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1940 Popular Mechanic’s Trailer Plans

Posted in Trailer Plans, Vintage Trailers by Tinny on Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

Here’s a trailer built in 2004, from 1940 Popular Mechanic’s trailer plans. How cool is this?

Airstream Campers | Used Airstream Trailers For Sale

Posted in Vintage Trailers by Tinny on Sunday, January 14th, 2018

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.

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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?

Used Airstream TrailerSome 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.

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Travel Trailer Cover | Protect Your Travel Trailer

Posted in Travel Trailer Accessories by Tinny on Thursday, January 11th, 2018

Should you buy a travel trailer cover for your RV or 5th wheel trailer?

Considering that your travel trailer or 5th wheel sites outside the majority of the time in the sun and weather you may want to consider purchasing a cover to protect your travel trailer from the elements.

If the expense isn’t an issue you can find a high quality breathable travel trailer cover from your local travel trailer dealer or supplier.

What should you look for in a travel trailer cover?

  • Breathable
  • UV protection from the suns damaging rays
  • High Quality – you don’t want the cover snagging when you are putting it on.
  • Snug Fitting – so the wind doesn’t blow the cover off but you want it loose enough so that it is easy to put on.
  • Zipper Door Entry – if you need access to the trailer you don’t want to have to remove the entire cover.

Without protection your emblems will dry and fade.  The caulking at the trailer seams will dry and crack.  Protect your investment with a travel trailer cover.

Another wonderful benefit of have a cover on your travel trailer is you won’t get an accumulation of dirt and grime on the trailer exterior when it’s not in use.  If you cover a clean trailer you will also uncover a clean trailer that’s ready to hit the road.

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Expedition RV Trailer Cover For a Travel Trailer 24 – 27′

 

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This travel trailer cover fits RV’s 24 -27′ long. There are zippered panels for easy access to the front, back and sides of the trailer.

Travel Trailer Cover Product Details

  • Easy access through zippered panels on the sides, and back of cover. These zippered panels roll up and velcro out of the way.
  • Travel Trailer Cover Dimensions: 330″ Long x 102″ Wide x 104″ High
  • Made from Heavy Duty custom made UV Fabric
  • Cover has elastic corners
  • Quick release buckles
  • Triple layer roof is vented to allow moisture to escape, yet keep not allow any water or snow inside
  • Travel trailer cover features marine grade braided rope tie-down loops
  • Travel trailer cover fits extra tall RVs.
  • Travel trailer cover has reflectors so cars can see the trailer at night, even when it’s covered
  • Shipping weight of travel trailer cover is 35 pounds
  • 3 year warranty

What customers are saying about this travel trailer Cover

Just covered our travel trailer with this cover for the winter. It was easy to put on and light weight. The zippered panels make it easy to access the trailer throughout the winter. We are looking forward to seeing how well it worked next spring.

Airstream Parks

Posted in Airstream, Camp Grounds by Tinny on Monday, January 8th, 2018

Our Neighbor
Image by Koocheekoo via Flickr

There are many Airstream Parks here is a list with links of what I’ve been able to find.

Alabama

Alabama – Near Huntsville
Roaring Pines
Union Hill, AL
(256) 852-0919
fmorchids@yahoo.com

Arizona

Superstition Resort
11313 East Boise Street
Apache Junction, AZ 85520
(602) 984-5341

Ponderosa Shadows Airstream Park
5900 Show Low Lake Road
Lakeside, AZ  85929
(928) 537-1103

California

Lake Tamarisk Land Yacht Harbor
26250 Parkview Drive
Desert Center, CA  92239
(760) 227-3138

Yucaipa Land Yacht Harbor
12618 3rd Street
Yucaipa, CA  92399
(909) 797-1807

Florida

Christmas RV Park
25525 E. Colonial Drive
Christmas, FL  32709
(407) 568-52.07
christmasrvpark@yahoo.com

Aminities:  Large shaded sites, clean restrooms, hot showers, laundry facilities, good tv reception, full hook up sites, pets welcome, swimming pool, ALL RV’s WELCOME, and dump station.

Land Yacht Harbor of Melbourne
Website: http://www.landyachtharbormelbourne.com

201 North John Rodes Blvd
Melbourne, FL  32934
(321) 254-6398

Mystic Springs Cove
Pensacola, Florida
(850) 256-3280

Paradise Park Condominium Association
46900 Bermont Road
Punta Gorde, FL 33982
(914) 639-2680

Travelers Rest Resort
29129 Johnston Road
Dade City, FL  33523
(353) 588-2013
(800) 565-8114

Amenities:  654 full hookup sites, 15, 30 & 50 amp service, WiFi access, paved streets, 8 hole USGA rated golf course, practice range, putting green, heated pool and spa, tennis courts, shuffleboard courts, bocce ball courts, cable tv, public phones, off leash dog exercise area and spa, maintenance facility, 24 hour  laundry room, post office, seasonal grocery, seasonal snack bar, library with 24 hour internet access, rescue squad, partial handicap access, propane service, recration buildings, seasonal resort newspaper, seasonal entertainment, seasonal church services, and pavilions.

Georgia

Top of Georgia
Airstream Park
14255 Highway 75N
Helen, Georgia
(706) 878-3590

Michigan

Holiday Park Campground
4860 US-31 South
Traverse City, MI  49684
(231) 943-4410

Amenities:  Spaciious sites, WiFi hot spots, picnic tables and fire rings, 4 bath houses and hot showers, wooded nature, camp store, group camping, laundry, cable tv, 50 amp service, big rig friendly, paved roads, trailer storage, boat launch, sandy beach, play area, boat rentals, fishing, basketball, volleyball, horseshoes,

Minnesota

Minnesota Airstream Park
An Airstream Only Resort in Mid-Minnesota.
8795 82nd Street
Clear Lake, MN 55319
(320) 743-2771

Amenities:  Full water, sewer and elctrical hooks ups, level mostly wooded lots, storage sheds, leashed pets are permitted, WiFi access, Most sites have patio or screened room.  Swimming pool, golf course, tennis court, horseshoes, activity center, paved roads, central refuse collection and recycling, restrooms and shower facilites, laundry  facilites, controlled access to the park, on site propane service, wireless internet service, public telephone, mail service, daily newspaper service and easy access to medical facilities, churches and shopping.

New Jersey

Jersey Shore Airstream Haven
County Road 628
South Seaville, NJ 08246
(609) 861-2293

Amenities:  Beautiful heated swimming pool, spacious shady sites, 4 point hookups (cable included), central garbage depository, washer/dryer, clothes drying area, sanitary unloading/dump station, clean restrooms, hot showers, public telephone, screened pavilion, WBCCI rallies welcome!

Oklahoma

Cherokee Land Yacht Harbor
23716 E. 876 Road
Park Hill, OK 74451-2911
(918) 457-9333

Pennsylvania

Penn Wood Airstream Park
P.O. Box 7 Kindel Road
Limestone, PA  16234
(814) 764-8963
pwweb@pennwood.org

Amenities:  3 point hookups, 30 and 50 amp service, cable TV, laundry facilities, restroom and shower facilities, wi-fi internet access, public telephone, central garbage repository, rural mail service, churches, hospital, restaurants, shopping and hotels nearby, and metered propane available on site.

South Carolina

Palmetto Cove
521 Table Rock Road
Cleveland, SC 29635
(864) 836-6221

Tennessee

Tennessee Cumberland Plateau Campground
13 Airstream Drive
Crossville, TN 38572
(931) 788-2211
haje141@aol.com

Amenities:  Hiking rails, 3 point hookups, electric, sewer and water.  Spacius visitor lots are buffered with open space and are a short walk from clubhouse.  WiFi is available.

Texas

North Texas Airstream Community
200 Walnut Hill Ave., #1
Hillsboro, TX 76645
(254) 582-5566

Texas Airstream Harbor, Inc.
714 Angelina
Zavalla, TX 75980
(936) 897-8041

Virginia

Highland Haven Airstream Park
6517 Highland Haven Road NE

Copper Hill, VA 24079
(540) 651-9050

Download Park Brochure pdf

Washington

Washington Land Yacht Harbor
(360) 491-3750
(360) 413-7539

Wisconsin

Fountain Lake RV Park, Inc.
8599 16th Road
Almond, WI 54909
(715) 366-2954

West Virginia

Tri Lake Airstream Park
1 Tri Lake Park
Berkeley Springs, WV 25411
(304) 258-1331

White Oak Land Yacht Harbor
Mountain Lake Road
Hedgesville, WV
(304) 754-7525

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2009 Airstream Flying Cloud

Posted in Airstream, Flying Cloud, Video by Tinny on Friday, January 5th, 2018

2009 Airstream Flying Cloud Travel Trailer Video

This 2009 Airstream Flying Cloud was (is) the ultimate in RV comfort. This trailer may be small but it’s still spacious. The fully furnished Airstream Flying Cloud trailer sports a great deal of storage cabinets for a trailer of this size. Even though the trailer boosts ample storage, it doesn’t feel cramped.

The best thing about the Flying Cloud is the fact that’s it’s an Airstream travel trailer and will last for generations.