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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Gibbs Smith; 1 edition (October 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1423621425
  • ISBN-13: 978-1423621423
  • Product Dimensions: 12.5 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #38,008 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

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Trailerama provides a colorful look into America’s love affair with life on the road. It’s a visual wonderland filled with fascinating and diverse imagery of the travel trailer. From sheet music to greeting cards, board games to the cover of The New Yorker, the travel trailer figured prominently in twentieth century American pop culture. It’s put on grand display in this kitschy celebration culled from the personal collection of author Phil Noyes and all his “trailerite” buddies.

Phil Noyes has been a television and film producer in Los Angeles for two decades. He wrote and produced the PBS special Mobile America, which uncovered the history of the RV in America. He cowrote the Gibbs Smith book Trailer Travel and also writes a regular column for RV Magazine called “Trailer Tribe.” His current vintage trailer fleet includes a 1948 Aljoa, a 1947 Westwood and a 1953 Star.

About the Author

Documentary filmaker Phil Noyes is a producer of the popular PBS series California's Gold. He has completed a documentary about the history of the RV in America that will air beginning in spring 2002.


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Customer Reviews

Gave this book as a gift to my Dad.
Andy
I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves vintage americana or just cool design.
Gilkie
I love the vintage ads,pictures, and trailer trivia.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Doug Freeman on September 19, 2012
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As a vintage travel trailer owner and enthusiast I know a good trailer book when I see one. This one isn't just good, it's the best...period. Mr. Noyes has outdone even himself - "Trailer Travel" was no slouch, people - with this gorgeous volume. Features charming text and beautifully arranged and reproduced literature, photos, and ephemera that we mortals could spend a lifetime looking for. And here it is, all in one place. Indispensable for the trailer fan, aesthetic candy for everyone else. DO NOT WAIT FOR A SOFTCOVER EDITION. This is the one you want!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Joey Merholz on September 11, 2012
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In his second book on vintage trailers, Mr Americana Phil Noyes has done it again. This book took me back and beyond to immerse in places and dreams of a time that I only get to glimpse at now. The artwork and photos that fill this book are truly gems that must have taken a lifetime to compile... Makes me wonder what got left out? - Hopefully enough for another book soon!

~Joey
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Itowa SerroScotty on April 24, 2013
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If you're a vintage trailer fanatic like I am, then this book is for you. There's not a lot of text, but the amount of visual pleasures is incredible. There are loads of vintage photos, vintage ads, vintage cartoons, etc. from start to finish. From the early beginnings of travel trailers, all the way up through the magnificent beauties of the 50's and '60's, this book will make you want a trailer if you don't already have one, and will make you appreciate the beauty in your trailer if you do have one. It's an incredible journey through travel trailer history. It would take you forever and cost you a fortune to collect all the content that is included in this wonderful book's 192 pages. It's simply AWESOME!!!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Gilkie on September 11, 2012
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I had no idea that this kind material even existed. This book is chocked full of amazing images and every page blew me away. There is even a spread devoted to trailer related sheet music from the thirties and the pics of the toys are beautiful. I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves vintage americana or just cool design.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By R. Fletcher on April 8, 2013
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Perfect coffee table book that will interest everyone. Trailers galore! Totally worth it for the slices of trailer life presented in snapshots alone. I have every trailer book that is possible to find and this is number one! Buy this book! You will love it. A visual treat you will cherish forever.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Maitre on February 22, 2013
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This book is fantastically illustrated with retro photos and advertisements. If you love retro Americana, you will love this book. I recommend it, absolutely.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By R. Usrey on June 4, 2013
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Lots of photos and illustrations, a fun look at travel trailers from the 30's to the 60's. Excellent addition to the library in your mid century glamper.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Louise in KY on April 11, 2013
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Very nice addition to my camper books. It is lovely to look through and dream. Good good good good book
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