For years I have dreamed about owning a retro camping trailer. We have always been tenters and backpackers, but I thought a little trailer would be fun for a different camping experience.
A week before Spring Break this year, we found this adorable 1948 Kit Companion Trailer on Craigslist. Within hours of it being posted, we were in the car heading out to look at it. By the time we got across town, the owner had 3 other people calling about it. We fell in love with it and made an offer that evening and it was accepted.
I named my trailer “Riley”. My dad has this saying when he sees my brothers being lazy or relaxing, “Oh, the life of Riley”. I felt this was an appropriate name for a trailer that would bring relaxation and enjoyment for my family. It is super cute inside and out. The inside is wall to ceiling wood veneer and it has a cute black and white checkered floor. It doesn’t have a bathroom, but I’m ok with that. It sleeps 4 comfortably and has an oven, stove, sink and ice box.
For our first trip with Riley, we spent a week in Joshua Tree National Park and Anza Borrego State Park. It needs a little bit a sprucing up on the inside, like new curtains, but I’m looking forward to getting to do that.