History


Abbreviations on a Title?

Use this table to decode the manufacturer?   VMAType Description Vehicle Make This code table is provided as an example of the data normally found within it. This page should not be used as an authoritative source. Code Value AAA AAA Mobile Home Mfg. Co. AAB A.A.B. Co., Inc. AALI […]


Is it a Vintage ‘Trailer’ or a Vintage ‘House Trailer’ or a Vintage ‘Mobile home’ or a vintage ‘Trailer Coach’?

By Tim Heintz (History Lesson 🙂 ) I have been getting a lot of messages and emails asking what the difference between a vintage ‘Trailer’, Vintage ‘House Trailer’, Vintage ‘Mobile home’, vintage ‘Trailer Coach’? Well basically historically they were all the SAME THING…..simply put….TRAILERS. Even the industry was unsure if […]


TCT History

Tin Can Tourism: The Golden Age of camping Tin Can Tourist Camp at Braden Castle Manatee County Public Library Historical Papers Digital Collection BY PHAEDRA CARTER http://www.bradenton.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/article116633213.html November in Bradenton brings with it cooler weather and the anticipation of our seasonal friends: the snowbirds. Ever wonder how this traditional migration […]


Tin Can Tourists History Presentation

Here is a presentation on the history of the Tin Can Tourists Club Notes for the Slides: 1. Tin Can Tourists Forrest & Jeri Bone 2. Credits: Florida History Museum Orange County Museum (Orlando) Florida Library & Information Services www.dos.state.fl.us.dlis History Wired – Smithsonian www.historywired.si.edu Library of Congress www.lcweb.loc.gov Mr. […]


Featured Brand: Holiday House

Always on top of everyone’s wish list is this unique brand! It’s unique due to the small production and design of the trailers. The large front windows is what everyone is initially attracted too. The TCT manufacturer wiki includes this information: http://tincantourists.com/wiki/doku.php?id=holiday_house Holiday House Manufacturer Harry & David Fruitiers. Medford, […]


Featured Brand: Alaskan Camper

Everyone seems to love this slide-in camper with the hydraulic lift that was crafted for the outdoors man in mind. Here is our wiki page – http://tincantourists.com/wiki/doku.php?id=alaskan   Alaskan Manufacturer Information: www.alaskancamper.com/ Years built: 1953 to the present Models: 8 & 10 foot cab-over and non cab-over slide in truck campers […]