New Member Interview with Beth Jones

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

I just fell in love with the vintage look, mostly the canned hams. It seems like there is more space and I love the birch wood. Class B’s are more efficient but I feel like I’m in a coffin! Class C’s are just too much of gas guzzlers. Class A’s are well Class A’s. They come with a high price tag and are breaking down all the time. That is why I went vintage, no refrigerator just an ice box and a good old Home Depot 5 gallon bucket for the mid-night call. The simpler the less to break down. The only thing I modernized was an AC. You know use women over 50!

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

I had a vintage 1960 Roadrunner named Dimples because she had some hail damage but she blew an axel and that was that. So now I have a 2020 reproduction of a 1950 Rod and Reel. A wonderful man by the name of Thom Thumb made Tator Tot for me in Oregon. I haven’t looked back since. Tator tot is my dream trailer, can’t imagine having anything else.

What do you tow with?

I tow with a 2003 Toyota Tundra 4X4. 4.7l, V8. Horsepower 245Hp, Torque 315 Lb-Ft.

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

Yes, I do attend rallies mostly Sisters on the Fly and Girl Campers. I like to attend rallies to go places I probably would have never thought of and to meet likeminded people. Campers tend to be friendly people. 

Why did you decide to join the Tin Can Tourists?

My husband isn’t big on camping but this is why I joined TCT so on the off chance he will see the light and this seems like a fun group! If not then you will see me with my furry friend, Canis lupus familiaris.

What are your camping plans for this year?

As I write this, I’m sitting in Tator in Mancos, CO. It’s been a long and glorious fall. I will have to see about making my annual pilgrimage to Tucson, AZ in the next couple of months for a week in the winter. 

2 comments

  1. Welcome Beth. Your trailer is a show stopper….. you are a lucky woman.

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