Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Trailer Talk: Backyard Camper Getaways

This photo makes me smile every time I see it!  And every time I see it, I try to pin it which makes the Pinterest ghost-in-the-machine says "Pssst! Looks like you've already saved this Pin to 2015 Shasta Airflyte Reissue & 1967 Playmor 140.."  Eventually my message will look something like "For the love of all that is holy, WE KNOW YOU LIKE THIS PHOTO!"

Anyway... This little backyard oasis is what I have in mind for Jolene, our 1967 PlayMor 140.  I want enough of a shelter to keep the rain and occasional hail off of her, a little porch, and some groovy chairs to hang out in next to my random cactus plantings.  

On the Jolene front, there isn't much to share.  There hasn't been a lot of free time the past couple of weeks to work on her.  Painting is something that is going to have a certain amount of blocked off time and I'm trying to set that aside very soon.  Meanwhile, I go out in the garage, pat her and reassure her that her makeover is coming.  Pinky swear.

So, instead of a super cool paint job on my sweet little canned ham, I thought I'd share some other ideas for backyard camper getaways.

I love this little porch and pergola.  If you wanted to protect the camper more, you could build it taller and wider so that you could pull the camper under it.  

This is a custom RV shelter, so, I guess you could order it in a smaller size.  I love the roof and design.

Here's another large shelter for a bigger RV.  It could be sized for smaller backyard campers, too.


I always come back to these little garden spots, though.  Love the flamingos!!

I'll end with this little gem.  What a gorgeous garden!  I don't think I'd ever go inside if this was my backyard.

I would love to hear about your own camper adventures!  And if you're looking for more great ideas on vintage campers, renovating tips and more backyard getaways, be sure to follow my camper Pinterest board

Last week was the CMA awards and I watched it for the first time in a long while.  One of the acts got a lot of media attention, but this was the one that stood out to me.  Seven Spanish Angels is one of my all-time favorite songs and Dwight Yoakum, Chris and Morgane Stapleton killed it.  Enjoy!


  1. Really these little garden spots with flamingos are looking charming and colorful. I think everybody will like this lovely spots. Painting is also seems aristocrat. Thanks for sharing these lovely trailers with awesome spots.

    1. Thank you! I can't wait until spring when we finally finish our camper and set up a little garden spot for it!

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