10 Vintage Campers That Will Make You Dream of Adventure

Last updated on January 5th, 2021 at 01:25 pm. Originally published on July 27th, 2015

There’s no denying the fact that vintage campers are 100% adorable. Even those vintage travel trailers that haven’t been kept up still have a certain charm to them, but those that have been renovated are simply incredible.

All that said, not everyone is up to the task of renovating and then maintaining a true retro camper. This is where the newer retro-style travel trailers come into play.

These adorable rigs have all the charm of true vintage trailers without all the work an old trailer comes with. On top of that, these new vintage campers have the amenities of a newer RV, meaning you can have both comfort and cute in one nice package!

10 Retro Campers that are New

Not sure where to start in your search for a newer retro RV that will suit your needs? Check out this list to learn about some of our favorite new retro campers.

Shasta Airflyte Trailer
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Shasta Airflyte

The Shasta is a classic trailer, and is often what comes to mind when a person thinks of vintage campers. In 2015, the company reissued these trailers as a limited edition. The reissue included red, green, and yellow exteriors, and all three are super cute.

Gidget Teardrop

The cutest little trailer, you might think that the Gidget isn’t big enough. Think again! This retro camper is more than meets the eye. The front of this teardrop slides forward, nearly doubling the cabin space. Other features include an outdoor kitchen, a solar panel, a skylight, and more!

Retro RV
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Riverside RV Retro

Riverside RV’s Retro line comes in a wide variety of sizes and floorplan, meaning you can choose what works best for you. We love the checkerboard flooring in these trailers, as well as the bright colored outside and wide range of color choices. Best of all, this trailer line is relatively easy to find at an RV dealership.

Two Dub Box Campers
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Dub Box

A super cool cross between a fiberglass egg camper and a pop-up campervan, the Dub Box is a colorful, smooth-sided pop-up trailer with character. This trailer is especially great because it has a low profile and is lightweight, meaning it can be towed with a number of different vehicle types.

Vintage Camper
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Happier Camper HC1

The Happier Camper HC1 is another fiberglass trailer with a vintage feel. The exterior can be a variety of different colors, the entire rear opens up for easy access and fresh air, and the modular furniture system can be easily rearranged to suit your needs. We love this versatile little camper, and we know you will too.

Winnebago Brave

The only motorhome on our list, the Winnebago Brave is a fantastic class A motorhome that offers a vintage RV feel with all the amenities you want while camping. Of course, it’s nice to have an RV with the Winnebago name as well, since it’s a name you can trust.

Teardrop Campe
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[email protected] Teardrop

Looking for something super small? The [email protected] Teardrop might be the best fit for you. These adorable trailers might be small, but they still manage to squeeze in features such as an interior kitchen and wet bath, while still having enough sleeping space for two adults.

Scamp Trailer
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Scamp and Casita

Scamp and Casita are two brands that produce very similar products. Both offer small fiberglass egg trailers that are well built and rarely leak. All of the trailers from both brands give off strong vintage vibes while still providing the comfort of modern amenities.

Airstream in Desert

Airstream Trailers

The very first Airstream trailer was made way back in 1929. The exterior of these RVs hasn’t changed much since then, meaning all Airstream trailers have a retro feel without even attempting the retro look that is so popular right now. On top of that, Airstream trailers are of excellent quality, meaning they might last long enough to actually be vintage trailers one day.

Serro Scotty

The Serro Scotty brand produced adorable “canned ham” trailers from 2007–2014. Most of these trailers were very vintage in style, featuring retro-style fenders, bright colors, and other retro features. Unfortunately, the company no longer produces trailers, but they can be found used.

How much is a vintage camper?

Wondering how much you should plan to spend on a retro-style camper? The new vintage campers listed above range in price from $11,500-$134,000 or more.

While the higher priced campers might seem like a big investment for those who are just dipping their toes in, the lower priced versions are very affordable. Of course, there’s always the option of renting a vintage-style camper instead!

What are vintage campers called?

There are several different kinds of retro-style campers out there. That said, there are some styles that are incredibly popular with the retro RV crowd. If you’re not sure what to look for when searching for your retro RV, try the styles listed below.

Teardrop Trailer

These teeny tiny trailers are defined by their teardrop shape. Most have nothing more than a bed and a cabinet for storage on the inside, but many do include a pop-up outdoor kitchen on the back of the trailer.

Canned Ham Trailer

Canned ham trailers are a bit bigger than teardrops and, as the name suggests, are shaped like a can of ham. These trailers usually include a bed or two, a table, a small kitchen, and sometimes even a bathroom.

Fiberglass Egg Trailer

The most well known fiberglass egg trailers are the Scamp- and Casita-brand trailers. These have an especially smooth fiberglass exterior and are usually white, meaning they end up looking a bit like misshapen eggs.

How do I find a vintage camper?

Many of the campers listed above can be purchased from dealers. There are a few that must be special ordered, and some are no longer in production and will need to be purchased.

If you’re looking for true vintage campers, or you want to buy something that is no longer in production, try checking Craigslist, Facebook Marketplace, and other peer-to-peer sales sites on a regular basis until you’re able to snag what you’re looking for.

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