Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Meet L'il Brave

L'il Brave will make it's maiden voyage

to our show in Puyallup this weekend.

Make sure you add a little extra time to check out the vintage recreational vehicles that have traveled from near and far to show off for our shoppers. Vendors from our Portland, Oregon show, Joe and Lesa Randall, were so inspired by the vintage cuties at our Hillsboro show that they went on the hunt for one for themselves! Here's the story behind the Vintage Vacation Vehicle in their own words.

New to us, Minnie Winnie 1974 - Class A - Motor home! 19 feet on the road ….The total 70’s fun house! This is the day we picked it up, for sale by owner on a little side street in Stayton, Oregon! The cute couple that we bought it from, is now retired and not traveling anymore, Patricia and Preston.

We looked for a while in all the usual places, but had no luck. A few 21ft and 26 ft motor homes were out there, but no little Winnies! Most were not in good shape! What luck, a 19ft A- class motor home in such original condition! They are classic and rare to find. Originally it came in two colors choices, orange and lime green. We got lucky and got lime green interior! It's loaded with all the extras from the manufacturer and is still all intact. It has the original awning outside and inside bathroom curtain.

We found the original AD for this great Winnebago and are including the link. It's awesome to read and we will be, eventually, framing this Ad for the inside of our L’il brave! The only thing that has been changed from the original is the curtains. We've already bought identical material to the original and will be working on those soon! This little rig drives great and was raring to go when we stepped on the gas! L'il Brave has 78,000 original miles. w/318 motor . Since it has the original tires, we'll need new ones. They are hard to find, but we hope to have them on by Wednesday for the trip up to Puyallup ! This beauty which we call: L’il Brave - sleeps 6. Has the original stove, refrigerator, counters, table, beds, driver seats and interior, complete bathroom- including linoleum and upgraded double sink in kitchen. L'il Brave came with original air-conditioning, up graded double passenger seat and blue Onan generator , pull down extra bed w/yes the original ladder, drink holders and seat belts thru out! All we need to do is give it a little love and care and a real good cleaning.

We will have it up at the Puyallup show, as is….you can come catch a look at a true good old boy, vintage motor home! It reminds us of a cartoon character, The 3 little Indians! Since we got it last week it will not be finished but shoppers can look at it at the show as we bought it. Then come visit us at the next “Funky Junk sisters Show “ in Hillsboro and see what we will have done and the new curtains!!

Thanks for including us in your Puyallup Show Linda and Dixie, we always have a great time! SEE YOU SOON! To You and Yours!

Joe ( My best friend)and me…Lesa Randall and my faithful Sister, Jeni Rudolph, (my fearless partner in junk collecting!).

Hey ya'll... 2ndSaturdayz will be going on the same time as our show...

so you can shop both and make a real junkin' weekend of it!


  1. Memories! So happy the vintage RVs are being restored and what a great way to travel to your shows!

  2. That's awesome! Will you pull a cargo trailer behind it for your merchandise? My daughter and I are looking at a vintage Airstream, but we would booth have to drive to shows, so not sure if we want to do that. Also, what do you like about the camping aspect? Do you stay in campgrounds or at the show's parking lot?

    Thanks for the post and any insight you have on the camping lifestyle.