Here are photos of my "new" 1968 Sears VII

Discussion in 'Checkout My Rig !' started by f1ymetothemoon, May 18, 2009.

  1. PALADIN

    PALADIN have pup will travel

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    great camper....i almost bought one of those i think last year...but changed my mind when it came to mind that i have a 1962 nimrod tent trailer that i let a friend use on his land for hunting...and i think i am going to see if its still there.....i hope it is..........i agree restore it
     
  2. kmh1596

    kmh1596 Wilbraham, MA

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    Have fun with that rig, and post pics of it on the campsite! [;)]
     
  3. campinggrama

    campinggrama New Member

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    Cool pup, we had a Sears tent trailer from the 60's era, in fact I just posted pic's of it on this thread. Mine is under "Our vintage pup's from the past", check it out if you get the chance. The canvas was the same blue color, but the trailer was blue as well. It had the same thin poles inside as yours has, it took many hours to put it up. It was a sleep only trailer, no cooking, sink or ice box. It did have the add-a-room that made the pup very large when all set up. I had never seen another "Sears" brand until yours. I kinda wish we still had our old sears, but it was just so much work to put up, we opted for a newer trailer with a crank. Great pics, hope you have many years of use and FUN [:D].

    Laurie
     
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    dcj070454 New Member

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    A true PUP classic, back when camping was so simple and there were few if any worries about bad campers.
     
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    FLCLIPPER New Member

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    Had one looked just like that. Made for Momtgomery Ward,was a 1962-63 model.
     
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    jtbeck New Member

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    I was thinking the same thing.
     
  7. Mrs_P

    Mrs_P Claremore, OK

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    Someone posted a museum a while ago and I think it was in IL.. That is a neat idea. Yes, I agree it wouldn't take much to restore it..
     
  8. crbacsw

    crbacsw Greetings from PA Pocono Mountains!

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    Does the Smithsonian know you have this? :)
     
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  9. Neeser-n-Russ

    Neeser-n-Russ We are Happy Campers

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    Amazing the things you could order out of a Sear's catalog (tent campers; houses; cars; etc.)

    Great vintage camper. My vote - restore it and let everyone "oooh" and "aaah" over your pup.

    Neeser
     
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    rawirth New Member

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    I have just bought one that is almost exactly like that. The canvas looks the same, the trailer is a little bit different, but not much.
     
  11. PALADIN

    PALADIN have pup will travel

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    hey restore it........it looks like my first pop up...a 1961 nimrod ...i wish i could find that pop up....i let a friend use it on their land for a hunting trailer over 15 years ago... lol...now i cant find them....but looking
     
  12. bigdad

    bigdad Active Member

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    I would have to agree restore it
     
  13. Kutseena

    Kutseena Running with the wolves

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    [:)C] I think that with a little cleaning and simple restoration you would have a great camper. I would keep it.
     
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    To be honest, I vote for selling it.










    Ill take it off your hands!!!!!
     
  15. nhlakes

    nhlakes Well-Known Member

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    From what I understand, Apache (Vesely) made campers for Sears in the 60's.

    Here's a picture of my 68 Apache Eagle with the awning on. One difference is the clamshell covers that covered the canvas on top when it was closed. Otherwise it would look very similar to yours.

    [​IMG]
     
  16. camper78

    camper78 New Member

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    I would restore it nothing beats old school. [;)]
     
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    turborich Active Member

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    What a classic, That's really neat!
     
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    nhlakes......I have that same camper! Your looks to be in a bit better shape than mine though.
     
  19. novagirl

    novagirl retired camper

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    I'd keep it for sure....it's a classic!
     
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    OH yes keep it for sure.
     

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