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A vintage Mercury travel trailer spotted on a side street in Nelson, B.C.
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Vintage RV: 1960’s Mercury Travel Trailer – “Ask the man who TOWS one”

The Mercury Travel Trailers were manufactured by Mercury Trailer Industries of El Monte, California.

A truly unique unit, this vintage Nomad 3-in-1 trailer was restored by RV reno enthusiasts Howard and Lori.
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Vintage RV Part 4: Odd But True—1963 Nomad 3-in-1 “Clamshell” Trailer

The most unique find in Howard and Lori's collection is a 1963 Nomad 3-in-1 “teardrop or clamshell style” trailer. 

A 1960 Serro Scotty trailer.
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Part 3: Vintage RV 1960 “Canned Ham” Serro Scotty

The Howard and Lori vintage RV story continues this week with an account of one their favourite and early RV restoration projects—an incredibly rare and distinctive 1960 Serro Scotty trailer. 

A 1967 Airstream Safari, beautifully restored by Howard and Lori.
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Vintage RV—1967 Airstream Safari: The story behind the restoration project

Howard, and his wife Lori, live in Manitoba and have accumulated an impressive line-up of some 11 vintage trailers they have restored, renovated and put back on the road again.

A 1975 Trillium Trailer, fully restored over the course of 8 months.
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Vintage RV: 1975 Trillium Trailer—The one that got away!

Manitobans Howard and Lori love vintage trailers and they have a large collection to prove it. 

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Exterior of motorhome.
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Vintage RV: RVwest Reader Sheds Some Light on the Haico Empress Motorhome

This week we received an email note from George Lamont in Manitoba with some insight on his Haico Empress motorhome. 

1970's 'California' Commander
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Vintage RV – Roadside Relic: 1970’s “California” Commander Motorhome

Long before Canadian RV manufacturer Triple E started to produce their line of Commander motorhomes (since discontinued), there was a popular Class A motorhome company called the Commander that was based out of a suburb near Los Angeles, California.

A vintage Little Chief mini-motorhome.
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Vintage RV—1970’s Little Chief Mini-Motorhome by Penticton’s Trav-L-Mate Industries

The Little Chief Mini-motorhomes were manufactured by a company called Trav-L-Mate Industries in Penticton, British Columbia, back in the late 1970's and 1980's. 

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Mid-70's Coachmen Class A motorhome.
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Vintage RV: 1970’s Coachmen Class A motorhome

The first Coachmen RV products were manufactured in 1964 in a 5,000 square foot plant in downtown Middlebury, Indiana. 

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A 1977 Triple E motorhome.
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Vintage RV: 1977 Triple E Motorhome—“5 Star Hotel” on Wheels

This week we are featuring a classic 1977 Triple E Motorhome – or a “5 star hotel” on wheels.

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