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
A news channel in northern Michigan wanted to feature the Tin Can Tourists and the vintage camping hobby on their morning news program and Tom & Mary Mills volunteered to be on TV and show off two of their trailers. They did a great job representing the club! Here is the start of the article.… Continue reading TCTer’s Tom and Mary Mills on 9&10 News
Here’s a link to the story writer Molly Korroch did for the July issue of Traverse Magazine. It’s now been published on MyNorth.com, too. They thanked the Tin Can Tourists for sharing this wonderful experience with them! Read the article here: https://mynorth.com/2020/07/meet-the-tin-can-tourists/ Tags: TCT, Tin Can Tourists
Have you ever wondered where your trailer or other campers were manufactured? When we updated our trailer brand wiki – we added the ability to tag the shapes they made, the states they manufactured them in, and the decades they were in business. If you want to learn about your trailer – check out the… Continue reading Where were all these vintage trailers made?
With the current global pandemic, many people have shifted to a work-from-home lifestyle, and some may never go back to an office environment. Luckily, people have displayed an effective way to work remotely full-time. Being a digital nomad has become popular in recent years due to the freedom that it offers and the ability to… Continue reading How to Use Your Vintage Trailer to Become a Digital Nomad
The Tin Can Tourists is finally getting active on Instagram and if the first week is any indication, its going to be fantastic partnership! Our new social media manager, Paige Albin, has spent the first week cleaning up the accounts and has begun to curate content. The activity and engagement is already impressive. Want to… Continue reading TCT and Instagram – it’s Going to be Great!
For the first time EVER, we’ve made the TCT membership pins available for you to order online. Just like in the 1930s, all TCT members should have one. If you lost yours or never received one, now is your chance to own one of exact replicas of the original membership pins. Tags: TCT
and the results are pretty interesting! Here is the video: You can check out more details on their camping page No tags for this post.
Having a beverage around the campfire is almost a requirement, so why did it take us 21 years to offer Koozies to our members? Good question! The wait is over! Tags: TCT
CONGRATULATIONS TO TINA GALLAGER! She won the 1st raffle and we emailed her to get her mail address! We are going to try something new for us… a free raffle. All you have to do is visit some of our social media outlets and you’ll get entrees into the raffle to win a set of… Continue reading Koozie Giveaway
So, you want to adventure in a vintage RV? You’re not alone; however, restoring a vintage RV trailer can be a costly catastrophe, if you’re not careful. Here’s what you need to know before you buy and restore your vintage ride. Think Before You Buy Restoring a vintage trailer can be a lot of work.… Continue reading How to Restore a Vintage Trailer
Vintage travel trailers are an excellent way to connect to the past while enjoying the great outdoors. One might be drawn to vintage trailers because of memories camping with their family in an airstream or traveling to see the national parks—toting a trailer behind the family station wagon. Vintage travel trailers are packed full of… Continue reading Safe Restoration: Asbestos In Vintage Trailers
Over 34 years ago at Lake Tahoe, several hard-partying friends decided there must be a better way to get home from a night out drinking in our local casinos than to try the usually dangerous and costly practice of trying to dodge the cops and drive themselves home (bad idea then, a worse idea now).In 1985… Continue reading Win a 1951 Chevy and 1954 Aljoa
VERSION 3 – Published July 2020 As states begin to open and restrictions are being lifted, the Tin Can Tourists guidance remains cautious and is recommending changes in the rally format for 2020. We are hopeful to be able to camp together soon but we might just have to take a few precautions. Make sure… Continue reading Update: 2020 Rally Guidance
If you are looking to rent and try out a vintage trailer, The Range Vintage Trailer Resort, then you need to head over to Ennis Texas for a weekend! You can bring your own trailer and camp or stay in one of their lovely trailers. The Range Vintage Trailer Resort 325 Slate Rock Rd, Ennis,… Continue reading TCT Welcomes “The Range” to the Vintage Friendly Campground program
There is indication that things are improving and we might be able to camp together in 2020. Until then, here are a few recommendations for how you can stay busy and stay connected to your vintage trailer friends: Finish a project on your trailer and support an important resource to our community: Vintage Trailer Supply.… Continue reading Stay Home and Stay Connected
Typically, this is the time the club would be supporting our members by providing resources through our TCT FUNd to have fun gatherings but this year is a different time due to the pandemic. We provide resources to our hosts to buy equipment (pop-up tents, coffee makers, sound systems, etc.) and help new rallies get… Continue reading TCT Helps the Communities in Need
The Peninsulas found a stash of extra Tin Can Tourist stuff from last year and want to offer it to the members at 50% off. The images are shown below – both items are on our website www.shoppeninsulas.com If TCT members use the code: “TinCan50” they will get 50% off these items. You can also find… Continue reading Tin Can Tourists Merchandise Available at 50% off
What trailer has been used in the past to quarantine Americans from potential deadly viruses? It may not be the same as COVID-19 but we have used trailers to quarantine people. It required pretty significant sealing of the trailer and vacuums to create negative air pressure but it worked. Haven’t figured out which trailer we… Continue reading Quarantine? Maybe in a trailer
As the global community responds to the coronavirus outbreak, the Tin Can Tourists is recommending changes in the rally format for 2020. PROTECTING OUR TCT MEMBERS To protect our members, TCT is taking the following measures: Cancelling all open houses at events until the situation improves Asking members to self-identify, if they have traveled to… Continue reading TCT Rallies and Covid-19
Our members are always proud to show off their trailers and their TXT membership! These are now available for only $2.50 and that includes shipping. Tags: TCT
We get this question a lot. People join the club excited to go to a rally and then check the listing of rallies on the website only to find there isn’t one near them. Your trailer is called a travel trailer for a reason. Traveling a few hours to go to a rally can be… Continue reading Why isn’t there a rally near me?
Check out Richard Squires photos of the 101st Winter Convention of the Tin Can Tourists. Tags: Tin Can Tourists