BaT Auction: 1937 Hayes Model 230 Trailer at No Reserve
This 1937 Hayes Model 230 trailer was constructed in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and features steel structure in the framework, roof, along with bodywork. The trailer was first one point used like a poultry coop in California, also was the subject of a refurbishment conducted by Brian Morrow of Junk Wurk. Work included new insulation, new interior timber paneling, granite countertops, a modern Suburban gas stove, 110v ice box, Rheem hot water heater, and also a brand new awning from Marti’s Vintage Awnings. This Model 230 Cruiser is offered by the selling dealer with a factory booklet and also a fresh California title.
Steel bodywork features a mottled brownish finish bordered by an offwhite roof with Henry’s roof coating. The seller notes a few waviness in the roofing panel. Windows tip out of the bottom for interior venting, and also the trailer retains factory lighting and a rear bumper. A set of 205/75 Tow Star trailer tires are mounted to the 15″ steel brakes.
The awning was sourced out of Marti’s Vintage Awnings and features new poles and ropes. The preview steps 15’8″ from rear end into the tip of this tongue with a 13′ long human anatomy, 8’3″ in overall height, and 7′ in diameter. Per the first booklet, the trailer weighed 1,600 lbs with 200 pounds of tongue .
The cottage has been remodeled with insulation and new wood paneling. Gear includes aluminum counters, a contemporary Suburban gas stove, 110v fridge, and Rheem hot water heater. The trailer comes with a bathroom closet with a removable portable toilet.
The back chairs could be piled as a sleeping area having included cushions and hardware. Owner refers to that a wrinkle in the laminate floor that’s visible with the rugs removed. The pictured accessories, cushions, and curtains are all also included.
The refurbishment included new plywood and framing floors, and also a modern axle using electronic trailer brakes. Owner describes some rust stains and patches on the preview, and also additional photos of this bottom have been all offered inside the gallery below.
A factory booklet detailing this and other variations made by Hayes from the 1930s is included, and lists that the first specifications.