Vintage Aloha Trailer Pictures

Catering primarily to the Pacific Northwest region (OR, WA, ID and British Columbia), the Aloha Trailer company began manufacturing Aloha Travel Trailers in 1954 out of their facility in Aloha, Oregon. Glen Gordon acquired the company on July 6, 1959, relocated it to Beaverton, Oregon (near 142nd Ave), and continued to grow the company. At its peak, Gordon's company employed several hundred workers, produced almost 20 trailers a day and held almost a 15% share of the Northwest market. But as America's demand for low-cost family travel trailers waned, Gordon sold the company to Woodtech in 1969. Woodtech continued manufacturing Aloha trailers into the 1970's. During its history, Aloha manufactured a broad range of models and sizes, from the 11 ft. "Compact" to the 18 ft. "Deluxe", best selling 15 ft. "Beaver" and even a spacious 28 ft. model. Besides travel trailers, Aloha also manufactured custom motor homes, truck-mounted campers, and even a few "house boats" built on barges! An interesting history tidbit: Aloha saw a spike in travel trailer sales during the 1964 Seattle World's Fair, as scarce housing for fair visitors drove enterprising Northwest locals to park Aloha trailers on their property and rent them out as temporary lodging! Like most smaller family travel trailers of the era, Aloha trailers followed the familiar "canned-ham" shape and consisted of a wood frame sheathed with thin sheets of ribbed aluminum panels. But to improve rigidity, Aloha trailers featured a unique wall framing design that incorporated the wood platform instead of just setting the walls on top of the platform. Aloha's sales slogan was "Built in the Northwest... for the "Northwest", so these Northwest beauties included special features for this "damp" climate, including wider drip rails and thicker plywood backing along the bottom edges of the trailer and around the wheel well openings. Aloha's sturdy designs and affordability made them a popular choice for West Coast families in the 1950's and 1960's, and today they're highly prized by trailer restorers searching for a classic "canned ham" style vintage trailer.
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1962 Aloha 15ft Travel Trailer
1962 Aloha 15ft Travel Trailer
1967 Aloha 15ft Travel Trailer
1967 Aloha 15ft Travel Trailer
1958 Aloha Travel Trailer
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1958 Aloha Travel Travel Trailer
1960 Aloha 15ft Travel Trailer
1960 Aloha 15ft Travel Trailer
1960 Aloha 15ft Travel Trailer
1960 Aloha 15ft Travel Trailer
1960 Aloha 15ft Travel Trailer
1960 Aloha 15ft Travel Trailer
1955 Aloha Travel Trailer
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1964 Aloha Travel Trailer, rear-entry layout
1964 Aloha Travel Trailer, "cabover" model
1964 Aloha Travel Trailer, dining area at front end
1964 Aloha Travel Trailer, kitchen area at back-end
1964 Aloha Travel Trailer, painted forest green
Aloha Travel Trailer with side awning
Aloha Travel Trailer, sharp dining area
Aloha Travel Trailer, kitchen and bedroom areas




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