Another popular brand of camper in the 60’s & 70’s are Roadrunners. These are very
well built trailers and typically used real oak paneling even into the 70’s. The
owner had this one sandblasted, a big no no as the results were all the dents shown
in the photos above.
While it did not require total disassembly we did have to replace large areas of
damaged wood before new insulation and new skin installed
Above left you can see how we matched the original oak finish, the closet is the
original. Above right we are almost finished... We added the “Roadrunner” arrow
on the side, polished diamond quilted trim by the front window like it had from
the factory. We did add an optional rock guard to the front. This pebble grained
aluminum will not show dents and dings from rocks thrown up by the tow vehicle.
A little story about this one... The owner had brought the trailer to us from Montana.
We set the trailer up in the driveway on the day he was to pick it up a few weeks
later. I was disappointed when he just walked by it without a glance, until I realized
he was looking around the shop for his trailer. He had absolutely not recognized
his own trailer out front., needless to say he was pleasantly surprised!