Hello! My name is Staci Bloomer and I reside in the beautiful state of Oregon with my handsome husband, Tim Dunks, our amazing son, Brody and our fur baby (aka trailer security) Willy. Our family has a love of all things vintage. We have attended Hot August Nights in Reno, NV for many years. It has become a reunion of sorts as we converge as a family, along with our parents, aunts and uncles and friends to “ooh and ahh” over the eye candy. Two years ago, while cruising Facebook, I came across a post for Trailerfest. It was only an hour away (we lived in Napa, CA at the time) and the theme was Christmas in the Trailer Park. While we were still on the hunt for our first trailer, I simply could not pass this up. It encompassed all of my favorite things; vintage trailers, Christmas décor, ugly sweaters, camping and family! We booked a cabin, loaded up in our 1956 Chevy 210 Wagon and headed to Lodi. GAME OVER! We purchased and began work on our 1970 Ideal soon after. My husband and I both work full time, so we spent weekends and other free time working on “The Brat Pack.”
During the restoration, our family made the decision to move home to Oregon. Shortly after, we completed (is it ever really complete?) restoration and headed to Brooks, OR for our first rally, in the trailer. I was literally applying decals and other finishing touches at the rally! My husband asked me to kick him if he ever said he wanted to restore another vintage trailer. Four trailers later…his legs are still intact! We are now the proud owners of a 1970 Ideal, 1958 Ideal, 1967 Shasta and an early 1960’s Conway Caravan out of the UK. We have also committed (and are super excited) to help restore a 1951 Spartanette that my parents purchased after accompanying us to Trailerfest the last two years. In addition to growing our fleet of vintage trailers, we met some of the best friends a girl could ask for! (You know who you are!)
It is safe to say, we are HOOKED and we love every minute of it. Please feel free to reach out to us. If we don’t know the answer, we will help you find it. We are SO excited and honored to represent Tin Can Tourists in our home state.