Sierra Nevada Airstreams -|- History

Enjoyment of the whispering winds, the zephyrs, the airstreams of the Sierra Nevada and Great Basin areas of the United States in a recreational vehicle.

Recollections of WBCCI - Airstreams

Dale (Pee Wee) Schwamborn

Pee Wee's discussion on the Aluminum used for Airstreams

Wally Byam's definition of a travel trailer - This is a note that I found in my files of family history. Someone must have asked Wally to define a travel trailer. There is no date but it was probably written late 1940’s or early 1950’s.

“A travel trailer is one whose unladen weight is not more that the normal passenger car that tows it. Used mainly for travel and not as a residence exclusively and legally towable without permits in any state in which it is used.”

Wally and Stella Byam's gold Airstream WBCCI #1

Helen's Airstream WBCCI #2

The Airstream that Wally Byam and Cornelius Vanderbilt Jr. used in 1948. After it was robbed in Italy (PDF document)

picture courtesy of Airsteam and WBCCI

Early Airstreams and other trailers

Early Byam and Schwamborn family RV'ing experiences

Story of the Bird Cage saloon

The Airstream Factory