Post by Don Ricardo on Nov 25, 2015 10:23:32 GMT 10
Details and location unknown.JBJ recently posted some photos of a TrailMaster branded caravan seen at the 2015 Yamba Rod Run here:
Trailmaster was used as a model name by both Jennison and Roadmaster (or possibly Adelma), however the van seen by JBJ is neither of those. I feel like I should be able to identify the manufacturer of the Yamba van - it looks quite familiar - but at this point I haven't been able to. What makes it all a bit more intriguing is that the TrailMaster logo on the van at Yamba is very similar to that on this Franklin-built fibreglass van, the photos of which, as it happens, were posted by JBJ in 2010 (more photos here):
The design of the logos is the same, except for the crown over the top of the wording on the Yamba van.
Back in July 2012, Austin125 referred here to a mention of Trailmaster caravans in the 1965 Winser caravan manual and asked whether anyone had information on them. He didn't receive any replies with definite information. However, now having seen two entirely different caravans with the TrailMaster logo on them (one and maybe both of which we know were built by somebody else), I am wondering whether TrailMaster may have been a dealer who stuck his or her logo on the vans they sold?
Caravan Centre in Queensland also had a 'Trailmaster' model between 1951 & 1954, got nothing to do with this caravan though because they were not listed in Winser after that and they don't appear to have had a 'logo' anyway