*1960’s fabric bunting If you have any information on the bearing that would be a great help as well. POST AD FREE. http://www.vintagecampertrailers.com/id–value-your-trailer.html, Are you still looking to sell. https://www.facebook.com/groups/451753901855019/. RoadRunner travel trailers were built by L & M Trailer Manufacturing Company in Ephraim, Utah in the 1960’s. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. I just acquired a 69 or 70 RR. *1950’s turquoise Bakelite flatware Bafflegabbler – you have a manual for your RoadRunner? I recently purchased a 1969 Roadrunner trailer in Utah and I am starting to restore/refurbish it. If it involved automotive exterior painting, welding, plumbing, electrical repair, building anything from steel, or anything to do with the tongue, hitch, couplers,wheel bearings, and propane connections -my husband handled it. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Hi Cyndi!Check out our Facebook group -Roadrunner Travel Trailers. Lots of Roadrunner owners and we have document files of several uploaded manuals and documents!https://www.facebook.com/groups/451753901855019/. This has been a major rebuild but looking good now. Find 1965 to 1970 Travel Trailers for Sale on Oodle Classifieds. If sell when interior completed price will be $3600. Simple, but made a world of difference because it gave me one thing at a time to focus on, and I could add things to the list as I discovered them, thus I could quit worrying that I would forget something if I didn’t try to address every single issue the moment I noticed it. The designation RoadRunner was not a model name, all of their trailers were called RoadRunners. We've had over 5" of rain in the last week and all is dry. Vintage (1969 and older only) Travel Trailer Renovation and Repair Discussion. Documenting fixing up our vintage RoadRunner camper trailer. I would love to know more about the RoadRunner! I would really like to see the end results please!!!!!!!!!!! I had to act quickly if I wanted her. We bought a brand new camper and have to part ways with our ’72 RoadRunner (located near Golden, CO). These cushions.Really need to be a different color . I really enjoy the wood grains, color and patterns in the paneling. Explore Recent Photos; Trending; Events; The Commons; Flickr Galleries; World Map; Camera Finder; Flickr Blog; Create; Get Pro Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. *Mid-century aluminum, webbed patio chairs The designation RoadRunner was not a model name, all of their trailers were called RoadRunners. I have already started replacing the window seals and one side of the roof line under the drip molding. The folder of original checklist, manuals, et cetera had stayed with the camper through the years. extra reflectors on patched areas in back? I used quick roof extreme tape on both the top and underside of the seams and treated the Roof with Snow Roof Mobile coat. It still has original upholstery, flooring, turquoise fridge, etc. *1950’s electric ‘Perk King’ coffee pot The question I have been seeking an answer to for over a year is: How much does this thing weigh (roughly) – actual weight and tongue weight? She’s 11′ long with a 4′ tongue, an easily towed, lightweight single axle with a clear title and, amazingly, all of her original paperwork and manuals! Jun 6, 2014 - 1969 Roadrunner Travel Trailer $3500 Cortez, co. Jun 6, 2014 - 1969 Roadrunner Travel Trailer $3500 Cortez, co. . My fiancé asks everyday if we can get rid of it now. Source: http://ostrobogulation.com/2014/12/03/renovating-a-vintage-1969-roadrunner-travel-trailer/ "Roadrunners were popular trailers in the Southwest in the 60's and 70's. MESSAGES. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Small world!! Guess they are the ones that were popular in the day. She’s 7′ 10″ tall, and 8′ wide, making her almost a perfect little square can. It was a very small company; I read it started with just a single rancher building campers in Utah. He remained L&M Pres & was appointed to Di Giorgio’s Board of Directors (amazing journey from small employer driven by unions from CA). Exterior mostly done. Also how did you polish the aluminum? With some Roadrunner travel trailers found as small as 13 feet in length during the late 1960s, the fifth wheel towable products would range over 34 feet. Thanks, I have a 1965 Road Runner that looks identical to yours. This Labor Day my wife and I went to Utah to pick up a 1971 16ft RoadRunner rear entry door. Original stove-top, oven, sink and refrigerator were kept and all work great. So much cool info here. In the past 18 months I replaced the tires, battery, hitch and trailer electrical. I pulled it back to my home state of AZ. My old 1963 GMC (Phil) is pretty stoked to have a pretty little camper to pull. Way too cool. ( Log Out / Her name is Myrtle. The RoadRunner’s Holiday Trav’ler appliances are a rich, golden orange, apparently called ‘Sunset’, and by God, I’ll take them. I think it is made by roadrunner, there was a roadrunner decal on it.. Have been working on it for 18mo. Just bought a Vintage Roadrunner - Duration: 6:52. The trailers were manufactured there until the mid 1970’s when they moved to a larger facility on the west side of town. I’ve bought a 1970 15 foot Roadrunner travel trailer that i’m having fixed up. I cannot get the furnace to work is there any way you can copy the manual and send it to me. , The to-do list, a.k.a. I stumbled upon your Blog About “Mrytle” this evening and as I read it hanging on every helpful restoration tid bit & fun travel and décor eye candy in the finished product, the evening turned to the morning…it’s now 2:15 am…. Hi Jean……Couldn’t find an email address however, here is the web address ROADRUNNERRIVIVAL.COM…….Jonathan D. Sherman is the owner of the page. Free shipping . I experienced the same issues with leaks in the windows as well as both seams across the roof. Misty shares that, "This document came from the original folder of paperwork accompanying the 1969 Roadrunner now known as ‘Myrtle’, and owned by Misty & Corbin. With just a few tools but outsized ambition, he founded L & M Trailer (Roadrunner) in the mid 1960s in a vacant cannery bldg. I don’t know much about the bearings, though, my husband was in charge of that . My husband ended up cutting the protruding sharp screw bit off with a metal cutting power tool…. Better built than many of the era, they still have real oak interiors instead of the fake photo laminate paneling. Please let me know. Occasionally, when I’d notice some new repair that was necessary, I would actually be able to get to it that day, thus it never made it onto the to-do list. But it is vintage (1966, 12') and it does say, in two locations on the trailer, "Roadrunner Travel Trailers." Hi! At a price I could afford. I do have the manual for mine, but my RoadRunner came with the original icebox – I get the impression from your comment that yours is a propane refrigerator? I have a 71 16 ft road runner (side entry) that had the avocado green appliances but the wood interior had been painted with a oil base paint which made it to difficult to just sand down and stain so I ended up repainting the interior, reupholstering the cushions and painting the appliances to match. I read a little about you, and I too am always off on a road trip and like to take those mysterious roads that go off the main highways. Sure looks nice. Excited to see more pictures, if you have them Steve! The propane connections and appliances do indeed all work, though, (at least on the limited basis that I’ve tested them so far) and the seller made sure he included two propane tanks with updated valves so I wouldn’t have difficulty getting them filled. And thank you, Bafflegabbler, for starting this wonderful blog! First creating recreational products during the 1960s until 1981, Roadrunner constructed travel trailers, fifth wheel trailers and a 23-foot park models. Glad to know there are others who love these little Utah Beauties. The longer side fills the distance between the two side benches. I’ve been looking for any info (specs, manuals or descriptions) about the equipment and trailer. The problem was, I’d identified so many items I wanted to tackle that I couldn’t focus on getting any one thing done. Over the years my father ran the Montrose, Albuquerque and Mesa lots. RoadRunner travel trailers were built by L & M Trailer Manufacturing Company in Ephraim, Utah in the 1960’s. I’ve been polishing up the wood inside a little every day since I got her, I’m saving the wall with the most extensive water damage for last. *Tiny vintage, insulated coffee server & Tupperware pitcher Very cool. Thank you for sharing. Change ), Renovating a vintage 1969 RoadRunner Travel Trailer, http://www.vintagecampertrailers.com/id–value-your-trailer.html, https://m.facebook.com/groups/451753901855019, https://www.facebook.com/groups/451753901855019/. Outside needs a new paint job, which we will do soon. I hope it is worth it. Find 1968 Travel Trailers for Sale on Oodle Classifieds. I bought a 1970 model that also came with the insulated cooler type fridge. Congratulations on your RoadRunner! The list, however, is not comprehensive. Thanks. 1969 Road Runner Vintage Camper Due to lack of time to use, it`s with a heavy heart we are selling our family camper. mist all markings are gone. We bartered and went back and forth for some time and we ended up trading him a old pickup with a blown motor and we got the trailer some new tires, packed bearings and all new water lines, and we gave him 650.00. See walk through vids for complete details. Thanks, We are hoping to purchase a 1966 Roadrunner travel trailer from an old friend, she said it’s around 11 feet long, does anyone know what size wheel (and bolt pattern, 4 or 5) the trailer has. Apr 12, 2015 - Renovated 1969 RoadRunner travel trailer - Myrtle! Earlier, before moving to Utah, Harry was a conventional builder in California. Have water damage and trying to get repair quotes. I think I’m ready to start ! I have a 63 14ft. So here is my family visiting Montana around 1965. 1969 RoadRunner- VintageTravel Trailer-Camper-Caravan (aka, The Many Moods of Myrtle) By bafflegabbler October 7, 2014 caravan mid century Myrtle renovating restoration RoadRunner Travel turquoise vintage camper vintage trailer We have learned to appreciate this gem in a very short time and am glad that others have the same feelings. https://www.facebook.com/groups/451753901855019/, Reply to Jean Chapman ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Join Roadrunner Revival and Roadrunner facebook groups. and almost done. OK, the trailer is re-edged and no leaks! I first met Harry in the early 1970s and know well his remarkable success story. Anyway, I was handed the title to a 1968 Mobile Scout. This past summer pop all windows and door off. Do you have any photos or blog tutorials? I searched the Internet, and the only mention of a Roag I could find is a 1970 for sale (which I bet is the one you are looking at), and the pictures are definitely a RoadRunner. Renovating a vintage 1969 RoadRunner Travel Trailer December 3, 2014 1960's 1969 canned ham caravan L & M Manufacturing Co mid century Myrtle renovating restoration restoring RoadRunner vintage vintage camper vintage trailer vintage travel trailer 105 Comments 1969 RoadRunner- VintageTravel Trailer-Camper-Caravan (aka, The Many Moods of Myrtle) Trailer needs some TLC, Thanks for any info. Hi Shirl, I just bought a 1970, 17′ “Roag” about two weeks ago. If anyone can guide me in the right direction on where to find the info in the camper or the company who made it or perhaps even a picture of something that looks like her, it would be greatly appreciated. I just acquired a 1967 model and I am preparing to drag it home. On Jun 11, 2016 7:19 PM, “Ostrobogulous cackleberries” wrote: > SJA commented: “I’ve bought a 1970 15 foot Roadrunner travel trailer that > i’m having fixed up. Hopefully I will be able to get some helpful hints from this sight. A few locals directed me to the original manufacturing location at 167 E 800 S in Ephraim. Wooohooo! I am interested in contacting other RR owners on their project. The Vintage Camper Trailer site has an article with a section on where to try and find the VIN # which has the year built… My RoadRunner came with a 2″ ball. I normally don't detail such a project, but there's little online about the RoadRunner and the L & M Manufacturing Co, I thought I'd put what I found all here in one place for t Sorry. If it involved sanding, stripping paint, masking, designing color schemes, polishing, interior painting, ripping out, rebuilding, paneling, sealing, re-sealing, screening, installing, upholstering, repairing holes, building anything from wood, researching and decorating -I handled it. I have been searching for a vintage trailer for about five years & don’t think I’ve come across one of these before. How to upholster cushions and create curtains when you can’t sew. have 1969 roadrunner camper ruff condition.vinage refer ice box sink dirt cheap make offer. Still have some interior items to touch up and then I have to start on the outside (paint and such) to make it look as good as it travels. Thank you LMR, for the history lesson on the Road Runner, very interesting! On the plus side, around 90% of the list is now complete! Monday to Friday 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM. (Though I considered Olive, Mabel, and Erma.) I did have to replace the kitchen cabinets and closet because of the damage from a roof leak being soaked up by the pressed board used originally. In 1960, we opened our first travel trailer plant. We got along well and I spent a lot time with him. Check out our Facebook group -Roadrunner Travel Trailers. I just posted a second entry, which has more photos of our renovation progress on the camper. I was wondering if you happen to know. Cecil (California). Thanks for any help…. DISCUSSIONS. My icebox is really just a large insulated cooler -it has a shelf to hold dry ice or ice blocks, and a draining tube that leads under the camper when the ice melts…. The last blog entry has a lot of photos of the completed trailer – titled “My Little Vintage Trailer, All the Bells & Whistles for Myrtle”. Irene. We bought it in Utah and brought it through Colorado Springs (daughter lives in the Springs) to Davenport, IA. I’d be interested in seeing it! Never done this before, but my boyfriend is a carpenter so I think between the two of this and the wonderful folks on the net we can have a grand adventure! . I do appreciate it. *1960’s record player the outside is in good shape. porta potty out and soaking in a bleach water mix / scrub out, install new batten insulation where water damaged paneling and moldy insulation removed, underlayment down under storage areas -rebuild back corner floor areas, new wall panelling sheets installed in back, silicon / wood glue repair remaining moisture damage splits near windows, paint interior storage areas under dinette, cargo hold scrubbed out and replace broken key latch, pull water tank, clean area with bleach, install new water tank or repair tank leak, Clean area under kitchen sink and stove thoroughly, paint bathroom door -install new knobs, fix door to hang right, find a spare tire, paint wheel white, install hubcap. The spark plug was missing. That is an awesome photo!! We used Aircraft paint stripper / remover to get rid of all the paint remnants from the areas we were leaving as polished aluminum. There is a YouTube video to teach you absolutely anything in the world that you need to learn how to do. I’ll find my videos. Windows and door unbroken,working, and appear to be all original -check! An interesting note though….. Aircraft stripper. My father sold Roadrunner travel trailers in Colorado and New Mexico. 5. Share. “All her lights work” actually translated to all interior lights working, and three or four of her running lights working sporadically; my husband ended up repairing most of the electrical connections to the running lights before we had “works great” electric. DISCUSSIONS. Have been restoring her for a year now. I gifted myself with air conditioning and tunes while I worked. How to operate a table saw and a jig-saw, as well as various other assorted power tools. , If anyone had turquoise to trade a lot of us would be signing up……..:-). Hi! Free shipping . Thanks a lot for sharing. She was sitting in a field, little forlorn “For Sale” sign posted, alone save for a John Deere riding mower… just waiting for me to drive by. He moved to the small Town of Ephraim because of an old, vacant cannery bldg and local officials anxious to help if it meant new jobs in that struggling rural county. I’ve done more research on ROAG, and it seems to be an acronym that was used on the title of some Roadrunner travel trailers . I need the trailer manual and appliance manuals. Well now, if you had turquoise appliances to trade, we’d have to talk! It goes on blue but turn white so it won’t heat the inside. Scotsman Travel Trailer Decal Gardena, ... 1969 Roadrunner Cartoon Wall Decal Choose from 3 large sizes for Man Cave Room. The logo is very different and the camper style is very different. 7 posts 1969 Roadrunner - new owners Would love to compare photos. I remember going through the factory in Utah. I knew of sales lots in Montrose, Colorado, Albuquerque and Gallup, NM, Mesa and Flagstaff, AZ. Rare 1969 Kit Companion Travel Trailer Camper Price: $1200 OBO Condition: Mid-restoration. I washed those curtains, folded and tied them up in a pretty bow and sold them at my vintage / antique shoppe. So far, we haven't found another like it nor have we been able to identify properly where it was made or what company--if there's another RR company from the same era. But she looks pretty good inside. I have seen this model in my research most of the time with the avocado appliances. I do not have a dinette table and there appears to have never been a base. A quick tour of Leanna's 1972 Roadrunner camper. I wasn’t finicky about the model, but I did have a few requirements that made the pickings slim: I was looking for a 1960’s, or earlier, camper trailer in original condition (i.e., not gutted), that was structurally sound, with working plumbing, appliances, propane, and electric. There is? Where did you buy it? My first day working on the trailer can best be described as vacillation. Finally had enough put back together to take it out for the first time and it pulled and set up quite nicely. No, I didn’t install anything in the air vent -I just have a vintage Vornado Vortex table fan that I use in my camper , Hey Daniel………The Vortex fan is a stand alone model that I use to circulate air in the camper. The trip went very well and the trailer towed quite easily through all the states (even Colorado). *1950’s shiny aluminum Thermos I will be doing the same. Hope to be done for this summer. Good luck with your renovation. My husband is an automotive & body technician, so he buys it when the Snap-On guy visits his workplace…. Structure and floor appear sound -check! For every three things you fix, you discover one more thing that needs attention. The seller assured me that “everything works great” with the electrical system, appliances, and propane, and that has turned out to be somewhat true. I love your blog and will be checking back often. The original building is now “house of glass” but you can still see the larger bays that were used for building the trailers. I am a van dweller in training and this is my story. Thanks. The padded dinette back cushion in my RoadRunner was screwed on from the outside of the frame.