Wednesday, November 29, 2023


Better than ever: Restored 1947 vintage Aero Flite Falcon travel trailer

Tour a classic 1947 vintage Aero Flite Falcon travel trailer in the video below from Foster Wayne.

There is no narration to this video, so you won’t get a lot of insight from the builder. However, what it does show is a slide show of the entire restoration process set to a soothing piano soundtrack.

I bet the build itself was not so soothing, as the trailer was in really rough shape, including substantial water damage when it was acquired.

What the video does demonstrate is that with dedication, work, and financial investment, it is possible to bring these pieces of RV history back to their former glory. In fact, with today’s technologies and yesterday’s stylings, they can be better than ever!

Restoring the Aero Flite Falcon

To do that in this case meant taking it down to the studs and even installing new flooring and insulation before building out the trailer itself.

Next came paint removal and the exterior and interior buffing process, including the sinks.

Not everything could be restored and they did have to fashion new lights. Exterior running lights were reconditioned.

The original hand pump needed a little help, but they got it working! The old heater was replaced with a newer, more efficient one.

Of course, the original upholstery and curtains were long dead, so they needed replacing. But the original woodwork was brought back to glorious new life including mahogany paneling. Closets and interior walls were also restored and reinstalled.

With an upgraded power system, this trailer has the best of both the new and old worlds of RVing. Check out the video and let us know what you think!


Cheri Sicard
Cheri Sicard
Cheri Sicard is the author 8 published books on topics as diverse as US Citizenship to Cannabis Cooking. Cheri grew up in a circus family and has been RVing on and off her entire life.



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BOB E WALLACE (@guest_260340)
18 days ago

First off, what an amazing resto-mod. Perhaps showing my ignorance, but what is the hand pump on the sink for? The reason I ask is I also saw a faucet. We had an old Starcraft Popup that had a hand pump (up and down) for water; was that the original use of the crank-style and they just cleaned it up and put it back?

KellyR (@guest_260256)
19 days ago

Classy classic trailer and classy video with classy classic music. Take me back down the old country roads.

Cancelproof (@guest_260249)
19 days ago

Impressive restoration. Only compliments.

Ed Fogle (@guest_260222)
19 days ago

Stop, please stop with the zooming in and out! I’m getting dizzy.

Alpenliter (@guest_260208)
19 days ago

I was born in ‘47 and that trailer held up better than me! Recycling at its best!

Cheri Sicard (@guest_260297)
18 days ago
Reply to  Alpenliter

Awww, don’t sell yourself short, that trailer had a lot of help, did you see the original condition?

Drew (@guest_260201)
19 days ago

The warmth of these old classics can’t be reproduced these days. It’s great to see them being brought back to life again.

Bill Byerly (@guest_260200)
19 days ago

Wow, what a beautiful job! And with such a soothing soundtrack to start the day! Well done!!

GeorgeB (@guest_260184)
19 days ago

I’d love to know the price tag on this restoration. Great job

Les (@guest_260190)
19 days ago
Reply to  GeorgeB

Agreed! Blank check, spare no expense.

Gregory Brott (@guest_260182)
19 days ago

What a transformation….beautifully and painstakingly done!!!

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