Just a quick note to let you know that Dan Hershberger will be doing a motor camping lecture as part of the Lifelong Learning section of Schoolcraft College’s Personal and… Continue reading Upcoming Lecture at Schoolcraft College (Livonia, Michigan)
A New Way to Explore Early RV History Andrew Woodsmansey and rvhistory.com is now trialling the sale of Ebooks. These are ideal for delving into more detail on a range… Continue reading RV History Ebooks
Happy New Year Tin Can Tourists. Thanks for your support in 2022 and all the best for this year. There’s a few new posts on rvhistory.com which may be of interest to… Continue reading RVHistory.com Interesting Posts
Hot on the heels of the discovery of Dr. C.A. Morsman’s camping trailer of 1910 comes an even earlier four-wheeled automobile trailer from Los Angeles in 1906. It’s one of… Continue reading The Stewart Auto Camp Wagon (USA 1906)
Andrew Woodmansey has done it again! His research has identified a self-built, purpose-built, automobile camping trailer from 1910. This is three years earlier than original research identified. The Camping Trailer… Continue reading RVHistory.com Identifies the First Automobile Camping Trailer (USA, 1910)
Vintage Trailers were the stars at the 100th Anniversary of the Tin Can Tourists. Sertoma Youth Ranch in Brooksville was the campground to host the centennial celebration in Florida. Over… Continue reading Florida Centennial Celebration
2019 marks the 100 year anniversary of the Tin Can Tourists and we are excited to celebrate this amazing milestone with our 2300 members! A little background of how and when… Continue reading Happy 100th Anniversary
The Tin Can Tourists has adopted classification definitions created by Tim Heintz and used by other trailer clubs. The club will use this terminology if a rally/event has certain age… Continue reading Tin Can Tourists Trailer Classifications
The Old Car Festival, the nation’s oldest continuously running car event, will be held this weekend at The Henry Ford/Greenfield Village in Dearborn, Michigan. The festival will feature vehicles from… Continue reading Old Car Festival, September 9 & 10
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… Continue reading Abbreviations on a Title?
Introducing the new TCT logo produced by graphic designer and Tin Can Tourists member Andrew (Roo) Ryan. This logo is reproduced from the original membership pins used by the club… Continue reading Introducing our New TCT Logo!
In 2016, John “Canner” Culp‘s 1947 Westcraft was awarded to a TCT member to see that it got back on the road. It had been on display at the RV Heritage… Continue reading John “Canner” Culp‘s 1947 Westcraft Restoration
Abstract: The RV lifestyle goes way back. Possibly, the RV way to travel was as much a necessity back then. Drawn by horses, caravans carried some of my ancestors from… Continue reading Tracing the roots of the RV lifestyle
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… Continue reading Is it a Vintage ‘Trailer’ or a Vintage ‘House Trailer’ or a Vintage ‘Mobile home’ or a vintage ‘Trailer Coach’?
Tin Can Tourist Campground, downtown Melbourne, Florida
Tin Can Tourism: The Golden Age of camping 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… Continue reading TCT History
Here is a presentation on the history of the Tin Can Tourists Club [slideshare id=66598671&doc=owaaqtfcq42otfwaztpo-signature-7d0363a8ad2f41619700f892460047491b0ccf85ff1b4be874d78387b8b64ea1-poli-160930130831] Notes for the Slides: 1. Tin Can Tourists Forrest & Jeri Bone 2. Credits: Florida… Continue reading Tin Can Tourists History Presentation
Did you know the Dixie Highway was also nicknamed “the tourist run” with its “tin can tourists” known for eating out of tin cans and camping along the way? Read… Continue reading The Tourists Run (aka The Dixie Highway)
I really like that one of pictures the guy choose was of him changing a flat! Even back then trailering was a family affair, both of their last names are… Continue reading TCT Membership Cards and Vehicles from 1938
Travelogue of Travel with a Travelo From the original manuscripts of Samuel A. Esser Introduction by Paul Dobbin In 1937, My Grandfather, Samuel A. Esser bought a new 17 foot… Continue reading 1937 Travelogue of Travel with a Travelo
Tin Can Tourists played an important role in the history of camping, read the story here: http://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2016/02/time-travel-the-history-of-camping.html
There is no formal definition of a house car but in the early 1900’s, Americans want to take to the roads and explore. Some creative Tin Can Tourists decided that… Continue reading What is a “house car”?
Rare Trailers A day doesn’t go by that we don’t get an email from someone thinking they have a “rare” trailer and that must mean it is worth thousands of… Continue reading Does “rare” equal valuable?
We completed the Wayzalot in 1999 and traveled with our Rolling Home for about three years before we found the Tin Can Tourist Group. In 1996, when we started our… Continue reading Hindsight, by Terry Evans, Tin Can Tourist Member
Does anyone still camp like this? Looks like an old Ford wagon with Florida plates and a chuckbox.
While Dan Hershberger was doing some research for his upcoming Annual Gathering presentation “Michigan Puts the World on Wheels: The Model T and the Early Trailer Manufacturers,” He discovered/uncovered a… Continue reading Arthur Sherman’s first Covered Wagon
Early Loggers ” pictures. I especially liked the last two. Now that’s wood-be camping !! I think if one of those camper units showed up at next years Annual Gathering, they should… Continue reading Early Loggers made some interesting campers
This website has some history on pop-up campers and many advertisements and images. Nearly every manufacturer is covered – very impressive! http://www.popupcamperhistory.com/ Welcome! This web site is dedicated specifically… Continue reading Pop-up Camper History Website
Some great photos of how you camped in 1913 with your Model T http://www.flickr.com/photos/tbone2/sets/72157627744194281/