1949 Trailwind 18′
California | ~5019 to ~5060
The Trailwind continued into the 1949 year, but with 1 foot removed from forward of the door, making it a shorter 18 feet long. Trailwind name gets replaced in 1950 with the return of the Clipper name to the Airstream family after the sale of Curtis-Wright to Silver Streak partners. This example, with its low serial number (5040) and early Air-o-Lite windows identifies it as a an early ’49 model.
The Air-O-Lite double over-under windows used on the Trailwinds, Liners and later Wee-Winds. These differ form the rounded corner Hehr Mfg windows that start appearing next year (1950).