Thom Thumb Trailers – Exact Replicas of Rod & Reel Can Ham Trailers

Thom Thumb Trailers

In this Rollin’ On TV show Jeff Johnston checks out the brand-new Thom Thumb vintage trailer.

So, you’re asking, is this a vintage trailer or a new trailer? The answer is both. Now don’t mistake this new-vintage trailer as a ‘retro type trailer’ where the whole trailer is made with modern technology, amenities and materials and just given a retro look. No way!

Jeff Johnston Shoots the Thom Thumb TrailerThe Thom Thumb trailer is built exactly like an original 1950 Rod & Reel can ham trailer, which Thom Underwood, the gentleman behind these trailers, used as a reference point.

Let’s backtrack here a bit so you understand how this whole thing came about. Thom Underwood, who lives in Aumsville, Oregon, has been a long -time restorer of vintage and classic cars. So he knows what authenticity is all about. One day he purchased an old 1950 Rod & Reel trailer in hopes of restoring it. As he got into the project he realized that the trailer was too far gone to restore. So the next step for Thom was, build an exact replica. Which is what he did. After completely dismantling the original trailer, he started making exact-replica components from as close to exact materials as he could find. And he fabricated all the pieces himself, even the window frames, latches and other parts… to exact specifications. Why, he even made the ice box (yep… no refrigerator), to original specs but with additional insulation to hold ice longer. Remember the old propane lights in these trailers? Well this trailer has that feature also.

I could go on and on describing this awesome vintage trailer, but the best thing is watch the story and see for yourself.. As for me, I admire talented craftsmen and the skills they have and seeing what Tom has built here….. I’m floored. Do watch the story, and I’m sure you’ll agree. And who knows, you may want one for yourself, but keep in mind, he has a waiting list. For more information visit Thom Thumb Trailers .

Jeff shows us the Winegard systemAlso on this week’s show, Jeff shows us how anyone can have great television reception virtually anywhere with the Winegard “Carry-Out’ portable satellite TV antenna. It’s easy to set up and in minutes you can be watching your favorite game or other programs. And the best thing, they are not that expensive.

Evanne gives us healthy chocolate puddingAnd, sometimes the word ‘healthy’, ‘camping’ and ‘great on-the-road-food’ don’t go together but, as Evanne shows us you can make some delicious chocolate pudding from… Avocados! I’m not kidding. We showed you this surprising dish and recipe before and we still keep getting inquiries about it, so…… here’s an encore of Evanne’s Avo-Chocolate pudding. For more information, visit RV Cooking Show .


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