New Member Interview with Jennifer Reinshagen

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

My parents had trailers while I was growing up and the last one they had was an Airstream. We remodeled the inside of that one and I fell in love with them! My dad and I also owned/rehabbed several older cars (a 1951 DeSoto, a 1960 Nash Metropolitan and a 1970 Triumph) so the vintage itch was rampant! My husband and I found a 1980 International shortly after we were married and completely overhauled it (as it was quite neglected!).

What type of trailers have you owned and what do you have now? What is your dream vintage trailer? My husband and I started out with a pop-up, then transitioned to a 31’ 1980 Airstream International. We wanted something a little smaller so we found a 1966 22’ Airstream Safari. Now that we are traveling with other family members, we recently purchased a 2005 25’ Airstream Safari (just the right size!) and are selling the 1966. Our dream trailer is a 1950’s Airstream with the long row of street side windows and the extra lower window.

What do you tow with? 

We tow with a 2019 Ford F-150

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

We have attended a few rallies and really enjoyed meeting other camping enthusiasts as well as gaining a wealth of knowledge from them!

Why did you decide to join the Tin Can Tourists? 

It was recommended that we join by a fellow Airstreamer and close friend, Debra Kyle.

What are your camping plans for this year? 

We are still in the planning stages but would like to head out west when our work schedule permit!

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  1. My male friend and I have a older Toyota motor home we are refurbishing and would like to join TCT for new places to visit and go camping. We would also liked to meet other campers that have older motor homes or RVs. I work part time in a visitor center for Travel Oregon so if any campers want to come west stop by Crissey Field an Oregon State Park just north of the California state line on the west coast. We have alot of information on state RV park hereon the west coast plus places of interestby mile post.

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