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WIN it All Camping Package!
If you're a fan of vintage trailer camping and want to make your next trip even better, then the Good Sam Safe Ride raffle for a vintage trailer camping package is an opportunity you don't want to miss. This exciting raffle offers RVers the chance to win a vintage trailer camping package. The vintage trailer camping package includes a fully restored vintage trailer as well as a classic tow vehicle.
Entering the raffle is easy and affordable – tickets are priced at just ten dollars each and can be purchased online at the Good Sam Safe Ride website or by calling: 530-541-7300. The winner of the raffle will be drawn on October 15th, 2023.
The benefits of the raffle go beyond just the chance to win a great prize. Proceeds from the raffle support Good Sam's Safe Ride program, which provides teams of sober designated drivers to respond to any calls from intoxicated drivers, their friends, or the bartenders who didn’t want their customers to drink then drive themselves home.
In conclusion, the Good Sam Safe Ride raffle for a vintage trailer camping package is an exciting opportunity for RVers who love vintage trailer camping and want to support a good cause. By purchasing a raffle ticket, you have the chance to win a fantastic prize package and help support the Good Sam Safe Ride program. So why wait? Click here for more information or call to enter the raffle: 530-541-7300
Vintage trailer rallies are a fun and unique way to unite people with a passion for nostalgia and travel. These events often take place in parks and campgrounds and involve people showing off their vintage trailers, socializing, and enjoying the outdoors. While many factors can influence the success of a vintage trailer rally, three things cannot be changed: the weather, the people, and the park employees.
Firstly, the weather is a major factor that can impact the success of a vintage trailer rally. These events typically occur outdoors, so the weather conditions heavily influence them. Rain, wind, and extreme temperatures can make it difficult for attendees to enjoy themselves, leading to safety concerns. Unfortunately, there is no way to control the weather, so it is important for organizers and attendees to plan accordingly. This means that bringing extra supplies to deal with inclement weather is necessary. Ultimately, the weather can be unpredictable, and Rallies are rain or shine! With proper planning and preparation, it is possible to have a successful vintage trailer rally still.
Secondly, the people who attend a vintage trailer rally are another factor that cannot be changed. Individuals passionate about vintage trailers often attend these events, so they are typically friendly and enthusiastic. However, it is also possible that attendees may have differing opinions or personalities, which can lead to conflicts or disagreements. In some cases, some individuals may be disruptive or unpleasant to be around. While it is impossible to control the behavior of others, organizers can take steps to ensure that everyone is respectful and courteous towards one another. This might mean setting ground rules for behavior or removing individuals causing problems. Ultimately, the people who attend a vintage trailer rally play a big role in shaping the event’s atmosphere, so fostering a sense of community and respect among attendees is important.
Finally, the park employees who oversee the vintage trailer rally are also an important factor that cannot be changed. These individuals ensure the event runs smoothly and address any issues. They may be responsible for setting up campsites, providing information to attendees, or even enforcing rules and regulations. While it is important for park employees to be helpful and supportive, it is also possible that there may be misunderstandings or conflicts that arise between employees and attendees. In these cases, it is important for everyone to remain calm and respectful and to work together to find a solution. Ultimately, park employees are an important part of the vintage trailer rally experience, and it is important for attendees to treat them with respect and appreciation.
In conclusion, vintage trailer rallies are a fun and unique way to bring people together, and many factors can influence their success. By acknowledging these factors and taking steps to plan for them, organizers and attendees can work together to create a successful and enjoyable vintage trailer rally experience. www.vintagetrailerrallies.com
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A decent phone will take great photos. I am currently using an iPhone 12 Pro Max. Still, my last several phones and many other models also take great pictures. This blog covers universal basic but you should also learn how to operate your specific device.
There are several reasons you may want great photos of your vintage trailer. Three that come to mind are selling the trailer, creating a memory book, or submitting photographs for publication or documentation for insurance purposes. In all cases, clear, well-lit, and well-composed pictures can make all of the difference, especially if you are going to sell a trailer. (Sell your trailer on the Vintage Camper Trailers Magazine online classified ads.)
Here are some best practices that will help you take better photos.
We took these photos to sell this trailer. Note the lighting and clean decor. The image of the booth is utilizing the .5 zoom out setting on my iphone.
Photographing a trailer is much the same as taking photos of a car.
A verticlal orientation shows a floor to ceiling view. The "portrait" setting features the custom cutting board by blurring the background.
An image taken from a ladder creates a view that show how clean the roof is. The before picture gives a baseline for this incredible restoration.
Do you have some great photos of your vintage trailer? Send us your high resultion images and a bit about your vintage journey for consideration for the Vintage Camper Trailers Magazine.
Sending us larges files? (high resolution photos) use https://wetransfer.com/
If you don't want to take your own photos, check out https://www.snappr.com/
In issue #66 of the Vintage Camper Trailers Magazine, we covered the history of the Curtiss Aerocar. Not all of the images we had made it into print. After we went to press I found this postcard in my archives for Enna Jettick Shoes of Auburn, NY. I thought these items were interesting so I posted them here.
Do you own an Aerocar? Let us Know.
We want to crete a directory of survivors.
The complete histor of The Aerocar can be found in issue #66 of the Vintage Camper Trailers Magazine along with images of original brochures from the 1930s.
Tim Heintz of Heintz Designs shared some of his images with us.
by Caroline Lacitinola
Curtains for the Spartan
Every time my husband lets me know that we have curtains to make for a trailer, I cringe and start to worry. I am not an accomplished seamstress. I am going to share with you my three-day journey in sewing four simple panel curtains. (There are several ways to make curtains. Camp Nation's Camping and Learning Experience will offer the opportunity to experience more curtain-making and upholstery techniques.)
This last week Paul let me know that we needed to make new curtains for our 1955 Spartan Manor. The goal for the curtains was to supply privacy and add a stylish element to the trailer. Picking out the fabric is the biggest decision in making curtains. We like to keep our trailers as original as possible, so we chose Barkcloth fabric. This material is spendy and can cost up to $40 a yard so I am always anxious when making that first cut.
To line or not to line is the second question of curtain making. Because our goal was privacy, we decided to line our curtains with sun-resistant blackout material. Not only does it give us the desired privacy it provides some longevity to our curtains. The blackout material tends to be heavy so make sure your rod is adequate to hold the weight.
Figuring out how much material I needed and cutting the material took me an entire day. I measured, measured, and measured again. Then, because I don’t trust myself, I got out some old material and made a practice curtain. It was a good idea as I made a mistake when mitering a corner and was able to rewatch the how-to video and see what I had done wrong. I used 6 pages in my notebook to figure out the measurements.
Click on the "Read More" link below for details.
Are you contemplating turning your vintage trailer hobby into a business?
Do you have a vintage trailer restoration business you'd like to grow?
Learn the ins and outs from a business owner with a thriving west coast vintage trailer restoration business.
Two NEW Boot Camp Workshops
Denny Stone – Bio
Denny is the owner and chief designer at So Cal Vintage Trailer. With a style that merges mid-mod with tech and a bit of old school, Denny and the So Cal team has have been designing and building some of the country’s most sophisticated vintage trailers for nearly 15 years. So Cal Vintage has been featured in the Washington Post, New York Business Daily Insider, Vintage Camper Trailers Magazine and on numerous industry podcasts.
Denny grew up in a family of builders and designers, studied art and business, and spent a long career in business development and marketing. With a life-long love of modern furniture and architecture, Denny and the So Cal team of experienced craftsmen have built a business and brand that helps clients find, design and build their vintage trailer dream. One of Denny's goals for client projects is to create a look and feel that could have come out of a New York or Milan design studio in the ’50s or ’60s embedded with stealthy tech, materials, safety, and efficiency upgrades to support modern lifestyles and sensibilities.
Denny will be presenting these Boot Camp Workshops at the CampNation Expo August 11 and 12, 2023.
CampNation Expo is a learning experience for camping and road trip travel enthusiasts to camp and connect with hundreds of fellow outdoor lovers. The weekend includes guest speakers, workshops, Q & A panels, demonstrations, food, and an expo featuring vendors of camping gear, parts, and services for your recreation and tow vehicles.
(CampNation Expo is Boot Camp-Reimagined)
Are you interested in restoring a vintage trailer? Maybe you have already started and feel like you are in over your head. Do you need to jumpstart your project, meet similar people and get motivated to go camping? If you want to learn from the pros-you don't want to miss this event! Even if you have attended the VCT Boot Camp in the past, you won't recognize it in 2023.
In 2015 the interest in vintage trailers was growing. There was a demand for an event to teach people how to restore their trailers correctly. We developed the Boot Camp Learning Experience. Boot Camp was a weekend of workshops presented by professionals willing to share their craft. Each year, Boot Camp sold out, but the workshops were only available to 150 participants a year due to the format. Boot Camp had to expand to be accessible to more people. We reimagined Boot Camp as the CampNation Expo.
CampNation Expo is for all campers regardless of their camping style. RVs, vintage and newer trailers, teardrops, fun runners, motorcycles, pop-ups, tents, fifth wheels, boondockers, expedition, earth roamers, stealth campers, adventure vans, buses, overlanders, and anything else you camp with are welcome to join the CampNation.
CampNation Expo is an experience for camping and road trip travel enthusiasts to camp and connect with hundreds of fellow outdoor enthusiasts. The weekend includes guest speakers, workshops, Q & A panels, demonstrations, and an expo featuring vendors of camping gear, parts, and services for your recreation and tow vehicles. Have camping items or vintage trailer parts to recycle? Sell them swap meet style at your site.
Choose how you attend or participate. Camp with us for the expo and build relationships throughout the weekend or check us out on Friday or Saturday with a general admission pass. The expo will feature various speakers, panels, workshops, vendors, and demonstrations of how to restore and maintain your camping vehicle. Many free events and booths, or attend our Boot Camp Workshops. See camping-related gear and related products and speak directly with innovators, manufacturers, and distributors.
"CampNation Expo builds on the incredible success of our Boot Camp Learning Experience by making the experience more accessible and affordable." -Paul Lacitinola, CampNation Expo's Producer
By Paul Lacitinola
When you go camping, you want to make it an experience that’s as memorable as possible. Getting away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and having some time in nature is a great way to achieve that. The best way to do this is to pick a campsite with everything you need for a relaxing trip. This includes amenities such as clean drinking water, bathrooms with hot showers, a fully stocked general store, and other services. If you’re new to the world of camping, you might not be aware of something called “long-term resident campers” who take over some campsites for months at a time. While this might seem like a good thing, there are downsides to having long-term residents take over your favorite spots. Keep reading to learn more about why long-term residents taking over campgrounds is not always good news for campers.
WHAT ARE LONG-TERM RESIDENT CAMPERS?
Long-term resident campers are people who occupy campsites for months, a season, or even years. Most people who stay at a campground for a long time are likely relocated or retired, not on vacation. They may stay in one place because they don’t want to move all the time, or they’re traveling or working remotely in an RV and don’t want to set up and take down their home over and over.
WHY ARE LONG-TERM RESIDENTS TAKING OVER CAMPGROUNDS?
Housing costs and availability or people displaced from their homes by fire or other tragedies may be reasons for an extended stay at a campground. Living in a campground may be less expensive than renting or owning a traditional home in the area. A temporary job that spans weeks or months is another situation that may necessitate temporary housing. A campground offers amenities like a pool and maybe even a convenience store, making it very appealing to someone working long hours each day. They might have found a place they enjoy staying at or have made friends with other people who stay at the same park, so they don’t want to leave. Other people might stay in one place for an extended period of time because of their health. If an older person or someone who is disabled is traveling in an RV, they might not be able to keep setting up and taking down their home. Full-time RVing also allows you to travel with the season.
PROBLEMS WITH LONG-TERM RESIDENT CAMPERS
While it may seem like there are a few problems with long-term resident campers, there are some issues. Long-term residents can become very territorial of “their home.” Often they are not tolerant of weekend warriors who are on vacation. They can be rude and aggressive about your campsite, kids, and parking abilities. Full-time residents often accumulate more outside possessions, including furniture, flags, plants, and even fences that junk up the property. If you are lucky, you may get a primered vehicle on blocks for your neighbor. The lower cost of living and the nomadic lifestyle can sometimes attract a less desireable element to the trailer park long-term life style. If you end up at this type of park be sure and take care to secure your possessions.
Long-term resident campers can be a nuisance at RV parks, especially if they consume the majority of the campground sites and are intermixed with short-term visitors. If you’re going on a camping trip, you want to make sure that the site you’re going to has short-term residents who will leave after a few days or a week. If you’re looking for a place to go camping, you can check out reviews of different sites to see if there are long-term resident campers. You can also ask the site manager about the camper situation to know what to expect when you arrive. While park management may see long-term residents as an easy solution to cash flow, it will be at the expense of their reputation as a vacation destination. The atmosphere created by messy long-term residents and the shortage of campsites that it produces will be a problem for all campers looking for a clean and peaceful weekend getaway.
Have you stayed at a park with an uncomfortable amount of long termers? Let us know in the comments.
On April 1st, 2022, Nicole Young, a member of Bitches with Hitches of northern California, pulled her 1977 Cardinal, Love Bird, “Oopsy Daisey” into Ann Lockett’s 3-acre field for the annual Poppy Fest campout. Little did Nicole know that her trip to Poppy Fest was about to change the life of Oopsy Daisy forever.
The Bitches are a hands-on group of women who camp together all summer long throughout northern California. Several of us noticed that Oopsy’s rear end was being held together with packing tape, foam, and yes, even hot glue. The rear cargo doors were pretty much non-functional. The rear, door side, and passenger side of the trailer bowed out like someone was kicking them out from the inside. Looking at her, it became obvious that Oopsy needed some serious repairs. Several suggestions for fixing her were tossed out there. I was asked to take a look at her and give my suggestion for repairing Oopsie. Kathy Lawson sent us this story for the Vintage Camper Trailers Magazine and appears in issue #63. Click on the "Read More" link below to read the rest of the post.
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