New Member Interview – Dave Fox

Can you tell us about how you got into the vintage trailer hobby?
The first camper i ever bought was my 1973 Shasta Starflyte.  It was used, well loved, etc…… but It would keep me dry, and I wouldn’t get soaked in a tent anymore.  For 15+ years I have been searching for various parts—-some I find and some I don’t.  My wife JUST spotted an ad last week for the open-to-public hours for the TCT rally at Bouckville last Saturday, so thought “oh, maybe there’ll be vendors with parts!”  So, I went over….no vendors, but got to talk with some cool people,  gave me the info on how to join…….and here I am!  A note on the side—-my envelope with the window sticker and my badges just arrived in the mail today, too:)

What type of trailers have you owned and what do you have now? What is your dream vintage trailer?
I have one other camper……a 1994 Starcraft LeisureStar 25ft 5th wheel that I am fixing up, too.  I don’t really have a ‘dream vintage trailer’, but an older Airstream would be fun to re-do.

What do you tow with?
I like a big pickup, and I pull some heavy stuff at times. It’s waaaay overkill, but currently I’m towing with a 2006 Chevy Silverado 3500 Duramax Turbo Diesel/Allison extended cab 4×4 with a mild lift. 

Do you attend rallies and what do you like the most about attending a rally?
I only attended the public hours for the local one last week…….but was welcomed right in.

Why did you decide to join the Tin Can Tourists?
This group looks like a lot of fun, and I’ll be able to finally get the resources and knowledge base for my ‘73 Shasta.

What are your camping plans for this year?
I really only camp once a year at a music festival that I’ve attended for 20+ years.  My Shasta keeps me, my instruments, and my dogs safe and dry.  This year will be no different:)
here are some pics:

Time for coffee
Just started the fire for supper
Night falls, soon time to pack up for the night
Back home and closed up til next year

Thanks again, and I hope this is good enough 🙂

Dave Fox

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