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Author: Douglas Keister
Publisher: Gibbs Smith Publishers
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Social Science
The first book to focus on the vintage trailer as an object of design retraces the history of this American classic, discussing the role of World War II in trailer design and the impact of RV associations on the emergence of the "streamlined trailer." Original. 15,000 first printing.
MaryJane Butters’ go-to guide for putting glamour into camping."Glamping, or glamour camping, one of the MaryJane's pet concepts, is about the juxtaposition of rugged and really pretty, grit and glam, diesel and absolutely darling."-The New York Times.Glamping-unleashing your inner wild while wearing a pair of fishing-lure earrings-is for every woman (or man!) who ever had a get-away-from-it-all fantasy (with a few frilly embellishments thrown in). Learn about the never-fail campfire, cooking with cast iron, how to change a flat, and much, much more. Follow the growing Glamping movement at maryjanesfarm.org and nationalglampingweekend.com.Like the infamous Calamity Jane, who said, “I figure if a girl wants to be a legend, she should go ahead and be one,” MaryJane Butters coined the term glamping years ago when she founded her unusual Idaho canvas wall-tent bed & breakfast, which was featured in The New York Times Magazine and Travel & Leisure as “the place to be.” Legend status achieved, MaryJane lives in Moscow, Idaho, where she runs her many businesses, which include a successful organic farm, product lines, a bed & breakfast, and MaryJanesFarm magazine. This is her fourth book.
With linen postcards of trailer camps and auto courts, campy family photos, and ads dating back to the 1920s, "Trailer Travel" is the perfect complement to a new TV documentary on the colorful history of America's fascination with life on the road. 150 photos in color and b&w.
This book will take us on John Serro's journey from producing the first 16' Scotty Pup trailer in 1956 to the more popular 18' HiLander produced in the 60's and 70's. Because Scotty Trailers were not produced on an assembly line, just like the Americans who bought them, no two are exactly alike. The Scotty line, while fairly extensive (ranging from teardrops to fully self-contained 18' models), each were simple in design, most sporting the iconic aqua and white paint scheme, and all stamped with the Scotty Pup logo. Vintage travel trailers have never been more popular with the demographic evolving drastically to a younger, more affluent group of people. And while Airstreams seem to be the shiny star of the day, the Serro Scotty trailers were always right there barking up the same vintage tree. Not only are Scotty Trailers quintessentially retro, they are lightweight, very affordable and easy to restore, and accessible to everyone!
A weekend away in a stylish caravan provides the perfect antidote to 21st-century living and more and more people are now taking a look at caravans, breathing fresh 'retro' vibes into the humble caravan and campervan. Old style caravans and campervans also tap into the nostalgia/retro market and the desire for a simpler lifestyle. my cool caravan aims to inspire with both text and well-styled photography a new generation of caravan and campervan owners and provide an idiosyncratic sourcebook for the design conscious. The inspiration for the styling can come from many different sources – this book looks at 40 styled caravans of all vintages, from across the world, covering themes such as Country Cottage, Old Retro, Trailer Park Treasures, Silver Bullets and Recycled.
A tribute to the retro style and history of the American trailer traces its evolution from the utilitarian covered wagon to the depression-era "Hammer Blows," noting the contributions of such factors as Lucy and Desi Arnaz's Long, Long Trailer trip, Bing Crosby's Blue Skies Trailer Village, and the Tin Can Tourists group. 12,000 first printing.
Author: Bob Moore
Publisher: Route Sixty-Six Publishing
Release Date: 2004-11-01
Discover the world of abandoned and derelict trailers as photographed by Bob Moore. Each page is a nostalgic treasure with old advertising, mementoes, and photos of the once proud homes of those who may have had a touch of the gypsy in their soul. Profusely illustrated, Trailer Trash is a must have for anyone who ever looked longingly at one of these steel or aluminum homes on wheels during the 1940s or 1950s.
Wow! This colorful book showcases the world of miniature RVs and travel trailers. The authors have added plenty of history and tidbits about each piece, along with a concise history of each segment of toy, including: Early RV Toys, Airstream Toys, Japan Tin RV Toys, Travel Trailer Toys, Camper Van Toys, Truck Camper Toys, Motorhome Toys, Little Kids' RV Toys, Foreign RV Toys, and last but not least the fun but useful RV toys that were also salt and pepper shakers, birdhouse, tea pots, paperweights, Christmas ornaments, cardboards cutouts, and more. A star-rating guide helps depict which toys are the most collectible, although the authors' have picked the best selection from the largest collection of RV/Camper toys. Makes a great gift book for anyone into camping or toy nostalgia.
Author: Lisa Mora
Publisher: David & Charles Publishers
Release Date: 2014
From shabby chic to rock 'n' roll heaven, restful craft room retreats to road-tripping travelling vans; from on-site artist studios and relaxing, reflective retreats, to travelling markets stalls and family summer holiday abodes; and from chandelier-clad glamping venues to the pride and joy of long-term nomadic lifestylers - there's a dream vintage caravan for everyone. Vintage Caravan Style takes the reader on a visual voyage through the world of vintage and retro caravans, exploring both the exterior and interior design of these classic icons. The book reveals the huge resurgence of interest in modern-vintage caravans - whether used for touring or as creative backyard spaces - and reveals how you can buy, restore and style a little capsule of retro heaven. Over 350 beautiful and inspirational photos sit alongside practical tips on restoring, upcycling, decorating and styling the small spaces of your dreams - whether you own a caravan, beach hut, shepherd's hut or even a shed - satisfying the desire to see inside other people's spaces and take inspiration from the small but perfectly formed spaces they have created.
Today, hundreds of thousands of people live in RVs permanently, and even more use campers and RVs for recreation. This is the first and only book to give an entertaining look at the history and evolution of this popular lifestyle and hobby. Hundreds of nostalgic photographs show a wide variety of campers and RVs throughout the entire 20th century. See early auto tent-camping, converted buses, fold-out trailers, homemade campers, foreign exploration expeditions and even traveling chapels with living quarters for pastors! Anyone who has ever enjoyed RVs and campers will be thrilled by this retrospective look at these vehicles and their predecessors throughout the 20th Century. Chapters broken down by decade with brief 2-3 page introductory material for each chapter.
Although the phrase "trailer trash" is catchy and kitschy in describing mobile home living, this revealing peek into a stereotype that has dogged the mobile home since its earliest days challenges that label and defends the honor of the trailer home. Via nearly 400 colorful and fun images--including 300 postcards, home advertising, emblems, newspaper articles, memorabilia, and other items of interest--the novel point is made: the mobile home most assuredly deserves greater respect. Ten chapters explore features of mobile home living -- from the history, residential parks and amenities, and mobile mansions to interior and exterior designs, and the people who live in them. So, keep an open mind. You may come away with a new attitude about the mobile home.
Author: Paul Lacitinola
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
Release Date: 2018-02-06
A celebration of vintage midcentury trailers and the people that love them. This follow-up to the authors’ Vintage Camper Trailers focuses on trailer rallies, events where hundreds of vintage trailers aficionados come together to show off their trailers and share their love of the hobby. It features hundreds of new photos of trailerites and their trailers, along with the fun and festivities that occur at the rallies. Also included are a history of camper trailers, along with information on the major trailer hobby groups, such as Tin Can Tourists, the Wally Byam Airstream Club, and Sisters on the Fly, and tips on how to plan and organize your own rallies and events, based on the authors’ own first-hand experience. Paul and Caroline Lacitinola organize the annual Trailerfest, the largest vintage camper trailer rally in Northern California. In 2011, they began publishing the first US-based magazine for collectors, restorers, and admirers of American-made camper trailers, Vintage Camper Trailers, which now has thousands of subscribers in more than a dozen countries. They live in Elverta, California.
Author: James B. Twitchell
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Release Date: 2014-04-08
In Winnebago Nation, popular critic James B. Twitchell takes a light-hearted look at the culture and industry behind the yearning to spend the night in one's car. For the young the roadtrip is a coming-of-age ceremony; for those later in life it is the realization of a lifelong desire to be spontaneous, nomadic, and free. Informed by his own experiences on the road, Twitchell recounts the RV's origins and evolution over the twentieth century; its rise, fall, and rebirth as a cultural icon; its growing mechanical complexity as it evolved from an estate wagon to a converted bus to a mobile home; and its role in bolstering and challenging conceptions of American identity. Mechanical yet dreamy, independent yet needful, solitary yet clubby, adventurous yet homebound, life in a mobile home is a distillation of the American character and an important embodiment of American exceptionalism, (Richie Rich and Hobo Hank spend time in essentially the same rig at the same campground, albeit for different reasons and in different levels of comfort.) The frontier may be tapped out but we still yearn for the exploratory life. Twitchell concludes with his thoughts on the future of RV communities and the possibility of mobile cities becoming a real part of the American landscape.