EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN
A hobby has become a fulltime business for Paul and Caroline Lactinola.
The couple owns Vintage Camper Trailers, a business they started seven years ago in Elverta, California, a community near Sacramento. The marketing and events company focuses on publishing a bi-monthly international magazine and books about vintage campers, and organizing and hosting large vintage trailer festivals. The Lactinolas also restore their own vintage trailers.
“My background is in sales and marketing, but this has morphed from a hobby into a fulltime business now,” Paul Lactinola said. “I’ve had a day job up until this year. The business has grown so much.”
The Lactinolas will share their expertise on these trailers at the 2018 Exposure outdoors shows in Eugene on Feb. 2-4 and in Roseburg on Feb. 16-18. Their display will include their 1955 Spartan Manor, a 28-foot custom built vintage trailer that is a mobile museum. It will feature camping artifacts from the 1940s, ’50s and ’60s, including a variety of older water jugs and ice chests.
The display will also include the company’s full glossy color magazine and numerous books that focus on restoring and building vintage trailers.
In addition to publishing the magazine and books, the Lactinolas’ company organizes and is host to spring and fall trailer fests that are rallies for people with vintage trailers and a boot camp where people are taught and shown how to restore vintage trailers.
VINTAGE CAMPERS ARE HOT!
The NorCal show features this new home on wheels from Liberty Cabins of Anderson, CA. They are a leader and trail blazer in the recreational vehicles industry and helped pioneer the way to an affordable and classy RV.