Phoenixville residents Doug Brouder and Julie Caterson have traded in their tent for a vintage camper as they continue to travel to folk music festivals, writes Courtney Diener-Stokes for the Daily Local News.
“At the end of the evening, after playing music or being up all night at a song circle, it is nice to go back to a dry, extra-long-size bed, as opposed to a wet tent,” said Brouder.
When he set out to find a camper, Brouder incorporated his passion for all things vintage into his search. However, he soon discovered that vintage campers do not come cheap. Their growth in popularity has been pushing prices up, bringing it into the thousands of dollars.
After a lengthy search, he finally settled on a 1975 Serro Scotty HiLander. After some restoration work and the installation of a solar power system, the camper was ready to go.
“When you go to a state park, you can plug in, but the whole idea of going to a festival is to get away from all of that, so we are set up to be without any power,” he said.
Read more about vintage campers in the Daily Local News here.