New Member Interview with Peter Browning

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

A couple years ago, my wife found a travel trailer for sale that she fell in love with. So we bought it. It’s a Shasta Airflyte Reissue made in 2015. They remade the original 1961 Shasta Airflyte and added a few modern updates (toilet, fridge, AC, etc.).  We took it camping and found a number of issues with how it was built.  Apparently all of these reissues had these problems. Being mostly retired, I set out to improve these problems. I found I enjoyed working on the trailer and wanted to keep doing it. Since this model was a limited production, they are holding their value, so I started buying them to fix. I have 4 right now, but I’m looking to sell 2 this spring.  I think eventually I’ll find a ‘60s camper and do a full restoration, but for now I’m focusing on the Shasta Airflyte Reissue model. 

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

My dream vintage trailer is probably a ‘60s Shasta for restoration.  

What do you tow with?

I tow with a Toyota Tundra.

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

We just started going to rallies last year. I enjoy meeting people who appreciate vintage travel trailers. A friend I met at a Shasta Reissued rally last summer told me about the Bull Shoals rally. When I saw it was a TCT rally, I decided to join TCT.

What are your camping plans for this year?

This year we’re starting in Bull Shoals in April then to Hot Springs. In June we’ll be heading to Estes Park CO for a Shasta Reissued rally. Planning to go to Echo Bluffs State Park near Round Spring MO in August. Then might head to Dallas for another Shasta rally in the fall. 

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