain features that make it a 1959. You can see the outline of a Citation sticker on the front and back, so maybe the brand changed? I love the unique stripes! She was in rough shape when we got her, but she currently going through her transformation."

Another view of trailer.
— Photo courtesy Suzanne King

We hope Suzanne will send us a picture of her reno project. She says, "Everything was original (even the cushions!). There was a lot of rot in the front framing, but we have replaced that and may do the whole thing. I hope someone comes up with more information as I am really interested too!"

It is interesting to hear of a Citation travel trailer connection because if I am not mistaken, General Coach—also an Ontario travel manufacturer—built a line of Citation trailers, though this seems to pre-date that era.

Anyone out there that might shed some more light on the 20th Century/Glendale/Citation connection to this little 'fix-er-upper?' Or should I say a rather big "fix-er-upper" project. We wish Suzanne King much success on transforming this little trailer into a functional RV again. And please keep us posted on your progress.

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