I admit it there’s something about Airstream trailers that I just love. Every time I see one, I want to go over and look at it and ask if I can have a tour. I have to control myself or risk looking like an idiot. The older the Airstream the more intrigued I am.
Why do used Airstream Trailers have such a strong appeal?
Vintage or used Airstream trailers are called “Airstream Campers” or “Airstream Trailers”, both terms are used. They are also known as “Tin Can Trailers” and “Canned Hams”. These vintage beauties were manufactured from the 1940 – 1970’s. Airstream Campers stir a sense of nostalgia of carefree days gone by. Vintage Trailers may not have slide outs and all the fancy amenities modern travel trailers can offer but they what they lack in convince they more than make up for in charm.
The Appeal of Used Airstream Trailers
Vintage Airstream Campers are in high demand and very trendy, I’m sure we’ve all heard about Pamela Anderson auctioning off her Airstream recently, it came complete with a stripper pole or Matt McConaughey traveling around in his Airstream in 2005, promoting one of his movies. Vintage Airstream Campers appeal to almost everyone and tend to get a lot of attention.
Vintage Airstream trailers and can be difficult to find but you can find a bunch here on this site at bargain prices. Modern Airstream’s are built with high quality standards and vintage used Airstream trailers are no different, these trailers are built to last. It’s not uncommon to find a vintage Airstream in great condition for a fabulous price.
Is a Used Airstream Trailer For You?
Some people purposely look for a used Airstream trailer which is in need of restoring. These Project Trailers can be fun to restore. There are several clubs of people all interested in Airstream restoration. There are even Airstream forums online. If you think you may be interested in buying a used Airstream trailer in need of restoration, I highly recommend you go check out an Airstream forum or two so you know exactly what you are getting into and the work, time and cost that is involved in this highly rewarding endeavor.
If you are thinking about buying an Airstream, you should also be aware Airstream is not the only vintage tin can trailer. If you are lucky, you could stumble upon Silver Streak, Spartan, or an Avion vintage trailer. These trailers are very similar to vintage Airstream campers but can be harder to find.
Finding a Used Airstream Trailer for Sale
Are you ready to jump on the retro Airstream camping bandwagon? If so, how are you going to go about locating your used Airstream trailer? You could start by checking out your local newspaper want ads and also by checking out these great deals below.
This trailer is amazing. The vintage travel trailer is in near perfect condition. I can’t believe rodents didn’t get in the trailer and do some damage. I can’t have my travel trailer sit a month without getting some mice in it and here this trailer is 30+ years and it is in the same condition as when the original owners left it. AMAZING!