Layton recreational vehicles (RVs) were manufactured by Skyline Corporation based in Elkhart, Indiana and founded in 1951.
Skyline operates 25 manufacturing plants in 12 states and distributes its products through a national network of factory-built housing and RV dealers.
Initially, Skyline produced affordable housing units popularly known as house trailers or mobile homes.
These units evolved into today's manufactured housing. In 1960, Skyline opened its first travel trailer plant.
During its 54-plus years of operation, Skyline has built more than 870,000 homes and 460,000 recreational vehicles (RV's), most of them travel trailers.
It has earned a reputation for uncompromising integrity in all of its business affairs.
Skyline builds three types of towable RV's: conventional travel trailers, fifth wheel travel trailers and park models. The principal brand names for these products are Nomad, Layton, Aljo and Rampage. All Skyline RVs are UL Classified.
Layton Model 236
This towable retro model was 26 feet 3 inches long with sleeping capacity for four adults and weight of 4650 lbs. The flooring was soft and walls were wood paneled. There was multi-burner stove, good plumbing and holding tank as well as water heater. Bedroom was located at the back and furnished with a lift-up queen sized bed. The bath and shower were on the front-side of the trailer. The designer interiors were color-coordinated to give a nice look. Padded dinette seat cushions added to user comfort. The roof was seamless one piece aluminum sheet to prevent leakage.
Survivor: Skyline Layton Travel Trailer - model from 1978!
Layton Model 131B
This 13 ft 9 inches trailer weighting 1975 lbs has capacity to sleep four. The kitchen galley is sturdy with high pressure laminate counter-tops. The kitchen is fitted with 3 cubic feet gas/ electric refrigerator and a two burner range top. Kitchen sink, faucet, water pump and furnace make the kitchen complete and user friendly. There is also six gallon gas water heater for convenience of the travelers. The bath is furnished with tub, tub faucet, shower hose, head shower, hand flush, towel ring and toilet paper holder.
... and a "grown-up younger brother" Layton Travel Trailer from 1984....
Layton Model 285
This model sleeps 9 with its dimensions of 31 ft. 2 in.in length, unloaded weight of 6050 lbs and GVWR of 7750 lbs. The kitchen and living room are well appointed, with minutest care for user comfort. Kitchen is fitted with 3 cu. ft. domestic gas / electric refrigerator, Wedgewood 2 burner range top, 0.7 cu. ft. oven, acrylic kitchen sink and faucet. 12 Volt demand water pump, 16,000 Btu furnace, 35 amp 12 volt power convertor w/120 volt load center and six gallon gas water heater complete the picture.
Wall studs on 16" spacing, steel strap reinforcement on walls for superior durability and R-7 settle-resistant insulation are some of the wall construction features. There are twist locks on all storage doors. Windows have dark tint safety glass windows. There is patio convenience light, radius entry door and many more new features. The trailer comes with a single 20 lb. LP propane tank, holding tanks with drain outlet and rear bumper with sewer hose carrier.
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