1948 Boles Aero Travel Trailer
A beautiful Airstream conversion that rests in the mountains of New Mexico
This incredible airstream conversion was carried out by The Rolling Social – a vintage trailer and RV renovations and repairs specialist, who’s based in the Texas Hill Country of the United States! This 24’ long Boles Aero travel trailer was first built in 1948, and it has been restored and repaired to its former glory so that it can be used as a mobile writing studio in the high desert mountains of New Mexico!
A beautiful aluminium exterior has been used to help reflect the rays of the intense desert sun, and our small Salamander wood stove sits nicely on a stainless steel hearth, which matches the exterior design of the trailer. Although the sun is fiercely hot in New Mexico throughout the day, it can get bitterly cold at night, with temperatures dropping below below -10°c! Plenty of snow also falls in the mountains, so our small wood burning stove was needed to create a warm, cosy and comfortable space to work in.
As the stove was installed in quite an airtight space, our tiny wood burner has been fitted with a direct air intake system to improve the draw of the stove. We also designed the flue kit that has been used to install our small wood burning stove! It has an extra length of twin wall flue pipe that can be removed and replaced with a closure cap, which is perfect for when the trailer is in transit. The extra flue height improves the draw of our small wood stove when the trailer is parked up, and the single wall flue pipes inside the cabin of the Airstream radiate some extra warmth when the stove is in use.
If you’re wondering how your small wood stove can be installed into your particular structure, then it’s definitely worth taking a look through the wide of installation kits that we’ve designed. If you’re still unsure, or if you think some changes might need to be made to one of these kits, then please feel free to contact us, as we offer a bespoke flue consultancy service free of charge!
The owner of this beautiful Airstream trailer, Susanna, is a writer, editor and art director, and her most recent work has focused on literary essays and mixed-genre work. Her work has been published at Guernica, the Los Angeles Review, The Rumpus and Longreads, and she has received a number of different awards, so make sure you visit her website to read more about her work!