We went to a vintage trailer rally at Lake Casitas near Ojai. The weather was perfect. It was so interesting to see what these people have done. There were probably about 75 trailers to view and each family had unique ways of restoring their vehicle. Some were spotless and others were pretty raw. Many people we spoke to had five or six different trailers at home and brought a different one for each show. Most of the trailers were dated from the late forties through the fifties. There were a few motorhomes, several teardrops, some popups and even and a few handmade trailers, but most were Air Streams & Shastas. Most had period decor and accessories. They were all looking forward to a very large rally in Pismo Beach next month. If anyone is interested in going, you could probably use google for the information.
The guy that restored this one decided to mount the vintage Shasta trailer to a new vehicle. He had pictures of another one with an Air Stream attached. The lady said it drove like a Lexus and was the best of two worlds.
It is hard to tell from my photo, but this one was really sharp. It looked like originally it was very expensive. Lots of chrome and stainless steel. The interior had chrome inlays and a solid stainless steel kitchen. The whole thing sparkled.
This volkswagen combo was meticulous. We didn't get a picture of the matching bikes and the outdoor kitchen was stocked with vintage Coleman.
This was a real clean little trailer and the interior was color coordinated with the outside.
Many interiors had vintage radios, clocks, dinnerware and accessories.
It was a fun day. We took the top down on the convertible and returned home via the upper Ojai through Santa Paula. We stopped for lunch at Familia diaz in Santa Paula. It is a great family owned Mexican restuarant and has been in business since 1936.