Campers built between the forties and sixties are considered vintage classics, bringing fond memories of our early years. Many people buy them for their look and quality. They are comfortable and convenient, plus easy and economical to maintain. They can often be found online, on sites such as eBay. Besides, there are specialized sites by fan clubs where owners buy and sell, plus publish useful tips.
There are many reasons why people keep them. Many people are reminded of their youth, when their own family had one just like it. Others want economy without sacrificing comfort. Still others enjoy the restoration, then letting other people use them.
Airstream is the most popular brand. This company goes back to 1932. Originally made of wood, which gave way to their signature bright aluminum appearance. Their aerodynamic design and weight distribution makes them easily towed by a small vehicle.
Finding a vintage camper can be a fun investigation, but take plenty of time seeking one in good condition, as run down trailers are a handful for the unknowing, requiring frequent repairs that will ruin your budget. Before buying, decide how and how often it will be used. This gives you an idea of what size to look for. Try to find the smallest that will suit your purpose.
A thorough interior and exterior inspection is a must. Have the owner run the plumbing and refrigerator, and look for leaks. Check the floor. Is it solid or rotten? Tires should have enough life for towing to your garage or storage yard. You can expect some minor wear and tear, not any sign of flooding or accident. After restoring your pride and joy, make sure it’s fully insured.
Owning a piece of rolling history that will take you on a fun vacation is a rewarding experience.