Vintage RV

Vintage RV lovers, you're in the right place—and you're not alone! The trend of restoring and travelling in these old-school gems is increasing, and has resulted in some of the most innovative RVs on the road.

This 1988 Vanguard Class C motorhome was spotted in a local parking lot.
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Best of Vintage RV 2019: #9 - Rare 1988 Vanguard 24’ Class C Motorhome

Vanguard was a famous brand name in the Canadian RV manufacturing world back in the 1970s and 1980s

Chris and Dana Carstensen, the two sons of Kustom Koach founder Carl Carstensen, still work at the company dealership in Aldergrove, B.C. Here, they are pictured with Eric Hicks' restoration project.
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Best of Vintage RV 2019 - #10: Meet the sons of Kustom Koach Founder, Carl Carstensen

Over the next 10 weeks we will feature the Top 10 Vintage RV articles we have ran on the RVwest website over the last year.  

Winnebago Brave parked in parking lot.
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Vintage RV: 1973 Winnebago Brave

The Winnebago Brave was originally marketed as an entry-level RV model, designed to appeal to young families and retired couples

A 1988 Vanguard Class C motorhome in a parking lot.
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Vintage RV: Rare 1988 Vanguard 24’ Class C Motorhome

Vanguard was a famous brand name in the Canadian RV manufacturing world back in the 1970s and 1980s

White vintage-looking Boler-style trailer.
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Vintage RV: The Outback by Trillium Trailer Manufacturing

Team Trillium now produces their own model of the Trillium Trailer, a vintage reproduction called the Outback.

A motorhome with a 'V' design on the front, round headlights.
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Vintage RV: Mystery Vintage Motorhome — what is it?

RVwest reader Tom Van Damme snapped a photo of a mystery vintage RV on his recent travels in the U.S. Can one of our knowledgeable readers help identify it?

A yellow and brown striped trailer sitting on a sales lot.
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Vintage RV: 1970’s 15 foot Bell Travel Trailer

The history of the Bell travel trailer is a bit of a mystery - they were made in Montana in the 1970's, but beyond that, information is scarce. 

1960 Aristocrat trailer, painted aqua blue and white.
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Vintage RV: 1960’s Aristocrat Travel Trailer

The Aristocrat trailers were manufactured in California for almost 20 years, from 1956 to 1974. 

Winnebago motorhome with orange and yellow 'Flying W' logo on side.
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Vintage RV — 1970’s Winnebago Brave Classic “Flying W” motorhome

Owner Frank Miller says he is planning to renovate and restore his classic “Flying W” Winnebago, but for now it runs just fine.

A blue and white Cozy Cruiser trailer.
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Vintage RV: 1950’s Cozy Cruiser Travel Trailer

The Cozy Cruiser line was originally designed as mobile housing for the military - after the war, the trailers were highly sought after as an inexpensive means of recreation for young families. 

An Aloha trailer, spotted in a consignment lot.
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Vintage RV — 1963 Aloha Travel Trailer

Aloha's sales slogan was "Built in the Northwest... for the Northwest" so these Northwest beauties included special features for the "damp" climate in the area

Matching 1965 Galaxie convertible and 1972 Boler.
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Vintage RV: A passion for renovating RVs

Tina Myers, of Penticton, B.C., is the proud owner of an Esta Villa trailer - turns out, her love of vintage RVs extends to more than one.  

Outside of restored Esta Villa trailer.
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Vintage RV – 1963 Esta Villa Travel Trailer (restored)

A big shout out to Tina Myers for sharing her Esta Villa project photos – the before and after pictures are very dramatic. 

Front view of Esta Villa trailer.
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Vintage RV: 1960’s Esta Villa Trailer by Estevan Industries

This colourful little trailer was manufactured by a Canadian company called Estevan Industries of Fort MacLeod, Alberta.

A 1956 tropical turquoise Chevrolet Bel Air along with a matching 1961 Shasta Compact travel trailer.
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Pismo Coast Village RV Resort is set to host the nation’s largest vintage trailer rally, May 16-19

The rally features beautifully restored travel trailers from the 1930s to the 1970s with famous names like Airstream, Boles Aero, Shasta, Silver Streak, Vagabond and Westcraft as well as unique special edition trailers.

by Jeff Crider
A Vixen 21 motorhome, viewed from the back.
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Vintage RV: Vixen 21 - Model 3,000 Supercharged

Like many obscure motorhomes and RVs, there is quite a following when it comes to the Vixen Motorhome