One of the most fun parts of this crazy RV trip of ours is seeing how others react to my trailer, Daisy. She is a Shasta Airflyte Reissue. She was built in 2015 but is made to look like a 1961 Shasta. I admit she is a looker but I had no idea how much of a stir she would cause. I mean….she’s still just a teeny tiny 16 foot trailer, right?
Nope. I had no idea.
- In Zion National Park, as we were pulling into the campground I counted at least 5 people who turned to stare as we passed by.
- Today, I rolled my window down to tell a truck on the interstate that they had a flat on their trailer. They said “Thanks. Oh and NICE TRAILER!”
- One day we stopped at Starbucks to work in Wifi heaven. As we were working, I noticed people gathered around our car. I couldn’t tell what was going on but they weren’t dispersing. I was afraid they had hit my car or that Cooper (who was in the trailer) was making a commotion. I told Evan to hang tight while I went to check. I ran over to find 4 people laughing and chatting about Daisy while taking pictures of/with Daisy. Since I showed up, I got to give out all of Daisy’s specifications, explain our trip, etc.
- I have had multiple conversations at the gas pump. I don’t think I have filled up once without someone coming up to ask me what year Daisy is or get more information about her.
- At Wal-Mart today, a man and his mom drove up to ask. He even went so far as to ask where they could get one and how much it was. His mom REALLY loved it.
- When we first bought Daisy, a couple came up to us and asked if they could look inside. Come to find out they had rodeoed for years in an original Shasta that the 2015 reissue was based on. You could tell that they loved their trip down memory lane.
- This morning a woman living at the campground we stayed in said that my trailer “Sure was pretty. It makes me think that your name should be Barbie!” I have my very own Barbie Travel Trailer!
- On the Galveston Ferry, one of the ferry operators gave me a thumbs up and walked around our rig 3 times taking pictures with his phone.
Basically, traveling with Daisy is like traveling with a rock star. She opens doors. She starts conversations! She has definitely made our trip MORE than it would have been without her.
But, I will admit that as much as I love her….I would totally trade her in for a trailer with a full size shower and a set of solar panels. NEEDING to stay in a campground every night so you can have shower facilities and power is the pits (and it adds up quick). A trailer or a motorhome that is bigger would be so much nicer.
But somehow, admitting that feels like I’ve just said I would trade in Cooper for a different dog! I think I’ve fallen in love with Daisy even though she isn’t everything I need. Maybe one day I will have a trailer where I can boondock (camp for free) like so many other travelers I follow. Until then, I will enjoy my lovely little Daisy and all the people she introduces me to on our journey.