Can you tell us about how you got into the vintage trailer hobby?
I have been camping and boating for years. My family always had larger vehicles and vessels. I am at a stage where I wanted something I could manage on my own. Last year, I bought my first vintage trailer because they are so darned cute! Notice, I said “first.” I feel like this will be a passion of mine for years to come.
What type of trailers have you owned and what do you have now? What is your dream vintage trailer?
I currently have a 1966 Trotwood. The birch interior is homey. I adore it. My daughter, however, is vocal that she prefers the Holiday Rambler we used to own. I don’t need a T.V. or a washer/dryer to camp. My dream trailer has to be a Spartan Manor. They are really elegant. Yes, I aspire to be a glamper.
What do you tow with?
I have a 2022 Toyota 4Runner. After years of dealing with RV mechanical issues, I was ready to tow.
Do you attend rallies and what do you like the most about attending a rally?
Why did you decide to join the Tin Can Tourists? (Note: I combined these questions).
I decided to Join Tin Can Tourists after visiting the 2021 Camp Dearborn event. Everyone was so friendly, ready to share a story or answer a question. It was like a family reunion. This year’s Camp Dearborn will be my first rally. I look forward to making new friends and ogling all the vintage trailers.
What are your camping plans for this year?
I am staying fairly close to my home base of Bay City. There are so many really lovely spots on Lake Huron. I have enjoyed Tawas State Park, Sleeper and Port Crescent. I boondocked on a farm that hosted a holistic fair. Of course, I am looking forward to Camp Dearborn in September.