I've been doing it again...searching craig's list for old campers. I found this one for only $320. The price was so good that I drove out to see. Of course, it was on the total opposite side of town. When I got there the trailer was in rough shape. The outside looks good but the inside has a lot of water damage around the skylight and on the floor below and around the other windows. It had been used as a storage shed and was full of nuts and bolts, horse shoes, canoe paddles, all sorts of things and a lot of dirt. There was an old metal lunch box in one of the cupboards. I told the guy he should sell the lunch box on ebay. Old metal lunch boxes are quite collectible.
The camper was a 1973 Forester. Not quite the year I was looking for. I want one built before 1970. He had an old Alaskan Up/Down truck camper too. It was in good shape and I would have loved to take it home but it was too big for my truck bed. Too bad. I might have been able to make some money from fixing it up and reselling it. Make some cushions, sew some curtains, give it a good scrubbing, who knows? That could be a source of income for me later on when I quit my job and need part-time income. A lot of people have older trailers in their yards and just want them gone. I might find some hidden gems out there in the desert.