by Hunt Jones More Great News! The Hagerty Insurance Company of Traverse City MI has finally created a long-awaited Agreed Value product for vintage travel trailers. This is similar to their well-known vintagevehicle and boat programs. So now we have two companies providing Agreed Value Physical Damage for vintage trailers: Mostly Progressive through FCIS (Farm… Continue reading REDUX! Vintage Trailer Insurance!
If you are in the Montana area and need some work done on your vintage trailer, the choice is clear. GT Services provides everything from a full frame off restoration to individual services including: NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SERVICES ZAMP SOLAR SYSTEMS CUSTOM HIGH END INTERIORS UPHOLSTERY SERVICES CUSTOM ALUMINUM FABRICATION & POLISHING SERVICES AIRSTREAM AXLE REPLACEMENT… Continue reading Montana’s choice for Vintage Trailer restoration!
RECORDED ON 2/20/21: Join Vintage Trailer Supply founder and president Steve Hingtgen this afternoon for an interview by Terry Bone of the Tin Can Tourists club. Steve and Terry will discuss how Vintage Trailer Supply has been weathering the pandemic and how the vintage trailer hobby and industry have adapted and will need to adapt… Continue reading Video: Vintage Trailer Supply and the pandemic
Everyone dreams of being on the cover of the Rolling Stone. The Tin Can Tourists are proud to be featured on the Rolling Stone website. DANIELLE DIRECTO-MESTON was working on an article for the Rolling Stone website and reached out to us. Her article is titled: Hitting The Open Road? These Are the Best RV… Continue reading On the Cover of the Rolling Stone?
Andrew Smith provided a detailed provenance of his 1936 Bowlus and the story is fascinating: I wanted to take a little time and do a brief write up to share the history of my 1936 Bowlus travel trailer. For those not familiar with Bowlus travel trailers, they were the first all-aluminum riveted production-made travel trailers… Continue reading 1936 Bowlus Provenance
Missing Everyone? Feeling nostalgic? Scrapbooking? Wish you had photos? After a few requests for prints photos from past events are now available. We’ve had so much fun! Photos from these events are available now: New Year’s Eve Party 2018 New Year’s Eve Party 2020 Port Crescent State Park 2018 100th Anniversary Fall Rally Camp Dearborn 100th Anniversary Interlochen State… Continue reading Photos from past events are now available
Tin Can Tourists are full of imagination and creativity! Beth Lindner of Michigan sent us these pictures sharing an idea for how to bring the dinner table to the restaurant when all they offer is carry out. Beth said that “we like to go out to dinner on weekends but got tired of eating lukewarm… Continue reading “Camper Carryout”
Tim Heintz helped us unravel the mysteries of vintage trailer insurance in our first virtual TCT session. You can view the recording of the presentation right here Couple screenshots from the session: Special thank you to Tim Heintz for sharing his knowledge with us today.Please comment below with ideas for improvements and suggestions for future… Continue reading Tin Can Tutoring a huge success!
Welcome to our 9th California campground to join the TCT Friendly Campground program. An amazing campground that is older that the Tin Can Tourists (and we are 102 years old)! This campground was established in 1885. Welcome Camp Arroyo Grande to the Tin Can Tourists. TCT members, please make it a point to camp at… Continue reading Camp Arroyo Grande joins the Vintage Friendly Campground directory!
It was only two years ago and the Tin Can Tourists celebrated our 100 year centennial celebration and now Oakdale RV Resort & Motor Court is celebrating their 95th Anniversary Celebration which starts on April 29th and goes to March 2nd, 2021. Oakdale is located in Glen Rose, Texas. The Tin Can Tourists are invited… Continue reading Calling all Texans! Exciting Rally for 2021
Join us for a special virtual seminar with Tim Heintz on how to properly insure your vintage trailer and learn about the necessary appraisal process involved without. We will dedicate a large about of time for questions and more importantly correct answers! Gather around the virtual campfire, pull up a chair and get educated from… Continue reading Want to know how to insure your trailer?
Our Facebook members come through every year with Gloriously Holiday decorated trailers and interiors. This year was exceptional! Here are a few Tags: Vintage Trailer
VERSION 4 As a 2nd wave of the virus impacts most of the country and multiple vaccines are being delivered to health care and essential workers, the Tin Can Tourists guidance remains cautious but hopeful and is recommending continuing the rally format changes developed in 2020 but with a few changes for 2021. Make sure… Continue reading 2021 Rally Guidance
Vintage campers a growing trend for outdoor fun Article from “The Tribune” in Seymour Indiana By Lew Freedman Those who manufactured what are called vintage campers mostly decorated with colors from a different crayon box. They strayed from the elemental to define their mobile living spaces, stressing aqua, turquoise, pink, pale yellow and mint green over… Continue reading Article in “The Tribune” features the TCT
We wanted some t-shirts that had great designs and fun sayings that we can all appreciate. Our graphic design team delivered! Do you have a saying you’d like to see on a shirt – drop us a note and we will see what we can do! Email firstname.lastname@example.org Tags: TCT, Vintage Trailer
We are starting to plan rallies for 2021 and so our vintage trailer friends. we already have 30 rallies posted in our events Without a clear end to the pandemic, rally hosts are hoping for the best and putting their rallies on the calendar. They realize they will need to be flexible and not make… Continue reading Hopeful for 2021 Rallies
We commissioned an artist to design a series of images that celebrate the classic motorhomes and trailers that represent the hobby we all love. We feel these beautiful images respectfully convey that love. We proudly release the first in a five image series of iconic motorhomes and trailers. The first image is of the Classic… Continue reading Honoring the Classics
Tim Heintz shows us the difficulty of trying to identify a trailer by one picture. Here is the trailer that on of our facebook members is trying to identify: and here is a SMALL example of why you cannot just compare trailers by general appearance….and there are still a dozen other brands he could include… Continue reading Trying to Identify a trailer by a few pictures
The Tin Can Tourists welcomes the Oakdale RV resort into the Vintage Trailer Campground program and plans to have a TCT Rally in 2021 to celebrate their 95 year anniversary! The owners Luci and Philip are TCT members. This program allows select and member referred campgrounds to express their support of vintage trailers and motor… Continue reading Oakdale RV Resort joins the Vintage Trailer Friendly program
This is a frequent question that is posted in the Tin Can Tourists Facebook group. People see a lot of posts on Facebook about trailers being stolen and feel they want to be notified quickly if their vintage trailer is stolen and would like to be able to recover it by knowing where it is.… Continue reading How to Track a Stolen Vintage Trailer or Motorhome?
As the weather gets colder and leaves start to fall, we all need to warm up around the camp fire and there is no better way to enjoy a warm coffee or cider than in a beautiful enamel mug. We have a couple versions to chose from – one with the TCT diamond logo on… Continue reading Enamel Mugs and some Magic for Fall!
Eighteen months after the idea was conceived, Realize Bradenton has published a limited edition children’s book focused on the rich history and environment of the pioneer town of Manatee, where the city of Bradenton was born. Titled “Old Manatee A to Z,” the book marries writing and artwork about the East Bradenton area with each… Continue reading T is for Tin Can Tourists
A MAJOR Hurricane will impact so many with vintage trailers. As a native Floridian that has prepared many of my own vintage trailers for such storms I feel it may be helpful to share some helpful tips for preparing your trailer for such an impact….. of course the best course of action is to evacuate… Continue reading How to keep your Vintage Trailer safe in a Hurricane
The Vintage Nights 2021 Wall Calendar is now available. This year we also added Note Card and Postcard sets that utilize the same images as the wall calendar. Product Links at Amazon: Calendar – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08G555CLJ Note Cards – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08J16GLLM Postcards – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08JCWFX6T No tags for this post.
Donut Media (all about car culture) did a really good job of researching the history of RVing in America and appropriately highlight the Tin Can Tourists towards the start of the evolution. Watch for loads of good information and many unique brands and models! Thanks Donut Media for the inclusion! Tags: TCT, Tin Can Tourists
As promised, Tin Can Tourists donated the profits from the Hero Hootenanny t-shirt sales to FeedingAmerica.org to help those in need struggling to feed their families. Thank you to all those that purchased a shirt or two! This is from Feeding America: Thank You For Your Gift! Your incredible act of generosity will have a… Continue reading Another Donation to FeedingAmerica.org
The inaugural TCT Antique Alley Rally was held on July 30, 2020 – August 2, 2020 at the Cider House Campground in Bouckville, NY. Hosting the event was Beth and Dave Holcomb from nearby Hamilton, NY. A total of 27 rigs attended the rally ranging from a 1932 Kozy Kamp tent trailer to a 2021… Continue reading TCT Antique Alley Rally Recap
The Tin Can Tourists are proud to announce that the Cranhill Hill Ranch Family Campground has joined the Vintage Friendly Campground Directory. Please consider camping at Cranhill and all of our campgrounds that support vintage trailers! Cranhill Family Campground 14444 17 Mile Rd, Rodney, MI 49342Phone: +12317967669Email: email@example.com: https://www.cranhillranch.com/At CranHill, no matter how you like to camp… Continue reading Cranhill Ranch joins the Vintage Trailer Friendly Directory
We wanted to honor the workers on the frontline during this pandemic and Roo Ryan was able to create a design that is perfect. The theme of our fall gathering was “The Hero Hootenanny” and Roo worked his magic and came up with this – even including the hard to find toilet paper roll. See… Continue reading Fall Gathering T-Shirt honors Frontline Heroes
A really fun trend in the vintage trailer scene is the documenting of a restoration using social media sites like Instagram. Naming the trailer is traditional as well. Using the shape, color, style, etc. as cues to decide on a name is a way to go or just picking a fun phrase that fits the… Continue reading RV Sticker Club