Vintage Camper Trailers

Vintage Camper Trailers

Vintage camper trailers are a unique symbol of midcentury America that resonates with many people. This book introduces many of those people, along with the trailers they’ve lovingly maintained or restored.

Author: Paul Lacitinola

Publisher: Gibbs Smith

ISBN: 9781423641896

Category: Travel

Page: 200

View: 104

Vintage camper trailers are a unique symbol of midcentury America that resonates with many people. This book introduces many of those people, along with the trailers they’ve lovingly maintained or restored. It includes hundreds of photographs of everything from fancy and comfortable trailers designed for glamping (glamorous camping), to trailers handed down through families across generations, and even entrepreneurs who have transformed their trailers into vending booths. Paul Lacitinola enjoys everything about vintage camper trailers, including rescuing, restoring, and rallying. In 2011, he began publishing the first U.S.-based magazine for collectors, restorers, and admirers of American-made camper trailers, Vintage Camper Trailers, which now has thousands of subscribers in more than a dozen different countries. He lives in Elverta, California.
Categories: Travel

Vintage Campers Trailers Teardrops

Vintage Campers  Trailers   Teardrops

It's something every VW Camper enthusiast should have. Vintage Camper Trailers by Paul and Caroline Lacitinola is a hardcover book that examines the hobby by focusing on couples and individuals who own vintage campers.

Author: Patrick R. Foster

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 9780760366820

Category: Transportation

Page: 160

View: 435

Renowned automotive writer Pat Foster celebrates the simple joy of hitting the highway in a vintage camper, trailer, RV, or van in this illustrated examination of their hardware and cultural histories—featuring evocative modern photography of restored and original-condition campers, as well as period photos and advertising art. The look, the feel, and the sheer style of vintage campers and trailers are impossible to duplicate in sterile modern units. It’s little wonder more and more of us, from all walks and ages, are ditching the increasingly hectic modern life and rediscovering the simple freedom of small, uncluttered spaces and the wide-open road. Foster breaks down the subject by camper categories, illustrating his knowledgeable text with beautiful modern and period images. Sidebars examine topics like clever designs that make small living possible, the evolution of campers and gear over the ages, tips for trailer living, first-person anecdotes from enthusiasts, and much more. Along the way, Foster covers all of the most popular camper and van brands, such as Winnebago, Airstream, Shasta, Spartan, Scamp, Volkswagen, and more. Whether lived on the road, your driveway, or your armchair—your minimalist adventure starts here.
Categories: Transportation

Vintage Camper Trailer Rallies

Vintage Camper Trailer Rallies

A campout can be just a few friends, or a few dozen trailerites getting together. ... Social media, Vintage Camper Trailers magazine (www.vintagecampertrailers.com), and local trailer clubs can also be resources to put the word out ...

Author: Paul Lacitinola

Publisher: Gibbs Smith

ISBN: 9781423647683

Category: Transportation

Page: 192

View: 557

A celebration of vintage midcentury trailers and the people that love them. This follow-up to the authors’ Vintage Camper Trailers focuses on trailer rallies, events where hundreds of vintage trailers aficionados come together to show off their trailers and share their love of the hobby. It features hundreds of new photos of trailerites and their trailers, along with the fun and festivities that occur at the rallies. Also included are a history of camper trailers, along with information on the major trailer hobby groups, such as Tin Can Tourists, the Wally Byam Airstream Club, and Sisters on the Fly, and tips on how to plan and organize your own rallies and events, based on the authors’ own first-hand experience.
Categories: Transportation

Vintage Campers Trailers Teardrops

Vintage Campers  Trailers   Teardrops

Renowned automotive writer Pat Foster celebrates the simple joy of hitting the highway in a vintage camper, trailer, RV, or van in this illustrated examination of their hardware and cultural histories—featuring evocative modern ...

Author: Patrick R. Foster

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 9780760366813

Category: Transportation

Page: 160

View: 423

Renowned automotive writer Pat Foster celebrates the simple joy of hitting the highway in a vintage camper, trailer, RV, or van in this illustrated examination of their hardware and cultural histories—featuring evocative modern photography of restored and original-condition campers, as well as period photos and advertising art. The look, the feel, and the sheer style of vintage campers and trailers are impossible to duplicate in sterile modern units. It’s little wonder more and more of us, from all walks and ages, are ditching the increasingly hectic modern life and rediscovering the simple freedom of small, uncluttered spaces and the wide-open road. Foster breaks down the subject by camper categories, illustrating his knowledgeable text with beautiful modern and period images. Sidebars examine topics like clever designs that make small living possible, the evolution of campers and gear over the ages, tips for trailer living, first-person anecdotes from enthusiasts, and much more. Along the way, Foster covers all of the most popular camper and van brands, such as Winnebago, Airstream, Shasta, Spartan, Scamp, Volkswagen, and more. Whether lived on the road, your driveway, or your armchair—your minimalist adventure starts here.
Categories: Transportation

Vintage Trailer Style

Vintage Trailer Style

Presents retro interior design ideas for vintage trailers and offers advice on buying, restoring, and decorating a vintage trailer.

Author: Lisa Mora

Publisher: David & Charles

ISBN: 1446304523

Category: Design

Page: 144

View: 389

Presents retro interior design ideas for vintage trailers and offers advice on buying, restoring, and decorating a vintage trailer.
Categories: Design

Georgie B Goode Vintage Trailer Mysteries Books 1 10

Georgie B  Goode Vintage Trailer Mysteries Books 1 10

Tammy's new trailer had won gasps of admiration and envy and resulted in orders from people who wanted one precisely the same. It was a Johnny B. Goode Retro Elite, which meant that it derived its shape from a dozen different vintage ...

Author: Marg McAlister

Publisher: Blue Gem Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page:

View: 575

“ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL READS!” Take one eighth-generation gypsy who is unwilling to admit that she has a gift for foretelling the future. Add a likable and slightly eccentric group of friends who love the retro lifestyle and follow Georgie into one madcap adventure after another… … and you have a foolproof recipe for a unique mystery series! Forget the body count - you won’t find dead bodies piling up here: just intriguing puzzles that need a gypsy fortune-teller (and her friends) to unravel the clues! Readers say... "Well, I read all of them in about a week! Great, fantastic, Awesome. I would recommend them to anyone that likes a good mystery, love story, fun books!" (Blanche Wegman) "I love everything about these books! If you don't read them, you'll miss out on some of the best writing you could ever read..." (Karen) NOW YOU CAN ENJOY THE ENTIRE 10-BOOK SERIES IN ONE COLLECTION. Book 1: GOOD TO GO Georgie B. Goode decides to take to the road in a vintage gypsy trailer - but finds herself up to her neck in trouble from the very first stop! Book 2: GEORGIE BE GOOD When Sarah West turns up at a vintage trailer rally to see if Georgie can help her falsely accused husband, Georgie just can't bring herself to say 'no'. Book 3: GOOD RIDDANCE Georgie meets a teenage boy who seems more set on having her arrested rather than seeking her help....but she knows that there's more behind his football-jock muscles and acne scars than meets the eye. Book 4: UP TO NO GOOD Georgie's brother Jerry starts specializing in building Bug-Out vehicles for survivalists -- but then he disappears. It's time to forget family feuds and start looking. Book 5: IN GOOD HANDS Jaxx Saxby is widely known as "The TV Presenter from Hell", so it's a very reluctant Georgie that finds herself back in Elkhart to take part in a cable TV special. Then Georgie realizes that Jaxx is in grave danger... Book 6: TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE Twelve-year-old Charlotte Draper begs Georgie for help to clear her older brother, Ricky, of the crime of which he's been accused. Will he be welcomed back into the family? Book 7: AS GOOD AS IT GETS Behind the cheerful music, the clever stunts, and the flamboyant costumes at Callaway's Circus, there lurks a traitor: a heartless saboteur who wants to put the family out of business - at any cost. Book 8: GOOD GOLLY MISS MOLLY Miss Molly, loved by everyone in the vintage trailer community, is in trouble. Someone close to her is to blame - but who? Is the thief one of the waifs and strays that she welcomes into her home, or someone she considered a friend? Book 9: GOOD VIBRATIONS At a week-long 60s-style beach party with her friends, Georgie takes time out to locate a missing child. All too quickly, things take a turn for the worse. Book 10: A ROCKING GOOD CHRISTMAS Georgie doesn't usually stop for hitchhikers, but she is sure that Santa Claus is a pretty safe bet! Unfortunately, she's wrong - but by the time she realizes she's in big trouble, it's all too late.
Categories: Fiction

Streamline Aluminum Trailers

Streamline Aluminum Trailers

Airbags are used in addition to the factory leaf springs to help offset the trailer tongue weight and add stability. ... There are many clubs and vintage camper rallies if you'd like to show your restoration.

Author: Daniel Hall

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 9781613252277

Category: Transportation

Page: 176

View: 646

The iconic shape and appearance of a streamline aluminum trailer sitting at a campsite or being pulled down the highway has captivated collectors and vacationing hobbyists for nearly 90 years. During this time, the exterior appearance of the trailer has changed very little, so recollections can range from seeing a 1937 Dodge Pickup to a 1969 Impala hauling one of these beauties. Today, restored rarities from Airstream, Silver Streak, Boles Aero, Clipper, and Spartan can command as much as $100,000 in the marketplace. These trailers have become symbols of American pop culture for several generations. Until now, very little information has been available to help you when it comes to restoring and updating one of these trailers. Daniel Hall, of the vintage restoration company Camper Reparadise, addresses all items of streamline trailer restoration thoroughly in this one-stop-shopping book. Details on your trailer and how to restore it are covered from trailer tongue to trailing bumper. Key restoration components including chassis, floor, exterior/interior skin, electrical elements, insulation, doorjamb refabrication, LP, plumbing, and polishing are all covered comprehensively in a visual, step-by-step format. Whether you're a collector car enthusiast, resident of a trailer campground, or a vacationing addict, owning this restoration guide will be an essential tool in keeping your trailer active, updated, and in immaculate condition. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial}
Categories: Transportation

Georgie B Goode Vintage Trailer Mysteries Books 1 5

Georgie B  Goode Vintage Trailer Mysteries Books 1 5

Her gaze swept across a sea of motorhomes, an ocean of trailers and camper vans, and she focused on the one part of the Johnny B. Goode Empire that interested her. The one she really, really loved. The vintage trailer section.

Author: Marg McAlister

Publisher: Blue Gem Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page:

View: 494

“ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL READS!” Take one eighth-generation gypsy who is unwilling to admit that she has a gift for foretelling the future. Add a likable and slightly eccentric group of friends who love the retro lifestyle and follow Georgie into one madcap adventure after another… … and you have a foolproof recipe for a unique mystery series! Forget the body count - you won’t find dead bodies piling up here: just intriguing puzzles that need a gypsy fortune-teller (and her friends) to unravel the clues! Here’s just a little of what they’re saying about this series on Good Reads: "Well, I read all of them in about a week! Great, fantastic, Awesome. Enough of that. The health department is probably on the way to close up my home... Got nothing done for a week. They were absolutely wonderful reads. I would recommend them to anyone that likes a good mystery, love story, fun books!" (Blanche Wegman) "I love everything about these books and that makes it easy to review but I'm always worried about giving too much away if I said everything I wanted to say. So I'll keep it short by saying this. If you don't read these books, you'll miss out on some of the best writing you could ever read…" (Karen) "Can't stop raving about this series!!" "Each book tells its own fantastical tale about Georgie and her family and group of friends solving a different puzzle of one kind or another. Marg is VERY inventive and hasn't written about any case twice. Love these books! Way to go Marg McAlister! I'm rushing off to read the next one now!" (Stephanie Villere) 5 BOOKS - 5 GREAT READS! Book 1: Good to Go When_ Georgie B. Goode decides to take to the road in a vintage gypsy trailer, she finds herself up to her neck in trouble from the very first stop. That crystal ball her great-grandma Rosa insisted she take with her seems to be trying to tell her something…but what? Book 2: Georgie Be Good When Sarah West turns up at a vintage trailer rally to see if Georgie can help her falsely-accused husband, Georgie just can’t bring herself to say ‘no’. With the help of her crystal ball and her amateur team of investigators, she starts following the trail—and ends up entangled in a web of lies. Book 3: Good Riddance One of Georgie’s first customers at an RV park in Santa Monica is a teenage boy who seems more set on having her arrested rather than seeking her help. Georgie can sense that there’s more behind his football-jock muscles and acne scars than meets the eye, so she keeps digging - but as the plot thickens, she finds herself calling on her fledgling Crystal Ball Investigation Team for help. What they lack in experience, they make up for in ingenuity! Book 4: Up to No Good If ever there was a stark contrast to the fun of the retro scene with its rockabilly fun and gorgeous little homes on wheels, it would have to be preppers, stockpiling food and waiting for the Apocalypse. It’s not a scene that Georgie has ever had much to do with, until her brother Jerry starts specializing in building Bug-Out vehicles and selling Get Out Of Dodge packs. Then Jerry disappears—and his fate is in the hands of a couple of gypsy fortune-tellers: his great-grandma Rosa and his sister Georgie. Book 5: In Good Hands Jaxx Saxby is widely known as “The TV Presenter from Hell”, so it’s a very reluctant Georgie that finds herself back in Elkhart to take part in a cable TV special. Jaxx, unfortunately, has decided that the mammoth Johnny B. Goode RV Empire is a perfect fit for her show. During a crystal ball reading recorded on camera, Georgie realizes that Jaxx is in grave danger —but where is that threat coming from?
Categories: Fiction

Camper Rehab

Camper Rehab

Consider Camper Rehab your Rosetta Stone: Explore camper options: Whether you’re considering a fifth-wheel, teardrop, pop-up, or other style of camper trailer, this book runs through all the popular choices.

Author: Chris Peterson

Publisher: Cool Springs Press

ISBN: 9780760362266

Category: Transportation

Page: 224

View: 563

Whether you're still dreaming about the perfect camper or looking for practical information, Camper Rehab is your top to bottom guide to getting any camper trailer road ready. From Airstreams and Apaches to Shastas and Winnebagos, classic campers have an undeniable appeal! But how do you know which one will work for you? Or if the one you have your eye on is a good deal or a money pit? Before you get too far down the road, picturing it bouncing along behind the family car, arm yourself with the information you need for all things camper. Campers are not quite homes or cars. They have their own unique systems and demands that make fixing and upgrading a challenge. Even if you are fluent in DIY, campers might seem like a foreign language. Consider Camper Rehab your Rosetta Stone: Covers camper options: Whether you're considering a fifth-wheel, teardrop, pop-up, or other style of camper trailer, this book runs through all the popular choices. Buying guide: Camper Rehab walks you through the process of evaluating a potential purchase, identifying which issues are fixable and which are deal-breakers, as well as how to spot hidden problems. How-to tutorials: From basic troubleshooting to electrical and plumbing projects, replacing interior surfaces, and clever decorating ideas, there's not shortage of how-to information. Special considerations: How do you work with painted aluminum siding? What's the best way to re-caulk camper seals and seams? How can you re-align a camper door? Even those handy with automotive DIY are sure to learn a thing or two! Visually driven: You'll find detailed illustrations as well as extensive color photography to help you get your travel trailer into shape for your next big—or little—adventure. Written by accomplished DIY author Chris Peterson, whose light and approachable tone is coupled with the hardworking DIY information you need, Camper Rehab is a must-have for anyone with a camper—or seriously considering one!
Categories: Transportation

Georgie B Goode Vintage Trailer Mysteries Books 6 10

Georgie B  Goode Vintage Trailer Mysteries Books 6 10

They were flooding from everywhere, attracted by the arrival of a new gypsy trailer and the big black and gold Johnny B. Goode motorhome piloted by Jerry. Tammy's cheerful red and white vintage trailer was attracting its share of ...

Author: Marg McAlister

Publisher: Blue Gem Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page:

View: 723

“ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL READS!” Take one eighth-generation gypsy who is unwilling to admit that she has a gift for foretelling the future. Add a likable and slightly eccentric group of friends who love the retro lifestyle and follow Georgie into one madcap adventure after another… … and you have a foolproof recipe for a unique mystery series! Forget the body count - you won’t find dead bodies piling up here: just intriguing puzzles that need a gypsy fortune-teller (and her friends) to unravel the clues! ENJOY BOOKS 6-10 of the GEORGIE B. GOODE MYSTERY SERIES Book 6 - TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE: Twelve-year-old Charlotte Draper begs Georgie for help to clear her older brother, Ricky, of the crime of which he's been accused so he can be welcomed back into the family. After enlisting Tammy's help to infiltrate the Draper household, Georgie soon has a list of suspects. The question is, why would anyone want to frame Ricky, the eldest son and heir to the Draper fortune? What possible motive could they have? It's a challenge for Georgie and her Crystal Ball Investigation Team to find the answer, but they get there in the end with help from unexpected sources! Book 7 - AS GOOD AS IT GETS Behind the cheerful music, the clever stunts and the flamboyant costumes at Callaway’s Circus, there lurks a traitor: a heartless saboteur who wants to put the family out of business – at any cost. Weaving through enthusiastic crowds lining up at sideshows and watching performances in the Big Top, Georgie and her little band of amateur sleuths need to watch their backs while they walk a tightrope between feuding family members and employees. Book 8 - GOOD GOLLY MISS MOLLY Miss Molly, a lively septuagenarian beloved of everyone in the vintage trailer community, is in trouble. Her finances have taken a disastrous turn, and she is now facing the prospect of losing the home she has lived in for fifty years. Someone close to Molly is to blame for this situation - but who? Is it the thief one of the waifs and strays that she welcomes into her home, or is it someone professing to be a good friend? Book 9 - GOOD VIBRATIONS Georgie is really looking forward to a week’s relaxation by the sea with no work and no worries — just sun, sea and sky at a 60s-style beach party with her friends. It sounds too good to be true! And unfortunately… it is. She agrees to help locate a missing child, but then her nemesis,TV presenter Jaxx Saxby, turns up to complicate her life. Georgie has never had so much on her plate! Book 10 - A ROCKING GOOD CHRISTMAS Georgie doesn't usually stop for hitchhikers, but she is sure that Santa Claus is a pretty safe bet! Unfortunately, she's wrong - but by the time she realizes she's in big trouble, it's all too late. Nobody knows where she is… and she has no way of contacting them. This is absolutely the worst mess she's ever been in. Nothing in her life has prepared her for this!
Categories: Fiction