Before the advent of modern materials, many people enjoyed using vintage trailers. You may have passed by a vintage trailer or two in your travels through the country. Some were more rustic and stylish than others, so you might want to know what to look for in a vintage trailer to ensure you get the exact one you are looking for.
The first thing you should look for in a vintage camper trailer is the condition of the exterior of the unit. Just because it looks as though it has been well taken care of, does not mean it has. There will be rust coming off the units and rust on them. When this happens you need to take it to a professional trailer dealer or visit a restoration shop. The next thing you should do is check all the boxes on the warranty to make sure you know what to expect.
When checking out the unit for condition, you will find the unit had a number of covers, both interior and exterior, but no lockable storage, no rental return box, and no roll-away bed. If you were to try to move the trailer, you could find that the bed rails were stripped away. If you have never owned a trailer before, you will need to get the trailer home, so you should plan on removing the bed rails before attempting to transport the trailer. With a little research and preparation you should find a unit that has everything you need to get started.
With so many units available it is important to do your homework and get a full unit. If you only require a small cooking space, then the smaller units will be fine. Otherwise you should do your research and find a larger unit if possible.
It is always a good idea to purchase your trailer from a dealer that offers a guarantee on it and when you need to return it in good condition they will arrange to have the unit towed back to the store or dealer. The cost of the trailer could range from six months to two years or more depending on the condition of the unit. Many dealers will even extend the warranty on the unit, so that you can get extended warranty coverage, if required.
If you are a camper who wants to transport their food and camping gear while they go out for the day, then a portable camper is the best option. They can fit into any vehicle or be packed up easily and can be used to help keep your food and camping gear organized. Portable campers are popular with families and groups who want to take on the great outdoors for the weekend without the hassle of lugging around a large truck trailer or a camper.
When you purchase campers the cost can vary depending on what model you choose and how much weight you wish to carry. Many models are lightweight enough to tow behind a car, so you can get a full size, but they can also be smaller for any one person to travel in. With the many options available you should be able to find a camper that fits your budget.
In today’s market you can find quality vintage camper trailers at many different locations. Your local dealer should be able to help you find the right unit for your needs. Remember, just because it looks old does not mean that it is in good condition.