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Old 05-06-2014, 06:27 AM
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Anybody into vintage campers ?

My wife really wants a vintage camper ,its all she talks about lately so I was wondering if any guys here were into them and mabee post some pics .There seems to be a big following with these and she wants in ,so I need to get her one, I doubt its going to be ez to get one that's been restored and the last thing I need is another project. mabee some pics will keep her occupied for a while...

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what are you looking for a $5,000 camper or a $50,000 Airstream
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Old 05-06-2014, 09:21 AM
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Shes looking for something small and old, like the first pic...
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how tall are you? these are tight and the back hatch opens to a kitchen , no bathroom.
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how tall are you? they are tight with the back hatch being the kitchen , No bathroom . they are called a Teardrop trailer.
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Old 05-06-2014, 10:19 AM
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Teardrop Camper Trailer | MAKE

Here you go some free plans to build one..I know another project to get done but perhaps she might help with this..

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Some major, up-front decisions to be made first
Do you want to be able make breakfast INSIDE or go out, around the back, in the rain, (if your camping trips work out like mine - Murphy's Law!) and open up the back hatch to cook on something similar to a Coleman stove?

Do you want a bathroom or even a porta-pottie inside, or run (in the rain) to the campground (like a gas station) bathroom?

Do you want a fridge or an icebox?

Do you (does she) want to get dressed INSIDE without becoming an acrobatic contortionist?

How much weight are you prepared to pull?

How much maintenance are you prepared to do on an on-going basis?

When you have answers to ALL (not just some) of those Q's, you can start looking for specifics

At one end of the scale is a teardrop
At the other end is an Airstream (be VERY careful about hail-dents!)

Aluminum-sided trailers are (usually) stick-built like a house and tend to flex a bit on the road, which means seams MAY open up, leaks develop, framing rots and tragedy (or a rebuild) ensues.

Cast (molded) fiberglass units are both light and leak-proof. Brian Martin has his Boler for sale, but it is in California - not exactly handy for you!

After owning several trailers, I would (personal preference) never look at anything except a molded 'glass unit. (Unless you want/need something humongous - 'glass units tend to be 21-25 feet or smaller, with "starter units" being not much bigger than a teardrop)

Example makes are Scamp, Casita, Boler, Perris Pacer, Trillium, Surfside, etc.

High end ones are from Bigfoot or Escape
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The only thing I know about campers is (one) a toilet is a must (try having gastric emergencies while traveling) and (two)check the structural wood for rot.

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The only thing I know about campers is (one) a toilet is a must (try having gastric emergencies while traveling) and (two)check the structural wood for rot.

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I had a shop next to a camper repair shop for years and that wood rot and leaks are the biggest problem. The leaks, wow, don't EVER go buy a trailer that is sitting out side with the windows open! That is a BIG RED FLAG that the thing has leaks and there is mildew in the walls!

I have had two camp trailers and both had no wood in them. My tear drop was all aluminum with no hidden places, go inside and you could see everything and it had NO leaks.





My second trailer was/is a Boler made in Canada and then sold to a few others with Scamp being the most successful and it's still available. It's basically two fiberglass tub, one upside down on the other glued together in the center with an aluminum moulding around the seam. It has no structure inside to rot, it is the best ever in my opinion.





This one is a 16', mine is 13'.



Here is a 13' like mine.



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a lot of the guys in our street rod club mostly the older guys like me have trailers they tow to car shows so they can spend the weekend with their wife. I just can't picture a trailer hitch on my coupe and I couldn't get my wife to a car show for a whole weekend unless she could bring her horse.
first car show of the year here and it rained then hail then rain again. made it back to the garage before the hail. At least i was able to install my new stainless brackets i made for the bottom of the fenders where running boards attach if I had some.
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Have had a number of trailers, motorhome, conversion vans.......My 1st one would be collectable today I guess. Am working on a fixer upper 5th wheel now.....had a leaky roof, but not leaking now
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Do you have a modern rv? Fifth wheel, bumper pull, or motor home? My mother has a small camper and everything we go camping all she does is sleep in it. Every time we cook, play games, or hide from the rain it's always in my fifth wheel. We amuse her occasionally by hanging out under her tiny awning but to get half a dozen people in it to hide from the rain would probably blow the tires out.

I guess I'm saying is if you have say a 25'fifth wheel are you ever gonna hook onto the vintage camper over the modern mobile home?

I just purchased my fifth wheel last year and now I can't figure out why I debated on it so long. I love having my mobile home wherever I need it. Hauled it to my class reunion last summer. It was only twenty miles away but watching everyone call cabs and friends for rides home (due to alcohol) I just walked out to the parking lot and crashed!
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If you don't have an rv and not interested in a vintage rv maybe take her to the local dealer and look around at modern rvs. Might end up costing you more money though, lol.
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