27 Sep

Girl Camper #51: Gary Perschel, grandson of Serro Scotty founder

On on this week’s show I interview Gary Perschel, the grandson of Serro Scotty founder, John Serro. Gary shares his family’s story on the founding of the Scotty company and their excitement about the brands rebirth.

The next generation Scotty's are out and the grandson of founder John Serro is sharing his family memories.

The next generation Scotty’s are out and the grandson of founder John Serro is sharing his family memories.

The newest member of the Scotty family debuted at the Hershey RV show in September.

The newest member of the Scotty family debuted at the Hershey RV show in September.

I will be speaking on Girl Camping at the Texas Lifestyle Collective event in Waxahachie, Texas on October 6th! Also appearing are Eddie Ross, East Coast style director for Better Homes and Gardens Magazine; Caroline Harper from House of Harper; Mary Emmerling, author of 25 books and editor of Country Homes Magazine.

I will be speaking on Girl Camping at the Texas Lifestyle Collective event in Waxahachie, Texas on October 6th! Also appearing are Eddie Ross, East Coast style director for Better Homes and Gardens Magazine; Caroline Harper from House of Harper; Mary Emmerling, author of 25 books and editor of Country Homes Magazine.

The Girl Campers had a great time breakfasting at the campground although finding your coffee cup was a little tricky!

The Girl Campers had a great time breakfasting at the campground although finding your coffee cup was a little tricky!

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20 Sep

Girl Camper #50 The Healthy Girl Camper

On this week show I speak with Erica Bohm  of healthydiningfinder.com. Erica shares the many ways in which her site helps us become healthier and stay healthier at home and on the road.  I also talk about Little Guy Worldwide’s Wave One roll out of their new Scotty line of trailers. While some were disappointed that they did not see the reproduced classic Highlander in the first wave, their new “every man’s” trailer has something to offer the entry level buyer that is sure to please. Hershey RV show news and our fourth Camper College at Haydocy Airstream in our Campfire Chat! 

 

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13 Sep

Girl Camper #49: Coping with a Breakdown

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On this week’s show I talk about coping with the unexpected car (or trailer) breakdown on the road. Who to call? What to do? Roadside assistance benefits and who to trust are some of the issues discussed. I review what happened when my well loved F150 broke down on the Pa Tpk on my way to Ohio alone.

Things started out great as I hit the road at 5:15 am for Ohio and saw the sunrise in my drivers side mirror as I headed west.

Things started out great as I hit the road at 5:15 am for Ohio and saw the sunrise in my drivers side mirror as I headed west.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

250 miles from home my truck broke down and I needed to have it towed to

250 miles from home my truck broke down and I needed to have it towed to The nearby Ford dealership.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The truck was placed on a flatbed and the trailer was towed behind.!

The truck was placed on a flatbed and the trailer was towed behind.!

I got an unexpected little retreat when I landed at a campground alone while I waited for my truck to be evaluated!

I got an unexpected little retreat when I landed at a campground alone while I waited for my truck to be evaluated.

 

My wonderful next door campers treated me to pizza pies for dinner. The truck was declared unfixable but the weekend was still made up of all the things I love about camping - Making friends of strangers, camp fires, walks and fun food!

My wonderful next door campers treated me to pizza pies for dinner. The truck was declared unfixable but the weekend was still made up of all the things I love about camping – Making friends of strangers, camp fires, walks and fun food!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Base Camp by Airstream is out and debuting at the Hershey RV Show this weekend. Airstream of South Florida will have them on site by October 1st.

The Base Camp by Airstream is out and debuting at the Hershey RV Show this weekend. Airstream of South Florida will have them on site by October 1st.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Hershey RV Show begins September 14 and runs through the 18th. Stop by and see the new Serro Scotty at the Go Little Guy booth.

The Hershey RV Show begins September 14 and runs through the 18th. Stop by and see the new Serro Scotty at the Go Little Guy booth.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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06 Sep

Episode # 48: Classy Chassis Vintage Trailers

My guest today is Lisa Patterson from Classy Chassis Vintage Trailers. Lisa and her husband Gregg started their vintage trailer restoration business in Mattoon, Illinois four years ago. This year they designed and built their own vintage inspired 10′ travel trailer complete with bathroom which they named Grace.

The "Grace" trailer by Lisa and Gregg Patterson of Classy Chassis Vintage Trailers.

The “Grace” trailer by Lisa and Gregg Patterson of Classy Chassis Vintage Trailers.

The little 10' trailer also has a bathroom.

The little 10′ trailer also has a bathroom.

The booth folds down to a bed of 52x80.

The booth folds down to a bed of 52×80.

The front kitchen of the Grace trailer.

The front kitchen of the Grace trailer.

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