New Member Interview with Kim and Don Bauer

Can you tell us about how you got into the vintage trailer hobby?

I am excited to have my husband come camp with me – something he has never done before. We are going to have a wonderful time just relaxing and enjoying new places! So many places to paint and explore.

What type of trailers have you owned and what do you have now? What is your dream vintage trailer?

I used to have a 31 foot Airstream but had to sell it because life changed.. so when I started back to being an artist full time and doing shows I decided that I wanted a vintage camper again. The camper will allow me to travel and stay at shows  in my own little home instead of hotels. I love how well they are put together and the “cute nostalgia” factor is just my thing! I am a printmaker – like Rembrandt and before. 
We have owned the 71 Airstream and now a 68 Forester. I am still not sure what make but I love it. I also think many of you will know the the trailer as I think that it was listed or a member of TCT. It was purchased from a wonderful young woman in the Twin Cities. For now this is my dream trailer! Pie in the sky dream trailer would be a smaller Airstream- Maybe a Bambi?

What do you tow with?

We purposely found a trailer that we can tow with our Subaru Outback.

Do you attend rallies and what do you like the most about attending a rally?

I have only been to one small Airstream rally and had so much fun.  We are excited to do one together. It will be a grand adventure full of fun and new friends!

Why did you decide to join the Tin Can Tourists?

I found the website for TCT and was looking for information… and then discovered the community and wanted to be a part of it!

What are your camping plans for this year?

We bought the trailer a little over a week ago and we are already planning to go up to Cloquet, Mn.  We have family in PA and Tx so those places are a thought. We hope to attend a rally..  We are excited to even just stay within  the Lake Superior / Lake Michigan area or even closer to home. We have friends that pull a palatial estate and they travel within 200 miles of home often within 70 miles of home and just relax EVERY WEEKEND!! Sounds like a dream! 

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