Abandoned Trailer Is An Incredible Time Capsule

It had been an object of curiosity for decades; with its bright yellow color and distinctly retro shape, people always took notice. The trailer hadn't been used in years. Everyone assumed it was dusty, dirty, and full of insects and animals.

Luckily, someone decided to find out the truth and ventured inside.

Where they expected to find a neglected interior, they found an almost perfectly preserved time capsule. The furniture was intact, the décor still in place, and the charm still present.

What is it about vintage items that give them such charm? Whether it's a camper, an outfit, photographs, or any other retro item, they just hold such appeal. That's probably why so many new items made today try to use retro characteristics, while still taking advantage of all modernity has to offer.

But this camper? It's 100% true to its '50s origin. The furniture is just as it was in 1953. The original appliances still remain. And the best part is that they're all functional and perfect, for an authentic midcentury modern feel.

Just look below and marvel at this incredible time capsule. Even if it's not your style, you'll have to appreciate the quality of construction on this decades-old trailer.


Built in 1953, this gorgeous 35-foot Vagabond trailer was only used for a few years. Then, the couple who purchased it parked it and left it alone for decades. Although its exterior looks never faded, everyone assumed the inside was derelict since no one ever used it.

Little did they know that this camper was a piece of vintage luxury. It was originally designed to take the place of a traditional home, especially for people who moved frequently in search of better jobs or nicer weather.

There were plenty of surprises waiting inside for the new owner. Far from the derelict conditions they were expecting, everything was immaculate. Aside from the upholstery and flooring, they left everything, from the wood paneling to the curtains, in its original condition.

Just one look at the trailer gives a glimpse into life in the 1950s. What a delight.

The appliances alone are incredible; they're original to the trailer and still in perfect working condition. Even 60 years after its manufacture, the fridge is still keeping food cool just like it should.

There's a working stove, too, which uses propane. Just make sure the tank is full, and you can cook all the meals you need.

Twin beds in the bedroom are ready to provide the new owners with a good night's sleep and the original paneling lends a cozy atmosphere. This camper has all the comforts of home, with the benefit of being able to go wherever you like.


This trailer is the perfect substitute for a traditional, brick-and-mortar home.

Whether it was used for business or leisure, this trailer is all anyone could want and more. Once inside, it doesn't even look like a trailer; you could easily pretend you were in a cabin, instead.

Although it's not pictured here, the Vagabond even has a full-size bathtub — how many campers can say the same?

After years spent in storage, this trailer finally gets to hit the open road with regularity. It has a new owner now, one who takes it across the country on all kinds of adventures.

New life has been given to the bright yellow Vagabond, and it looks like it's made some new friends, too!

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H/T: LittleThings | The Wallace Collection

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