New Member Interview with Jane Francis Pierce

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

Well its kinda of a lengthy story but I will summarize… Back in 2015, I had a bad accident.  Had a horse fall on me and broke my pelvis and lower back- worst Christmas ever! lol. While in the hospital for 4 weeks, there wasn’t much else to do but watch TV and I saw on GAC channel they were doing a story on the vintage camper craze, well, I was smitten!  after I got home, I dove in with both feet learning about the Vintage Camper community and decided I wanted to start my own camp resort.  

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

I currently own 13 trailers- my baby being the oldest- a 1937 Pierce Arrow.  It is a bare shell at the moment, but eventually will be my personal trailer.  Then there is a 1946-ish mystery trailer of which I have not been able to identify but it closely resembles a Curtis-Wright in shape.  Then a 1947 Ironwood, 1951 Spartanette, a 1952 Westwood, 1956 Comet, 1959 Shasta 19′ Deluxe, 1960 Mobile Scout, 1963 Shasta Astrodome, 1966 Holiday Trav’ler, 1968 Airstream Land Yacht, 1971, Airstream Land Yacht, and a 1971 Silver Streak.

My Dream Camper is my 1937 Pierce, I adore the 30’s area, and all things antique.

My tow vehicle is a Dodge Ram Hemi, its my farm truck, lol

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

Havent been to a rally as of yet because I discovered that There are no rallies in my state of Louisiana, so one of my mottos has always been- “find a need and fill it”.  Im currently in collaboration with a park now to set it up to where we can host rallies and attract vintage campers.  The park is 76 acres on a lake and has a huge potential to be a meeting hub for the south.  I will be parking my campers at the park for patrons to rent and we are lining out a list of amenities that will make it a wonderful well equipped venue.

Why did you decide to join the Tin Can Tourists?

In light of what we are trying to accomplish- what better vehicle to get the word out than TCT? I think this will be a fabulous project for all parties concerned and cant wait to get started on it!

What are your camping plans for this year?

Well I think I will have much time for camping given what I am involved in but perhaps after my “girls” are set up at the park I can take some time off and spend a weekend out at the lake!

** Im afraid I could not supply any pictures of the girls at present, I have no internet and all my pictures are on the home pc, and Im having to use the laptop for the moment.  Once I get back online Ill be happy to send!


  1. You are one ambitious woman!!! Congratulations and welcome!

  2. I’m in Louisiana too with my 76 argosy. I’d be interested in your location and rallies.

  3. Love what you are doling setting up a camp on La. I live in central Oklahoma and there none here either. Put me on your pc.Would love to join your group have kin folk in La. GO girl !!!!! CHIPPER B.

  4. Joined TCT this morning. Saw your post. I live in East TX. Would like to see your park.

  5. Thanks for all the lovely comments and encouragement. and yes I will be keeping TCT in the loop on our progress- we would love to have everyone come once we are ready to go!

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