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Today, if you enjoy the vintage look or lifestyle you have a few options you can take to get into vintage RVing. The first option – buying a restored vintage trailer or finding an original one and getting it restored.
Whether you do it yourself or have a restoration shop do the work, it will take a while but when it’s done you’ll have a true vintage trailer.
Now, if you really like the vintage look but would like some more modern amenities than the old original units offered, you have another option. Get a new “retro model’ trailer that has all the look of a vintage model but with all the modern running gear and amenities of current model trailers. And, now there is a third option…. You can buy a new / vintage trailer from Thom Thumb trailers. Located in Sublimity, Oregon, Thom Thumb Trailers is the brainchild of Thom Underwood.
Thom has always been into classic and vintage car restoration and it was when he decided he wanted a vintage travel trailer that things started getting interesting.
He located an old 50s Rod and Reel trailer to restore, but after seeing the condition the old trailer was in, he decided to build a new, identical model right down to the original type screws. Everything on this trailer is virtually, handmade to the exact same specs as the original parts. Why, even the wind-down frames are handmade just as they were back in the 50s.
I could go in writing all about this new masterpiece but it’s better to watch the story and see for yourself. Let us know what you think about this beauty….