Do you want to know the story of how we got our first trailer?
We found our 1984 Uhaul Ct-13 outside of Columbus, Ohio, in 2017. I had been searching for months.
Actually, let me rewind things a bit. I’m addicted to all things vintage and have been for more than two decades. (I’ll have to share some pics of our home in the future.)
When Trevor and I decided we wanted our family to start camping together, I was first drawn to canned ham trailers. I loved their tiny size and round silhouette. But after some research, I found they were wood-framed and prone to having issues with wood rot.
So back to more research, and that’s when I ran across fiberglass egg trailers. Super lightweight, and no wood frame to rot, it was decided. (Obviously, there’s still a list to cover on your walk thru-inspection. We’ll have to share that in another post.)
Of the fiberglass eggs, right off the bat, I was drawn to the Uhaul’s body shape. It reminded me of a tic-tac. Lol! And I liked that the interior was smooth and easy to clean, unlike the carpet walls of the Casita (but carpet adds insulation).
It was tiny, we could pull it with anything, and it’s lightweight wouldn’t slow us down on the road. I began the search. I knew I wanted it in “fantastic” original condition (which is what I always want when buying something vintage), so I had to be patient.
I searched. This was before facebook marketplace existed. There were and are a couple sites specializing in fiberglass trailers sales. And then there was Craigslist, and I was searching all over the country on Craigslist (via allcraigs), and I FINALLY found her.
I remember when I told Trevor I was excited to find her and soooo nervous he’d say she was too far away. But he was down for it, and the seller was amazing and super thorough with photos and communication.
A week later, we made the 17-hour drive with our three-year-old daughter in our backseat to pick up the trailer that literally shifted our lives.
This tiny trailer… It gave us a way to press pause and be. Together.
Take a tour with Trevor. It’s super cozy.
What kind of trailer would you like? New or vintage? Tiny, big fifth wheel, or something in between? Let’s chat in the comments!