We found a uniquely restored 1950 Spartan Spartanette travel trailer for sale on Craigslist in Santa Barbara, California. What makes this restoration so unique is the fact they purchased two different Spartan trailers and used the best components from each camper to create the perfect build.
According to their ad, it would cost over $100,000 and a year of labor to duplicate their trailer.
The original wood was restored and used throughout the interior. They recently reupholstered the cushions in solid red and installed new custom wood blinds.
The vintage trailer comfortably sleeps four people between two rear beds and the dinette area, which converts into another bed for two. The owner added in a forced-air heating system that is ducted to the front and rear of the trailer.
All the roof vents are retrofitted with temperature-controlled fans to keep the inside comfortable year-round. The forced-air heating unit is fitted under the passenger-side rear bed, while fresh water storage tanks are hidden under the other rear bed.
The vintage 30-foot trailer was restored to be fully self-contained. It comes with three Optima deep-cycle batteries, along with a gauge panel that displays the current charging and life status.
The kitchen has lots of cabinet space as well as a quaint Dixie stove and oven. The fridge can run on batteries, full-time power, or gas. The water heater runs on either gas or electric.
The awning shown below comes included with the trailer. It was purchased at $4,500 brand new. The Spartanette also comes with load leveler bars for sway control.
The seller shares that the vintage camper was recently inspected and is ready to hit the road. It was even featured on the cover of the book, Silver Palaces: America’s Streamlined Trailers by Douglas Keister.