Vintage travel trailers. Oh, my!

When we travel to wilderness areas we usually tent camp and, inevitably, find ourselves surrounded – and dwarfed — by travel trailers and RVs. We admit to a fascination with travel trailers. Since you may have missed the Vintage Travel Trailer Show in Palm Springs, we’ll give you a peek at a few of our favorites.

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Cozy built-in beds with reading lights and a full bathroom was not what we expected to see in a little trailer.

The dark wood had the effect of a ship’s cabin.

The dark wood had the effect of a ship’s cabin.

How perfect would this be for camping in Key West?

How perfect would this be for camping in Key West?

Love the size and those green stripes.

Love the size and those green stripes.

We’d never seen a pop-up like this one before.

We’d never seen a pop-up like this one before.

The layout for this trailer wasn’t conventional but worked for us.

The layout for this trailer wasn’t conventional but worked for us.

Vintage and definitely comfortable.

Vintage and definitely comfortable.

The glitz and sparkle of this kitchen brought gasps of excitement from everyone who saw it. It was the last thing we thought we’d see in a travel trailer.

The glitz and sparkle of this kitchen brought gasps of excitement from everyone who saw it. It was the last thing we thought we’d see in a travel trailer.

As we sat at the dinette, the owner pushed a button and slowly, up rose a built-in digital monitor. What a great feature!

As we sat at the dinette, the owner pushed a button and slowly, up rose a built-in digital monitor. What a great feature!

We loved the whimsical decoration and design of the trailers, but, for now, we’ll stick with our easily transported 2-person tent. If ever we take the plunge to a travel trailer, we saw some great ones here that we wouldn’t mind hitching to our bumper.

 

 

February 2015

 

 

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20 Responses to Vintage travel trailers. Oh, my!

  1. These look really cozy and fun! We camped in a pop-up with our 5 kids and a dog for many years….the hardest part was making up the “beds” every day so you have some space to move.

    • 5 kids and a dog! You must have the patience of a saint. You needed at least two travel trailers. On the other hand, we camped with our three kids, using two very small tents that packed into our little Renault 5, called a Le Car. That was a challenge too.

  2. Very cute but very small. Bigger than your tent though, I’m guessing! ☺

    • Yes, spacious compared to our tent. Still, we love a tent. Slipping into our sleeping bags in a little tent on a cold night and reading a book with our little Petzl head lamps is the best way to spend a night in the wilderness.

  3. Here in Australia we call these caravans. We have one, perfectly set up for two, and we love holidaying in it. It’s not quite vintage though.

  4. Marie says:

    I want the one with flamingos. 🙂

  5. I love these, too. They have a jamboree just down the street from us every year and it looks like everyone is having a great time. The only downside is that you have to own a vehicle that can pull the trailer. Love this post!

  6. Adorable, I even feel like living in those trailers. They look like a perfect home for a one-person-household.

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