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Trailerfest offers you tour of several hundred vintage travel trailers

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Trailerfest continues tomorrow and Sunday at Tower Park Marina, just west of Lodi on Highway 12. Tour through several hundred vintage camper trailers, with open house for the public on Saturday from 10 AM to 2 PM. It’s your chance to view classic travel trailers, talk to the owners about buying or rehabbing an old [...]

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Vintage travel trailers; great investment, and, total class in campgrounds!

Our 1958 reproduction Scotty Junior teardrop, in front of St. George Lighthouse in Florida.

Last week, my travel blog featured a half-dozen vintage travel trailers we recently toured at a classic trailer rally at Lake Tahoe in June. We have owned two tiny teardrop trailers; our first was a cute little reproduction Kit Kamper, popular after World War II and one of the more frequent teardrop trailer styles seen today. [...]

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Classic travel trailers; touring “vintage style” as you gain in maturity!

1955 Little Caesar, lovingly restored by owners Steve and Patty Elliot of Shingle Springs, CA.

When we were younger and our kids were in school, we would load them into the car, pack our camping gear into our canoe and flip the canoe upside down on top of the car. Off we’d go for a week’s vacation, or longer, somewhere in the Pacific Northwest. As we have matured, and the [...]

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Teardrop and other tiny travel trailers; frugal travel in high style!

Author's spouse Susan poses near out Scotty teardrop, every bit as comfy around the campfire as our giant motor-home neighbors.  Picture from Pinnacles National Park.

  Teardrop galley with two burner built-in stove for quick cooking. Galley paired with custom tent added to double the teardrop’s covered “living area” footprint, with Ocean Cove, CA in background near Jenner, CA. Galley detail on one of many teardrop trailers we have seen in our travels! We are gearing up for a three [...]

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