For Your Next Catskills Camping/Glamping Trip…

1946 spartan manor

1946 Spartan Manor

All it takes is yet another major snow storm threat to get us thinking about an escape hatch. Behold: The vintage camper trailer. Now, these are nothing new (literally! See what we did there?), but it sure is fun to fall down the rabbit hole that is VintageCamperTrailers.com and look at some beautifully-restored mobile mansions. All that looking got our wheels turning, so we went hither to Craigslist to see what kind of vintage camper trailers are for sale in our neck of the woods. We found some possibilities in a 1971 Airstream with a glimpse at a cool interior, a 1962 Shasta Compact that you can pick up in Newhaven, CT., an intriguing monstrosity known as the 1976 GMC Eleganza, and a tantalizing ad with no photos touting a 1967 Airstream Overlander for a whopping $21,000. Need more convincing that upcycling an old camper trailer for your next trip to North/South Lake is the way to go? Feast your eyes on these beauties:

1946 spartan manor2

1946 Spartan Manor, interior

1947 travel trailer

1947 Travel Trailer

1947 travel trailer2

1947 Travel Trailer interior


Teardrop camper

teardrop interior

Teardrop interior

And for retail…

tin box trailer

Tin-Box trailer

    tin box trailer interior

camper interior

And one last charming interior.

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By: kandyharris | 12 February 2014 03:00 PM | 3 Comments

3 Responses

  1. Abel Hernandez says:

    It would be great to have a refurbished Airstream to plop down on a nice piece of land somewhere in the Hudson Valley but I fear that restrictions are increasing to make certain this doesn’t happen.

  2. Abel Hernandez says:

    It has been tough to find nice land that isn’t restricted to building single family homes. Developed land — that is with electric, water and septic or sewer or a road to the site — is aimed at single family home buyers, not trailers. Undeveloped land that doesn’t come with problems and does not restrict trailers has been tough to find. Finding land with a trailer already on it is my current quest but I do not want to be too far west of the Hudson. I don’t need a house with upkeep and high taxes for weekend visits but a refurbished 30′ Airstream on land I could develop would be ideal for two persons and a dog. Maybe a RE agent could weigh in on this.

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