New Member Interview with Ann Coomber

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

  • We tented camped for years and as motorcycle riders in our 50s added a cargo trailer with porta pot, AC, and cots as going out west on rides from FLA was too much of a ride for us.
  • After a few years of that we want more comfort and the new units just seems so expensive with such cheap material
  • We owned a small construction company so thought how much harder can an RV be to remodel than a house…well it can harder be as so many trades don’t have the skills/patience to work on campers.  The Mr. is pretty handy so took on the restoration of a 72 AS Tradewind in 2011.

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

  • The cargo outfit, a Shasta reissue, 2018 26 U Airstream Flying Cloud, and our Favorite the 72 Tradewind

What do you tow with?

  • 2007 Chevy C2500

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

  • We have only attended a few vintage airstream rally’s, have visited a TCT rally, and YEAH are attending this winter’s rally in Fort McCoy.  See others projects and the comradery is the best.

Why did you decide to join the Tin Can Tourists?

  • To attend the Rally and be a part of the vintage group.

What are your camping plans for this year?

  • January, Sevierville TN for Hive Life Conference
  • February, Fort McCoy for the TCT
  • March, Skidaway for St. Patrick’s
  • April, Wilkesboro for Merlefest
  • June, Cades Cove – Hiking and biking the loop
  • July, Grayson Highlands – Hiking, Ponies, Virginia Creeper Bike Trail
  • September, Cataloochee for Elk viewing and hiking
  • October Davidson River – more hiking and waterfalls
  • November – James Island Charleston for the fun of it all

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