Guide to Retro Style Campers and Travel Trailers

Serro scottyThere is something so clinical about an RV. It takes all the 1920s Boy Scout aspect out of the camping, and that’s no fun. In addition, with most travel trailers (those are the RVs that need to be pulled), they are large, bulky and very ugly.

Thankfully, you can still buy good looking, new, old style/retro campers, and not just those famous Airstreams, which are so expensive. While the Airstream is gorgeous, there are other brands that provide the fun of a travel trailer without the expense and worry of an RV.

These brands of trailers make camping fun again. And even better, if you own a travel trailer, you have an extra bedroom when kids and in-laws visit, or the ne’er do wells come home. Here are a few:

    • Serro Scotty: Read our post on the most vintage of the travel trailers, the Serro Scotty. It is pictured here.
    • Verdier: We just wrote up the new version of a sort of Microbus, called the Verdier. It’s way nifty, and Canadian.
    • T@b: The snazzy and inexpensive version of the Airstream is the T@b. It’s shaped like the travel trailers of old.The only problem is that the T@b was small. The solution? The T@DA, which resembles the trailers of the olden days, yet is packed with new technology.
    • Casita is a fiberglass travel trailer that has the whiff of old style Airstream cool, without the price. It is advertised as America’s favorite lightweight travel trailer.
    • Scamp Trailers, which are fibreglass and also Airstream shaped. Easy to tow behind a smaller car.


  • Garland Pollard

    J. Garland Pollard IV is editor/publisher of BrandlandUSA. Since 2006, the website has chronicled the history and business of America’s great brands.


  1. The best idea is to create small bubble campers in colors named after flowers for single women…small, comfortable on the order of the tiny houses theme.

  2. Want to sale my 1967 jet what is a good site to list with pic’s almost mint beautiful inside.

  3. Hi Marie, I just bought a 1962 Oasis which I’m fixing up, did you find any info on them?

  4. we are fixing up an old camper to spend time on the James River. I know it was bought in Richmond VA and it has black bird wings on the back. The windows are a series of 3 or 4 1 or 2 inch slats. The winder doesn’t work and there are no screens. Any suggestions

  5. I recently purchased a 1962 Oasis that I am doing the restoration on. I’m having difficulty finding much information on this trailer and also how/where to get parts. Any assistance you can give will be appreciated.

  6. I just bought a 1967 Pan Pacific camp trailer. Do you know of a place I can find some info? Parts? A manual? Many thanks for any help you can give me.

  7. Thanks a lot Garland for such a post about travel trallers . Now a days the travel trailers are going more familiar for road travelers .

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