When Ashley and Morgan Gliko bought a vintage-style Shasta Airflyte trailer for their 10-year anniversary, they soon became aware of the universal appeal and love for vintage campers.
The Tennessee couple turned a lot of heads when they first started traveling with their Flying Ham. Just like a classic car driving down the road, people would honk and wave. And anywhere they stopped somebody would come up and talk to them, reminiscing about when they were children.
The Flying Ham launched in September 2015 with 2015 Shasta Airflyte trailers, a limited reissue made to look exactly like the iconic 1961 Airflytes, including the Shasta wings on the sides, but with modern amenities. The result is a cool, vintage-inspired look but with a bathroom, stainless steel appliances, LED lighting, heat/AC, and Bluetooth speakers inside and out.
The Glikos also stock each camper with fresh linen or sleeping bags, towels, pillows, 5-piece Lodge cast iron cookware, utensils, cups, plates, bowls, a coffee maker with mugs, a TV, and a record player with records.
This is truly glamping!
Renters use the campers for camping, of course, but they’ve also been rented for weddings, a vintage-themed baby shower, photo shoots, and a pre-concert trailer for stars including Charles Esten and Pam Tillis. One woman rented a camper to park in her driveway while her house was being renovated.
The Flying Ham’s rental fees are $170 a night for a 16-foot red or 16-foot sea foam green camper, and $185 a night for a 19-foot red camper. The 19-foot camper has larger sleeping arrangements.
Renters can book through Airbnb or directly on The Flying Ham’s website.
The Flying Ham will drop off and set up the Shasta at your location of choice. All you have to do is show up. After your vacation is over, The Flying Ham will pick up the Shasta.
Free delivery is offered within a 30-mile radius of Nashville, Tennessee, and there is a fee of $1.50/mile for greater than 30 miles. Renters are not allowed to tow the campers.
Nashville is known as the Music City and has the concerts and festivals to prove it. Visit the Country Music Hall of Fame, The Ryman Auditorium, or The Grand Ole Opry. Nashville’s 4th of July Spectacular is voted one of the best in the country.
Cheer on the Predator’s at a game in the Bridgestone Arena, tailgate for a Titans or Vanderbilt football game, or see a concert in the brand new riverfront Ascend Amphitheater.
A listing of campgrounds and RV parks in the Nashville are included on The Flying Ham website. Free delivery and set-up is included at any campground on the list including Nashville Shores, Jellystone Park, Nashville KOA, Cedars of Lebanon, Cedar Creek, Two Rivers Campground, Nashville East/Lebanon KOA, and Nashville North KOA.
Campgrounds further than a 30-mile radius of Nashville ($1.50/mile delivery fee) are also listed and include Montgomery Bell State Park (37 miles west of Nashville; $55.50 delivery fee), Henry Horton State Park (50 miles south of Nashville; $75 delivery fee), Edgar Evans State Park (66 miles east of Nashville; $97.50 delivery fee), and Loretta Lynn Ranch (75 miles east of Nashville; $111 delivery fee).
A CMA Festival Special is also available for $315/night (4 night minimum is required). A four night stay at the Nashville KOA campground is included with a 16-foot Shasta camper. Visit Music City for 4 nights of camping and music!
What you get with this special: Full hookups are included (water, electric, and sewer) at this KOA campground that is near Opry Mills, only 12 miles from downtown Nashville. There are many amenities here, such as an outdoor pool and hot tub. The campground also offers a shuttle to downtown Nashville, for a small fee. This special is available for June 8, 9, 10, and 11 only.
Choose your spot. The Flying Ham will deliver. Enjoy your stay.
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