Ever thought, gosh, I would love to go camping but I don’t have a truck to tow a trailer, or I don’t have a trailer at all; pitching a tent sounds like so much work, then I’ll need to buy all of the things to live like we are homeless? Husband and wife team, Morgan and Ashley, came up with The Flying Ham, a business that solves all of those problems for you, making your camping experience feel like luxury travel. The perfect back to school staycation for mom and dad, or weekend hassle free quick trip now that weekdays will be busy again. Based in Wilson County, starting with one camper, the Air Force Veteran couple have grown to offer three campers, four outdoor glamping tents, two indoor bubble tents, and a 1967 F100. The Flying Ham will drop off and set up the camper, glamping tent, or truck at your location of choice. All you have to do is show up. After your reservation is over, The Flying Ham will pick everything up!
How did you come up with this concept?
We started The Flying Ham in September 2015 when we bought our first camper (the smaller red camper) for our 10th anniversary, eight years ago. Everyone loved that camper so much, we had people stop to talk to us about it and take pictures with it. We thought it would be fun to rent it out for camping. So we bought 2 more campers and started a business. In the 1960s these campers were considered "canned ham" trailers because they resemble a can of ham on it's side. Our canned ham campers are Shasta campers and Shastas are known for their iconic wing. We used these two features and came up with The Flying Ham.
What started as camping only has turned into so much more. We now rent the Flying Ham campers for glamping parties, guesthouses, music videos, photo sessions, and events!
Did you restore the trailers and vintage truck yourselves?
Our campers are 2015 Shasta Airflyte trailers that were made in a limited edition run. To mark its 75th anniversary, Shasta RV only produced 1,941 copies of the company’s iconic 1961 Shasta Airflyte travel trailer. We bought three of these limited edition campers and each one is numbered.
Our 1967 F100 was Morgan's grandfather's. He bought it brand new in 1967 and we towed it back from our family ranch in Montana. We have been restoring it mechanically back to its original state. The truck is a 1967 4x4 with a 352 Big Block, and only 3,500 trucks of its kind were made that year.
What is the most memorable booking you have had since you started?
We're having so much fun and have had the pleasure of meeting many celebrities and unique event opportunities. One reservation that stands out the most was a delivery to New York City! Our little red camper was under the Brooklyn Bridge for an event one year. We have also delivered campers inside buildings for big events like the CMA Fest and CMA Awards Afterparty.
Middle TN has vast options for outdoor adventures be it lakes or mountains, what is your favorite spot to camp?
Tennessee is beautiful with so many great parks, and we are happy to help our guests pick the perfect spot. We even have a list of the campgrounds in the area on our website. Our favorite time with the camper is our cross-country road trips back home to Montana!
(HEADING) Perfect for:
Outdoor Movie Nights
Birthday, Bridal and Baby Parties
Long Distance Delivery Available
Generators, Air Conditioners Available
What's included with a Glamping Tent?
- 13ft or 16ft canvas tent with delivery and set up
- Cots, bed linens (warm weather) or sleeping bags (cold) for 4 or 6 people, bring your own pillows
- Glamping Decor- indoor/outdoor rugs, a twinkle light chandelier for inside the tent, vintage style lantern and radio, and party lights with greenery for outside the tent door.
- Air conditioner (if needed)