Recreational vehicles and camper trailers have become a popular choice for those seeking adventure, flexibility, and the comfort of home on the road. However, many older RVs can be outdated, cramped, and lacking in modern amenities. That’s why many owners choose to renovate their campers to create a space that better suits their needs and preferences. From upgrading the functionality to personalizing the space, renovating an RV can bring a whole new level of comfort and enjoyment to life on the road.
Whether you prefer a motorized RV, large towable, or vintage trailer, there’s no doubt that the industry as a whole has seen an uprise in renovated campers. There are many reasons why this has quickly grown into a popular trend. Click the Read More link (below) to see my top five reasons.
Adam Blair, the owner of Avalon RV, has been a presenter at Boot Camp since we began seven years ago. Over the years he has developed quite the array of demo props to share his wealth of information with with RV owners. If you arn't comfortable with a DIY solar project, Avalon RV can handle the install for you.
Adam will be presenting Boot Camp Workshops on everything from 12v DC basics to information on inverters and of course the basics of solar power and how you can outfit your RV. He will be onsite all weekend to interact with at his site. See the program of workshops here.
Avalon RV was founded in 2008 and specializes in repairing, restoring & customizing Airstream’s & other Vintage Trailers in addition to installing solar systems & doing repairs on all types of recreational vehicles and trailers.
Adam can custom design comprehensive solar systems for you and your needs. There are many options depending on your application. We can help you make the right choices. Avalon RV can attack most every aspect of RV resoration or repair. See all of their services here.
Adam and his crew are a vital part of our long term team of professional presenters. Reserve your campsite now.
Maybe you already have an RV restoration side hussle or business you'd like to grow?
Learn the ins and outs from a business owner with a thriving west coast vintage trailer restoration business. Whether you are building vans, Airstreams, overlanders rigs or business billboards like the Cremo Vintage Barbershop-the business principals are the same.
Two NEW Boot Camp Workshops
Denny Stone – Bio
Denny is the owner and chief designer at So Cal Vintage Trailer. With a style that merges mid-mod with tech and a bit of old school, Denny and the So Cal team has have been designing and building some of the country’s most sophisticated vintage trailers for nearly 15 years. So Cal Vintage has been featured in the Washington Post, New York Business Daily Insider, Vintage Camper Trailers Magazine and on numerous industry podcasts.
Denny grew up in a family of builders and designers, studied art and business, and spent a long career in business development and marketing. With a life-long love of modern furniture and architecture, Denny and the So Cal team of experienced craftsmen have built a business and brand that helps clients find, design and build their vintage trailer dream. One of Denny's goals for client projects is to create a look and feel that could have come out of a New York or Milan design studio in the ’50s or ’60s embedded with stealthy tech, materials, safety, and efficiency upgrades to support modern lifestyles and sensibilities.
Denny will be presenting these Boot Camp Workshops at the CampNation Expo August 11 and 12, 2023.
In 2012 we started producing events for camping enthusiasts. Catering to the vintage trailering community with themed rallies like Trailerfest and Glamperfest. With up to 300 vintage trailers at each outing, live bands, and family fun, these get-togethers always sell out. We are still hosting several rallies each year on the west coast. www.trailerfestrally.com
In 2015 the interest in vintage trailers was growing. There was a demand for an event to teach people how to correctly restore their trailers. We developed the Boot Camp Learning Experience. Boot Camp was a weekend of workshops are presented by professionals willing to share their craft. Each year Boot Camp sold out but due to the format, the workshops were only available to 150 participants a year. Boot Camp had to expand to be accessible to more people. CampNation EXPO was conceived.
We camp in a van, vintage trailers, and a Capri cab-over camper. Many of our friends also have several camping options, from roughing it in tents to 4x4 overlanders and luxury diesel pushers. It became evident that the nation of campers spans various “ways to get there.” We even noticed van and RV restorers attending Boot Camp since many of the same principles apply. Camping is the common thread that these outdoor enthusiasts have in common. Sharing information about the gear and best practices of RVing, and camping is what being a member of CampNation is all about, no matter how you roll.
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