Sylvia found this little diamond in the rough on Craig’s List, great find! Very
complete, nice size at 15’. It had been well used in it’s life, the interior walls
were pretty scarred up and it did have water damage under the windows. Bonus! The
vintage laminate counter and table top were both in excellent shape.
While a lot of the interior paneling was solid, due to all the scratches and other
scars we decided building a whole new cabin was the way to go, so we tore it all
the way down to the flatbed. New walls were built, the cabinets refinished and we
laid down a new turquoise & white checkerboard floor. While it’s all apart is the
best time to lay the floor, that way it’s continuous all the way under the cabinets.
For fun Sylvia designed the color scheme on this one... She did the seats in a turquoise
vinyl with blue Zodiac accents matching the curved dip on the outside. They looked
great. We restored the stove & ice box, the ice box had extra insulation added before
it was reinstalled. All new wiring, plumbing, etc, etc.
We really enjoyed this project and were very happy with the end results. It’s ready
now for another 50+ years of camping fun!
A little trivia... Aljoa and Aljo campers are the same make, built back then by Moderistic
Industries. Originally called Aljoa, Modernistic was sued by Alcoa Aluminum claiming
the name was too close. Alcoa won, so in mid 1956 they simply dropped the last a
from Aljoa and called them Aljo’s. Either way, they are great little trailers, well