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Vintage Travel Trailer Time Capsule

Posted in Video, Vintage Trailers by Tinny on Monday, March 30th, 2015

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!

 

Used Coleman Popup Campers for Sale

Posted in Popup Campers, Used Travel Trailer by Tinny on Friday, March 27th, 2015

There are many reasons to consider looking at Coleman popup campers for sale.    If you are just getting into camping in the great outdoors a Coleman popup camper is the perfect beginner camper or travel trailer.  Another great thing about Coleman popup campers is they are easy to two and don’t take up a lot of storage space.

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Benefit of Coleman Popup Campers Versus Tents

Coleman Popup CampersThere are many benefits to using a popup camper versus using a tent.  Most Coleman popup campers will have a smaller refrigerator, cooking devices, dining area.  Some of the larger popups will also have a bathroom.  When you use a popup camper, you will have all your cooking and camping gear already loaded and ready to go.  Most popups have two sleeping areas, one side for the kids and another side for the parents.  Sleeping in a camper provides more privacy than sleeping in a tent.  Another benefit of a camper versus a tent is with a camper, you will be able to lock up all your stuff whenever you go out exploring while camping.  With a tent you would have to lock up your belongings in your vehicle.

Getting a Great Deal on Coleman Popup Campers

Brand new Coleman popup campers are inexpensive when compared to a traditional travel trailer or 5th wheel.  Typically you will be able to find inexpensive brand new Coleman popup campers starting at about $5,000.  If you are willing to get a used popup camper you can find great deals for as low as $500 on auction sites such as ebay.  The key went buying Coleman popup campers on ebay is not to get caught up in the excitement of the auction.  Pick a price you are willing to spend on the popup camper and stick with it, if you don’t win the camper, another popup camper will soon be listed.  If you are patient and wait for the right deal, you will save a ton of money!

 

Towing Coleman Popup Campers Is Easy

Popup campers are easy to tow.  Most vehicles should be able to handle towing a popup camper.  Before purchase your new camper, you should confirm your current ride can handle the weight of the camper and make sure your vehicle meets the hauling requirments.  Generally most SUV’s and pickups should be able to handle the weight but double check just to confirm.

Conclusion: Inexpensive Coleman popup campers are easy to tow and a convenient way to camp.

How to Pick Perfect Camping Chairs

Posted in Camp Furniture by Tinny on Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

When it comes to choosing camping chairs there are many different models to choose from.  There are also different chair construction and not all chairs are built equally.

Picking the Perfect Camping Chairs

Camping ChairsFirst you need to figure out what features are important to you in ideal camping chairs.  Some features to consider:

  • Weight Restrictions – You should always check out the weight limit of the camping chairs you are considering buying.  Even if you are thin, not all your camp visitors may be as light.  Remember people tend to sit on laps and the combined weight can add up quickly.  Avoid potential accidents by picking out sturdy camping chairs.
  • Camping Chairs with Cup Holders – If you are needing a place to put your cup (beer) then consider getting camping chairs with a cup holders.
  • Camping Chairs with Foot Rests – If you love putting your feet up at home then you should consider getting a camp chair with a foot rest.
  • Camping Chairs that Recline – These are types of chairs are my favorite but can be very hard to find.
  • Camping Chair Height – Beach chairs tend to be low to the ground.  Lower chairs are great for kids but not great for people with bad knees or backs.  Likewise, you should use caution putting smaller children in a high camping chair especially near camp fires.
  • Camp Chair Weight – If you plan on carrying your camping chair any distance then the lighter the better.  If your chair will only be used around your camp then the more comfortable chairs tend to be heavier.  If you aren’t sure if you will be carrying around your camping chair then it’s probably best to go with a medium weight camping chair.

I’ve learned from experience it’s best to get one camping chair and try it out to see if you like it before investing money in a full matching set.

Camping Chairs on eBay

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1953 Lighthouse Duplex Trailer

Posted in Video, Vintage Trailers by Tinny on Saturday, March 21st, 2015

This is a very cool two story 1953 Lighthouse Duplex Travel Trailer. I’d love to be able to see this trailer in person. You can find a rare picture of a 1955 – 38′ long Lighthouse Duplex Travel Trailer here.

Airstream Campers | Used Airstream Trailers For Sale

Posted in Vintage Trailers by Tinny on Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

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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