1952 Airfloat

This 1952 Airfloat is a client restoration done for Waypoint Ventura, a vintage trailer hotel located in California. The Airfloat marks the fifth Flyte Camp trailer added to their unique vacation experience. The trailer was completely restored from the frame up.

The Airfloat was completely disassembled with the shell in place. There were two panels that needed repair, but the aluminum was left very close to original. The outer metal was given a wash to reinvigorate the original shine. A navy colored stripe and accessories complete the Airfloat’s nautical theme. With the outside ready to shine, the work started on the inside from the bottom with a new subfloor. Marmoleum’s Vivace in Agate created a colorful and vibrant design up close, but blended well into the trailer complimenting the other accents. 

The interior paneling was created with a high gloss interior finish on ribbon-cut sapele. The darker tones set the tone for relaxation while the countertops in Marmoleum’s Fresco Blue keep the beachy vibe of the hotel. In the front, an L- shaped sectional welcomes guests to have a seat and rest up for their next activity. The durable faux leather in Dark Sapphire Sierra Soft was created specifically for withstanding high traffic environments: perfect for this application.

The galley kitchenette was designed to accommodate overnight guests with an under-counter microwave and simple amenities. A shallow open shelf above the galley was created with the intention of offering coffee cups and wine glasses. A glass-front beverage fridge below waits to be filled with refreshments. Across from the counter, a bar height table promises a view out the window while dining. 

In the bathroom, Corian was used for the countertops and shower pan. There is a full size shower with separate entrance from the vanity/main bathroom area. A Fantastic Fan provides ventilation. A generous amount of light in these compact spaces is provided by the porthole windows. 

As you walk into the bedroom you pass a full length open closet with a top shelf for extra linens. To the left, on the bedroom side of the closet, a couple of shelves offer a place to deposit suitcases. A full size bed with dual nightstands is placed strategically to allow space for walking around the bed on both sides. 

Equipped with an A/C unit/heat pump, it’s sure to be a cool retreat from the local weather. As the trailer was delivered before they were ready to install it, the finishing touches such as blinds, mattress and other welcoming items had to wait. We are looking forward to seeing this trailer available to rent.