Here’s a video that shows a great vintage mobile home restoration of a 1953 Spartanette. Spartan’s are one of the most popular vintage mobile homes and for good reason; they’re well-built and beautifully designed. Plus, the Spartan Aircraft Company is a great American story of industry and innovation.
Getting your hands on a Spartan that has been maintained fairly well is difficult. If your dream is to own one, you should be prepared for a hunt. The good ones are picked up quickly! The others are usually picked up quickly as well and then prepared for a complete mobile home restoration to take place. It’s a hobby, a business, and a passion. Some lucky people have made their living restoring mobile homes and campers!
There’s an entire culture in the US that revolves around vintage campers. . They meet all over the country pulling their beauties and talking to other owners. The Tin-Can community is one of the largest and has over 7,000 members on their Facebook page. If you own a vintage camper or mobile home you might want to consider becoming a paying member of some groups. It’s a great way to meet people and to see beautiful vintage campers and mobile homes.
Here’s a few groups you might want to check into:
These are the most popular and each one shares schedules of shows and meets so check to see if there’s any in your area. It’s a great way to make new friends.
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