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5 vintage campers for sale right now

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Old-school campers are affordable and boast plenty of character

A white camper with two black stripes. The door is open. The door is orange on the inside. There is a kitchenette and bed in the camper.
A vintage trailer set up at camp.
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Whether it’s a beefy adventure vehicle or a laid-back teardrop trailer ready for stargazing, campers are on our minds. But many RVs are just plain expensive: This monster all-terrain camper from Earthroamer costs a whopping $1.5 million and some Class B adventure vans can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. Love campers and trailers? Come join our community group.

Fortunately, older campers and trailers can offer a considerable discount. With classic styling and a lot of character—even if they might need a bit of work—vintage trailers offer all the benefits of camping without the discomforts. Better yet, all of the trailers listed here cost less than $20,000 and most of them have been renovated.

Without further ado, here are five covetable vintage trailers that are for sale right now. And if you’re interested in other types of campers, we also have stories on the best camper vans, new travel trailers, campers for families, and teardrops trailers for sale.

1966 Shasta Compact

A white trailer with a green stripe and the word Pearl on the side of it. On the door is a painted design with the words: Adventure awaits. Courtesy of Little Vintage Trailer
The interior of a camper. There are two grey couches with multiple pillows. There is a wooden end table with a framed photo and a plant in a pot. The floor is wood paneled.

Cost: $8,200

Features: This 10-foot long trailer weights about 1,200 pounds and has a new paint job with green accents. But the interior is where the camper really shines, with two couches, faux-wood flooring, and functioning systems. Sold fully decorated with new curtains, upholstery, and pillows.

1960s Canned Ham Trailer

A camper trailer which is painted red and green. There is a colorful awning attached to the trailer. There is a green table and chairs underneath the awning. Courtesy of Vintage Camper Trailers
The inside of a camper trailer. The couches are decorated in colorful patterns. The walls are green and blue. There is a pink fluffy rug. There are red curtains.

Cost: $12,500 OBO

Features: If you love color, this is the vintage trailer for you. Bright teals, magentas, and purples are everywhere, and the camper features a seating area that turns into a queen size bed. Other amenities include bamboo flooring, a patio set, and lots of storage.

1962 Shasta Compact

A white and green vintage trailer. The word on the side of it reads: Shasta. Courtesy of Little Vintage Trailer
The interior of a camper. There is an orange seat with a pattern that has cartoon owls. Underneath the seat are wooden storage compartments.

Cost: $12,900

Features: This 1962 Shasta Compact was restored in 2014 and is now described as being in mint condition. The seats fold down into a king size bed and there’s a bathroom and original birch wood throughout. At just 1,500 pounds, the trailer is lightweight enough to be towed by most vehicles.

1967 Aristocrat

A silver camper trailer attached to a grey jeep. Courtesy of Vintage Camper Trailers
The interior of a camper trailer. There is a kitchenette with a stove, oven, and countertop. There is a patterned seat. Various art hangs on the walls.

Cost: $11,250

Features: This 1967 Aristocrat 15’ Lo Liner travel trailer is ready for adventure with a gorgeous polished aluminum exterior and updated interior. Other amenities include a three-burner stove and oven, fridge, sleeping spaces for two, and lots of storage.

1949 Kenskill

A red and white Kenskill camper trailer. Courtesy of Vintage Camper Trailers
The interior of a camper trailer. There are dark red seats and a wooden table.

Cost: $7,900

Features: Looking for a cute-as-a-button red and white trailer? Look no further than this 1949 Kenskill. Weighing approximately 1,500 pounds, the camper boasts a full side bed, large closet, and a dinette that also converts to a full size bed. There’s also a new sink, fridge, hotplate, and flooring.