About Us

Vintage Trailer Supply

Our mission is to make the restoration of vintage trailers possible.


In the late 20th Century, the vintage trailer restoration hobby was in its infancy. Steve Hingtgen owned a 1967 Airstream Caravel and couldn't find parts.

Exchanging emails with other vintage trailer owners through the original vintage Airstream Listserv, Steve soon realized he wasn't alone. Not entirely happy with his job as a fundraising consultant to nonprofit groups, Steve saw a chance to build a business around a lifestyle he loved. So in January 2000, he opened an online store called out of a spare bedroom in his house in Burlington, Vermont.

The store started with a laughably small inventory of propane tanks, Vulkem and rivets. It wasn't long, though, before the store became an indispensable part of the vintage travel trailer community, offering a growing list of products including many reproductions of obsolete parts that Steve developed in partnership with his customers to meet their individual needs.

Steve Hingtgen at Kasha-Katuwe In 2005, the name of the store changed to Vintage Trailer Supply to better meet the needs of the company's growing list of customers who own and are restoring Shastas, Serro Scottys, Spartans and dozens of other brands of vintage travel trailers.

Today, Vintage Trailer Supply is the vintage trailer industry's general store, serving thousands of customers every year and shipping internationally every day. While we've grown quickly and have learned from many mistakes, we've always put customer service first and we try to be a model of how a small online business should be run.

We maintain a beautiful showroom in Santa Fe, New Mexico and a business office in Montpelier, Vermont. Our distribution center is also in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Our commitment to all our customers is to treat you with respect and fairness and to continue to try to meet your trailer at a time.

Steve now owns a 1949 Spartan Manor and a 1956 Airstream Caravanner. He is a member of the WBCCI, the Vintage Airstream Club and a lifetime member of the Tin Can Tourists. You can contact Steve by sending mail to

You can find us on Instagram @vintagetrailersupply or on Facebook here.