Main Line Photos

About the trailer:
  • 1947 Main-Line Silver Lark 16 foot total/14 foot box.  
  • Only produced for 2 years from 1947-1949.  
  • Owned for 5 years. 
  • Currently not titled due to previous owner not providing an Affidavit of Lost Title.  Title is being obtained through the WSP (takes 3 years and is currently in year 2)  Can be transfered to new owner and after the total 3 years can be titled in owners name.
  • Only found 6 or 7 others that are in existence.  This is the only one on the road that I know of.
What's New:
  • Interior Painted in 2009
    • previous owners painted over birch interior with flat paint.  
  • Bearings removed and packed in 2009
  • New wiring throughout interior and exterior in 2009
  • Rims painted in 2009
  • Hitch Painted 2012
  • New tires in 2012
  • New Copper from propane tank to stove in 2013
  • Repurposed roof vent installed in 2012 - had a leak that was fixed in 2013
Pictures

Unique styling.  Should have the door repaired at some point.  It works fine, but should be restored for best results.

Front banquet can be made into a bed by removing table leg and lowering down.  Cushions re-done in 2009.  Storage under both seats.

Original propane heater.  Propane has been disconnected and it's only for looks.  Repainted in 2009

New copper to the stove added in 2013.  Tested and works great.

Front panel drops down and the cover is held up with a wing-nut attached to a shelf.  All original.

New lighting and wiring was added to the banquet area in 2009.  Switch located to the right of the top cabinets over stove.

Front panel in the closed position.  All hinges, screws and latches were polished in 2009.

Closet and vanity area.  All wood fronts on doors/cabinets were sanded, stained and new hardware added in 2009.  Most drawer pulls were missing or damaged when the trailer was purchased.

The Ice-Box.  Use 1 or 2 blocks of ice on the top shelf to keep items cold in the fridge.  Works great.  The black hose in the back is the drainage for the melted blocks and goes down through the floor to the ground below.

Original linoleum from 1947. When the trailer was purchased the entire floor was covered in flat paint drips.  I meticulously removed every paint drip and resealed the floor using poly-acrylic.  Should be done again for optimal wear.

The back of the trailer.  There are 2 magazine racks on each side of the back window.  The walls are carpeted with an industrial carpet up to the window area.  There is storage below the bed.  The bed can fit a full/double, but currently has a brand new twin mattress still in the wrap.

Wardrobe closet.  Has the original broom storage.  The "seat" looking area is the wheel well.

Countertops in the kitchen galley are original and could be updated.  Sink & faucet work great.  The drainage goes our to a hose bib located in the wheel well.  I usually have a small pail that I use to catch the grey water.

All taillights and markers were updated before I bought the trailer.  You can see the holes below from the original tail lights.  They have been filled with caulk to keep it water tight.

All window trim in the trailer was removed, sanded and stained to match the cabinetry.  New screws and beauty washers were added in a brushed nickel finish.

Close up of the new lighting.

Another bedroom shot.

Original hitch.  I have traveled with this trailer to Prosser and back and never had a worry about this hitch.  For updating and safety, it should probably be swapped for a newer more efficient hitch.  

There is a light switch and power outlet to the back of the vanity.  

Could be polished easily.  

Unique window styling.  All screens are in tact.  

Roof vent was replaced in 2012.  It's a repurposed vent from an early 50's Aljo (Karen Bates' old one).  The trim around the vent needs to be replaced and/or painted.  

The tires are new and in great shape.  Bearings were removed and packed in 2009.

Brand new propane tank added in 2012.  All new copper, regulator and hose added in 2013.    Running light wiring replaced in 2009.



Guess What? It's FC time again!!

Ya ya, I know.  I never ever ever update this blog.  Well if you follow along on Farmgirl Gourmet you may notice that I haven't posted there in a few weeks either.  Life has been busy to say the least.  After this weekend away with my gal pals, I am looking forward to settling in for several weeks of food, family, sun and fun!

But first...it's glampin time!


Each year a bunch of ladies with vintage trailers get together and glamp over the weekend of the Farm Chicks Show.  We all load into trucks, vans, anything with space for treasure transport and head to the show.  Then we head home to our tiny trailers and share the goodies we found around a roaring fire with martini's in hand.  It's like not other "camping" you'll ever experience.  I will be posting some photos and recipes on www.farmgirlgourmet.com at the beginning of next week so stay tuned.  Until then....wagons ho!


Themes

If you're one of the handful that actually reads this blog, you may notice a theme.  That is that when I'm about to hitch up the 47 and hit the road, I post.  Sad, but true.  I always say I'm going to be better about posting here, but, well you know me too well.  I never do.  Well, today I spent part of the day cleaning out the 47 and getting her ready to hit the road next Thursday for the 3rd Annual Farm Chicks Glampin Weekend.  I can't believe it's almost here and am so excited to have 4 days of no boys, no kids, no pets....just me, my frilly trailer and 20+ of my girls.  We will be sitting around the campfire sharing a glass of wine or 7 and just enjoying life.  It's an amazing weekend and I never want it to end, but by Sunday I'm missing my family and my squishy bed.


If you've never heard of The Farm Chicks Show, then you should check it out here.  It's a super fun weekend of antiquing that is out of this world.  Vendors come from near and far and it's overwhelming, amazing, delicious, inspiring, fantastical and you can't walk away without something in your arms or a million ideas swirling in your head.  I have gone to The Farm Chicks show every year since it was held in the Grange of the small town of Fairfield.  My only wish is that I was crafty enough to have a booth at the show.  I tossed around selling gourmet marshmallows one year, but never took the leap.  Anyway, this is where I'll be this coming weekend, hopefully without restriction from the Debt Card Police.

More pics and info to come on the "glampin" trip.  My hope is to blog while I'm at the camp.  That's if I can mooch some power off my neighbor.

Until then.   Happy trails to you......

Forgotten Blog

I decided to check out my blog accounts and found I had a few that were forgotten, case in point, this one.  It's been almost a year since I even looked at it.  So I figured I'd should revive the trailer blog and start posting more regularly.  So here are some pics of the old girl.  She's currently in storage awaiting new "shoes" and some nice weather.  I go out and sit in her often just to pretend I'm at a campground with my favorite glamping gals parked all around me.  Hurry Spring!








Wagons HO!

5 Days til 2nd Annual Farm Chicks SOTF Gathering

It's hard to believe it's been a year since we all took over Riverside State Park's Bowl and Pitcher campground. But, it has! This coming Thursday I will be loading up "4ChixOnly" and heading over to the campsite for 4 days of glamping fun! I'm ready for some much needed downtime. I worked on the old trailer a bit today and fixed up a few things that were needing fixin' before I hit the dusty trail. Ok, so it's not so dusty, but it sounded good. I need to get a futon mattress this week some time and then it's Wagon's HO! I'll be better about posting pics this time.

T Minus 17 days!

The old trailer has been cooped up in the shop for quite some time now. Luckily there's a trip coming up in 17 days! Time to dust her off and get her ready to go! I'm really looking forward to the break as we've been working feverishly to get our house ready to sell and have had zero time for pleasurable time lately! I'll be sure to post pics of the trip when we get back.

Long time....no trailer blogging!

Life has been extremely busy for me lately and not much work has been completed on the old girl. It's been several months since I've even taken her on a journey, but there's always the Spring. :)

I know I said I'd post Afters and now that I have a few moments to my self, I have decided to spend some time blogging. I hope you enjoy some of these trailer after photos.