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Since: Aug 09

Jeffersonville, IN

#1 Aug 18, 2009
We recently purchased a 1970 model BeeLine camper. I cannot find any info about this line of campers other than the decal on the camper that says it was manufactured in Elkhart, IN.

I have written to the RB/MH Hall of Fame because someone told me they had a small amount of info on manufacturer. Waiting their response.

I find much on BeeLine Trailers and I beleive their logo to be the same as shown on my little camper. Maybe this is the same company and they were only in the R/V business for only a short time.

I have only found about 5 others who own BeeLine trailers.

Any info or links anyone can provide will be much appreciated.

Our trailer isn't original. In fact, I suspect someone redid the whole interior sometime in the 1980s. I have Blue and Mauve upholstrey. Definitely not 1970s era fabric. But, the commode is gold-colored. A color I would have expected to find in a 1970s model trailer. expect. The stove/hood and refridg (propane has been replaced with electric) are new as are some of the cabinet doors. We have a new floor, plumbing and electric. A few dings in the sides and paint chalking a bit but, pretty much a new trailer!

Curious about the manufacturer and the quality of the trailers when they were built.

Also, have not found a fresh water tank. Someone told me it should be under one of the dinette seats but, it wasn't there. I'm thinking all the tanks may have been removed at some point. The trailer has no shower facilities.

I'm also curious because the backup lights do not match yet, there are no holes where one would have been changed/mounted differently. Also, there is a awning braket right across the logo on the front of the trailer so I don't beleive originally there was an awning above this window. Most of the windows have been replaced too. Only a few small ones high on the body are silver aluminum. The others are tinted and the frames are black.

Anyway, now I'm curious about vintage trailers and I may have opened a new can of worms for a new hobby! A whole world out there undiscovered!
Nancy

AOL

#2 Dec 10, 2009
Hello I just purchased a small bee line camper and I too can not find any info or pictures that match mine. The guy told me he believes it's 1969 Anyone know of any web sites that would give me some info.
Thanks, Nancy
Echo

United States

#3 Dec 11, 2009
You could check the website tincantourist.com and see if you could find anyone there with some info. The website is all about retro campers
Bryan

Dublin, OH

#4 Dec 14, 2009
I purchased a 62 BeeLine trailer to redo and sell. It was gutted before I got it but most of the stuff was inside. I have the original brocher for it. There was one like it, a copy on e-bay so you could check that route. I belong to TCT and did'nt find anything there.
Glong

King, NC

#5 Apr 2, 2010
I have a 16ft 1973 Beeline, I have remodled it inside, the previous owner had painted it outside. As for the water tank it is under the table seat on what would be the drivers side, also the fill neck on that side exterior. The previous owner placed a smal 12v pump inline so no need to pressurize the tank. Everything work great,although I am quite sure the hot water heater was replaced, it looks like new. I have searched as well and can find very little about the "Beeline", actually I have been inpressed with the quality compared to age, we call it "The Love Bug" :-).
The lug nuts are really tight, I finally got the ones on the "Driver Side" Loose and am curions if the otherside might be counter clockwise like Chrysler product in that era, anyone know? I haven't yet put a lot of torque on them, but soon. Also I need new fender skirts, I have seen some for other brands that may work but would try to find original copy if possible. It has tandum axles
Glong

King, NC

#6 Apr 2, 2010
LISA JS wrote:
We recently purchased a 1970 model BeeLine camper. I cannot find any info about this line of campers other than the decal on the camper that says it was manufactured in Elkhart, IN.
I have written to the RB/MH Hall of Fame because someone told me they had a small amount of info on manufacturer. Waiting their response.
I find much on BeeLine Trailers and I beleive their logo to be the same as shown on my little camper. Maybe this is the same company and they were only in the R/V business for only a short time.
I have only found about 5 others who own BeeLine trailers.
Any info or links anyone can provide will be much appreciated.
Our trailer isn't original. In fact, I suspect someone redid the whole interior sometime in the 1980s. I have Blue and Mauve upholstrey. Definitely not 1970s era fabric. But, the commode is gold-colored. A color I would have expected to find in a 1970s model trailer. expect. The stove/hood and refridg (propane has been replaced with electric) are new as are some of the cabinet doors. We have a new floor, plumbing and electric. A few dings in the sides and paint chalking a bit but, pretty much a new trailer!
Curious about the manufacturer and the quality of the trailers when they were built.
Also, have not found a fresh water tank. Someone told me it should be under one of the dinette seats but, it wasn't there. I'm thinking all the tanks may have been removed at some point. The trailer has no shower facilities.
I'm also curious because the backup lights do not match yet, there are no holes where one would have been changed/mounted differently. Also, there is a awning braket right across the logo on the front of the trailer so I don't beleive originally there was an awning above this window. Most of the windows have been replaced too. Only a few small ones high on the body are silver aluminum. The others are tinted and the frames are black.
Anyway, now I'm curious about vintage trailers and I may have opened a new can of worms for a new hobby! A whole world out there undiscovered!
my73 is under the dinnete seat on the "Driver" side

Since: Apr 10

Pittsboro, IN

#7 Apr 2, 2010
i know the lug nuts on the driver's side turn the opposite of what you would expect. i am not sure about the passenger side of the camper. good luck.
lijo

Jeffersonville, IN

#8 May 25, 2010
I'm still looking for info on our trailer.
No fresh water tank under the dinnette but, this past weekend we decided to remove the commode from the water closet so that we could install a portable air conditioner unit in there. The daggone commode was porcelain! It weighed nearly 100 pounds! There was a small resevior tank between the bottom of the trailer and the bathroom floor. We would actually have to remove the bathroom floor to take it out. There is a valve/flange that would allow us to empty this tank into one of those rolling blue tanks to dump.
bill

Hampstead, NC

#9 Jun 3, 2010
I have owned a 1965 BeeLine for 7 years now and i still have the owners manual. It is a great little camper
Sally

Plain City, OH

#10 Jul 5, 2010
This past week we bought my sisters 1966 Beeline Wasp I think it's a 13 footer. It has a yellow gas stove, and sink, it was created to sleep 6 or 7 I think. The rear lower bunk sleeps 2, the front dinette 1. There is an upper bunk over the dinnette and an overhang so it might fit two, but only planning on one. The rear bunk is missing. There was minor water damage to some wood, but they fixed the leaks. I would love to see any scans of promo materials or owners manuals or have info on it at all. I am obsessed with vintage trailers all of the sudden. I found a similar one for sale online, but they didn't have much info. I particularly wonder about the weight and what people pull theirs with. Thanks!
RobinDino

Providence, RI

#11 Aug 1, 2010
We just purchased a 1969 beeliner we have no info on it either .. We have bill of sale with no weight on it or the length of it.i was told it weights 6000 lbs gross wgt... There were some things replaced.. Hot watr tank. New fridge and lights are converted electric and gas.. Wish there was more info on this trailer. Unsure on how many it sleeps. But its definatly in great shape.minus some small dings and a paint job ..very miner work..
Sally

Plain City, OH

#12 Aug 1, 2010
Yikes...6,000 lbs. is a pretty heavy trailer, I wonder if what they told you was accurate. I found a website where they were estimating the weight of a Beeline like my Wasp and it was under 1,800 lbs!
There were bigger ones made than mine, though;) I think my trailer could sleep 5 or 6 if the rear bunk was put back in over the lower gaucho. Let's keep sharing anything we can find, these were only made a few years, so anything at all is helpful! My trailer is 99 percent original I think(curtains were made by my sister, but I think the tan-orange color cloth and white vinyl cushions in the dinette and tan-orange cloth in the back are original after seeing another Beeline w/identical ones. It had white curtains with a grey or silver design on them that looked perhaps to be original. My stove and sink and range hood are pale yellow. I have seen yellow and dark brown ones.
Sally

Plain City, OH

#13 Aug 15, 2010
For those interested, I started a Beeline Trailer group on Yahoo, so information and pix can be posted and hopefully we can increase the knowledge base on these trailers.
Steve

Traverse City, MI

#14 Sep 11, 2010
Bill,
Does your manual give the weight of your camper? I have a 1963 Beeline and am trying to determine if it is safe to pull with my Outback. Thanks for any info.
Tim

Roanoke, VA

#15 Oct 6, 2010
I recently bought a 1966 Beeline. Like the others on here, I have absolutely no information on my Beeline. I plan to refurbish it but I would love to have some info on it before I start the task. If anyone can help me with any information please e-mail me at [email protected]
Bobby G

United States

#16 Oct 19, 2010
bill wrote:
I have owned a 1965 BeeLine for 7 years now and i still have the owners manual. It is a great little camper
How much to make a copy and send to me please?
Tim B

Roanoke, VA

#17 Oct 20, 2010
Bill, would you be willing to make a copy of your owners manual?. I will pay the costs if you are willing to do it for me. Please e-mail me at: [email protected]
bill wrote:
I have owned a 1965 BeeLine for 7 years now and i still have the owners manual. It is a great little camper
Chris

Saint Anne, IL

#18 Oct 21, 2010
I HAVE A 1967 BEELINE I AM SELLING. IT HAS BEEN REDONE AND HAS HEAT AND AIR. WOULD LIKE $2000 BUT MIGHT CONSIDER OFFERS. CONTACT ME AT [email protected]
Tim B

Roanoke, VA

#19 Oct 21, 2010
Chris, do you have any pictures??
Chris wrote:
I HAVE A 1967 BEELINE I AM SELLING. IT HAS BEEN REDONE AND HAS HEAT AND AIR. WOULD LIKE $2000 BUT MIGHT CONSIDER OFFERS. CONTACT ME AT [email protected]
Bobby G

United States

#20 Oct 28, 2010
Steve wrote:
Bill,
Does your manual give the weight of your camper? I have a 1963 Beeline and am trying to determine if it is safe to pull with my Outback. Thanks for any info.


I recently purchased a 1965 Beeline. Did not get a title with it but on the registration it gives the weight as 850 lbs.( 13'-0")
I don't know how accurate this .The guy was supposed to send the title to me a month ago but now he doesn't answer his phone.

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