Thom Thumb Vintage Trailers, Popular Trailer Towing Accessories and Apple Pie Salad

Thom Thumb Vintage Trailers

When is vintage really new?As many of you who have followed our show for a while know, “vintage trailers’” are surfacing everywhere. Call it a trend, nostalgia or whatever the fact is, vintage trailers are HOT these days.

Today, if you enjoy the vintage look or lifestyle you have a few options you can take to get into vintage RVing. The first option – buying a restored vintage trailer or finding an original one and getting it restored. Whether you do it yourself or have a restoration shop do the work, it will take a while but when it’s done you’ll have a true vintage trailer.

Thom Thumb TrailersNow, if you really like the vintage look but would like some more modern amenities than the old original units offered, you have another option. Get a new “retro model’ trailer that has all the look of a vintage model but with all the modern running gear and amenities of current model trailers. And, now there is a third option…. You can buy a new / vintage trailer from Thom Thumb trailers. Located in Sublimity, Oregon, Thom Thumb Trailers is the brainchild of Thom Underwood.

Thom has always been into classic and vintage car restoration and it was when he decided he wanted a vintage travel trailer that things started getting interesting.

He located an old 50s Rod and Reel trailer to restore, but after seeing the condition the old trailer was in, he decided to build a new, identical model right down to the original type screws. Everything on this trailer is virtually, handmade to the exact same specs as the original parts. Why, even the wind-down frames are handmade just as they were back in the 50s.

I could go in writing all about this new masterpiece but it’s better to watch the story and see for yourself. Let us know what you think about this beauty….


Popular Trailer Towing Accessories

RV 101 shows us popular accessoriesAs you know, whether it’s boating, hot rodding or any number of things you can get into, there are always items you need or ‘just want’ to enhance your new hobby or lifestyle and RVing is no exception. Just ask anyone who has gone out and bought a new trailer. There are a lot of ‘Got To-Haves’ you find yourself buying.

This week, our friends, Mark and Dawn Polk from RV Education 101 show us some popular trailer towing accessories you may want to add to your list. Check out their recommendations and get your credit card out…


Road Chef Recipes – Apple Pie Salad

Easy Peasy Apple Pie Salad

Most RVers and campers have those favorite recipes they like preparing when out camping or just traveling. This particular recipe was from Evanne Schmarder and since we first aired the segment with her preparing this dish, the follow up and inquiries keep coming.

It’s called Apple Pie Salad and, as Evanne says, “It’s a way to enjoy apple pie and have your salad to”. It’s a relatively easy recipe to prepare, definitely delicious and I guarantee you when you prepare it for friends, have a copy of the recipe handy (or refer them to our website) as you are going to be asked for it. Check it out, try it and see if you agree. It’s really good. Visit our growing Road Chef Recipe section here.


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