Found one! Our “new” 1967 Shasta Model 1500 Camper 04/06/11


I’ve been wandering all over the entire Internet for TEN YEARS looking for the perfect little vintage camper and I finally found it! There was a Craigslist ad, semi-vague, for a 1967 Shasta that had been newly refurbished inside and out. No pictures, no model number. I wrote the owner, asked for photos and was giddy when I got these in return:

Update: Not this one. This one.

1967 Shasta Model 1500

1967 Shasta Model 1500

Here’s what I know so far: The Shasta 1500 sleeps six (likely optimistic). It’s the second smallest camper they make next to the Compact. 14’4″; from bumper to tow hitch and 6’6″ wide. The ‘box’ itself is a little over 11 feet long inside. Approx 2 feet longer than a Shasta Compact but the same width. and 2 feet shorter than an Airflyte and over a foot narrower.


It’s a few hours away and we’ve made arrangements to pick it up in a couple of weeks. That’s not stopping me from picking out cute dishes and planning out all the textiles in the meantime. It’s a whole new space to decorate and with a basement full of product from Bluebird Goods, I’m a kid in a candy my own store!

It’s SO cute! I can’t wait to get it home. I have all sorts of pictures in my head of the kids spending sunny afternoons splashing around in a Wisconsin lake somewhere, then playing Uno by the campfire like my grandmother used to do with me when I was a kid. Sigh…lots of fun family time ahead and I’m very much looking forward it to it all.

But wait! There’s more! If you’re interested in vintage campers, I’ve found a decent list of sites worth bookmarking. Lots of eye candy and good information.
Happy Loves Rosie
My vintage camper inspiration board on Pinterest
Marti’s Vintage Trailer Awnings
Nancy’s Vintage Trailers
Nora Pearl | Vintage Cottage Camper
RV Hall of Fame, Elkhart, Indiana
Shasta History & Information
Tin Can Tourists
Trailer Chix (supplies)
Vintage Shasta Club
Vintage Shasta Trailer Forum
Vintage Trailer Supply

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6 Responses to this article

Holly April 7, 2011 Reply


I highly recommend Crypton for your fabric, the stuff cleans like magic.

Alana Waters Piper April 7, 2011 Reply

Thanks for the tip! They have some really pretty blues and greens. Perfect!

Lauren April 7, 2011 Reply

Glad to know I’m not alone! Having the best time gathering vintage accessories for my new Fun Finder camper. Love your retro one! I would love to have a vintage one to deck out, but we are not very handy when it comes to refurbishing. Happy Trails!

Dawn Gold April 7, 2011 Reply

This is too cute, love it and what you have picked out for it…hopefully your children will have fun, fun, fun…reminds me of childhoods when we all though we were in the Famous Five/ Secret 7 – the joy of being out doors….lucky you

Alana April 7, 2011 Reply

Thank you for the sweet notes, ladies. I’m very much looking forward to spending a wonderful, unplugged, outdoorsy, quality family summer.

Sonya April 10, 2011 Reply

Have so much fun with your new camper and your family that you will want to let the windows down while traveling and just s c r e a m – and let the kids s c r e a m too. Just let it go……. especially when there is lots of traffic and make sure you smile real big while you’re doing it so everyone will know you are happy!!!! Now just think what an inspiration that is to everyone who sees ya’ll, they all may just get the idea. They may get it that it’s time to quit grumbling, worrying, walking around so tired, worried, sad, and down looking. It’s time to count their blessings and enjoy Life on Earth – it is way too short!!!! So get out in your new vintage camper and enjoy life and enjoy your family. I’m happy for you and God Bless You.

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