REDUX! Vintage Trailer Insurance!

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!

Montana’s choice for Vintage Trailer restoration!

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!

Video: Vintage Trailer Supply and the pandemic

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

1936 Bowlus Provenance

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

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Photos from past events are now available

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

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“Camper Carryout”

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”

Tin Can Tutoring a huge success!

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!

Camp Arroyo Grande joins the Vintage Friendly Campground directory!

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!

2021 Rally Guidance

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

Article in “The Tribune” features the TCT

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

T-Shirts made for the Vintage Trailer owner

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 Tags: TCT, Vintage Trailer

Honoring the Classics

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

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Oakdale RV Resort joins the Vintage Trailer Friendly program

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

T is for Tin Can Tourists

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

Vintage Nights 2021 Wall Calendar, Note Cards and Postcards are now available

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 – Note Cards – Postcards – No tags for this post.

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Donut Media documents TCT’s role in RV history

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

Cranhill Ranch joins the Vintage Trailer Friendly Directory

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: info@cranhillranch.comwebsite: CranHill, no matter how you like to camp… Continue reading Cranhill Ranch joins the Vintage Trailer Friendly Directory

RV Sticker Club

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