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Editor’s Note: The following story was written by Mike Magda and first appeared

Back in the day, travel trailer owners used their personal vehicles or shop trucks to tote their Airstreams or Vagabonds cross country — there were no one-ton turbo-diesel crew cabs with navigation systems and leather seats. This is how real truckers went on vacation with their families.

The fifth annual Trail Along to Pismo vintage RV show was held last weekend in Pismo Beach, California, and it featured an eclectic collection of old pickup trucks, station wagons, woodies and a few truly unusual home-built tow vehicle creations. Highlights included a BMW pickup along with the Boles Aeros, Streamliners, Silver Streaks and the always cool Teardrops.

The show offers a nostalgic atmosphere, with kids riding around on Stingray bikes, women dressed in poodle skirts and all the trailers decorated in classic vintage decor.

Vintage Airstream Travel Trailer and Pick

Just one of many vintage rigs at the rally

See more great photos of vintage pickups and RVs here

Campers on horseback at Pacific Dunes RV Resort and Riding Stables

Pacific Dunes RV Resort and Riding Stables

Desiree Harrison has one of the most unusual jobs in California.

As a guide at Pacific Dunes Ranch Riding Stables, she leads horseback riding trips through a lushly forested area that includes a creek that’s inhabited by beavers and frequented by deer, before reaching one of the only beaches in California where people can go horseback riding.

She then takes riders back on another trail that traverses the scenic Oceano Dunes, an 18-mile-long stretch of sand dunes that were once inhabited by the Chumash Indians.

“This is one of only of handful of areas along the California coast where you can go horseback riding through forest, along a beach and cut through scenic sand dunes on the same ride,” said Harrison, who works as assistant general manager of the stables, which generates much of its business from Pacific Dunes Ranch RV Resort, a 215-site RV park that’s part of the Equity LifeStyle Properties chain.

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