Can you tell us about how you got into the vintage trailer hobby? We sold our travel trailer in 2014 because we became empty nesters and didn’t need the bunks. We started looking for a small motorhome to replace the trailer. We wanted something that could fit in our warehouse during the winter. We started looking for “lower height” motorhomes and found they are rare. We stumbled upon our current Motorhome online at a Camping World in TN. It was what we needed because of the size and height. Only thing is it was an older motorhome and we would be buying sight unseen and going by pictures only. Well, we decided to just do it! We purchased it and then had it transported to us here in Savannah, NY. It needed a lot of updating, and repairs. We spent all Fall, Winter and Spring of 2014-2015 renovating it.
What type of trailers have you owned and what do you have now? What is your dream vintage trailer? Prior to our current Motorhome, we had a travel trailer that we bought new in 1996. It had bunks on the front and a slide out with Queen bed in the back. So, our 2nd and current is the 2002 R-Vision Stratus 30 ft. long Motorhome with one slide out that I discussed above in the first question.
What do you tow with? Since we have a Motorhome, we Toad a Jeep Wrangler.
Do you attend rallies and what do you like the most about attending a rally? We have NOT been to any Rallies yet.
Why did you decide to join the Tin Can Tourists? The reason for joining Tin Can Tourists is so we can get to know other ‘Vintage Campers.” We enjoy visiting the Rally at Sampson State Park in Romulus, NY and checking out the vintage campers and talking to the great folks who own them. We are hoping we can get a campsite there for the 2024 Rally.
What are your camping plans for this year? We have been booking a few State and County Campgrounds. It’s getting harder and harder to book sites, it seems in the last few years. But, thanks to Dave McGrath, we were able to book most all of our sites last year from cancellations.