Question: Dear Luise: Hi from Texas Luise: I have recently purchased a vintage travel trailer I am sure it is a orphan. I have no numbers anyplace on this little thing. But I did find three of the original tags “PHOENIX” HECKAMAN MFG. INC. NAPPANEE, IND. It is a rectangular black tag. There is two more, larger tags that has the bird the name Phoenix and smaller print Nappanee, Indiana. Both are broken but I will try to put one back together again. The big black PHOENIX tag in the top front middle is still there. In good shape. Also I have one oval tag that states AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF TRAVEL TRAILER & CAMPER MF’RS INC. I found a HECKAMAN MODULAR HOMES website. I am going to contact them and see if there is any information anywhere about these camper. Mine is a 1961 but that is all I can offer to anyone doing the same thing I am doing with no good solid info. Thanks M.
Answer: Dear M.: I would also write to the Chamber of Commerce at Nappanee and ask if they have any history or know of anyone you could contact for more data. Blessings, Luise