Vintage travel trailers are often advertised on specialist websites such as Vintage Camper Trailers, Sisters on the Fly and Tin Can Tourists. Newspaper classified listings and websites such as Craigslist and eBay are also good resources. Trailers are occasionally for sale at used car lots, junkyards and vintage car dealers.
The fastest way to search for vintage travel trailers is to visit the websites of trailer enthusiasts. As of February 2015, VintageCamperTrailers.com has a variety of trailers, along with photos, prices, descriptions and contact information. Most specialist sites act only as a publisher, and do not take part in the sale itself.
Vintage travel trailers are often listed alongside other recreational vehicles in newspaper, magazine and online classified sections. On websites such as eBay, shoppers can search by year in the Travel Trailers category. On Craigslist, sellers can list their trailer in a variety of categories; the most efficient option is to search the entire Sales section using a specific year, trailer name or manufacturer.
For shoppers with time and a vehicle, another option is to search for vintage trailers in person. Sellers may showcase their trailers on the side of the road, in local used-car lots or at estate sales. This method is more time consuming, but gives buyers the chance to check out the condition of the trailer immediately.