I have had a long time love of old campers.  It's cliched,but it was prob an Airstream that caught my eye as a kid.

Growing up we were a tent camper family.  For many years we packed up a family car, and drove all over this great country, tenting it all he way.  By the time I was 14 I had traveled thru, camped in, and seem the sites in 38 states (I've added some more as the years past since).

On to the present.  Always enjoying the older campers I saw growing up, the desire to own one for myself has grown.   Then the question....where to start?  Being a person with less than copious amounts of money, and wanting to learn the aspect of restoration I know come to the decision process.  I will one day own a full-on motorhome, but for now a trailer will be the order of the day.

Choices...OH the choices.  SO many styles to choose from.  Perusing the multitude of old/vintage/classic trailer/camper/rv sites I have narrowed my list down (though always seem to be adding to it LOL).

So far what has really caught my eye have been (years were just what I copied from various sources on to notepad):

1964 Oasis
1963 Aljo Sportsman Camper
1961 Shasta Astrodome
1968 Serro Scotty highlander
1952 Lighthouse Duplex

Probably latter on down the line:
Boles Aero

There's a number of others I know I need to add to the list, but the past few days of page surfing has fried the brain a tad LOL.  While there's a random few that seem to pop up for sale in my area, to get the trailer that's "JUST right" may involve some traveling.   With my current financial position this project won't happen for awhile anyways, but want to get to know people, learn more, and go in much better prepared.  I do have a grasp of many of the "basics"...like any project, MUCH more time/$/etc. will be spent than planned, many times you'll never get near what you stick into it back at sale, you do learn as you go, etc. etc. LOL

SO hit me up people....ideas, thoughts, campers similar to those listed that could be potentials, etc.

Thanks to any/all :)


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Comment by Pat Daly on February 5, 2012 at 5:53pm

Wow, very profound words from Gary and one of the best explanations I've read about why we love good old rvs.

Comment by Gary Sebastian on February 5, 2012 at 10:33am


If you make your search for a camper a high priority goal you may be surprised what you can afford in money and time to invest in one. We all have dreams of one sort or another and can make them come true when we make them a serious goal. You have to move whatever you want to the front burner and turn the heat up all the way. If you have to many burners going, turn some off. It matters not what it cost you in terms of time and money to acquire and refurbish one if you use and enjoy it. The memories and fun you will have traveling and camping in an old RV will be your return on investment. When you sell your trailer or trade it for a motorhome you won't be remembering dollars spent and you won't forget about good times had. Press on, get the one that you want and don't wait to long to do it. Write me back and tell me how it feels when you have your camper and you are sitting in your folding chair admiring it in the light of the camp fire. I am waiting to here from you!  Gary

Comment by Byron Brauner on February 4, 2012 at 3:48pm

I fell in LOVE with your Myrtle when bouncing around web pages.  When/if I ever take the step to a motorhome, that style is VERY high on my list.

Comment by Myrtle on February 4, 2012 at 2:04am
Any thought on motorhomes? I have 1964 dodge motorhome which you can see here http://myrtleandme.blogspot.com/



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