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Vintage Camper Friday, Big and Small Finds

Vintage Camper Friday, Big and Small Finds

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by Merlin We are visiting camping of the early 1960s today with a 1964 Holiday Rambler and a 1961 Lil’ Loafer. Both with wonderful vintage appeal and great names to match!  We have one camper for those with smaller needs and towing vehicles, and one for the whole family who…

Vintage Camper Friday Finds

Vintage Camper Friday Finds

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By Merlin Today I have two finds which I am quite fond of.  The first comes from my favorite manufacturer, Spartan.  It is a 1949 Spartan Mansion.  Oddly it was painted, but I like it painted.  Most of the time you see these in just bare, polished aluminum. This one…

Vintage Camper Friday, Start Your Own Village

Vintage Camper Friday, Start Your Own Village

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By Merlin, The perfect start to your own little village, a matching pair of 1940s Alma travel trailers.  Each of these has a single bedroom then bathroom kitchen and living area.  Definitely not as common a camper model as many of the other brands, these were solidly made of aluminum…

Vintage Camper Friday: Texas Finds

Vintage Camper Friday: Texas Finds

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By Merlin This week’s finds hail to us from the great state of Texas.  Both are capable of towing by a medium sized vehicle, no six or eight cylinder behemoths needed to haul these to your campsite of choice.  The first is a 1947 teardrop.  This style has been popular…

Vintage Camper Friday, small campers

Vintage Camper Friday, small campers

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By Merlin I feel like showing off a couple tiny campers this week.  One which is rather affordable, and one which is gorgeous but most of us will have to just drool over.  First for the affordable. This Little Gem camper is located in Greenbay, Wisconsin and can be found…

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…

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