Of course, we reserved our spot for 2015 before even leaving the campground last year. We loved the people, we loved the location, and couldn’t wait to see more and a wider variety of vintage camper trailers! This year they sold out the ENTIRE KOA! Over 250 spots. And the event lived up to all our expectations. Here’s a look at some of the new and cool stuff we saw:
This all-custom 1950 Starcraft owned by Bob & Jacyn Gallagher of Keizer, OR was an amazing, truly one-of-a-kind piece! Yes, it had a second story! Stairs inside led to a loft-like double bed with it’s own little airy windows. Also very cool and very retro, was the delta-wing star-burst step used at the doorway!
Now this 1961 Lil’ Loafer owned by the Harrison Family of Hughson, CA is the SMALLEST and the CUTEST thing we’ve ever seen. It’s literally 6.5 feet long (and probably about six feet wide and tall as well!) Quite a unique vintage camper.
This is a 1953 Terry Rambler, fourteen footer–very similar to our ’54 La Cabana except that they have two rear side windows on account of a built in hammock/bunk over the rear bed. I just loved that they named it The Pickle. Yup, seems right. The Pickle is owned by Julie and Rick Coe of Reno, NV.
This we thought was a very unusual camper–almost a tear-drop, almost a pop-up. Very cool design! It’s a 1949 Kamp Master. Ten foot long, it’s owned by John & Mary Blackard of Capay Valley, CA. Check out the cute little couch in the fore!
The lilliputians have come to tow away their giant camper! Hook ’em up boys! She’s ours!
I love the humor and joy people take at this event…
What a great vintage Chevy truck! Complete with the windshield visor and this funny contraption coming out of the passenger side window. I took a closer look and wow! it’s a vintage air-conditioner! The Firestone Car Cooler! Evidently scoops air while driving, turns it around and blows it in the side window. I bet it was quite the luxury item of its time.
And here we are again in the same spot as last year. New additions are the white picket fence, and the awesome lotus-leaf vintage kitch-lights we got at the open house garage sale!
We collected vintage items all year at other garage sales, mostly just to sell them here at a loss! Totally fun and our daughter made a few bucks running it.
Lucky sports his new, vintage-style outfit.
Yes, we have to pack up and leave even if the teenager won’t get out of bed.
New cover on, (the old one got completely torn by high winds at our old storage place) I thought our little La Cabana made a funny contrast with the massive type-A parked next door. How could people nowadays want all that SPACE without the TASTE!
The Trailerfest hosts and volunteers once again did an amazing job pulling this all off with apparent ease. (I’m sure it wasn’t!) And OF COURSE, we signed up on the spot to come back in 2016. How will they top this year? We’ll have to wait and see.