While vintage campers and trailers have an overwhelming appeal among RV fans, not everyone wants to take on the chore of a full or even partial restoration of these classic RVs.
Whether you want to start from the bare bones or just give your vintage camper a new paint job, these 5 companies have the experience to make your next Airstream, Boler, or VW van look (nearly) brand new.
1. Happy Campers
Happy Campers’ love of vintage trailers started with the purchase of a 1974 Prowler trailer. Based in Salt Lake City, Utah, this family-owned company restores and sells a wide range of traditional and more obscure campers including Shasta, Caveman, and Rancho El Rae.
2. Go Vintage Trailers
Located in New Braunfels, Texas, Go Vintage Trailers offers both restorations and renovations of any type of vintage trailer. In addition, if you have not found the ideal camper or trailer, they will do the search for one, purchase it, and bring it back to their shop.
Go Vintage Trailers will create a design to your specifications and build out cabinets, flooring, plumbing, and electrical. Details like appliances, lighting, cushions, and bedding will be completed as well. Go Vintage Trailers also rents out some of their completed campers for overnight trips.
3. Wanderlust Vintage Trailers
Wanderlust Vintage Trailers is a female-owned business in Southern California that specializes in smaller towable vintage trailers but can customize them to any style.
Each of their campers is between 20 and 40 years old and comes with titles or pink slips. Many of their custom renovations for sale come with a cute name such as Olive, Winnie, or Rusty.
The trailers are checked and repaired for any mechanical issues and then equipped with updated kitchens, sinks, and lighting. The interiors are personalized for each owner or designed around the trailer’s distinct personality or a new color.
4. Skinner Classics
One of the most classic and sought-after vintage RVs is the air-cooled Volkswagen bus. These beloved, yet finicky motorized vans need someone who has both body and engine skills and Vacaville, California-based Skinner Classics can do it all.
Skinner does custom fabrication, engine replacement, painting, and restoration, and even routine maintenance. They also have a shop full of parts and gadgets for any year VW as well as a parking lot full of ready-to-be-loved buses.
5. Woodland Travel Center
One particular vintage trailer is in a world of its own: the Airstream. Having a company that specializes in the silver bullet is a benefit since there are so many different designs of this trailer.
Woodland Travel Center in Michigan has focused on Airstream restorations since the 1960s and also sells their completed projects along with new Airstreams.
Woodland guts the trailers, installs new axles, wheels, flooring, and built-in furniture. They also polish up the shiny exterior and customize the interior for each customer.