ARISTOCRAT TRAILERS & CAMPERS – Irv Perch Products:
Names: American Clipper and Miniliner motorhomes, Classic, Hi-Liner, Land Commander, Land-Liner, Landmark, Land Star, Lil Loafer, Lo-Liner, Mainliner, Pick-Up Partner, S-T Lo-Liner, Starliner, Travelier.

Aristocrat Trailers - History

The father of Aristocrat trailers is Irv Perch. Over 170,000 Aristocrats were built and on the road between 1958 and 1970. (Later 1970 Aristocrat trailer models were built by Boise Cascade then purchased by Bendix until about 1973.) In 1972, Irv began manufacturing the American Clipper mini-motor home (and Miniliner), eventually closing with the gas crunch of 1980. Irv was elected to the 'RV Hall of Fame' for his lifetime dedication and contributions to the RV industry.

www.rv-news.com/feb1997/news.htm

I. B. "Irv' Perch, founder of three RV businesses in a career spanning more than 40 years in the RV industry, has been selected for induction into the RV Hall of Fame. "After a lifetime in the RV industry, building products that I hoped the public would enjoy, I am honored to be chosen for the Hall of Fame," said Perch. "However, I am not done yet, I've still got just one more for the road." In the 1990s Irv manufactured a line of hard-sided, folding RVs called the Fold-N-Roll, Perch is best known for founding the Aristocrat trailer line. In 1972, Perch founded and manufactured the American Clipper mini-motor home, until the gas crunch that stretched through the 1970s forced its closure

Aristrocrat Trailers and Founder Irv Perch

http://www.rv-news.com/sept1996/newrv.htm -photo

Aristocrat, American Clipper Founder Irv Perch Is Back Making RVs

Irv Perch is best remembered for his line of Aristocrat trailers. Over 170,000 Aristocrats were built and on the road between 1956 and 1970. In 1972, he began manufacturing the Ameri-can Clipper mini-motorhome, eventually closing with the gas crunch of 1980. http://americanclipperownersclub.com/perch.htm

It should be noted that Irv has been elected to the 'RV Hall of Fame' for his lifetime dedication and contributions to the RV industry.
http://www.rv-news.com/feb1997/news.htm

http://www.grandpatime.itgo.com/photo.html

Mfgr. Irv Perch on right. I'm [Neal Vonada] on left - Aristocrat was the VW of RV's.

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The father of Aristocrat trailers has one more for the road It is 5 a.m., not yet light, when Irv Perch starts his day. He has an innovative design for . ...

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http://www.vintage-vacations.com/trailernames.htm
Irv Perch started Aristocrat in 1956 [58 per Vonada]

Gilroy Dispatch CA - Jun 13, 2007
http://www.gilroydispatch.com/news/contentview.asp?c=216791
Before the Dream of the Math Institute, There Was the Flying Lady

http://www.rv-coach.com/current_category.1962/Forum.38776/offset.150/forum_thread_full.html

Irv Perch knew about the start of the Aristocrat Forum through his long-time friend Neal Vonada
http://www.ipernity.com/blog/258293/428983
http://www.freewebs.com/aristocrattrailer/history.htm

1970s Aristocrat Trailers & Motorhomes Built by Boise Cascade and Bendix
As mentioned above, the father of Aristocrat trailers is Irv Perch. Over 170,000 Aristocrats were built and on the road between 1958 and 1970. (Later 1970 Aristocrat trailer models and Miniliners were built by Boise Cascade then purchased by Bendix until about 1973.)

Aristocrat Wiki - All About Aristocrat Trailers
http://www.tincantourists.com/wiki/doku.php?id=aristocrat

Boise Cascade links:
http://goodoldrvs.ning.com/profile/ScottDelohery

Bendix links:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bendix_Corporation
http://www.rvforum.net/SMF_forum/index.php?topic=32656.0
http://goodoldrvs.ning.com/forum/topics/aristocrat-motor-homes