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Old 01-06-2015, 12:32 PM   #1
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My first camper, sorta, sappy nostalgia

This is a pic of my parent's first camper, not mine. It cost $400 used. Mom and Dad threw us 5 kids in the wagon and ventured to California, Florida, Maine, etc. over several of Dad's 3 week Summer vacations. Gasoline was about 20 cents per gallon. Dad loved to drive. We saw dozens of National Parks and city sites. Great memories. I think this pic is from 1963 when I was 12 years old. Sharp eyed car buffs may date the Chevy better than my memory. I remember it was new. Today at 63 I still travel the same highways and visit the same parks with my dear redheaded girl.

Our kids usually fly to their vacation spots.
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Old 01-06-2015, 01:26 PM   #2
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The Chevy is probably a '62. As I recall the 62's had two lights on each side of the rear and the 63's had three, but the wagons may have been different.

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Old 01-06-2015, 02:30 PM   #3
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Cool. Dad farmed and always had a heavy-duty pickup around so we had slide in truck campers in my youth. I plugged $400 in 1963 in an inflation calculator and got $3087 in 2014 money. Or just a little less than I paid for my used Scamp last year.
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Old 01-06-2015, 02:46 PM   #4
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Love it! We traveled all over the US and Canada in a 1968 Dodge Coronet wagon pulling a 1972 Skamper pop-up, canoe on the car and 6 bikes on the trailer. Great times! Thanks for the pic!
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Old 01-06-2015, 02:52 PM   #5
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That's great. There's a reflection of a man in the wagon window. Your father?

I'll have to do some photo digging the next time I visit my folks.
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