Those who manufactured what are called vintage campers mostly decorated with colors from a different crayon box.
They strayed from the elemental to define their mobile living spaces, stressing aqua, turquoise, pink, pale yellow and mint green over dark blue, deep orange, hard green, bright red, though red does seem to sometimes cross boundaries.
Today, the campers are called “vintage,” and drivers may be referred to as “tin can tourists” and identify strongly with a bygone era from the mid-1930s to the early 1970s, depending on parameters set by private clubs.
Some call 1969 a cut-off. Some groups call anything older than 25 vintage. The campers in general have a passionate following and bring smiles to faces on sight, from those steeped in nostalgia, to those too young to remember.
Wherever drivers steer their oldies-but-goodies vehicles and park long enough to strike up a conversation, their campers make friends.