New Member Interview with Matthew Hodgman

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

We actually purchased a Vintage Cruiser bout 5 years ago which is a new trailer that is retro in design to look the part but definitely not as cool. I am an antique car collector and have become very interested in restoring and traveling in a vintage Spartan after meeting one of your members, Dawn Bastian on Madeline Island a few years ago.

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

We currently own a Vintage Cruiser 19ERD that is red on the exterior with a woody style interior. My dream is to own a Spartan Royal Mansion. Especially after walking through one at the Modernism Vintage Camper Show in Palm Springs a few weeks ago!

What do you tow with? 

Jeep Grand Cherokee or a 1984 Chevy CSO Dually that matches the color of the camper

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

We would love to but haven’t yet

Why did you decide to join the Tin Can Tourists? 

Dawn’s recommendation

What are your camping plans for this year? 

3 trips are booked so far and we hope to plan at least 2 more


  1. You did a wonderful job with the decor. I love the wood and your red curtains. Where did you get the vintage chairs? Welcome!!!

  2. Hey! You met me too on Madeline! Damn, that Dawn and her Holiday House get all the attention 😉

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