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OMG! A 1960 Holiday House, must have…….sigh

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Summer is here and that means one thing……its time to explore the great outdoors. If you are fortunate to own a vintage camper then I envy you. My step-father and I tried to restore a 1968 Aristocrat camper and it became a money pit, plus there was soo much rot from water damage we had to abandon the process. I know from experience it is cheaper to buy a restored camper then it is to do a full restoration. If you are thinking of getting one of the many vintage campers that you see on Craigslist then keep that in mind.

Nearest I can tell the first camper hit the road around 1913. The idea of having a house on wheels that let you bring all the comforts of home grew momentum over the years. People enjoyed exploring the wild parts of America and building memories that would last. I am especially fond of the ones from the 1950’s and the 1960’s. In my humble opinion that was the zenith of style and design.

Anyways I wanted to show a few that I like and were restored by their owners. These folks did a marvelous job and I am sure these campers turn everyone’s head .

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1948 Sportsman

1955 Shasta…….wow

This 1957 Shasta really sends me! The red just pops!

1956 Spartan Royal Mansion

If this wets your appetite for a vintage camper there is a movie that will really fire it up. The 1953 all time classic and favorite of vintage camper lovers “The Long, Long  Trailer”! It stars one of our favorite couples, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. This is a great flick about the pluses and minuses of owning a camper. They keep you laughing with their antics and the situations they get them selves into. Here is the trailer (no pun intended) for the movie.

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  1. Ohhhh! I want the pink one!!! Aren’t they just absolutely adorable! And I wondered when you would get to that great movie, “The long long trailer”. What a hilarious movie that was. Everyone in the threatre was in tears laughing hysterically. This is so much fun. Thank you Hepcat!

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  2. Want to watch the movie?

    The Long, Long Trailer
    Sat. Aug. 6 2:30 PM on TCM

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  3. I love what you did with the Shasta, we just bought a 1953 that is going to need a lot of TLC but hoping to have it ready for next year. So…. any tips would be MOST WELCOMED!!

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    • I actually didn’t restore the Shasta…I just posted it because I thought it looked great. Not like the money pit I tried to restore and had to abandon..lol. If you have pics of yours I’d love to see them.

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  4. Love your Holidiay House are there any for sale.

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  6. I have a good friend who has just bought a vintage camper. I remember the brand had the name sarah in it. Does anyone have a clue? I would love to Google the name, so I can see what it looks like. She said it is about 13 feet long and is built for one or possible two people to fit in. She bragged about how well it is designed to store items in a very limited amount of space. I hope to hear back from one of you very nice people. Thank you

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