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
Avions
Spartans

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 :)

Byron

Views: 198

Comment

You need to be a member of Good Old RVs to add comments!

Join Good Old RVs

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

Byron,

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/

Members

HOW TO MEMBER POSTS

  •         How To Links 

-Search Good Old RV's

-Start a New Group 

-Roof Repair Photos & Products

-Repair an RV Roof

-Pick Roof Sealer   

-Understanding RV Electrical Systems 

-Get RV Insurance   

-What to Look For When Buying a Used RV

-Jack Installs Fuel Injection in his Dodge 

 RV ARTISTS 

 Paige's VintageTrailer Art  

 Paige's VintageTrailerFabric

 Artist Roads                                            Sandy's Stained Glasshttps://www.pinterest.com/pin/552605816752050167/     

                      

JOIN US AT GOOD OLD RVS

If you love classic and vintage RVs then come Join us. Come on in and have some fun. JOIN HERE NOW

Forum

signing in 1 Reply

Started by Duane Brown in General Discussion Forum. Last reply by Jimco_W001 Jul 23.

Plumbing vents 3 Replies

Started by Sandy St.Louis in RV Repair & Maintence. Last reply by Sandy St.Louis on Saturday.

Blog Posts

Balboa owners

Posted by Bill on May 19, 2020 at 8:11am

camper theft

Posted by Thomas S. Redding on May 18, 2020 at 11:19am

CAMPING

Posted by Eddie Marquez on May 5, 2020 at 2:34pm

"Easy" Loose Pipe Repair

Posted by Don Olson on April 26, 2020 at 12:08am — 1 Comment

Loose Pipe Fix

Posted by Don Olson on April 26, 2020 at 12:02am — 1 Comment

Events

Videos

  • Add Videos
  • View All

JOIN US - COME ON IN!

If you love classic and vintage RVs then come Join us.

 Come on in and have some fun.         JOIN HERE NOW!

 Dedicated to a simpler, more rewarding and fun way of life in a Good Old RV... 

Vintage Travel Trailers, Vintage Campers, Camper Restoration, Bus Conversions, Vintage RV Forums, Old RVs, Tiny Homes, Boondocking

YOUR OWN GORVs T-Shirt!

A work of art by member Paige Bridges

Get your Good Old RVs T-Shirt HERE

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

 Disclaimer - Please Read it

Enjoy this site and use it totally at your own risk.

By using or viewing this site YOU agree to Hold Harmless anyone associated with it including other members. Also, YOU agree that YOU are solely responsible for ANY and ALL actions, results or damages. Members "opinions" are just that and any repair or alteration comments or recommendations are by folks who are not licensed repair  or mechanical professionals. Any repairs or modifications you do totally at YOUR OWN RISK. Use licensed professionals for all work to avoid possible serious injury or damage. Use  banks for purchases.  Have fun!

Copywrite & Trade Mark Registered GoodOldRV© ,GoodOldRVs©, GoodOldRVs.com©,GoodOldRVs.net©,GoodOldRV.Com©

© 2020   Created by Russell E Johnson.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service