Classified Ad System – Marking a Vintage Trailer as “SOLD”

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Our Classified Ad system is free and gets a lot of activity. We are constantly getting emails thanking us for helping sell their vintage trailer and we love that we can help people find the trailers of their dreams! Included in those emails is the question “but how do I mark the trailer as Sold… Continue reading Classified Ad System – Marking a Vintage Trailer as “SOLD”

New Hosting Service

The Tin Can Tourists website is now on a new hosting service and we have some clean-up to do to get this perfect, so you may see some broken links. One of the things we have done with the move, is eliminated the “blog” directory and moved everything up to the root of the website.… Continue reading New Hosting Service

TCT Fan Fiction

The Tin Can Tourists was used in this recent short story posted on Fan Fiction: Wikipedia describes Fan Fictions as: Fan fiction or fanfiction (also abbreviated to fan fic, fanfic or fic) is fiction about characters or settings from an original work of fiction, created by fans of that work rather than by its… Continue reading TCT Fan Fiction


CAMPER REPARADISE Camper Reparadise has proven itself to be one of the premium builders of travel trailers in the Southwest United States. Opening our doors four years ago, we have produced quality work for national and international clients. Our skills range from intimate Canned Ham builds to service windows for vending trailers to highly customized… Continue reading CAMPER REPARADISE

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Argosy/Airstream Window Covers

Hornsby Canvas has come out with a new product that should make vintage Airstream and Argosy trailer owners pretty happy. They just started making Padded Window Covers (Rock Guards) for Argosy/Airstreams. It’s not exactly for restoration but it’s certainly for protection. They are located in Tillsonburg, Ontario and certainly ship. Their covers are manufactured using Sunbrella®… Continue reading Argosy/Airstream Window Covers

Vintage Trailer Decals

Do you need a decal for your trailer? Contact and either they have it in stock or can reproduce the decal for you! Vintage Trailer Decals Quantity Views Date Posted 1 100 Fri October 14, 2016 Asking Price Shipping Amount Condition Best Offer None Excellent Description: I have the largest collection of Vintage Camper Decals available… Continue reading Vintage Trailer Decals

Hymn for Her

Check out “Hymn for Her” travelling around the country in their 1961 Bambi UPCOMING SHOWS Oct 27: Cavalcade/Fruita, CO Oct 28: House Concert/Carbondale, CO Oct 29: House Concert/Denver, CO Oct 30: eTown/Boulder, CO Nov 4: Fiddlehead Art Ctr/Gray, ME Nov 5: Free Range Music Series/Unity, ME Nov 9: Norey’s/Newport, RI Nov 10: House Concert/Phila, PA… Continue reading Hymn for Her

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New Avion Forum

Rob McFall has created an Avion threaded forum for their owners and admirers. The website is Check it out! It’s brand new and will take a little time to get going. Rob’s email is if you have questions. Tags: Avion

Vintage Camping Gear Winners

We have our winners: Noelle Mays from Auburn, California won the starter set Bill & Christine Smith from Crescent Sarnia, Ontario won the Cutting board. Thanks to for the items and check out their website! No tags for this post.

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Hindsight, by Terry Evans, Tin Can Tourist Member

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 build, there was very little on the internet relating to vintage campers, maybe a couple groups in California. And there was no camping clubs of… Continue reading Hindsight, by Terry Evans, Tin Can Tourist Member

Meet the lady behind Tin Can Awnings – Jean Bundschuh

My name is Jean Bundschuh, and I own Tin Can Awnings.  I have been camping since I was 6 months old.  The fascination with my grandparent’s 1960’s Coastline camper trailer as my playhouse in their driveway, had me lured from a young age.  My grandmother had taught me to sew and was always helping with crafts. … Continue reading Meet the lady behind Tin Can Awnings – Jean Bundschuh

10 Vintage Trailers up For Sale just in time for a Summer Road Trip 10 Vintage Trailers up For Sale just in time for a Summer Road Trip By MessyNessy 16TH APR, 2014  5 See, you’re just like me– you see a picture of a vintage trailer and you click on it! And that pretty much sums up how I ended up on my latest internet treasure trove,Tin Can… Continue reading 10 Vintage Trailers up For Sale just in time for a Summer Road Trip

Airfloat Report

Dear All, Thought you might be interested in seeing the evolution of the 1956 Airfloat we acquired last October. More info can be found at I am currently making an aluminum framework for the additions to the original body shape, which are mounted on Sing Panels ( You also might find my daughter’s project intriguing. Most of my… Continue reading Airfloat Report

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Nights in shining armor: Shiny trailers from the ’40s, ’50s and ’60s rolling back into popularity

WILLARD — Spend a few miles of road time following this vintage travel trailer and you’ll soon see why it’s nicknamed “The Shiny Hiney.” The glare off that silver aluminum exterior is nearly blinding. “It’s like traveling behind a mirror,” explains Orbie Mungall, the fellow who spent untold hours polishing the 1947 Boles Aero to… Continue reading Nights in shining armor: Shiny trailers from the ’40s, ’50s and ’60s rolling back into popularity

Pop-up Camper History Website

    This website has some history on pop-up campers and many advertisements and images. Nearly every manufacturer is covered – very impressive! Welcome! This web site is dedicated specifically to the history of North American-made pop-up campers. Primarily this web site will accomplish three goals. First it will explore the history of the pop-up… Continue reading Pop-up Camper History Website

59th Annual California RV Show

Discount tickets for Tin Can Tourists – $4 off for Wednesday Only – free parking if you drive or tow your trailer/RV Print your coupon here: Tin Can Tourists $4 off   The show website is here: Tags: Tin Can Tourists

Off the Grid in Big Sur Nestled about a mile back, Richard’s 54 acres of wild land are salt and peppered with airstream, silver stream and pathfinder trailers. He has been restoring these so folks like you and me can stay and enjoy the regions steeply sloped unspoiled dreamy wilderness. What else is great is that this place, which straddles the… Continue reading Off the Grid in Big Sur

Model Travel Trailer

3 ft. “Vintage” Wooden Canned Ham – very cute No tags for this post.

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Airstream Dreams

Can a girl go weak at the knees over a caravan? Oh please! This ain’t no caravan. She’s a sleek and shiny 70s era Airstream. This baby was lovingly restored by Santa Barbara architect Matthew Hofmann. She’s small, efficient, renovated with recycled and sustainable materials and is the live + work space for Matthew and his girlfriend.… Continue reading Airstream Dreams

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TCT featured at The link above is to an article featuring some member trailers as well as information about the Tin Can Tourists. A couple of corrections 1) the reference is to the Curtiss Aero Car – not Arrow and 2) I was president of the Vintage Airstream Club for one year, not five – I was… Continue reading TCT featured at

Cool McCool’s Garage

See what TCT Members Kim and Brian McCool are up to Tags: TCT

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Hicksville Trailer Palace

Trailer Park Motel & Artist Retreat, Joshua Tree, CA – hasn’t launched yet, but I couldn’t wait to share with you the preliminary pics. How cool is this… No tags for this post.

Vintage Campers Spring Sale

Spring is finally here! To celebrate all vintage trailers at are now “ON SALE” for 1 week only. Camping season is just around the corner. Are you going to be camping in a square white box or a quality built vintage trailer with character and charm? Check out our latest finds at: Already… Continue reading Vintage Campers Spring Sale

Bowlus Trailers – The first riveted aluminum travel trailer

BowlusTrailers – The first riveted aluminum travel trailer This website is about Hawley Bowlus and his design and construction of Bowlus trailers. He was primarily involved in the field of aviation where he designed and built a number of important aircraft. Tags: Bowlus

I always wanted a Log Cabin!

Here is info about the trailer: Rare vintage Shasta camper/trailer painted vintage style. Painted by artist Teri Freeman. (rustycowboy2Painted like log cabin with sexy cowgirl, cactus, road signs, wheels, fence, etc.  The inside is western.  The stove is hooked up to propane. There is no heater. Water aquired with hose. Barnwood floor, lodgepole bed and… Continue reading I always wanted a Log Cabin!

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