For the vintage trailer enthusiast, there's nothing quite like that first group campout of the season. All the blogs, Facebook pages and online forums that sustain us over the winter can't take the place of pulling into a campground and seeing one personalized trailer and on-cloud-9 owner after another.
This particular kick-off was a Sisters on the Fly gathering in Kennewick, Washington. The 50+ vintage trailers and occasional small motorhome were a far cry from the humongous white boxes that make up the modern-day RV inventory.
Some are polished, some are painted, some are 'as found,' and loved just the same.
At a group campout, you always end up seeing something from the vintage trailer world that's new to you. This was my first look at the canvas awning/add-a-room setup that was an option with Aristocrat trailers. Very well made, and sturdy as well, with four roof-brace poles that attach the trailer's exterior.
Original commode and rear kitchenette in a '60s Aloha.
Fresh paint job on a wee Lil Loafer (one of the smallest travel trailers made).
'62 Shasta compact, complete with wings--among the most iconic of all trailer models.
I'll post more pictures as the week goes by. The camera got a workout!