New Member Interview with Karyn Burbank

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

I grew up tent camping with friends and family – but somewhere in my 30s, hotels and airplanes replaced tents and campfires. We were invited to go on a group camping trip, but I no longer owned a tent so I was looking at AirBnB’s in the area. I happened upon a 1951 Boles Aero that a man would deliver to our campground. We stayed in this 10ft little trailer and we were hooked. It brought us back to everything we loved about camping and removed all the things we didnt miss (sleeping on the ground, all your things wet and dirty). On the drive home that weekend I began the hunt, joined every group I could find and watched and searched the classifieds until that one day I will never forget – when I found mine.

Did you know the 10 year wedding anniversary is the Aluminum Anniversary?? 

The timing could not have been better for us! 

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

This is our first. A 1960 Nomad. It IS my dream come true. But she is just under 14′. I would LOVE 17′. I love the Holiday House (the ones with the bay window at the dinette) – ultimately, I just wish we had a slightly bigger bed and fresh water tanks.

What do you tow with?

2020 jeep grand cherokee

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

This is our first, what I am most excited about is all that we have to learn. About proper maintenance and storage. 

Why did you decide to join the Tin Can Tourists?

The sense of community and the variety of owners. 

What are your camping plans for this year?

We have done so much already – State parks mainly due to the cleanliness of bathrooms and showerhouses. We are so lucky to have so much beauty within a few hours drive! We have done Port Crescent, Sleeper, South Higgins, Metamora, Ludington and for our anniversary we did Hocking Hills, OH and Red River Gorge, KY. That was amazing! 


  1. I love your sunshine yellow! Its such a happy color. Cute little fur babies too. I’m so glad you include them.

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