Galloping Bungalows

TCT is pleased to announce that author, David Thornburg, will be attending the 12th Annual Gathering. Mr. Thornburg is the author of Galloping Bungalows. This book was the source for much of the historical information Jeri and I have referenced regarding the Tin Can Tourists. Mr. Thornburg will be available for questions during a presentation on… Continue reading Galloping Bungalows

Tentative Schedule for the 12th Annual Gathering

TCT is pleased to announce that David Thornburg, author of Galloping Bungalows, will be attending the 12th Annual Gathering. The material on TCT in his book served as the historical foundation for the renewal of the Group in 1998. Thursday – May 14, 2009 5:30 TCT Tent Chili Cook-off Set-up 5:45 TCT Tent Judging of Chili… Continue reading Tentative Schedule for the 12th Annual Gathering

Visualize the TCT Friendly Campgrounds

TCT Friendly Campgrounds now in Google Maps format: or you can download the file and explore the directory using Google Earth:   Tags: campground, TCT, TCT Friendly Campgrounds

Down the Road 2009 – 2010

Tin Can Tourists Events 12TH Annual Gathering – May 14th – 17th 2009 – Camp Dearborn, Milford, Michigan – Call Camp Dearborn after January 15th for site reservation at 248-684-0393 – There are 65 Electric Only Sites and approximately 90 Full Hook-up sites available. Camp is converting the water and electric sites into full hook-up… Continue reading Down the Road 2009 – 2010

Tin Can Tourists keep bygone era alive

Story published in the Bradenton Herald Newspaper: MANATEE — If Forrest Bone walked into an old barn and discovered a Covered Wagon travel trailer from the 1930s, it would be like finding the Holy Grail, something akin to a car enthusiast stumbling upon a Duesenberg or gull-wing Mercedes-Benz in a junkyard. Full story here:… Continue reading Tin Can Tourists keep bygone era alive

Cool Salt and Pepper Shakers

We have 15 of these Salt and Pepper sets for sale. $25 per set which includes shipping and handling. Order them by going to: No tags for this post.

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Wyoming couple search U.S. for vintage trailers

by Howard Meyerson | The Grand Rapids Press Saturday January 10, 2009, 12:30 AM Vintage camper collector Ken Faber opens his 1963 Airstream Bambi. Ken Faber and his wife, Petey, are not beyond driving across the continent if it means coming home with a new and special purchase: Typically, a beat-out travel trailer found in… Continue reading Wyoming couple search U.S. for vintage trailers

special order tct t-shirts

We have a limited number of special Tin Can Tourists shirts available for shipping. Order them here: The Valentine Shirt is $20 and includes postage and handling. Bob’s RV Salvage painted by Bob Meredith – noted artist and TCT member – is $25. that includes postage and handling, also. It has an imprint on… Continue reading special order tct t-shirts

Tin Can Tourists has a new advertiser and it’s Great website if you are looking to buy or sell a vintage silver trailer! Tags: Tin Can Tourists


Thanks to all that made a submission for the calendar. We have over 100 photos and will begin the selection process shortly. So that we don’t rush the process, we probably won’t have a January to December Calendar, but one that begins on a later month then extends over a calendar year. Thank you to… Continue reading Calendar

Ford and the TCT

  The Car which Changed America One could start a lively debate among historians about which car is the second most influential in American history. Perhaps the Chevy Corvair, which launched Ralph Nader, the consumer movement and the litigation explosion? Or the Volkswagen Beetle, the official car of the 1960s counter-culture? Or maybe the Toyota… Continue reading Ford and the TCT

2009 Calendar

If you haven’t already sent in your best vintage trailer or motor coach photos, do so ASAP. We received a number of great pictures, but want your favorite photo to be considered for a TCT Calendar. Send in high resolution photos as email attachments to, If yours is selected, you will receive a free… Continue reading 2009 Calendar

Teardrops and Tiny Trailers in last weekend’s New York Times

Here’s part of a review of Teardrops and Tiny Trailers in last weekend’s New York Times. “Virtually every page is colorfully illustrated with historic teardrops and, notably, the interesting vehicles used to tow them. His text is not without its charms as well. Mr. Keister throws in interesting little facts with each section. He notes,… Continue reading Teardrops and Tiny Trailers in last weekend’s New York Times

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Books and Magazines

Want to see all the books and magazines that include references to the Tin Can Tourists? Google has a cool book search feature: Tags: Tin Can Tourists

TCT Calendar for 2009

Over the years, we have had calendar’s available to our members that were produced by TCT with the help of Doug Keister and others. This year we would like the help of TCT members for calendar images. Send us your best picture of a trailer, motor coach or trailer and tow vehicle. Please send all… Continue reading TCT Calendar for 2009

Koreshan Gathering The link above will take you to a news article about last weekends Gathering at Koreshan State Park in Estero, Florida No tags for this post. Newsletter

The latest Newsletter featured the Tin Can Tourists club – here is the blurb that was included: Tin Can Tourists: RVers of yesteryear are remembered today Tin Can Tourists were early day RVers who braved the elements to drive their primitive RVs across the U.S. before highways were paved, staying overnight by the side… Continue reading Newsletter

TCT BLOG, RSS, oh my!

In order to keep up with this blog and find out when something brilliant has been posted, you could come back every day and take a peek. I’m sure you’ll be tired of that in a few days. A better way is to use “RSS” and some features that are probably already available in your… Continue reading TCT BLOG, RSS, oh my!

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