There is indication that things are improving and we might be able to camp together in 2020. Until then, here are a few recommendations for how you can stay busy and stay connected to your vintage trailer friends:
- Finish a project on your trailer and support an important resource to our community: Vintage Trailer Supply. VTS could use the business to keep their employees and warehouse running and we all have a project or two on our list. You can always surprise your TCT friends with a gift certificate let them know you miss them!
- Come to a virtual open house in May. Since our spring rally was cancelled in mid May, members asked if we could do a virtual open house and that’s exactly what is happening on Saturday May 16th. Give people a tour of your trailer or just watch the videos being posted. Join this facebook group to learn about the event and how to participate.
- Watch how others do it on Youtube – there are quite a few videos of restorations and trailer projects on youtube to keep you busy for awhile. Here are a few examples:
- Learn about all of the different trailer manufacturers by browsing the Tin Can Tourists Wiki. Did you know you can see a full list. If you scroll down to the bottom of that page you can few them listed by states, decades and even by trailer style? Here are the trailers made in Michigan and California. Trailers that had an Angular shape
- Zoom with you TCT Friends – you can setup a zoom meeting for free and video conference with all your friends. Pretend you are around the campfire and have a beverage. There is another app for the phone called house party that a lot of people are using on their phones to virtually gather.
- Step back in time and read some vintage Tin Can Tourists newsletters. If your a current TCT member, you have access to our newsletter archive. Here is one from 2006 that documents the Historic National Road caravan.
- Setup you sewing machine in your vintage glamper and make some face masks for our health care professionals and friends