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Vintage Camper Friday, aluminum beauties

Vintage Camper Friday, aluminum beauties

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By Merlin Today we have a couple bare naked aluminum campers for you.  The first could date as far back as the 1930s and would be splendid if polished to a high shine. The owners believe this to be a KIT Manufacturing or Boles Aero trailer circa 1936.  I myself have…

Vintage Camper Friday: Shastas big and small

Vintage Camper Friday: Shastas big and small

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By Merlin, (locations of these campers are links to the Craigslist ads) This week in my online perusings I stumbled into an array of beautiful Shastas, and found a lineup from a 19 footer on down to what I believe was their smallest model. The 19 footer is a 1962…

Vintage Camper Friday, I Love “Lucy”

Vintage Camper Friday, I Love “Lucy”

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By Merlin, This week we have the 1950’s and the 1960’s represented in two wonderful, ready to go travel trailers.  The first is a beautiful, unrestored time capsule named “Lucy”. Lucy is a 1956 Patchfinder.  According to the seller Lucy spent 40 years under cover and it shows.  Only minor…

Vintage Camper Friday, Perfect mobile duo

Vintage Camper Friday, Perfect mobile duo

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By Merlin, On my weekly search I stumbled into this most unaffordable of the unaffordable, but this duo is so beautifully executed I figured I had to share and folks can just drool. Featured are a 1952 Suburban and matching 1948 Palace Royale.  Suburbans began production in 1935 and the…

Vintage Camper Friday Finds in New England

Vintage Camper Friday Finds in New England

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By Merlin New England Finds. Today we have two 1960s campers from the New England states.  A Frolic in Maine and a Scotty in New Hampshire.  Both of these are priced fairly and are towable with a mid size vehicle.  Both also are in beautiful shape and ready for summer…

Vintage Camper Friday, The Fabulous Fifties

Vintage Camper Friday, The Fabulous Fifties

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By Merlin The most common travel trailers on the market seem to date from the 1960s.  (I ignore the ones from the 1970s and newer, yep, I am snobby and I am fine with that.)  I really like the construction and style of the ones from the 1940s and 1950s. …

Vintage Camper Friday Finds

Vintage Camper Friday Finds

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By Merlin The first camper today really does look like a canned ham!  The Shiebout company made campers from 1941 to the mid 1970’s first under the family name and then under the Little Gem name.  The campers were produced in Michigan. This Little gem was completely torn down and…

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…

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