Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Retro Rigs at the RV Show

We attended the 2010 Portland RV show last weekend. There were a few surprises including this 1950's Spartan vintage trailer. It had been restored (not pristine however) and was selling for $6700. That's alot of money for a really old trailer. The company that had this trailer fixes and restores old rigs. The exterior was far more impressive than the interior.

There were also a few modern trailer companies selling "retro-inspired" travel trailers. The trailers below were very "tricked-out" and had weird things like pop-outs which is strange when you are trying to base your design on a teardrop trailer. These also had ugly interiors and horrible exterior paint jobs.

These little "mpg" trailers were cute but had really fancy (out of place) deluxe interiors. They felt like an uber-slick boutique hotel on the inside. These looked retro on the outside but lacked any real vintage charm.

The following photos show the "sportsmen classic" trailers by K-Z.
These little units were adorable and like a modern "remake" of a vintage trailer. Our favorites were a sweet 14 footer and an awesome 16 footer. The "16" featured a bunkhouse design with twin bunkbeds and front dinette. These rigs have retro styling and loads of charm. The interiors feature nice wood, fabrics, and trims. This trailer line was the best by far in the small trailer category.
Something to put on the "wish list"......

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