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Vintage Camper Friday: Shastas!!

Vintage Camper Friday: Shastas!!

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By Merlin   These little spam cans have their beginnings in WW2.  Shasta started building travel trailers in 1941 for US Armed forces employees.  After the war the camper trailer boom began and Shasta campers became extremely popular.  Shasta expanded their production facilities in 1952, 1958 and 1963.     …

Vintage Camper Friday: another Spartan move in ready

Vintage Camper Friday: another Spartan move in ready

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By Merlin 1951 Spartan Royal Mansion.  Impeccably restored to 1951.  I know for me this would be great but I am not sure how many folks want to REALLY drop back into 1951. For example I love the bathroom, but as this is a compact Spartan you might note that…

Vintage Camper Friday

Vintage Camper Friday

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By Merlin The epitome of the spam camper or canned ham camper style is, in my opinion, the Serro Scotty.  These were produced from the late 1950s through through 1997 when the plant burned down.  My wife and I have one that we purchased a couple summers ago and have…

Aristocrat Campers, portable 1960s – Vintage Camper Friday

Aristocrat Campers, portable 1960s – Vintage Camper Friday

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By Merlin As I gather listings for my camper blog every week one manufacturer that stands out is Aristocract.  The exterior and interior styling really say 1960’s to me.  The exterior departs from the rounded “canned ham” look  that was used into the 1960s. And the styling offers some lines…

A Fresh 1953 Vagbond – Vintage Camper Friday

A Fresh 1953 Vagbond – Vintage Camper Friday

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By Merlin For your perusing pleasure this week is a 1953 Vagabond.  From my online explorations over the past couple years the 1953 Model seems to show up the most, though I am unsure why. Vagabond built travel trailers and park models from the 1930s through the early 1960s.  The company’s…

A Serviceable ’53 Spartanette – Vintage Camper Friday

A Serviceable ’53 Spartanette – Vintage Camper Friday

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By Merlin For your perusal (and dreaming and scheming, believe me I want one!)  this week is a nicely preserved 1953 Royal Spartanette at a very good price.  Restored the Spartans can fetch prices from $40,000 to over $100,000.  Their solid construction, polishable exteriors, and beautiful mid century wooden interiors…