Price, location, and condition will probably determine which lucky camper ends up with me, but I am partial to the Shasta Airflyte. I love its retro toaster look, and it’s a great size (around 14′ and 1300 pounds–I think the Volvo can handle that). Here’s a beautiful one that a savvy baker and business woman in California carts to cater her tasty treats to hungry campers everywhere:
Here’s a little history about the Shasta Trailer Company (circa 1941): They started out building trailers more for military families than road trip warriors. The mini-homes-on-wheels were lightweight and affordable, so they soon became a hit with American vacationers who had more means to travel after World War II. Those great wings on many models were added in the late 1950s and lasted until shortly after the company was sold to Coachmen RV in 1976. The campers took on a more beige look (both literally and figuratively) in the 80s and 90s, but in 2008, Coachmen began making replicas of the vintage version–but with modern comforts. It’s cute, but it’s missing the charm of those early models, don’t you think?
Here’s a gorgeous 1962 pre-restoration Shasta that was once owned by this man. Read about its amazing renovation and see an interior photo in this Ottawa Magazine article by Sarah Brown, published on February 9, 2009.
So, the Shasta Airflyte is on the top of my ReCamp wish list.