Vintage RV Glossary

Here is a list of different vintage RV’s. If you notice I’m missing any,
please leave a comment including the name, and I’ll add it to the list.

Airstream
Alma
Aljoa
Argosy
Arisocrat Lo-liner
Arrow
Avion
Beemer

Bendix

Boles-Aero

Coachman
Coleman
Crown

DeVille

Dodge Cayo
Easy Traveler
Fisher
FMC
General
Glendette
Glider
GMC
Jayco

Lazy Daze

Lil’ Beaver

Magnolia

Metzenorf

New Moon
Nimrod
Oasis
Owosso
Palace
Pathfinder
Prairie Schooner

Redd Dale

Schultz
Scotty
Shasta
Silver Streak
Spartan
Sprite
Stewart

Streamlite
Tear Drop
Travco
Traveleze
Trotwood
United
Vagabond
Va-Ka-Shun-Ette
Victor

Wanderlodge
Westcraft
Westwood
Winnebago
Yellowstone
Zimmer

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Beth July 23, 2011 at 1:09 am

Hi. Love your site! I have a new make for your list. I live in Nova Scotia, and recently purchased a ’69 Glendette. It’s 12 feet long and in fairly good shape. I wonder if these are a Canadian make because I never see them mentioned anywhere. I’m enjoying working on it in my spare time and hope to take it out on a little trip soon. Cheers, Beth.

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Rene August 7, 2011 at 3:20 am

Beth,
Thank you for your comment and for a new camper to add to the list! Would love to see what it looks like sometime :)

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Fiona August 8, 2013 at 12:08 am

Hi,

I did a little research online and this company is indeed, Canadian. They are based in Oakville, ONT. They have been around since the 50’s and unfortunately had a fire in the 70’s so little info is found about any models prior to the fire. I am contemplating purchasing a ’65 Glendale that’s for sale for $650. I really love the layout. Do you recommend this brand?

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Jaime September 5, 2011 at 5:51 pm

Oasis. The were produced in Donhal, CA. The is next to nothing on the Internet about the Oasis trailer. It is extremely frustrating. My husband and I were up until 2 last night painting the bottom part of the trailer only to wake up this morning to not being thrilled with the color. Ugh. I will bookmark your site and check back often.

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J Burkhardt August 5, 2012 at 2:18 pm

Jaime- i also am having the same problem. I am trying to find a photo of the Oasis decal to have it reproduced. Wish i could find some old advertising materials or brochures!

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Rene January 9, 2013 at 3:05 am

Thanks Jamie

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Casey Hall May 12, 2013 at 11:01 pm

I have an Oasis motorhome made by Donhal Inc. in Bellflower CA. I also have been trying to do research but with little success. J Burkhardt, I could provide a picture of the logo that is on our Oasis

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j burkhardt July 4, 2013 at 1:10 pm

Casey Hall, i found a guy on ebay who reproduces the decals and am very happy with the ones i bought from him. Now i just need to get my trailer painted so i can put them on!!

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Shelly Fletcher October 16, 2011 at 2:55 am

We have a 1949 Aljoa…I don’t see it listed here. We also have 1962 Shasta Compact & a 1948 Westcraft Sequoia. The Shasta is finished, but we need to completely rebuild the other two…lots of work!

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Rene May 27, 2012 at 6:24 pm

Hi Shelly,
Sorry for the very slow reply…. I just added your Aljoa to the list!!! Thanks so much for telling me about her. You guys have your hands full with those rebuilds! I bet it is so rewarding to see them finished…makes it all worth it :)

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Linda October 19, 2011 at 7:28 am

Hi,
I’m Linda from Oklahoma and I recently purchased a vintage 1964 Yellowstone. She’s 12ft long, turquoise and white with original stove & sink. Newer fridge has been put in. She’s been glamperized in pink, white & turquoise colors. Original screen door is perfect!

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Rene October 28, 2011 at 8:42 pm

Sounds amaz!!! Love the colors!!

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Otto Hiemstra November 30, 2011 at 10:39 pm

I have rebuilt a 1964 14ft General trailer. These were made in Hensal Ontario Canada. I have yet to see any others.
Love your site.

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Rene May 27, 2012 at 6:18 pm

Thank you for you comment Otto!! I’ve never seen a general…love to see a photo!!

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Kimberly Neal February 7, 2012 at 2:18 am

I’ve recently purchased a 1977 Sprite. It is approximately 10 ft in length. Outside is white and buttercream yellow.

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Rene May 27, 2012 at 6:19 pm

Kim,
Thank you for telling me about your Sprite!!! I added her to the list!!

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Deb Nestler April 3, 2012 at 12:48 am

Arisocrat Lo-liner

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Rene May 27, 2012 at 6:20 pm

Thanks Deb!! Just added your Lo-Liner to the list :)

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Jerry Marynik June 16, 2012 at 8:00 pm

Hi I have a restoration prodject I just bought but I can’t seem to find ANY information on the 13′ 6″ Brentwood Explorer. I’m thinking it is in the late 50’s or early 60’s. Maybe you know about these campers? or can point me in the right direction. Thanks Jerry Marynik.

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Rene June 20, 2012 at 2:13 am

Sorry Jerry…I can’t help you. Check with Tin Can Tourist

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John Lansing September 24, 2012 at 8:16 pm

Hi

I own a 1957 DeVille 16′ canned ham. Got it 5 years ago and have spent spent countless hours restoring and tweaking it. My wife and I have a had a blast this summer camping! You could add that brand to your list ok?

Thanks John Lansing

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Rene September 29, 2012 at 2:49 am

Thanks John…I’ll add the DeVille!I appreciate the info!

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Laura M. October 3, 2012 at 6:12 am

HI–I just bought a 12ft Redd Dale. Am excited about getting her fixed up! Does anyone have any info on this model? Thanks!

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Rene January 9, 2013 at 3:08 am

Thanks Laura!

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Shannon November 7, 2012 at 9:06 pm

We just bought a cute little fixer upper, a 1968 Banner. I’ve had a hard time finding any info on them. Interior is mostly yellow birch wood. I’m not a huge fan of it, but it’s in good condition and my husband says I’d ruin it by painting over it. I love get campie, great ideas we can both agree on!

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Rene December 11, 2012 at 2:51 pm

Hi Shannon, I’m thankful you left a comment. So happy you have a little camper to work on. I’m sure she’ll be a doll when you finish!

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Debbie & JD Hemingway November 14, 2012 at 6:51 pm

We have a Bee-Line, can’t find any info on it can someone help please as we need to get busy restoring. Needs extensive work, planning on just using it as a pool cabana!

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Rene December 11, 2012 at 3:01 pm

Hi Debbie,
I don’t have much infoon the Bee-line. I’ve seen photos online. Here’s a link to a restoration process. http://www.vettemod.com/forum/showthread.php?t=7626

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Mary Moore November 27, 2012 at 3:35 am

Anyone have any info on a Bendix travel trailer? We inherited a 1976, 24 foot in excellent condition except for outside weathering. Everything works perfectly. The roof leaked but has been repaired.

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Laura Morgan December 4, 2012 at 8:36 pm

I have a 63? Zipper I have found very little info on this little 10 foot camper. It looks just like a Shasta Compact and a mini version of my Shasta 1963 Deluxe. I have read that they were produced by former Shasta employees. Mine is in really rough condition. I was not sure about the purchase but having not seen one before just had to rescue her. Anyone have any info/photos on Zippers?

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Rene December 11, 2012 at 3:14 pm

Hi Laura, Here’s a little video about a Zipper.
http://camperrevamper.wordpress.com/2011/08/15/the-bubba-jane-2/

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Laura December 12, 2012 at 5:14 am

Thsnk you so much. Loved the little video. Makes me want to get out there and fix my little baby up!

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Christopher December 18, 2012 at 4:28 pm

I have a camper manufacturer to add. “Lil’ Beaver” was established in Fitzgerald, GA in 1960 or around that time and didn’t make a terrible amount of trailers and they didn’t last long. I’ve found one Census record on the company and that’s it. I have a 1965 Lil’ Beaver 10.5ft.
http://www.fitzgeraldga.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=170%3Aeconomic-development-history&catid=77&Itemid=107

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Rene January 9, 2013 at 3:13 am

Thank you, Christopher!

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Lynn Rodgers May 28, 2013 at 9:49 pm

We just bought a Li’l Beaver and can’t find ANY info on this camper. Can anyone give us ANY info??????

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George Statler August 18, 2013 at 9:28 pm

Lynn, the company wasn’t around long. started in the early 60’s gone by the early 70s/ I have a ’67 version of the 10.5 footer. I have pictures of about half a dozen or so, all that I have ever seen. g

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J B December 26, 2012 at 1:44 pm

I have a Magnolia Travel Trailer co. camper. Its from Manila, Ark. It has a tag about its electrical from 1964 so i guess thats its year. Anyway Magnolia is not in your list, of course its not anywhere online so…
Do you know where i could get info on them? or maybe a confirmation that I dont have the only one left in existance.

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Rene January 9, 2013 at 3:18 am

Hi JB, I’d call the RV hall of fame and see if they have any advice.
Thank you for adding Magnolia to the list.

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Jeanette January 9, 2013 at 2:12 am

It’s an exciting list you got going, for sure.
Ok, my two… Lazy Daze (class c) and Wanderlodge (bluebird bus).

PS- it’d be fun to hot link this list to google image searches!

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Rene January 9, 2013 at 3:20 am

Hi Jeanette,
Thank you for the two additions!
I don’t know how to hot link the list..
sounds like a good idea :)

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Mary Moore January 10, 2013 at 3:09 am

I see the Bendix listed but we still have been unable to find any significant information. We have a 24ft, 1976 in good condition and would love to hear from anyone one has one or has any information on the camper. We and our grown kids and grandkiks are using it as a seasonal vacation home Chincoteague, Va. Anybody have one?

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Rene January 10, 2013 at 3:36 am

My husband remembers a Bendix Mobile Home.

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Sarah Steel January 13, 2013 at 10:37 pm

Hi! We have a 1970 Frolic that I can hardly find any info on. It’s 19 ft and actually has two doors. We use it all the time and I’m currently debating a paint scheme. We live our tin can :-)

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pv March 14, 2013 at 1:09 pm

Did you find any information o your frolic? I am looking at one also.

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Rene April 7, 2013 at 7:23 am

I have an old Frolic brochure. I’ll try and post a few photos of it.

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K Wirth February 17, 2013 at 7:59 am

I just bought a 71′ Contential ‘Mark’ is that considered vintage? Also do you know anything about them? Thanks

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Rene March 4, 2013 at 3:49 am

I believe something needs to be about 20 years old to be considered vintage. Sorry, I don’t know anything about the your 71 trailer.

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Tami Jo March 4, 2013 at 2:13 am

Hi Rene, love all that you have input! I have a 1975 Cardinal, and gave a 1974 Cardinal to a church youth group. I sure will be happy to take her out when she’s road ready ( her name is Ruby Jewel ). Thank you again, Tami jo

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Sarah Steel April 7, 2013 at 12:10 pm

Hi pv, no unfortunately not anything yet. Our is 19 ft and has 2 doors. I haven’t seen anything about it… Still looking :-\

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John rouse April 21, 2013 at 4:57 pm

Hay I have a 1955 aloha made in aloha oregon she 10 foot can ham knot a lot about her out there.

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Michael McDermott April 27, 2013 at 7:57 pm

Howdy all,

We are just beginning, but have a 1962 Trailblazer 13 ft. with an overhang up front. Spring has been slow to arrive, but seems to have started this weekend! Located near Saum Minnesota.

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Susan May 17, 2013 at 12:24 am

Another trailer for you: ” Go Tag-a-Long ” made in Ohio! Love your site!

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Kimberly July 21, 2013 at 5:43 am

Hi! I just bought a 19′ exterior / 15′ interior vintage FROLIC travel trailer that also has 2 doors and it seems impossible to find any information on it. I’m not sure of the exact year but I’m guessing mid 1960’s to very early 1970’s. The kitchen & bathroom is located at the rear & pullout couch/bed in the front & table bed in middle. It doesn’t have a bunk bed. Here is some info I found: http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_American_Group and http://www.trademarken.com/trademark/72244719?i=FROLIC-COACHMEN_INDUSTRIES_INC_MIDAS_INTERNATIONAL_CORPORATION there are other links on more info like this but still nothing specific about the camper itself nor any pictures of a Frolic with double doors. I guess as far as a color scheme …I think ill go with something Retro for the time period of our little pearl! She will be awesome! :-)

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Rene August 8, 2013 at 1:15 am

I have an old Frolic Ad…but I don’t think it is in color. I’ll have to find it for you….

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Sherry Neely September 9, 2013 at 11:10 pm

My Husband and I purchased a 1966 TrailMaster camper and are restoring it. I have not been able to find out much about it other than the title says 1966 TrailMaster. When I google it it shows up Gulfstream but I cannot find any pictures or information. Do you have any suggestions for me. I would really like to know who made it. Thank you.

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Rene September 22, 2013 at 1:00 pm

Hi Sherry,
I would check one of the sites that sells and restores trailers.
Look in my side bar for contact info.
Hope that helps…and thanks for asking:)

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Maria September 24, 2013 at 5:25 am

We have a 71 ace, from arundel, maine. From what I’ve gathered, they are most famous for their embossed diamond pattern interior walls (think like the backsplash in an old diner) except the walls are painted- white on the ends and ceiling and robin egg blue for the sidewalls. My husband,(now 3 year old) daughter and I have been camping in it for three years now and I don’t know if well ever “upgrade” to a modern trailer.

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Rene October 8, 2013 at 1:06 am

Maria, sounds like a beautiful trailer and a beautiful place to live!
I’d love to see pics!

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sandy November 16, 2013 at 10:35 pm

We have a 1964 Pheonix, a 1968 Holiday Rambler and a Fan (58 I think) to be added to the list

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George Styer February 5, 2014 at 3:02 am

My family and my Uncle’s had campers made by “Lil Champ” in Central PA. We had an 11 foot trailer (I don’t know if that include the tongue). And my Uncle had a truck camper that fit on a standard 8 foot bed. We owned the trailer for many years. I think it was a 1964 model. I think it was disposed of around 2000.

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Linda-lu March 18, 2014 at 6:49 pm

I am on my way to pick up my newly acquired 73′ Idle Time Trailer. I have been googling it, but am not finding anything. It is a 12 footer.

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pam gregory April 17, 2014 at 10:10 am

Would like history on Deville campers. I have one says it was made in Malvern arkansas.

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DariAnn May 30, 2014 at 4:01 pm

Ive looked on every website i could find on vintage trailers and their manufacturers, and i can not find anything on my 67 Sunbeam. Does it even exist?

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mike and patti August 22, 2014 at 3:21 am

we have a 1957 comet, manufactured in Kansas. put a penny floor in that baby. shines like new money! patti named her daisy. also have a 1971 four seasons. I named him john. because he has one!

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Rene October 29, 2014 at 1:02 pm

Cute name:)

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gloria doan October 25, 2014 at 4:42 am

I have a unmarked camper. It kinda looks like a shasta. On the tongue of the trailer reads marvel 683 then the pat no …… does this mean this is a marvel camper and the year is 1968? Thankuom8

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John December 31, 2014 at 10:15 pm

1965 Wildcat

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Rene January 12, 2015 at 2:38 pm

Thanks!

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Laura Morgan January 13, 2015 at 3:03 am

We have a 1963/64? Zipper
Looks just like a small 10ft Shasta.
Can’t find much info except some Shasta employees were unhappy and and
Left Shasta and started their own company. Looks just like a Shasta Compact. Like a mini version of our 1963 Shasta Deluxe.
Same color blue. Same windows, hardware lights etc. if anyone has any info on Zippers please share
Thanks

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Stephanie Cozzolino October 14, 2015 at 9:34 pm

We just purchased a 1966 Ideal Travel Trailer. I have had little luck finding anything about these trailers. I believe from what I have been able to find they were manufactured in Caldwell, Idaho for a short time and then possibly moved to California. This is one that would be worth researching.

Thanks!

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Betty Yuhaus March 20, 2016 at 2:22 am

I just bought a 1967 Joy Time Travel Caravan Trailer 13ft. I can’t find any information on this company. Although I did see a 1966 Joy Time on a Pinterest page. They never go back to me.

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Matthew Britcher May 16, 2016 at 4:23 pm

Field and Stream

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