1957 Westerner Travel Trailer

by Rene on March 10, 2012

Meet Daisy….. She is all fixed up and looking dandy!!!!

She is called the “Westerner” because of her western drapes (still the original)

and her naugahyde seats!!

Here is her proud owner Cheryl!!

vintage camper


before the Cocoa Cola decal

vintage camper yellow


Thank you Cheryl!! I love the yellow awning you added!!! You guys did an amazing job!!!!

Thank you for your inspiration!!

Vintage trailer set up at campsite

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Otto Hiemstra March 10, 2012 at 8:16 pm

very nice job!
I have just bought a 1960,s old 12 ft trailer
which I want to do up like yours


Cheryl Gonzalez March 14, 2012 at 4:18 am

Congrats on the purchase Otto! We found all of the decorations at the GoodWill and other thrift stores. Good luck with yours.


labbie1 March 11, 2012 at 1:37 am

That is great! Do I detect that the outside was red and white? Or possibly red and shiny aluminum? Great find!


Cheryl Gonzalez March 14, 2012 at 4:22 am

Hi labbiel,
It used to be cream and red then it was painted white and red with house paint. It’s mostly flaked off and we need to scrape it off completely before we have it painted. It’s a lot of work so we’ve been putting it off. Thanks!


Cheryl Gonzalez March 14, 2012 at 4:24 am

Thank you very much for featuring our trailer here. I love your blog and think its great that you are doing this.


Bob Amos March 14, 2012 at 8:27 pm

I’ve had to good fortune to see Daisy in person a number of times. It really is the cutest little thing. Goodwill has been a treasure trove for Cheryl in her desire to decorate her. All sorts of period stuff. You just want to sit there and take it all in, there is so much to look at. Nice job Cheryl.


Rene March 16, 2012 at 3:32 am

I love that Cheryl had such luck with all her Goodwill finds!!! Daisy is a cutie!!!!


Carole Porter September 28, 2012 at 10:03 pm

.Looking for a vintage trailer 20 ft or less.Locally near Flordia .Needing restoration ,but good bones,2,000 to 5,000.I want total input, on the restoration process ,then this vintage gal will join a group to see the United States with wonderful new BF——love ya all


Ann Howland January 3, 2013 at 5:49 pm

We bought a ’56 Westerner recently: we are almost done restoring it. It had a lot of water damage and we tore out a lot of the Luan paneling and replaced it, also had to replace the front window (the original one had been badly replaced with junk). We repainted the outside after sanding it and have re-upholstered everything, new curtains etc. Let me know if you need any hints, etc. Congrats on your find!


Rod Wylie October 14, 2014 at 4:10 am

Hi, I saw Ann Howland’s post. I just bought a 57 Westerner to restore. I would be interested in connecting up to share advice and experiences so that I could learn from her efforts. Can I get her email address somehow?


Rod Wylie


Wendy L. McKee July 18, 2013 at 5:49 pm

What a welcoming space. We’re headed the same direction restoring a ’64 Aladdin Magic Carpet. Love the muted vintage colors you’ve used. Thanks for the inspiration!


Lee January 10, 2014 at 12:43 am

Hi all,
Purchased a 1957 Westerner from a neighbor who’s dad bought it new. When he passed on the family didn’t have the heart to sell it so my neighbor, (one of his children) said she would take it. Years and years after it sat in her dooryard I asked what she was going to do with it. She said nothing and she’d like to give it to me but if she “gave it away” her dad would roll over in his grave. She asked if I would be willing to give her $0000000 (not even going to say). I agreed….immediately. It’s MINT! So happy with this little rig but am thinking of selling it and building a cabin where the camper now sits. Anyway, just wanted to share.


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