The Joys of Retro RVs

In a day where many recreational vehicles can easily cost six-figures and measure 40-feet or more, some people are returning to basics resulting in the retro RV trend gaining momentum. Numerous vintage trailers, Airstreams, and other retro RVs have been featured in Vogel Talks RVing. The retro RV is making a strong comeback. RVers young and old are […]

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Vintage Airstream Custom Renovations

In an earlier post on vogeltalksrving.com, we introduced vintage Airstream renovations by Hofmann Architecture and its recently opened Airstream hotel consisting of four tricked-out trailers parked at the Santa Barbara Auto Camp. Based in Santa Barbara, California, Hofmann Architecture (HofArc) takes vintage Airstream trailers and brings them back to life through custom design and craftsmanship based […]

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Pushing the Airstream Boundaries

Airstream continues to aggressively reposition its line of signature aluminum trailers to appeal to affluent, style-conscious adventurers. In 2011, Airstream introduced a prototype design for a model called the Sterling, the latest in a series of Airstreams with interiors designed by Sausalito, California, industrial designer and architect Christopher C. Deam. The Sterling went into production […]

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Restoring the Shiny Hiney & Other Vintage Trailers

Spend a few miles of road time following this vintage travel trailerand you’ll soon see why it’s nicknamed “The Shiny Hiney.” The glare off the silver aluminum exterior is nearly blinding, explains Orbie Mungall having spent countless hours polishing the 1947 Boles Aero to its glowing state. Mungall also refers to his old-style round-shaped trailer […]

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Vintage Airstreams a Rolling Bit of Americana

Several times a year, Chris Hildenbrand and Jim Lane hitch a 1967 Airstream Globe Trotter trailer to their 1969 Cadillac Coupe de Ville and embark on a road trip. They also own five other Airstream models in various stages of restoration. The Wheat Ridge, Colorado, couple’s foray into mid-century American road tripping comes courtesy of […]

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