Campers

57K-Mile 1973 Winnebago Indian D-22

Named after a Native American tribe that was from the area in Iowa where Winnebago Industries was originally based, the company is now headquartered in neighboring Minnesota and is still going strong after over six decades of making camping… more»

Vintage American: 1941 Chevrolet G7117 Camper

John Steinbeck’s s Grapes of Wrath was published in 1939, just a couple of years before the 1.5 ton 1941 Chevrolet G7117 on offer here rolled off the assembly line. Steinbeck’s tale chronicles the story of a family who leaves… more»

Nomad Van: 1982 GMC Vandura 35 Travelcraft

If you’ve been paying attention, the official phenomenon of ‘van life’ has been with us for just about 10 years. Each passing year, it has grown stronger having (possibly?) peaked with the recent acclaimed Hollywood film Nomadland. The thing… more»

Caveman Camper! 1970 Ford F-350

Though their history is a little sparse online, Caveman Campers were all the rage in the Pacific Northwest from the 1950s through the 1970s. A company by that name in Grants Pass, Oregon built campers that would fit onto… more»

What is This Thing? 1956 Pontiac Superior Coach Camper

When you go to shows like the Amelia Island Concours they usually have a number of cars on the field that you have never heard of or have only seen in pictures.  This 1956 Pontiac Superior Coach camper, if… more»

Cool Canned Ham: 1961 Century Teardrop Travel Trailer

One of the latest trends is tiny houses.  With the price of a run of the mill home skyrocketing, people are beginning to question just how much house they really need.  A precursor to this movement is the camper… more»

15K Miles! 1988 Winnebago Elandan 37RQ

I had to sell a beloved mid-1960s car a couple of years ago because it was almost twenty feet long and I had to rent a storage space to park it inside because our garage at the time wasn’t… more»

Are You a Real Dead Head? Prove it: 1967 VW Vanagon

You Barn Finders were very kind when I wrote up my last VW camper. And very expert, as when someone pointed out that the tip-out roof was very likely not original. So when I saw this 1967 Bus/Vanagon, I… more»

Crudded-up Classic: 1973 Volkswagen Bus Camper

If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all. That was one of my grandmother’s favorite sayings, and it kinda applies to this 1973 Volkswagen Camper Van. The van waits in Dermotte, Indiana for its new owner… more»

Jurassic Park Tribute! 1965 Clark Cortez

Did you know that the Clark Forklift Co. built motorhomes in the 1960s? They got out of business in the 1970s and others carried to torch through the end of the decade. The Cortez was popular, perhaps because it… more»

Vintage Earthroamer! 1969 Dodge Power Wagon Camper

When I first saw this awesome 1969 Dodge camper I immediately thought “Vintage Earthroamer!” If you aren’t familiar with the Earthroamer brand, the Colorado-based company is a leader in the Overlanding community. They build awesome 4×4 campers based largely… more»

Original Interior: 1978 VW Westfalia

For some, a dream car would be an all-original car, which has worn its scars throughout life with pride. Even better if it’s the cult-classic the VW Westfalia which has an enormous following, so much so that VW is… more»

Vintage Camping Classic! 1966 Volkswagen Type 2

The Type 2, also known as the VW Bus and – later – the Vanagon, was a microbus that came to signify the hippie movement of the 1960s and 1970s. These were versatile vehicles that could even be fitted… more»

Perfect Project: 1960 Shasta Airflyte Trailer

Even though we’re having an incredibly grueling, drawn-out, relentless end of winter here in the upper Midwest, most of us have spring on our minds and for me, that’s motorcycles and vintage campers. In this case, trailers and this… more»

Wanted – Chevy Blazer: 1977 Chalet Camper Shell

This one is a little different but it’s giving me an eye tick and/or quivering lip thinking of how much I’d like to have this camper. Having grown up in a camper during the spring, summer, and fall seasons,… more»

Old School RV: 1969 Dodge Travco Motorhome

Beginning in 1964, Travco Corp. (a derivative of “Travelers Company”) partnered with Chrysler to provide Dodge’s M-truck chassis and drivetrains for their line of motorhomes. Production of these fiberglass-bodied houses on wheels lasted for about 25 years. We don’t… more»