He was escorting me to my home for the night, a Airstream. Even though it was built during the Eisenhower era, its polished aluminum exterior gleamed like it had just rolled off the factory floor. Yet even the less iconic trailers were so meticulously renovated, I half expected Frank Sinatra to pull up in a Cadillac and ask me to join him for an egg cream in the Shady Dell's s-style diner.
Classic American adventures. They never went away. Traveling, camping and road trips on scenic highways and overnights with beautiful views — have created memories for generations.
Forget spending the first few hours of your summer camping trip pitching a tent and rolling out sleeping bags. Campsites and RV parks devoted to vintage travel trailers and Airstreams are all the retro rage right now. Refurbished campers are the centerpieces of too-cute-for-words trailer parks popping up across America —and they're the perfect destinations for family trips and girlfriend getaways.
We are Flyte Camp. As a child, Justin found himself fascinated not only with vintage travel trailers, but especially ones manufactured by aircraft companies. She instantly fell in love with the cool lines and mid-century styling of the Shasta Airflyte that inevitably became their first baby.
The internet is my portal to sharing with you my quirky, glorious designs, clever ideas, and experiences. Hop aboard! I've spent the last five years obsessing over finding, buying, updating, decorating, and enjoying my "fleet" of vintage travel trailers: a Shasta Compacta Shasta foot travel trailer, and a Ford Econoline van.
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Got the vintage RV bug? No worries, Tin Can Tourists welcome non-owners and is a great resource for finding that perfect classic RV to buy. Visit their webpage or consider joining their Facebook group of nearly 20, vintage RV addicts.
Author and long-distance horse rider Bernice Ende stands with her stalwart companions from earlier rides: Honor and Claire Dog. I truly look forward to meeting Bernice at some point in the near future, I hope it is sooner rather than later! You have had many […].
And that pretty much sums up how I ended up on my latest internet treasure trove, Tin Can Tourists. A true appreciation society for vintage trailers, Tin Can Tourists was actually founded long before the internet came around, at a Florida holiday trailer park no less, in the year Trailers of all shapes, sizes and budgets are listed for sale here to drive your imagination wild.
And for those who get hooked, she also has advice for buying or renovating your own vintage camper. The term RV encompasses all Recreational Vehicles. Motorhomes are motorized RVs. There are 3 types of motorhomes: Class A a box or bus-style RV on a large truck-type chassisB a van camperand C a cutaway van chassis.