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they looked for head room, storage space, more living space in the same length of trailer. They wanted a bath in the rear, with a small tub and shower. They wanted twin beds, full self-containment, as large a "front room" entertaining area as possible.
miles a year for seven years without structural failure.
In sum, they find their trailer a pleasure to tow and very comfortable to live in either summer or winter. They've had no serious problems but service at the factory has been good. So they would buy the same trailer again; if they become full time trailerists they would buy (probably) a 31-footer for still more room. But it would still be Boles Aero space they'd be buying; if they couldn't have it, they stoutly declare that they would go back to wood construction for the square sides.
The Wright enthusiasm for their trailer probably comes through most in their final statement: "One satisfaction with owning a first-line trailer is the many people you get acquainted with who ask to see your trailer. We always proudly consent to a tour."
And since they are full time trailerists, when they looked for their present trailer they wanted, in their own words: "one that was livable; no maintenance, yet ease of towing." They looked for . . . the word is their own . . . "beautiful" lines and, "Oh, yes," the exterior lines of the trailer had much to do with their decision. Despite their immediate past experience with a Silver Streak, the Sumrows did not limit their
to that line. They also tried a Boles Aero Zenith
before they made their decision, coming back to the
Silver Streak on final vote. It offered, they say, the
livability they wanted, too . . . adequate living room
without having to tow a 35foot trailer, an eye-level
oven, large refrigerator, twin beds, tub, shower . . .
even a glass shower enclosure. They chose their
decor to suit their taste before the unit was built. And
they say, simply, of the trailer today: "It is our
home, as well as a trailering (vehicle)."
Apparently they consider it a fine home. Today
they can't think of any way the beds could be
improved; with the twin bed arrangement one of
them can go to bed
early, the other later and they both find the situation
comfortable. They do wish there were more work
area, more counter space. But the bath is plenty
large, they say, and all storage is adequate for two
of them. They have a big built-in trunk for outside
storage, find everything convenient where and when
they want it. The Sumrows did have extra overhead
cabinets built in over the left living room window.
What is the strongest advantage an aircraft type
trailer has over a conventional one, we asked Bill
Sumrow, just as we had asked the rest. His answer
to this question was the most direct we received:
"Basic design." "However," he added, "you cannot
find the high quality that is built into the Silver Streak
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