Retro/Vintage - Jeff revisits Flyte Camp
Jeff Johnston: Regular viewers may remember that some years ago, we paid a visit to Flyte Camp, a company in Bend, Oregon that specializes in repair and restorations of vintage trailers. Well, we caught up with Justin Scribner, half of the Flyte Camp crew, at the Rally on the River in Brownsville, Oregon. And Justin brought us up to speed a little bit on what the company’s been up to in the intervening years.
What’s been going on with Flyte Camp? It’s been a few years since we’ve been out to visit you guys, and we see your name everywhere, and we see your show.
Justin: Busy, busy, busy, you know? We went from visiting with you, and being in a very small shop and doing some spec trailers and a few customer renovations, to kind of being, a big name in vintage travel trailer restoration.
It organically happened, which was great. It’s really nice to take something that you love and enjoy and have a passion for, and turn it into your daily living.
We’ve moved shops at this point, and we’ve grown, and we’ve got some great craftsmen working down there, just incredible workers. We’ve also gotten the privilege to share it with the public through a television show called “Flippin’ RVs” that we had on Travel Channel.
One other thing that I wanted to mention too is about two years ago, we came up with an idea to create an authentic vintage style brand new travel trailer. We had seen a lot of re-pops out there, and you know, the craftsmanship we wanted to make sure was 100% in there and they were built just like they were in the 40s and 50s. So I decided to design my own–my own trailer called the Neutron. The Neutron is a trailer that we make right there at the shop.
This is the Holiday House Geographic Model X. And this was made by the Harry & David Company. Actually, it was made by Holiday House, but it was the Harry & David fruit basket company. It’s a pretty rare piece.
Watch the show for lots more on the rare Holiday House Model X and more