VCT Magazine Issue #64
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Your Subscription to the VCT Magazine Includes:
- Digital access to the magazine.
- 20% Discount on classified ads on the Vintage Camper Trailers classifieds website.
- $20 off of Trailerfest rallies.
- 1941 Airstream Clipper - Like no other
- 1957 Boles Aero - Not their first rodeo
- 1952 Vagabond - Modern features/vintage vibe
- Vintage Cabovers - Give me some space
- 1963 Ken Craft - Kellie’s Forever Trailer
- 1964 Field and Stream named Lilly
- Four Corners Vintage Campout
- 1972 Hunter Compact Jr. The Electric Future
- Camper Shed and an Awning Shed to Boot
- Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
- Are Your Propane Bottles Secure? Are You Sure?
- 1953 Spartan A-Body Manor
- The USA Rally Calendar
- Postcards From the Past
- Classified Ads
Finding a great campground and having your favorite site is comfortable and makes outings easier when you know what to expect. Returning to the same spot year after year becomes familiar, and you build great memories with friends and family, whether you enjoy the park’s amenities or explore the local area. Over time it feels like “your spot,” and you look forward to returning to the same place. Unfortunately, it is not always the same as you remember.
We have returned to known campgrounds to find shade trees removed, construction projects, “cabins” in what were campsites, and an influx of long-term residents. Maintenance and acts of nature are temporary unavoidable inconveniences that cannot be avoided. Mini mobile homes and annual residents with extra vehicles, outdoor storage bins, and “stuff” everywhere change the landscape and feel of a campground. If your favorite park has taken on this business model, it may be a good time to move on.
Hosting rallies for over 10 years, we have had to change venues several times. We began our Trailerfest Rally at Towerpark in Lodi, CA. When Yogi Bear bought and remodeled the park, they enlarged and reduced the number of RV sites and added several “cabins.” Amenities like a water park took up even more sites, and we outgrew the park. We landed on our feet in Plymouth, CA, for an incredible six-year run, but the new owners are determined to convert the majority of the park to long-term rentals. The vibe in the park this year was different, and there will not be enough camping sites left for us to return to next year.
Change is good. It forces you to look at different options and explore new spaces. We will land on our feet again, and you can look forward to a new fall Trailerfest Rally location! You can see all of the rallies that we host at www.trailerfestrally.com. We are also reimagining the Boot Camp Learning Experience. See the facing page for more details or visit www.campnationexpo.com.