The Palace Travel Coach Corporation of Flint, Michigan began in the early 1930’s. Later it was simply called Palace Corp. By the end of the decade, they became the nation’s second largest producer of travel trailers. The Palace Travel Coach Corporation was the first to produce a coach with an all-metal roof in 1937. Thousands of Palace trailers were sold to the US Army during World War II for housing. The use of a round port window on the front door and the all steel body assembly are the most well known features of the Palace.
This 1948 Palace Royale served as the show trailer of Justin & Anna for two years. Featured on Flippin' RVs Season 1, the Palace was the very first Vintage Travel Trailer to show at the SEMA Show 2015 in Las Vegas.
Not only does this coach exude style with its unique curved aluminum panels and the much desired "trolley top" roof, but we were able to match the original paint codes. We added custom pin-striping and re-chromed the original bumper. A vintage styled Sunbrella awning and large lighted exterior grab handles with "Palace Royale" engraved finish off the exterior. The result is stunning. The interior features Birch wood as it would have originally. We were able to source all of the original window mechanisms that make the Palace so unique. We finished off the windows with new screens and 2" aluminum blinds with tape. The flooring is Marmoleum in a cool vintage inspired pattern. The countertops are also Marmoleum and almost an exact match to the original. The aluminum sink has a built in drain board and new chrome faucet.
An original vintage stove was sourced. The propane lines were modified to run directly to the front tanks instead of housing the small propane tank that would have been original. The vintage fridge is original, body worked and refinished. The custom front booth is upholstered in a distressed leather. A matching ottoman can be used as seating at the dining table or used to convert the booth to a bed. The TV is mounted in the trolley roof and custom aluminum speaker covers help keep the trailer looking era correct. High end fluted chrome sconces complete the look. You must truly see this trailer to appreciate.