Searching for Vintage RV Data

Question: Dear Luise: I purchased a 1955 travel trailer. 15′ canned ham style. The title says Sanga.  It has a porthole window on the door.  I believe it was made in San Gabriel CA but more than that I don’t know.  Any ideas about the model or where I can get the original floor plan and paint scheme? M.

Answer: Dear M. I enjoyed reading your “canned ham” description. I’d never heard that before and know exactly what you’re talking about. However, Sanga doesn’t ring a bell.

Putting it out on this website may bring you some answers. Also, I would go to the San Gabriel Chamber of Commerce. Sometimes they have a historian and can provide information and a contact number for former businesses. Blessings, Luise

4 Responses to Searching for Vintage RV Data

  1. M. August 2, 2009 at 2:09 pm #

    HI, i just read the post about the 55 Sanga travel trailer. I am thinking of buying one also. Did any info surface on this 15 ft. model or the Sanga brand of travel trailer? If so I would love to hear! Thanks – M.

    • Luise August 5, 2009 at 7:09 am #

      So far there’s been no response. I will post it here if someone comes forward.

  2. V. January 22, 2011 at 9:39 am #

    Hi, I inherited a travel trailer which my parents bought in 1955. The logo/decal had come off the outside and I could not find anything to tell me what make it is. I recently found the last registration with the DMV, dated 1979 and it states that the trailer is a Sanga. Yes, it has a “canned ham” shape and a porthole in the door. We went all over the western US when I was growing up and staying in this trailer was a joy. It is in pretty good shape and I am working on restoring it to some kind of former glory. I have no idea where it was made. V.

    • Luise January 22, 2011 at 10:32 am #

      I have no idea where was made, either, but what lovely memories. Great project! Blessings, Luise

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