CANCELLED – Trinity VintageFest

Cancelled due to health and safety concerns due to the pandemic. Come join us in our beautiful mountain valley for our first annual vintage trailer rally. The rally is being held at the Trinity County Fairgrounds. Full hook-up camping is available with restrooms and showers also available. Trailer must be 1970 or older. Theme –… Continue reading CANCELLED – Trinity VintageFest

Tools for the Vintage Camper Road Trip

Our facebook community recently debated and shared the tools that are needed while you’re on the road with your vintage trailer or RV. Here are the highlights: One of the best things about having a fully stocked RV Tool Kit is being able to handle those “unexpected” events at the campsite or on the road.… Continue reading Tools for the Vintage Camper Road Trip

Walmart camping tips!

If you’re in a bind, it might be an option when your on the road so it’s best to listen to the experts! HOW TO MAKE CAMPING AT WALMART SURPRISINGLY COMFORTABLE The main tips from the article are: TIPS FOR A GOOD EXPERIENCE OVERNIGHTING AT WALMART Don’t park close to the store’s door; typically that’s… Continue reading Walmart camping tips!

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2018 George Ohr Fest Camper Rally

Art, Community, Food, and Vintage! Join the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art for Cruisin’ the Coast! We will be presenting a two-day vintage camper rally along side the 2018 George Ohr Fest. Festivities will include great local food, bonfires, a community art project, art vendors, local craft beer and micro-brews, and of course, a great spot… Continue reading 2018 George Ohr Fest Camper Rally

Introducing our new Arizona State Representative – Gail Leggett

The Tin Can Tourists club is excited to announce another state representative to support our growing club. Please welcome and say hello to Gail Leggett  our new Arizona State Representative! Gail’s Email: ggleggett@hotmail.com I live on an acre in the foothills of Oro Valley (Tucson), Arizona with my husband, 2 dogs, and 2 horses. I had… Continue reading Introducing our new Arizona State Representative – Gail Leggett

Thrifter Sisters Flea Market & Vintage Camper Event Comes To Marquette, MI

The Thrifter Sisters Flea Market and Vintage Camper Show will be at the Marquette County Fairgrounds, July 14th, with camping at the Marquette County Fairgrounds starting July 13th, and going throughout the weekend. (This is a full hookup campground.) Come stay during the Thrifter Sisters Flea Market, shop, show off your camper during open house… Continue reading Thrifter Sisters Flea Market & Vintage Camper Event Comes To Marquette, MI

Go to National Parks on Saturday: They’re Free!

Go to National Parks on Saturday: They’re Free! April 21–29 is National Park Week, and the celebration kicks off with a free day at all of America’s national parks. Get the sunscreen and camping gear, and load up the station wagon.All 417 national parks are free to enter this Saturday. The annual tradition marks the beginning… Continue reading Go to National Parks on Saturday: They’re Free!

Ozark Vintage Trailer Rally

A chance to meet others, mingle, relax, share ideas with others into Tin Cans we call our home away from home!. But also to show off your vintage Trailer or motorhome to others in lovely Eureka Springs ArkansasI This is just in time for the great fall colors! Lots to do and see or stay… Continue reading Ozark Vintage Trailer Rally

Vintage Camper Weekend

Take a trip down memory lane during Granite Hill Camping Resort’s Vintage Camper Weekend! Bring your vintage or classic camper to Granite Hill July 28th – 30th and show off your retro digs! Tags: campground, Camping, RV, TCT Friendly Campground, travel, Vintage Trailer

2016 TCT North East Rally by Hunt Jones

In western NY State, eleven long and narrow “finger lakes” sit side-by-side in a north-south direction.  For 325 million years, this area was part of a large inland sea.  Subsequently, through geological uplift, the sea drained south as great gaps appeared, eventually covered by glaciers that carved the drainage river beds deeper as they receded and… Continue reading 2016 TCT North East Rally by Hunt Jones

The Tourists Run (aka The Dixie Highway)

Did you know the Dixie Highway was also nicknamed “the tourist run” with its “tin can tourists” known for eating out of tin cans and camping along the way? Read about the history of the Dixie Highway and the connection with the Tin Can Tourists. Tags: Camping, History, Tin Can Tourists

Old Car Festival to Feature Early Motor Camping

Old Car Festival to Feature Early Motor Camping The Old Car Festival will be held this weekend, September 10 & 11, at The Henry Ford/Greenfield Village in Dearborn, Michigan. In conjunction with the 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service, this year’s special theme is motor camping TCT Hall of Fame member Daniel Hershberger will… Continue reading Old Car Festival to Feature Early Motor Camping

2017 Missouri Event Planning!

We are planning events in Missouri next year. Next year, 2017, is the centennial celebration of the Missouri State Parks. The park system offers prairies, battlefields, covered bridges, ancient Indian villages, forested hills and valleys with caves and spring, streams with trout, lakes with bass and the homes of honored artists, pioneers, soldiers and statesmen. The… Continue reading 2017 Missouri Event Planning!

Photos from the Bend Classic Rally this last weekend

Dal Smilie hosted a wonderful rally at J Bar J Youth Ranch. Event page: https://tincantourists.com/event/bend-classic-vintage-trailer-rally/ The Bend Classic Vintage Trailer Rally was held at the J Bar J Ranch just East of Bend, OR. Camping was on a grassy field with the Cascade Front in full view. This was the same weekend as the HUGE Flashback… Continue reading Photos from the Bend Classic Rally this last weekend

Regional Representatives

Terry and Michelle Bone: Royal Tin Can Openers The second generation of the Bone’s are proud represent the Tin Can Tourists. We recently retired and live in Michigan and we camp as much as we can in the surrounding states. We’ve been part of the TCT club since 1998 when the club was renewed and… Continue reading Regional Representatives

Restoration Resources

The goal of this page is to highlight resources that can assist anyone who is in the middle or about to embark on a vintage trailer restoration project. This is not for the faint of heart and you might need some help, even if you are handy with the hammer. If you have a resource… Continue reading Restoration Resources

Tin Can Tourists’ 2015 Chautauqua Exhibit

Tin Can Tourists’ 2015 Chautauqua Exhibit January 25, 2015 DeFuniak Springs, FL After a good nights’ rest, I was happy to awake to a much warmer and sunny morning! I fixed the coffee for the morning and set out all the donuts I had for the members out under my awning. All the other members… Continue reading Tin Can Tourists’ 2015 Chautauqua Exhibit

Tin Can Tourists’ 2015 Chautauqua Exhibit

Tin Can Tourists’ 2015 Chautauqua Exhibit January 24, 2015 DeFuniak Springs, FL Today is a promise of much a bit warmer weather, but awoke to 30 degrees when it was only forecasted to reach 38 so it is not looking good so far! I walked down to St Agatha’s Church once again for a hot… Continue reading Tin Can Tourists’ 2015 Chautauqua Exhibit

Tin Can Tourists’ 2015 Chautauqua Exhibit

Tin Can Tourists’ 2015 Chautauqua Exhibit January 23, 2015 DeFuniak Springs, FL Woke up not long after midnight to the sound of rain on the roof of the trailer and it wasn’t long before it was really coming down hard! I looked outside to make sure the awning was still standing strong and after a… Continue reading Tin Can Tourists’ 2015 Chautauqua Exhibit

Tin Can Tourists’ 2015 Chautauqua Exhibit

Tin Can Tourists’ 2015 Chautauqua Exhibit January 22, 2015 DeFuniak Springs, FL Once again time to hit the road for a TCT Rally, well more of a historical trailer display for the Defuniak Springs Florida Chautauqua Celebration. I woke up this morning a little later than most morning that I travel since the event is… Continue reading Tin Can Tourists’ 2015 Chautauqua Exhibit