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!