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Beachin' RVs

Beachin' RVs

I am so excited to announce that two new pilot episodes are scheduled to air Sunday, March 5th, at 11pm ET/8pm PT and 11:30pm ET/8:30 PT, on the TRAVEL CHANNEL.  We hope everyone will tune in and enjoy the show!!

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Getting Away as a Family

Getting Away as a Family

I always say that small spaces are the best places to connect as a family....Whether it's hanging out at the dinette in the front of a vintage travel trailer on a stormy day, or confined to a tiny aluminum boat....

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Vintage Camper Trailers - The Book

Vintage Camper Trailers - The Book

Heads up, all you fellow enthusiasts!  If you’re into feasting your hungry little eyes on page after page of vintage trailer eye candy, we’ve got you!  Hot off the press, the newly published “Vintage Camper Trailers” by Paul & Caroline Lacitinola, is a 200 page reader’s delight.  Meet scads of other enthusiasts, read their stories, and shamelessly gawk at the bounty of vibrant, full page photos.  Also, find Justin and I featured inside, too.  In the comfort of your vintage trailer-printed PJ’s (you know who you are), take a tour around the U.S., step inside their wheeled works of art and meet these fantastic people… 

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Protecting Your Vintage Trailer With Undercoating

Protecting Your Vintage Trailer With Undercoating

We are often asked how we protect the underbelly of trailers from the elements, no mater what the road may kick up.  We use Undercoating by Norton.  It comes in a convenient spray can, for easy and consistant coverage.  

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Camping at Detroit Lake Vintage Style

Camping at Detroit Lake Vintage Style

Both Justin and myself grew up camping.  Camping was where we made our very best memories and what we hope Sullivan will remember as he gets older.  There is nothing like it when it comes to connecting with nature and each other.  Detroit Lake offers this experience, and some cool history to boot!  

The old town of Detroit received the "Stamp of Death" when congress authorized the building the Detroit Dam...

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How I Was Seduced By Vintage Trailers

How I Was Seduced By Vintage Trailers

My love affair with Vintage Travel Trailers began in the late 90’s when my husband Justin, always on the hunt for a fun project, found a 1958 Shasta Airflyte in the local Classified Ads. Although, we shared a passion for vintage design and had an extensive collection of old cars, motorcycles, clothes, film equipment and furniture for our mid century homes, I associated vintage travel trailers with mildew and paneling. Justin on the other hand came from a family with a history of Travel Trailering that dated back to the 1940‘s. His father worked as an aircraft sheet metal mechanic, and Justin was very drawn to the aluminum construction and the fact that many vintage trailers were built in aircraft plants. I reluctantly agreed to take a look at it. Had I given it more thought, I would’ve known that I was going to fall in love. Just like old old homes, cars, furniture, clothing… artistry, quality and craftsmanship were evident. And useless, but brilliant design details, such as exterior aluminum wings, made the purchase a no brainer. We soon found out however, that the very best thing about our first trailer was all the amazing memories we created traveling with it for 5 years....

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