A great business starts with one idea, or in the case of Morgan Gliko, one tiny trailer.
After having their first child in 2011, Morgan and his wife Ashley fell into an exhausting routine. They were two ships passing in the night as she worked nights as an ultrasound nurse, and he worked during the day at the American Red Cross. “I would hand off our son and go to work,” he told Yahoo Finance. “We were like two single parents who never had family time until we went on vacation.”
When the couple from Mt. Juliet, Tenn. discovered they were expecting a second child, it was clear that something needed to change. Ashley’s income was enough to support the family, so Morgan decided to leave his job and stay home with the children.
In 2015, the family took their annual vacation to visit family in Montana, and decided to buy a 16-foot red Shasta Airflyte trailer for the trip. It cost $15,000, and they loved the fact that they could travel at their own pace, staying at campgrounds along the way.
What Gliko didn’t expect is that pulling the bright red vintage trailer behind their truck would attract so much attention. “We got a huge response from people at gas stations, campsites, literally everywhere we went,” he said. “We realized we were on to something.”