a division of Wizard Works, LLC
Restorations and Repairs Vintage Campers
Retro Restoration specializes in classic "Canned Ham" Travel Trailers
from the 1940's through the mid 1960's.
Owned & Operated by Larry Hill and Sylvia Davids
EMAIL us here!
Last one out of the shop...
1968 RED DALE
This one came in just for some new skin... in a combo of White, Chrome and Red! We discovered a severe amount of wood rot underneath the old skin, but it's ready for several more years of camping now!
This one is a client owned trailer so it is not for sale.
Coming soon, in the lot waiting for restoration
1948 Palace Royale - 1952 Hanson Love-Bug - 1956 Traveleze - 1962 Cardinal - 1951 Spartan Imperial Mansion - 1958 DeVille - 57 Mercury - 54 Aljoa - 64 Avion 17' - 65 Silverstreak - 1960 Deville - 1960 Thunderbird - 1946 Westwood Monticito - 1964 Cardinal - 1961 Holiday House - 1964 Tote Motel Station Wagon Camper
***We do not sell our trailers in the "unrestored condition"***
Exterior Repairs Include:
Reskin damaged Aluminum - Most times it is a cost effective solution to stripping old paint and repainting the old skin. Now available is polished aluminum for all or part of a trailer at a lower cost than polishing. Please note that we are a restoration shop, so we don't ship aluminum siding for do it yourself projects.
Paint - Original or Custom Colors. Can be matched to tow vehicle. We use a urethane automotive paint that will last for years. We prefer to paint trailers with new aluminum siding, talk to us about limitations on repainting original skin.
Polishing - Nothing looks better than a mirror finish on a Spartan! Polishing available on limited basis on some bare aluminum trailers and on most trim.
Window Repair - We can do the glass work, re-screen and reseal those leaky windows. Hehr windows rebuilt.
Tail & Marker Lights - Tired of intermittent or dim lights? We can fix it! Upgrades available to new LED lighting in retro style.
Logos - Replacement logos in original styles available. The finishing touch to any restoration.
Awnings - Awnings installed, custom vintage look awnings available.
Interior Repairs Include:
Wood refinishing - Restore that beautiful wood interior to it's original glory. Damaged panels repaired/replaced
Repairing structural wood - Rotted or damaged structure repaired
Insulation - Replace that moldy bug infested ineffective fiberglass with new Polyisocyanurate insulation.
Custom Countertops - Retro Restoration has developed custom retro countertops in virtually any pattern & color. Standard plastic laminate (Formica) replacement also available.
Upholstery - We can handle the rebuilding & recovering of the seats, upholstery done by a professional shop.
Water Systems - New fresh water systems, retrofitted with demand pump. Water disposal (gray & black) too.
Electrical Systems - Wiring restored or upgraded. 12V or 110V systems. 12V converters installed
Appliance Refinishing - Make those old appliances look like new! Custom colors available.
Retrofitting with Modern Conveniences - Want the vintage look, but modern conveniences? We can add microwaves, entertainment systems, air conditioning, etc. Just ask!
Custom interiors for special uses.
From simple repairs to complete turnkey campers, we can handle it!
Example of Custom Counter & Table Tops
Custom Color Appliances, these used to be ugly brown with big chips in the porcelain. Email us for details. Custom backsplashes available too.
SCREEN DOORS!!! Replace the ugly aluminum screen door or damaged wood door with a brand new custom fitted wood door.
Available Soon! Wings are now being prototyped! Replacements for your 58-65 Shasta Trailers, watch this site for details.
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WE BUY and SELL VINTAGE CAMPERS!
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