I have always loved the little vintage campers. I consider them “magical.” I have always wanted one, but either they were too much money or way too much work. I’ve owned books about the campers, joined Sisters on the Fly, dreamed of decorating and traveling, but no trailer.. 🙁 The other issue is that I don’t want to buy a new vehicle to tow with, so I had to be mindful of the weight of a trailer. But recently, I had the chance to purchase a 1962 Shasta Compact.
I have seen vintage trailers restored to perfection, but that is just not for me. My little darling has a few dings and nicks…she is not perfect…just like her owner! While I have not attended any rallies yet, I sure want to in the future. What I have done is take her to area car shows…and let me tell you…she is a hit! I have her all decked out in her finest linens, with a vintage table and chairs outside and more linens and pillows. Some of the ladies at the car shows are not interested in the cars and only accompany their husbands to keep them company, but they sure loved my trailer. And yes, quite a few men did also. I have a big jar of lollipops outside, and the kids love climbing in her and looking around and then getting a lollipop.
As far as joining the Tin Can Tourists…I want to be with my people!
I tow my camper with a 2017 Rav 4.
Me and my dog Sonny are going on out maiden camping trip in September where I live. At the beginning of the month we are going to Lake Tahgkanic in NYS and at the end of the month we will be at North/South Lake in NYS.
At 65 and single, I am THRILLED to be adventuring out, on my own, waiting for no one….it’s empowering.