2015 Jayco Jay Flight
2015 Jayco Jay Flight
Member since 2018
My first camper was a home-made all-aluminum teardrop, custom-built. It lacked the amenities of my T@G--no A/C, refrigerator, or stove. I spent a month camping in it at the foothills of the Smokey Mountains, and sure could have used the A/C! But I fell in love with the small retro-campers, and after many years tent camping, was happy to move into a more comfortable camper, off the ground & secure from the elements. I got so enthusiastic about retro campers that I thought it would be fun to invest in a few, and start a small business, renting them out. So now, I have three models to chose from; each will sleep two people comfortably. I have a 15 foot 2015 Shasta-style retro-canned ham camper and a ten foot, small but roomy 'Lil Loafer, built in 62 by Aristocrat, and upgraded with new air conditioning, and a new mattress--a couch which opens up into a full-size bed. All aluminum, I guess it is a tiny canned ham, but looks to me more like a large bread box! The T@G is also 10 feet, but configured very differently than the 'Lil Loafer. I just have enjoyed upgrading the fun retro campers, especially the 'Lil Loafer, keeping the mid-century charm. It would have made better business sense, perhaps, to stick with one model, but I bought these, in part because they were available, and mostly because each has different features which appeal to me personally. I get to take any of them out for a week-end, and all have their own charm. I haven't yet decided which I like best!
This camper weighs only 2,000 lbs! Inside is new upholstery and bedding, with a retro look. The kitchen has up to date stove top, microwave & refrigerator. Nothing retro about the modern plumbing, with a wet bath (toilet/shower).
The Canned Ham is designed for use on paved roads. It should only be hauled on gravel or dirt roads for short distances, as may be the case in some state parks or other campsites. Off road, on dirt or gravel, drive no more than 15 to 20 mph, to prevent damage to the undercarriage of the camper.
some trucks and SUVs are significantly higher in newer vehicles. I have an adjustable aluminum drop-bar with a two inch hitch available for a one-time $30 charge, if needed
All pets must have proof of current rabies vaccination, and must be spayed or neutered. Breeders may bring unaltered animals; except no females in heat. Extracleaningfeewithpetsis$100;higherfeesCOULDresult,dependingonconditionofcamperonreturn.absolutelynopetscanbeleftincamperunattendedatanytime.
Pop-up tent: Handy for storing wet gear; or use to dry your wet dog(s) on a rainy day, or after a swim, before bringing inside the camper. Price is for entire rental period.
Rachel communicated well and went the extra mile to make our experience a good one. Tha trailer is in good shape and in great condition.
Camper was perfect for our needs made our trip an experience.
Todd and his family were ideal responsible clients, took care of the camper, returning it clean, and ready for its next adventure. Good communication, easy to work with, despite some challenges.
Rachel was so easy to work with on delivery and pick up of the trailer. It was a great vintage find for our needs.
Thanks, Andrea! It was a real pleasure; I enjoyed working with you; I was honored to represent Outdoorsy.com!