Quantcast
4S Ranch Allied Gardens Alpine Baja Balboa Park Bankers Hill Barrio Logan Bay Ho Bay Park Black Mountain Ranch Blossom Valley Bonita Bonsall Borrego Springs Boulevard Campo Cardiff-by-the-Sea Carlsbad Carmel Mountain Carmel Valley Chollas View Chula Vista City College City Heights Clairemont College Area Coronado CSU San Marcos Cuyamaca College Del Cerro Del Mar Descanso Downtown San Diego Eastlake East Village El Cajon Emerald Hills Encanto Encinitas Escondido Fallbrook Fletcher Hills Golden Hill Grant Hill Grantville Grossmont College Guatay Harbor Island Hillcrest Imperial Beach Imperial Valley Jacumba Jamacha-Lomita Jamul Julian Kearny Mesa Kensington La Jolla Lakeside La Mesa Lemon Grove Leucadia Liberty Station Lincoln Acres Lincoln Park Linda Vista Little Italy Logan Heights Mesa College Midway District MiraCosta College Miramar Miramar College Mira Mesa Mission Beach Mission Hills Mission Valley Mountain View Mount Hope Mount Laguna National City Nestor Normal Heights North Park Oak Park Ocean Beach Oceanside Old Town Otay Mesa Pacific Beach Pala Palomar College Palomar Mountain Paradise Hills Pauma Valley Pine Valley Point Loma Point Loma Nazarene Potrero Poway Rainbow Ramona Rancho Bernardo Rancho Penasquitos Rancho San Diego Rancho Santa Fe Rolando San Carlos San Marcos San Onofre Santa Ysabel Santee San Ysidro Scripps Ranch SDSU Serra Mesa Shelltown Shelter Island Sherman Heights Skyline Solana Beach Sorrento Valley Southcrest South Park Southwestern College Spring Valley Stockton Talmadge Temecula Tierrasanta Tijuana UCSD University City University Heights USD Valencia Park Valley Center Vista Warner Springs

Temporary trailer-park market

Shops on wheels in Normal Heights

“STOP, Poppa, and look!” Our four-year old daughter yelled from the backseat of our SUV. Saturdays are usually a family day, when we take our daughter for a cruise to the park or beach and cap the day off with an ice cream.

Last Saturday, August 16, as we passed the Normal Heights sign, we all saw something that was not so normal. I rubbernecked so hard, I almost hit the Vespa parked on the north side of Adams. As we flipped a U-turn, we saw up close a group of trailers that surrounded a 1962 Flying Cloud Airstream in front of the Masonic Lodge on 34th and Adams.

Calexico Creamery

I parked the car, looked at my wife and backseat driver, and said, “How about some ice cream?!”

The vintage trailer on the left was Calexico Creamery. We bought some carrot ice cream and a watermelon popsicle.

The owner of the 22-foot chrome Airstream trailer’s name is Charlotte Lantz.

“Approximately 100 people showed up since 11a.m. this morning,” said Lantz before turning to her customer. “That will be $18 for that piece, and it’s handmade.” After she was done, she agreed to let me see the interior of her rolling shop while my wife and daughter went next door.

A breakfast nook set up toward the rear doubles as a display for her handmade textile pieces and a spot for her and her potential clients.

Stop Shop & Roll

My wife texted me: “Do you have any cash on you?” I walked out to see my wife and daughter playing dress-up at the Stop Shop & Roll truck, which even had a PVC-framed changing room set up outside.

This marketplace was set up by Lantz and friends to promote their businesses; Charlotte’s mobile textile studio, called Julius & Co.; Tote Shoppe; Jaimee Pratt; Elizabeth Hales Studio; Stop Shop and Roll; Liquid Eden Water Supply; and Calexico Creamery.

For rent

Lantz also mentioned that she and her husband rent out the 1966 Northwest Coach they had on the lot.

While thumbing through the Vintage Camper Trailers magazine that Lantz had, I noticed that this type of gathering is happening all around the U.S., and judging by the amount of advertisers, it looks like a booming niche business.

“I do think they are here to stay, especially if city government does not overregulate them,” said Mark Kunce, a local realtor and founder of I Heart 92116, a Facebook page providing real estate listings and information on community happenings in Normal Heights, University Heights, and Kensington.

Here's something you might be interested in.
Submit a free classified
or view all
BUYING VIDEO GAME CONSOLES
San Diego Reader Classified ads
March 23, 2020
1984 WORLD SERIES
San Diego Reader Classified ads
March 24, 2020
WANTED FREE USED SKATEBOARD WHEELS
San Diego Reader Classified ads
March 24, 2020
Custom Fuji ‘Track Pro’ fixed gear machine - $600
San Diego Reader Classified ads
March 23, 2020
christian cupid
San Diego Reader Classified ads
March 30, 2020
Ad
Previous article

Darrell Issa foundation tips hand to North County Farms

San Diego developers cozy up to Democrats
Next Article

The Districts: San Diego tour reminiscing

More records, more tours
Comments
3

Wow Mike, thanks for this article. I love old trailers. I grew up camping in a 63 16' Oasis. Thanks to you I discovered Vintage Camper Trailers' web site and have now subscribed. Hope the event keeps it up without too much regulations. Sounds like by being at the Masonic Lodge, they can do this without interference. Any way to get on Charlotte's list so I know about the next one?

Aug. 21, 2014

Thanks for the article Mike! I would love to host another trailer rally and "trailer-park market" in Normal Heights... Ken (and anyone else who is interested) can email me at [email protected] to join my mailing list. I'm also looking for more trailers and mobile shops to join me next time. If you know someone who might be interested in participating, please have them contact me. www.juliusandcompany.com Thanks!!

Aug. 26, 2014

Ken, Charlotte and Pamela, thank you! I'm glad to have helped, please do keep me posted on any more venues!! Mike

Aug. 26, 2014

Sign in to comment

Sign in

“STOP, Poppa, and look!” Our four-year old daughter yelled from the backseat of our SUV. Saturdays are usually a family day, when we take our daughter for a cruise to the park or beach and cap the day off with an ice cream.

Last Saturday, August 16, as we passed the Normal Heights sign, we all saw something that was not so normal. I rubbernecked so hard, I almost hit the Vespa parked on the north side of Adams. As we flipped a U-turn, we saw up close a group of trailers that surrounded a 1962 Flying Cloud Airstream in front of the Masonic Lodge on 34th and Adams.

Calexico Creamery

I parked the car, looked at my wife and backseat driver, and said, “How about some ice cream?!”

The vintage trailer on the left was Calexico Creamery. We bought some carrot ice cream and a watermelon popsicle.

The owner of the 22-foot chrome Airstream trailer’s name is Charlotte Lantz.

“Approximately 100 people showed up since 11a.m. this morning,” said Lantz before turning to her customer. “That will be $18 for that piece, and it’s handmade.” After she was done, she agreed to let me see the interior of her rolling shop while my wife and daughter went next door.

A breakfast nook set up toward the rear doubles as a display for her handmade textile pieces and a spot for her and her potential clients.

Stop Shop & Roll

My wife texted me: “Do you have any cash on you?” I walked out to see my wife and daughter playing dress-up at the Stop Shop & Roll truck, which even had a PVC-framed changing room set up outside.

This marketplace was set up by Lantz and friends to promote their businesses; Charlotte’s mobile textile studio, called Julius & Co.; Tote Shoppe; Jaimee Pratt; Elizabeth Hales Studio; Stop Shop and Roll; Liquid Eden Water Supply; and Calexico Creamery.

For rent

Lantz also mentioned that she and her husband rent out the 1966 Northwest Coach they had on the lot.

While thumbing through the Vintage Camper Trailers magazine that Lantz had, I noticed that this type of gathering is happening all around the U.S., and judging by the amount of advertisers, it looks like a booming niche business.

“I do think they are here to stay, especially if city government does not overregulate them,” said Mark Kunce, a local realtor and founder of I Heart 92116, a Facebook page providing real estate listings and information on community happenings in Normal Heights, University Heights, and Kensington.

Sponsored
Here's something you might be interested in.
Submit a free classified
or view all
A HUGE PILE OF OLD DISNEY STUFF
San Diego Reader Classified ads
March 24, 2020
I PAY CASH
San Diego Reader Classified ads
March 24, 2020
INDUSTRIAL KITCHEN EQUIPMENT for sale
San Diego Reader Classified ads
March 27, 2020
THANKS READER!
San Diego Reader Classified ads
March 24, 2020
Download AOL Desktop Gold | +1-888-857-5157
San Diego Reader Classified ads
April 3, 2020
Previous article

Six tanka by Andrew Hamlin

Throw open the window in winter
Next Article

COVID-19 screening lapses plagued San Diego veterans' care

V.A.'s response asserts stealth audit "put our patients and staff at risk"
Comments
3

Wow Mike, thanks for this article. I love old trailers. I grew up camping in a 63 16' Oasis. Thanks to you I discovered Vintage Camper Trailers' web site and have now subscribed. Hope the event keeps it up without too much regulations. Sounds like by being at the Masonic Lodge, they can do this without interference. Any way to get on Charlotte's list so I know about the next one?

Aug. 21, 2014

Thanks for the article Mike! I would love to host another trailer rally and "trailer-park market" in Normal Heights... Ken (and anyone else who is interested) can email me at [email protected] to join my mailing list. I'm also looking for more trailers and mobile shops to join me next time. If you know someone who might be interested in participating, please have them contact me. www.juliusandcompany.com Thanks!!

Aug. 26, 2014

Ken, Charlotte and Pamela, thank you! I'm glad to have helped, please do keep me posted on any more venues!! Mike

Aug. 26, 2014

Sign in to comment

Sign in

Art Reviews — W.S. Di Piero's eye on exhibits Ask a Hipster — Advice you didn't know you needed Best Buys — San Diego shopping Big Screen — Movie commentary Blurt — Music's inside track Booze News — San Diego spirits City Lights — News and politics Classical Music — Immortal beauty Classifieds — Free and easy Cover Stories — Front-page features Excerpts — Literary and spiritual excerpts Famous Former Neighbors — Next-door celebs Feast! — Food & drink reviews Feature Stories — Local news & stories From the Archives — Spotlight on the past Golden Dreams — Talk of the town Here's the Deal — Chad Deal's watering holes Just Announced — The scoop on shows Letters — Our inbox [email protected] — Local movie buffs share favorites Movie Reviews — Our critics' picks and pans Musician Interviews — Up close with local artists Neighborhood News from Stringers — Hyperlocal news News Ticker — News & politics Obermeyer — San Diego politics illustrated Of Note — Concert picks Out & About — What's Happening Overheard in San Diego — Eavesdropping illustrated Poetry — The old and the new Pour Over — Grab a cup Reader Travel — Travel section built by travelers Reading — The hunt for intellectuals Roam-O-Rama — SoCal's best hiking/biking trails San Diego Beer News — Inside San Diego suds SD on the QT — Almost factual news Set 'em Up Joe — Bartenders' drink recipes Sheep and Goats — Places of worship Special Issues — The best of Sports — Athletics without gush Street Style — San Diego streets have style Suit Up — Fashion tips for dudes Theater Reviews — Local productions Theater antireviews — Narrow your search Tin Fork — Silver spoon alternative Under the Radar — Matt Potter's undercover work Unforgettable — Long-ago San Diego Unreal Estate — San Diego's priciest pads Waterfront — All things ocean Your Week — Daily event picks
4S Ranch Allied Gardens Alpine Baja Balboa Park Bankers Hill Barrio Logan Bay Ho Bay Park Black Mountain Ranch Blossom Valley Bonita Bonsall Borrego Springs Boulevard Campo Cardiff-by-the-Sea Carlsbad Carmel Mountain Carmel Valley Chollas View Chula Vista City College City Heights Clairemont College Area Coronado CSU San Marcos Cuyamaca College Del Cerro Del Mar Descanso Downtown San Diego Eastlake East Village El Cajon Emerald Hills Encanto Encinitas Escondido Fallbrook Fletcher Hills Golden Hill Grant Hill Grantville Grossmont College Guatay Harbor Island Hillcrest Imperial Beach Imperial Valley Jacumba Jamacha-Lomita Jamul Julian Kearny Mesa Kensington La Jolla Lakeside La Mesa Lemon Grove Leucadia Liberty Station Lincoln Acres Lincoln Park Linda Vista Little Italy Logan Heights Mesa College Midway District MiraCosta College Miramar Miramar College Mira Mesa Mission Beach Mission Hills Mission Valley Mountain View Mount Hope Mount Laguna National City Nestor Normal Heights North Park Oak Park Ocean Beach Oceanside Old Town Otay Mesa Pacific Beach Pala Palomar College Palomar Mountain Paradise Hills Pauma Valley Pine Valley Point Loma Point Loma Nazarene Potrero Poway Rainbow Ramona Rancho Bernardo Rancho Penasquitos Rancho San Diego Rancho Santa Fe Rolando San Carlos San Marcos San Onofre Santa Ysabel Santee San Ysidro Scripps Ranch SDSU Serra Mesa Shelltown Shelter Island Sherman Heights Skyline Solana Beach Sorrento Valley Southcrest South Park Southwestern College Spring Valley Stockton Talmadge Temecula Tierrasanta Tijuana UCSD University City University Heights USD Valencia Park Valley Center Vista Warner Springs
Close