The history behind this one: Just over a year ago, in late August, we (our family) went on a 10 day vacation, in Pembrooke, Ontario. We borrowed a cousin's tent trailer, and were on our way to Fiddle Park. It was a Fiddle Festival that my parents frequent every year. Yup, a Fiddle Festival. Although we are barley 40, we seem to be old beyond our years, and love to surround ourselves with old things. (as mentioned before) This includes the "old folks". ("We do love you all!") We had a great time, but the tiny '70's tent trailer (old but lacking character!) was not very accommodating for us. It was pushing September, and it happened that that week was really cold at night. No heater in the rig, and our alarm clock was the condensation dripping on our faces in the morning.
our 1994 Chrysler Concorde, we were the
"trailer trash" that week. - No offence intended. -
So, back to my obsession...
When we got home, I did as my son always says..."google it!"
Knowing that a new fancy trailer was probably not a logical plan for us, I decided to google used fixer-up'ers. Somehow in my googling, I came across the "Teardrop" trailer. A DIY project that any "handy" person could reasonably take on, quite inexpensively. Neil is handy, isn't he? Well, at least i am. The trailer is small and light, and has a queen bed with a real mattress in it. It has an outdoor kitchen off of the back, and is great for the true outdoors person. (Like us) It can be towed by a smaller vehicle too.
(THE TEARDROP & THE KIDS!)
My parents were kind of looking out for us...a friend of theirs was older, moved out of their house, and in the barn was a 1970's trailer. They inquired about it for us, but that fell through. I thought an older "Boler" trailer might be the answer. A small trailer, a good "starter trailer"
Then one day, just a couple of weeks ago, a co-worker told me he had just bought a Boler trailer. I said how cool that was, that I wanted one too. ......
.......Wait for it...........
"Have I got a trailer for you!"
That was it. Our destiny.
"A 25' 1953 Airstream." That is what he said to me. I immediately said no, it was too big, and probably too expensive. I really didn't think the "1953" part of that sentence, was the year. I assumed it was the series or something. (I was an airstream virgin.) I did ask him a few simple questions, then dismissed the subject. He still gave me his phone #, and went on his merry way. Over the weekend, I decided it was worth the "google". 1953 Airstream....wow. hmmmmm. Intriguing, .....cool dome shape, .....hmmmmm.
Interesting history, kinda cool. I love old things...hmmmm...My co-worker was mistaken on the size, it is actually 21 feet long...not too big at all.
My slight interest, quickly turned into blog hopping, price comparisons, restoration supply research, and, eventually, my current obsession!
There you have it. I WANT ONE!
Al-13...Aluminum...who knew! Now all I have to do is convince my husband. Or, (shhhh) make him think it is HIS idea.
MTC, as soon as there is more to tell.