Post by bigbill on Jan 25, 2015 20:49:35 GMT -8
Bill, I live (and restore my trailers) on a busy collector street. I get lots of "drive by" tire kickers that are interested in the vintage campers. I have made some observations about the demographics of the people that stop to talk and ask questions, as I feel they are really "the core of our hobby" today.
Most are Women, I would say more than 60%.
Most are interested in what I call small, to small/medium length trailers, 13' to 17' because they are not intimidated by towing a smaller trailer. They also like the idea of finding something small enough that they could tow it with an existing vehicle. They also have the space to park and store a small trailer.
They all have "A Camping Story" about family, or when their kids were little and they went camping.
They only know of two brands names of trailer's........Shasta, and Airstream, neither impress me.
Age.....They are all 50+, many are retired and want to do something before "their time comes" to slow down.
Price is usually not a consideration, as most drive up in a $60K to $80K import car or SUV.
It difficult to get any consumer sales movement going, but I see this hobby of restoring trailers growing by leaps and bounds.