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
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
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
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.
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.
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.