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!
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!
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org Tags: TCT, Vintage Trailer
We are starting to plan rallies for 2021 and so our vintage trailer friends. we already have 30 rallies posted in our events Without a clear end to the pandemic, rally hosts are hoping for the best and putting their rallies on the calendar. They realize they will need to be flexible and not make… Continue reading Hopeful for 2021 Rallies
Tim Heintz shows us the difficulty of trying to identify a trailer by one picture. Here is the trailer that on of our facebook members is trying to identify: and here is a SMALL example of why you cannot just compare trailers by general appearance….and there are still a dozen other brands he could include… Continue reading Trying to Identify a trailer by a few pictures
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
As the weather gets colder and leaves start to fall, we all need to warm up around the camp fire and there is no better way to enjoy a warm coffee or cider than in a beautiful enamel mug. We have a couple versions to chose from – one with the TCT diamond logo on… Continue reading Enamel Mugs and some Magic for Fall!
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
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
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 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?
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
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
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
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?
The Tin Can Tourists welcomes the 84th campground to join the TCT Friendly Campground program. You can now travel across the United States and stay a campground that welcomes your vintage trailer. Check out the map La Veta Pines RV Park 226 W Grand Ave, La Veta, CO 81055 Phone Number: (719) 742-3252http://www.lavetapines.com/Email Address: email@example.comOwners or Contact… Continue reading Colorado campground, La Veta Pines RV Park, joins the Vintage Friendly Campground Program
The Tin Can Tourists welcomes another campground to our Vintage Friendly program bringing the total to 83 campgrounds to choose from when your out on the road. Make sure to support these campgrounds! You never have to worry about pulling in and being given a hard time about the age of your trailer at one… Continue reading Dunes Harbor joins the TCT Friendly Campground Program
TCT Members can get the historic brass medallion for 10% off – $13.50 and that includes shipping. Get yours while they last! https://tincantourists.com/product/brass-emblem/ Tags: TCT
The Vintage Friendly campground map is growing , we now have 82 campgrounds across the nation that welcome Tin Can Tourists and their vintage rigs. The latest to join the TCT Frindly program ar: Conestoga Grand River Campground 9720 Oriole Dr, Coopersville, MI 49404Phone: (616) 837-6323website: http://www.conestogacampground.com/default.htmEnjoy camping at its best on the Beautiful Grand River… Continue reading Tin Can Tourists welcomes two new TCT Friendly Campgrounds – one in Michigan and one in Texas!