Thursday, November 27, 2008

Metzendorf for sale on Craigslist!

This is a classic circa 1960 Metzendorf camper trailer made in Ohio by Amish craftsmen between 1959 and 1963. Camper is 12' in length from hitch to rear, stands 6'6", weighs 1350 lbs., with a dropped interior center floor section for standing height. Dining table folds down for one bed, sofa folds out for another. Sleeps two to three. Gas cook top and kitchen sink operational. Water tank on board or hook up to external hose. 110V outlets for small refrigerator (selling without), and other appliances. Original ice box is included. New wheels and tires. Equipped with 12V electric brakes that have not been checked out. Current registration and tag with clear title. Original cabinets and some upholstery. Has been on recent trips to the mountains and Outer Banks. Call Beverly at 910-228-6115 or email for additional information and photos.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Hula's new awning!

Hula got a new awning and then got to go camping for a beautiful week-end of camping in northern Indiana in late October. Looks great! I have a question. I see you have ac where most have propane tanks. Do you not have a propane system?

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Friday, October 31, 2008

Metzendorf for Sale!

Metzendorf for sale for $1800 in Scottsboro, ALabama . It looks like they did a lot of structural repair. I think it is the 15m model. This is posted on the classifieds at Tin Can Tourists at:

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Metzendorf for sale!

Well...this one looks like it needs a friend. For sale on Craigslist in Cleveland, Ohio:

"good clear title no leaksall windows there ectric works good. need tires soon. interior need repainted collecters item alumin siding . no bath room two spots for beds table runs into bed.has sink stove ice boc cabinets . 500 firm or trade for sport bike car what u got"

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Electric Brakes

Today my car is going in the shop to get electric brakes installed. On the road, I don't really seem to have any problems without the brakes hooked up, but I thought it has just been putting extra wear and tear on my car brakes. I do have a problem though backing the trailer down my gravel driveway that has about a 8% grade. The trailer can pull my car I hope the brakes will help. I haven't been doing much on the trailer as house chores have taken over my life....mainly painting the outside. I hope to get it done soon and possible go camping for a weekend before the snow flies.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Charles and Sues 1963 Metzendorf

Charles and Sue sent in some great pics of their 1963 Metzendorf. The photos include showing the prep work, getting reading to paint and then three on the outside after. The inside shows great pics of the natural birch paneling. They are thinking of painting something on the sides of the Metz. They did paint the wheels and Metzendorf lettering an antique blue-green. They went on what sounds like an amazing 8,516 mile trip towing with a Hi-Top van. I love the VW van as well! Some other great shots... son Peter at a campground in Bismarck, ND. Entering the Redwoods in California. Grandson Clark with his VW Bug in front of our Metz, at Camp Pendleton, Ca. and the last one at a campground in Banning, Ca.

Jerrie's Hula

Jerrie sent some great photos of their 1960 13 ft Metzendorf. They acquired her in May of 2008 and have been working on it all summer. They did a lot of rewiring and also had to rebuild the seat boxes, new seat cushions made, curtains and installed a 10 gallon fresh water tank with a marine pump and more. No surprise by the pictures that the name of their little trailer is "Hula." Thanks so much for sharing. I would love to know more details on where you put the water tank. I like the access doors that you have to get at the storage area under the dinette seats.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Rollins Pond, the Adirondacks

Just back from 9 night in the Adirondacks. It was just beautiful...and I am exhausted from paddling and hiking. I went with a couple of friends who were in a house of nylon. Too tired to write...I'll just post some pics tonight.

My site was right on the lake. It wasn't the best site...but it was pretty good. We could canoe right from the site and tour the St. Regis Canoe reserve, 18,000 acres of lakes, ponds and streams. We did a few carries. We also hiked Ampersand Mountain and St. Regis Mountain on the cloudy days. It was good to get a little relief from the sun.

I had my Nova Craft canoe and my friends were in kayaks. I use a 9 foot kayak paddle when I am going solo...well kinda solo, but the dog doesn't paddle.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008


Well... I replaced all the plugs....and still no blinky. There is something wrong with the socket. It got the saga will continue tomorrow. I hate to do it..but I may have to just use the magnetic lights. :(

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Trailer lights,,,, UGH!

Well... the bulb was blown, but that isn't the only problem. I think I have found the problem.... I have multiple connectors to go from a 6 to 4 pin. The 6 pin on the trailer had one terminal that was VERY corroded...despite being only 6 months old. Must be all the rain we have had. I took it apart and cleaned it...but I think I need to get a new one. Worse come to worse... I will geri-rig my magnetic ones on. Hopefully I can fix the lights tomorrow. ugh.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Blinker bulb blew....ugh!!!

My left rear bargman bulb blew. I took the bulb to an auto parts place...and they sold me the wrong one. I will have to search the forums to find the right part number. Today I installed a new 12v light fixture so I can read in bed. I got it at vintage trailer suppley. It was easy to install...and is nice and bright. I also finally took my tire with the slow leak to get fixed. There was a nail in it. Now....just gotta get a bulb for my next trip!!!!

Garry's Metzendorf

It is always great to see photos of other Metzendorfs. No two seem to be the same. I have gotten great ideas for my trailer. I really like the access to the storage box on both sides of the trailer. Mine storage is like a deep dark hole.

I love the travel stickers on the door!