Vintage campers are all the rage these days. More and more of us are finding ourselves swiping up these retro beauties and setting out on adventures than ever before. So the question is, why?
Look below at these 6 reasons to choose a vintage camper to see if one might be ideal for you.
6 Reasons to Choose a Vintage Camper
1. Vintage campers are inexpensive.
If you’ve checked out Craigslist recently, you will see that you can often find basic vintage campers for just a few hundred dollars and fully loaded vintage campers for a few thousand. A brand new camper can run tens of thousands of dollars, so these retro models give people a more affordable alternative to consider.
2. Vintage campers can be modified to your own tastes and needs.
Vintage campers can easily be modified to meet your personal needs. Frequently people buy a simple model for little money and then repurpose it into the camper of their dreams.
If you have a vivid imagination and love a good DIY project, a vintage camper may be ideal for you. You can take a blank surface and turn it into the mini getaway of your dreams!
Check out this blog article for tips on painting the exterior of a vintage camper.
3. Vintage campers are full of charm.
Do you love cute and kitschy? Then a vintage camper may be for you. These old campers are full of style and charm that you don’t see in modern campers today. They come in fun and vibrant colors, have great curves, and can be real show stoppers when you pull into the campgrounds.
For some amazing vintage camper interior revamps, click here!
4. Vintage campers are the ideal size.
Most of your newer campers are quite grand and a lot larger than most families need. A family of 4 plus a dog can comfortably fit into most vintage campers. Their compact size makes them not only affordable but easier to manage and upkeep.
You can find models that are just 12 feet in length, which is the perfect size for a first time owner.
5. Vintage campers tow easily.
Newer campers tend to be quite heavy and bulky. Vintage campers can weigh as little as 900 pounds, making them easy to tow.
Many vintage campers can be towed with midsize SUVs, so there is no need for a large pick up truck. In many cases, you can tow with the mini van, Jeep, or small SUV you already have.
6. Vintage campers offer an affordable getaway.
The cost of a decent dog-friendly hotel room can range anywhere from $100-$300 a night. When you haul your own vintage camper, you can get a campsite for as little as $20 a night, and most campgrounds will happily welcome your mutt. This means your entire family can enjoy an affordable getaway.
Plus, you will also have the benefit of traveling with your favorite things and sleep in the same bed each night!
Are you considering the purchase of a vintage camper?
Or do you already own one? I’d love to hear about your adventures! Leave a comment below or stop by my private Facebook group for dog moms to join in the conversation there!