1969 Trailswest Campster - Fiberglass RV

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 09-01-2009, 03:38 PM   #1
Junior Member
Trailer: 1969 Trailswest Campster
Posts: 3
Hello Everyone,
I am a newbie on the site. Joe and I just became the proud owners of the 1969 Trailswest Campster that Harry Young has been talking about. As he said, it made the trip from California with only a few problems. He then spent 7-8 hours cleaning it of the dead birds, wasps, bird nests and everything else that had set up housekeeping as well as taking the lichen off the top. Just proves what a good friend he is. I finally got to see the beast yesterday and Joe and my son spent the afternoon taking the interior out. Pictures will be coming from Harry or me. We are looking forward to restoring it to the way we would like but have to do some repairs. The floor by the door is cracked and has a lot of give. There are other smaller cracks that we have seen. We are planning on redoing the frame to eliminate the problem with the floor in the future. Then it is redoing the shell, replacing broken windows then having the fun with the inside. We have ideas on what we would like to do and will probably rethink ideas as we go. Since I have been watching Harry redoing his and Joe has been assisting in some ways, we know what we are looking at. The planning has already started. I have spent the last week looking through posts and love some of the things that have been shown. We will keep everyone updated on our progress and will be looking forward to any advise that is given. The next step is bringing her home and into the garage so we can really get her started. Harry lives 1 hour from us so it is difficult to go up frequently to work on her. The beast will be a beauty sometime soon. The fun now begins. Kate

Kate R. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2009, 05:26 PM   #2
Senior Member
Donna D.'s Avatar
Name: Donna D
Trailer: Escape 5.0 TA, 2014
Posts: 25,064
Hi Kate! Sounds like a plan to me. The membership loves to look at "in-progress" pictures, so please post as you go along with the rehab.


Donna D.
Ten Forward - 2014 Escape 5.0 TA
Double Yolk - 1988 16' Scamp Deluxe
Donna D. is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2009, 06:20 AM   #3
Senior Member
Harry Young's Avatar
Trailer: 1971 Astro (ie. Campster/Hunter I)
Posts: 437
Send a message via MSN to Harry Young Send a message via Yahoo to Harry Young

Here are some of the pics of the 69 trails west campster...
It was a about 6 years on a farm in Los Banos California, full of bees and wasps.

I am uploading pics of the campster in its origional condition when picked up...

Joe and Kate (members as Kate R) have asked I do this post as she was having some computer issues uploading, relpy to Joe and katie on this thread.

"uploaded by H.S.Y. for Kate and Joe"
Attached Thumbnails
galley.JPG   galley_side_view_1969_Campster.JPG  

tounge_1969_campster.JPG   when_the_rear_door_is_opened.JPG  

Harry Young is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2009, 05:00 PM   #4
Senior Member
Herb Sutton's Avatar
Name: El Viejo
Trailer: 2002 Casita 17 ft Spirit Deluxe
Posts: 224
Kate, there are one or two of those in the Sun Cities RV compound.
Herb Sutton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2009, 07:09 PM   #5
Senior Member
Bobbie Mayer's Avatar
Name: Bobbie
Trailer: 2011 Escape 15A
Posts: 3,330
What's the VIN number on yours, Kate? I thought they were first made in 1970.
Bobbie Mayer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2009, 11:06 PM   #6
Junior Member
Trailer: 1969 Trailswest Campster
Posts: 3
Sorry it has taken so long to reply but on the days I work, I can't get online. Harry has the original registration with the VIN and is planning on sending me a copy soon so I can put them up. I have also never been to the Sun City yard so have no idea what is there. We are planning on putting ours in the garage. We are really looking forward to getting started on her and have some ideas what we would like her to look like when we are done.
Kate R. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2009, 11:34 PM   #7
Senior Member
Herb Sutton's Avatar
Name: El Viejo
Trailer: 2002 Casita 17 ft Spirit Deluxe
Posts: 224
There are 4200 rigs in the Sun Cities compound. All the way from small pop-ups to huge 5th whales and mutterhomes.
Herb Sutton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2009, 11:43 PM   #8
Senior Member
David & Leslie's Avatar
Trailer: Scamp 16 ft Side Bath
Posts: 705
Hi, Kate & Joe! and congrats on your Campster find. Enjoy the rehab and 'personalization' work you have ahead. We wish you safe journeys and many happy camping memories. Perhaps our paths will cross in future - we have been 'wintering' in Quartzsite for a couple of years. L 'n D

p.s. And as Donna says, we love to progress pics!
“Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions.” A. Einstein
David & Leslie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2009, 09:51 AM   #9
Junior Member
Trailer: 1969 Trailswest Campster
Posts: 3
If I did this upload correctly, I have given a copy of the last registration showing that this is a 1969. Also included is the data plate. Due to my work schedule and other obligations, we haven't had the opportunity to do anything else with her. Hope to get started soon. Kate
Attached Thumbnails
california_registration.JPG   close_up_of_the_data_plate__campster_.JPG  


Kate R. is offline   Reply With Quote


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
PopTop for TrailsWest Campster DJ Hirte Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 26 11-01-2011 09:14 PM
1970 Trailswest Campster For Sale Russ Referrals: Molded Fiberglass Trailers 6 07-09-2010 08:55 AM
New TrailsWest Campster owner Gscott Modifications, Alterations and Updates 16 01-22-2008 07:41 AM
Hunter Compact or trailswest campster Kent I Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 3 06-20-2007 09:14 PM
1970 Trailswest Campster John Perry Classified Archives 1 08-27-2006 05:45 PM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:30 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.