1947 Models

The Elcar Coach Corporation was a subsidiary of the Chicago-based Mid-States Corporation. Elcar's offering for 1947 was the 27 Footer seen above. Its exterior was not made of aluminum...or even metal. The unit was covered in plywood, which was sealed with a synthetic, leather-like coating called "Kimpreg". Somehow, this doesn't sound all that durable...
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A floor plan of the ELCAR rig shows that -indeed- there was no shower or bathroom. The 8-wide trailer was promoted as "A three room furnished apartment you can own!" This was in reference to the severe post-war housing shortage that made even an apartment (or cramped house trailer) something to long for. 
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