THIS paper sketches the tourist-trailer industry as it is today in order to provide a valid base for a consideration of its future.
It points out that the status of the trailer is still undetermined and that the direction of its development depends in large measure upon whether it is considered by the public and officials to be a vehicle of travel or a home. Ultimate use may force a new conception of what a trailer should be.
Engineering design of important units is surveyed to show current practice and to reveal trends; likewise, to bring forward controversial issues and problems that need to be attacked.
The possibilities and probabilities of legislative regulation and control also are discussed, and the significance of measures are portrayed as factors affecting both production and design.