1969 RoadRunner- VintageTravel Trailer-Camper-Caravan (aka, The Many Moods of Myrtle)


I am currently renovating a vintage, 1969 camper trailer. Her name is Myrtle. (Though I considered Olive, Mabel, and Erma.) I will have so much more to say about this, when I am not neck-deep in restoration / renovation work. An interesting note though….. Aircraft stripper. Lets you scrape old paint off of aluminum, like, right now. Also burns a good bit if it accidentally drips on your skin. My husband points out that maybe I shouldn’t work on Myrtle in shorts and flip-flops, but he’s just overly sensitive because I came to bed last night with fiberglass resin stuck to my toe. Which stuck to the sheets, and to him, and possibly to the dog…

Myrtle and I are going to see the World.

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Myrtle’s ‘Vintage Acquisition List’ aka ‘things I’m really excited to have acquired so far for my RoadRunner, so as the Myrtle experience can be as authentic as possible…
*Late 1940’s, metal, insulated cooler that someone had considerately already painted turquoise.
*1950’s Coleman ‘Patio Pink’ cooler picnic jug.
*Vintage flour & sugar sacks to make curtains out of.
*1950’s shiny aluminum Thermos
*1950’s turquoise Bakelite flatware
*Vintage turquoise dish drainer
*Barkcloth fabric pillow
*Vintage, full goose down pillows
*Assorted 1960’s lanterns, including a shiny aluminum flashlight and an orange, hanging “camp-lamp”
*Mid-century aluminum, webbed patio chairs
*1959 Channel Master AM/FM tube radio, battery operated
*1950’s electric ‘Perk King’ coffee pot
*Assorted vintage linens, towels, & dishes
*Mid-century typewriter (portable) (I may want to blog on it, er, and then scan the copy, and upload…)
*1960’s record player
*Tiny vintage, insulated coffee server & Tupperware pitcher
*Mid-century aqua, tin shelving
*1950 oscillating, aqua KwikCool fan
*1960’s fabric bunting
*1950’s luggage
*1950’s aluminum pitcher & drinking cups set -in quilted chrome
….I want stepping into Myrtle to be like stepping back in time

1969 RoadRunner

1969 RoadRunner

Renovation in process

Renovation in process

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3 thoughts on “1969 RoadRunner- VintageTravel Trailer-Camper-Caravan (aka, The Many Moods of Myrtle)

  1. i wonder if u can answer a question i have a 1967 road runner and wondered if u knew what kind of paneling they used in these trailers

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