Shady Dell vintage travel trailers are classics


ShadyDell_trailers_JulianneGCraneShady Dell RV Park, in mile-high Bisbee, Ariz., is southeast of Tucson on Hwy. 80 near the Mexico border.

Not only does it have RV spaces with full hookups for visitors, there are nine completely restored vintage aluminum travel trailers for overnight or weekly rental.

The collection includes a 1949 Airstream, 1950 Spartanette, 1957 El Ray and 1951 Royal Mansion. Prices range from $85 to $105 a night for single or double occupancy.

In addition to the period trailers, there is a classic 1947 Chris-Craft yacht permanently dry docked. The 38-foot pleasure boat sleeps two for $125 a night and is popular with newlyweds.

DotsDinerFor eating in vintage style, there is Dot’s Diner, a 1957 Valentine model that has been restored in art deco style. Located on the park premises, the 10-stool diner serves breakfast and lunch seven days a week. We had Dot’s Dog (comes with bag of chips) for $4.50 and milk shake with real ice cream for $4.

Read more about Shady Dell and Dot’s Diner by clicking on an updated post on RV Short Stops.

— Julianne G. Crane

Photo: (Top) Six of the vintage aluminum travel trailers. (Julianne G. Crane). (Bottom) Dot’s Diner (Courtesy of Dot’s Diner)

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