Where Do I Find Vintage Trailer Supplies?

I’m compiling a list of places that sell vintage trailer parts, mostly for my own use.  I always end up heading back to Google in search of whatever we might need at the time.  These sites seem to resurface time and time again, so I’m going to keep them here for safe keeping.  I will be adding other sites along the way, so make sure you check back next time you are looking for parts for your vintage camper.

A couple of these links are actually Continue reading “Where Do I Find Vintage Trailer Supplies?”

Vintage Camper Skin Replacement

vintage camper skin replacementWe had big plans to paint Cecilia a while back.  Those plans were pushed into the future due to rain.  Looking back at my post 6 Mistakes We Made When Purchasing a Vintage Camper, I realize I should have added a 7th mistake.  This project would have went so much faster if we had a place to work indoors.  We were often in a race with the weather.

Plans to paint were pushed even further into the future when we decided we wanted to replace the back piece of skin. Continue reading “Vintage Camper Skin Replacement”

Cecilia Update: Textured Wallpaper

We knew for a long time that we wanted some type of backsplash behind the kitchenette area of the camper.  I really wanted pressed tin tiles, but I couldn’t find anything that I loved.  When I found textured, paintable wallpaper that looked like pressed tin, I knew this was the direction I wanted to go.  I’ve been showing little sneak peeks of it over at my Instagram account, but I wanted to gather all of the photos in one place.

We are leaving the wallpaper white right now, but as I mentioned above, it is paintable.  If you are interested in purchasing it, you can buy it here.

textured wallpaper

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Jalousie Windows and Parts for Vintage Campers

Jalousie WindowWe were fortunate that our vintage camper came with all of the windows intact.  I have talked to a lot of people who struggle to find replacements, so I’m creating a resource for those people.  These are all of the tips I could gather on the internet to help you find replacement jalousie windows or parts for your jalousie windows. Continue reading “Jalousie Windows and Parts for Vintage Campers”

Where Do I Buy a Vintage Camper Awning?

Are you looking for a vintage camper awning?  I find myself Googling ‘where do I buy a vintage camper awning’ more often than I should.  It really isn’t in the plans or budget at the moment, but I want one.

I am always a fan of using a service or product that is recommended by someone I know, so I’ve been compiling a list of awning companies recommended by people who actually have one.

This list is short.  There are others out there, but these are the names that come up time and time again.  If you don’t believe me, join a few Facebook groups for vintage camper enthusiast.  Search those groups for the word awning and find out what comes up.

I promise you will see these names.  They seem to have a reputation for being the best vintage camper awning creators.

If you have an awning created by one of these companies, please post a photo in the comments!

Pink Flamingo Awnings

Pink Flamingo Awnings
Pink Flamingo Awnings

Vintage Trailer Awnings by Kristi

Vintage Trailer Awnings by Kristi
Vintage Trailer Awnings by Kristi

Tin Can Awnings

Tin Can Awnings
Tin Can Awnings

Marti’s Awnings

Marti's Awnings
Marti’s Awnings

I also want to point out that Vintage Trailer Supply, Inc. offers awnings as well.  They are very well known and trusted parts supplier.  If you have used one of their awnings, leave a note and let me know what you thought about it!

If you are looking for other vintage trailer parts, check out this link to see all of the resources for vintage trailers that I have compiled.

Where do I Buy 1/8″ Birch Plywood?

Many people struggle to find 1/8″ birch plywood to re-panel their walls.  I mentioned here that we purchased ours on special order through Home Depot.  I’ve rounded up some other options that people have mentioned as sources for this much sought after paneling.

Tips for Finding 1/8″ Birch Plywood

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How Much Does it Cost to Repair a Vintage Trailer?

cost to repair a vintage trailerHow much does it cost to repair a vintage trailer?  Every person who answers this question will have a different answer.  Chris and I failed to keep track of how much we spent over the last six years.  The answer probably falls somewhere between ‘too much’ and ‘our mental health should be questioned’.  I imagine the same can be said of a lot of hobbies though. Continue reading “How Much Does it Cost to Repair a Vintage Trailer?”

6 Mistakes We Made When Buying a Vintage Camper

Buying a Vintage Camper

Just to clarify, buying a vintage camper was not a mistake on our part.  I’m not writing this to tell anyone they shouldn’t seek out a little vintage camper of their own.  In fact.. Continue reading “6 Mistakes We Made When Buying a Vintage Camper”

How to Find Vintage Trailer Wheels

Vintage trailer wheelsFinding vintage trailer wheels can be challenging.  With a little math and a lot of research, you can find the right fit for your camper.  More than likely, the wheels on your camper were also used on vehicles during the time period your camper was built.  This means, your wheels are sitting in a salvage yard waiting for you to find them. Continue reading “How to Find Vintage Trailer Wheels”

5 Vintage Camper Exterior Paint Options

Painting a Vintage CamperI’ve spent a lot of time studying vintage camper exterior paint.  We haven’t painted the outside of Cecilia yet.  The plan was to paint in the spring, but the pollen counts said no.  We were living under a green cloud of pollen and I didn’t want that in the paint.  This week, we are taking Cecilia up to my father-in-law’s house Continue reading “5 Vintage Camper Exterior Paint Options”