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Camping enthusiasts adore a vintage camper. The site of a teardrop trailer or Airstream conjures up the nostalgia of camping in the woods and listening to stories told by parents or grandparents around a dancing fire. Their charming design typically features a classic teardrop shape, panoramic windows, soft lines, and beautiful interiors. But vintage campers are, well, old. And many of them are riddled with asbestos and are heavy to haul.
Fortunately, there is a fantastic market of retro campers that have the dreamy design of an old-school camper, outfitted with new interiors and durable, lightweight materials that make them easy to tow.
8 Vintage-Style Campers That Are Actually New
We’ve gathered up our favorite campers being made today that are inspired by “vintage” design. All of these designs are available for purchase if you’re ready to hit the road in style. Once you’re out there, make sure to download The Dyrt Pro with offline maps so you can be as carefree as your old school style camper implies.
1. Riverside RV — Retro RVs
Riverside RV makes vintage-style campers and RVs with all the features of a new camper. They have sleek lines and curves with punchy, fun color schemes, and are super lightweight overall. Riverside RV is known for building high-quality campers with the nostalgia of a vintage camper. This RV company makes a whole line of vintage campers including trailers, hybrid models with a tent slide, as well as both single and double axle campers and RVs. You’ll have plenty of vintage campers to choose from.
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2. Happier Camper — HC1 Travel
Happier Camper makes a downright adorable camper that and its vintage design cannot be questioned. It’s an ultra-light travel and utility trailer. This retro-modern camper trailer comes with a large rear hatch for enjoying a stunning view, wide entry door, retro wheel fenders, a honeycomb fiberglass door, and large panoramic windows. It can even sleep up to a family of five. This vintage camper comes with a hefty price tag, but the premium design could be very worth the investment.
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3. Dub Box USA
Dub Box USA makes three different vintage campers — mobile culinary trailers, adventure campers and dinky sleepers. Our favorite is the dinky dub sleeper with a kitchenette. It includes a custom queen mattress, a three-burner stove and hand-pump cold water. You can even add customizations like a roof rack, an AC/heater combo, and a pop-up top with weather curtains. Every dub box trailer is handcrafted and built for the buyer. Plus, every dub box gets a farewell hug from the Owner, Heather Gardella, before it leaves the workshop.
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4. Scamp Trailer
If you’re looking for a camper that is easy to tow, but is still super comfortable, the Scamp Trailer is a great option. Made of fiberglass, it is designed to be as lightweight as possible. The Scamp Trailer comes in three sizes, 13, 16, and 19-feet, to fit your needs. Scamp has been designing trailers since 1972 and has maintained their retro charm. All trailers have been designed to be towed by small cars, SUVS, mini vans and trucks. They are built to order.
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5. T@B Teardrop Camper
The TAB teardrop camper has an iconic vintage design that is the perfect size for the weekend warrior. Inside this vintage camper, you’ll find a galley kitchen with a U-shaped dinette that easily converts into a sleeping area. There is a bathroom area with a toilet, sink, and external shower. The Tab camper sleeps 2, and has air conditioning.
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6. Timberleaf Classic Teardrop Travel Trailer
The Timberleaf Classic Travel Trailer is feather-light and tows like a dream. This vintage-style trailer features a fully insulated cabin to keep wind, heat, and cold in your control. This trailer is available in red, black, orange, or brushed copper. It has enamel-baked aluminum siding and a clear anodized top. Timberleaf trailers are made to order so you can even upgrade the trailer to have all-road and off-road features like independent suspension, electric drum breaks, terrain tires, and more.
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7. Airstream – Bambi
Airstream is classic and just about retro as it gets. The Airstream Bambi is a luxe camper that is crafted and designed perfectly. This compact trailer is light enough to tow in an SUV, easy to maneuver and can easily fit into most campground spots. The dinette inside doubles as a lounging space and can even transform into an extra sleeping space. It features air conditioning and heating, solar pre-wire kit if you plan to go off-grid, and a retractable awning. This vintage camper will last you a lifetime.
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8. Gulf Stream Coach Vintage Camper Cruiser
This vintage camper by Gulf Stream captures the spirit of the 1950s with a turquoise and white exterior and a 1950’s vibe on the interior. This series has laminated walls, is super light, and aerodynamic. Inside, you’ll find vinyl flooring, a full dry bath, and much more.
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