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History of Bailey

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Check out the beautiful birch wood interior in Bailey.  Behind Spartan’s trademark wrap around front window is the living room.  It offers a panoramic view of the Royal Gorge bridge backed by the Sangre de Cristo mountains. Dining area next to living room as well as generous closet space.

Directly behind the living/dining area is a full kitchen.  All original countertops with a double sink and the original appliances: a Dixie stove and GM Frigidaire refrigerator.  Cabinets are stocked with vintage Melmac dishes as well as basic cookware... Just bring your own food & drink!

Bailey’s bathroom is a wet bath: the toilet, basin and shower are all in the same room.  The toilet is a vintage aircraft style and is original to this trailer. The bathroom is fully functional but for guests wanting a bit more room (bathroom door is 19” wide) Starlite’s common restrooms with showers are nearby

Bailey sleeps four, two in the bedroom on the queen size bed (less the rounded corners!) and two in a full size sleeper sofa in the living room.  The bedroom has it’s own outside door as well a the really cool automotive style crank down windows.  All bedding and towels (except pool towels) are included with your stay.

Outside amenities include an awning, picnic table, patio chairs, fire pit with grill and of course a white picket fence!  Who can not love the vintage porthole doors with the rare original quilting!

After World War II Spartan Aircraft Company of Tulsa, OK (owned by J. Paul Getty) switched production from aircraft to building luxury travel trailers, using the same riveted monocoque construction that was used in their aircraft production.  The resulting trailers were the Cadillac of the trailer industry as exampled by Bailey’s beauty and quality, as well as the fact that so many survive to this day.  Bailey was built in the Tulsa plant in 1950.  With the generous aid of our dear friend Diane Bailey (Bailey’s namesake) we purchased Bailey in 2010 in Erie, CO from a lady that had owned it since 1952!  It is a miracle that Bailey’s condition is so pristine as she had raised three boys in it!  An additional tribute to Spartan’s construction is that Bailey tows beautifully, even at 33’ long she tips the scales at just over 6000 lbs, much less than many smaller modern Rvs.  Bailey is truly a piece of travel trailer history!

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