Vintage Trailer Resources & Guides

Whether you are updating and restoring an older trailer, looking to do some research before you buy a vintage trailer for sale, or are an existing owner looking for tips to improve your retro camper, Vintage Trailer Supply has plenty of resources and guides available to get you on the right track.

We cover everything from maintenance techniques to vintage trailer history and information to travel ideas for vintage camper enthusiasts. We strive to make sure we are your go-to resource for vintage trailer tips and advice. If there’s a topic you don’t see covered below, feel free to get in touch with us today!

Replacing Jalousie Window Glass Holders

Jalousie windows are louvered windows. They, along with awning style windows, are the two most common styles of windows found on vintage trailers. Jalousies (pronounced with the accent on the firs...

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Measuring your wheels for hubcaps

Measuring your wheels for hubcaps

We get calls almost daily from people who want to know which of our hubcaps will fit their wheels. The first thing to do is compare your wheels to the one below: If your wheels look like the p... Read More ›

How to Care for Your Premium Awning

How to Care for Your Premium Awning

Our premium awnings are a beautiful addition to your vintage trailer. To keep them looking their best and repelling water like new, just do a little periodic cleaning. Regular Maintenance On... Read More ›

The Icebox: Can It Be Saved?

The Icebox: Can It Be Saved?

Article and pictures by David Handke, Campurist LLC The vintage trailer icebox. Some embrace its simplicity, while others turn from ice to propane or electricity for refrigeration. I don’t mind us... Read More ›

How to Install Buck Rivets

by Steve BryantEven if you have never riveted before, it isn’t very difficult to learn. Some intentional practice on scrap pieces of metal is definitely in order! By practicing riveting using met... Read More ›

Common Vintage Trailer Door Locks

Common Vintage Trailer Door Locks

by Steve Hingtgen, President of Vintage Trailer SupplyOne of the first restoration projects many vintage trailer owners face is replacing or repairing the lock for the front door.  Not only does... Read More ›

How to Polish Aluminum

How to Polish Aluminum

by Steve Hingtgen, President of Vintage Trailer Supply Can My Trailer Be Polished? Is Polishing For Me? How to Polish an Airstream Maintenance Re-polishing Frequently Asked Questions... Read More ›

AquaLock makes vintage trailer plumbing much easier

AquaLock makes vintage trailer plumbing much easier

You may know that the best freshwater lines for vintage trailers are made of PEX (crosslinked polyethylene). PEX is much better than copper, CPVC or vinyl tubing. It has fantastic freeze resistance... Read More ›

Alternatives to Zip Dee Awnings

Alternatives to Zip Dee Awnings

Vintage camper awnings can add a high-quality and classic look to your trailer without permanently changing the exterior. The right vintage awning can help make those relaxing days spent outs... Read More ›

A Guide to Different Vintage Trailers

A Complete Guide to Different Types of Vintage Trailers Just like any normal vehicle, there are endless styles to choose from when it comes to trailers. Depending on your desired use and style, so... Read More ›

The Best Vehicles for Towing Trailers

Living the vintage trailer lifestyle is about more than just picking a trailer and hitting the road. If you really want to do it right, there are many factors that you have to consider before setti... Read More ›

Vintage Trailer Restorations (Before & After Photos)

Amazing Trailer Restorations (Before & After Photos) While many may love the old-fashioned style of a vintage trailer, it doesn’t always make for the best home. A few renovations here and there ca... Read More ›

How Do I know What Size Wheels and/or Tires Will Fit My Trailer?

Wheels and Tires = SafetyThe tires on your trailer should be replaced regularly. Even when not travelling, they age due to UV exposure. What if I can’t find an owners manual for my trailer online? You... Read More ›

Counterweights for Cyclo Polishing Tools

Counterweights for Cyclo Polishing Tools

Now that RUPES (the owner of Cyclo Toolmakers) has discontinued manufacturing its Pro Model 5 Mark II Orbital Polisher, customers have asked if the counterweights that come with the Standard Model 5 M... Read More ›