Everything old is new again! And whether you want an RV rental or own your own — nothing is cooler than the classic look of a vintage camper. These retro rides feature sweet lines, panoramic windows, and insane interiors — which is why they are so popular.
Vintage campers – no matter how well you restore them – will always be vintage campers. The solution: a throwback-styled camper that combines those old-school design elements with modern features. They’re made with lighter, durable materials, have modern interiors, and offer better handling on the road.
Thinking about setting yourself apart from the rest of the camper crowd?
Here are a few retro campers to check out:
- Shasta Airflyte
- Gidget Teardrop
- White Water Retro
- Winnebago Brave
- CH Camper
- Dub Box
- T@B Teardrop
- Happier Camper HC1
- Airstream Bambi Sport 16′
- Scamp/Casita/Fiberglass Egg Campers
Can’t wait to find the perfect retro rig?
Shasta RV lovers, this one’s for you. Get your hands on a limited edition replica of the classic 1961 Shasta Airflyte in matador red, seafoam green, or butternut yellow. Fewer than 2,000 have been produced – get one before they’re all gone!
This teardrop camper is truly one-of-a-kind. Its front slide extends to nearly doubles the cabin space. Plus, there’s a full kitchen on the back, a solar panel, skylight, and much more. An amazing retro find!
White Water Retro
Looking for a complete lineup of retro-inspired trailers? Riverside RV in LaGrange, Indiana has everything from teardrop trailers, a hybrid model with a tent slide, and several single and double-axle towables. There are tons of RVs to choose from!
If a Class A motorhome is more your speed, we’ve found your perfect ride. There’s hardly a more iconic name in road-tripping than Winnebago. The new Winnebago Brave maintains that vintage feel perfectly. It comes complete with classic styling on the outside and modern comfort on the inside. Where do we sign?
CH Camper is a unique bird in the sense that they built vintage-new travel trailers customized to the buyer’s tastes. While the company isn’t currently building new trailers, there are a variety of used CH Campers on the market that pop up from time to time. These new-vintage rigs were all built in this century and they’ll get you rolling in reliable comfort.
I know what you’re thinking: Please tell me they didn’t cut up a VW bus! Stay calm, campers. No Westys or Vanagons were harmed in the making of this Dub Box. The Dub Box is completely fiberglass, making it lightweight and with plenty of vintage charm. Whether you are looking for a family travel rig or the coolest towable retail business around, the Dub Box is an option you should check out.
Looking for something compact? Teardrops are fantastic towables that still pack in tons of features. At first glance, you may think this is a barebones camper, but there’s a kitchen, wet bath, convertible bed, air conditioning, and more.
How’d they do that? We’re not sure, but don’t count out a teardrop for any of your upcoming adventures. It’s perfect for both a night away or a longer stay!
Happier Camper HC1
The name says it all. A fiberglass egg-style camper that just makes you smile. The Happier Camper HC1 has the cool factor of traditional egg campers but is totally modular, allowing you to stick kayaks, motorcycles, and plenty of other gear inside. Pretty cool, right? These rigs are super light (1100 pounds dry weight), so you can easily pull them with a small vehicle.
Airstream Bambi Sport 16′
An iconic Airstream is about as retro as it gets, right? When conjuring up thoughts of camping and travel, many of us imagine pulling one of these aluminum beauties around. Expect nothing less than luxe with this 16′ Sport – everything is designed and crafted perfectly. If you are traveling with two or three people, it doesn’t get much better than the Bambi.
Scamp/Casita/Fiberglass Egg Campers
All of these retro campers are sort of alike. Some folks love Scamps, and others are huge Casita fans. And if you are looking for something that’s easy to tow but still has plenty of comfort, a fiberglass egg camper is the one for you. Their exterior hasn’t changed much over the years, so even new ones retain much of the original retro charm.