We talked with our Colorado State rep, Jean Bundschuh who is also the owner of Tin Can Awnings. Jean is extremely knowledgeable about vintage rope and pole awnings and answered questions regarding on setup, materials, parts, repair, installation, etc. The session was record on Saturday April 10th at 3pm Tags: Tin Can Tourists
Tin Can Tourists’ member Jim Pritchard posted this list of items to consider when getting your trailer out of storage and ready for your first camping trip! That first camping trip is typically a shakedown trip to make sure things are working but you can do a few items ahead of that. Spring Camper Check… Continue reading Spring Checklist – Are you ready?
Need a Tin Can Tourists decal a small trailer window or on a tow vehicle. We now have a subtle solution and they are super affordable. We have a NEW 3 inch version and everyone loves them. We’ve also worked hard to make them much more affordable. The 4 inch decal used to cost $5… Continue reading New TCT Decals for 2021
When a Pepsi-drinking husband and a Coke-loving wife buy a vintage trailer they name Bubbles, you know they are in for some carbonated fun. Tin Can Tourists members Rick Cook and his wife, Bonnie have a restored 1969 Shasta Compact travel trailer are featured at AntiqueTrader.com – Click on the link below to learn about… Continue reading It’s Coca-Cola Vs. Pepsi Collectibles for This Couple
We have added two virtual events for April for our members! The weekend following Easter, we are going to talk with our Colorado State rep, Jean Bundschuh who is also the owner of Tin Can Awnings. Jean is extremely knowledgeable about vintage rope and pole awnings and can help with questions on setup, materials, replacement,… Continue reading Two Tin Can Tutoring Sessions planned for April
Does anyone have the manual for my vintage trailer? I’m looking for electrical diagrams for my trailer? Where can I buy a manual for my vintage trailer? These are common refrains in our facebook group and that come in to our email inbox. First off, it amazes me that people ask for a manual when… Continue reading Vintage Trailer Manuals
If you are in the Montana area and need some work done on your vintage trailer, the choice is clear. GT Services provides everything from a full frame off restoration to individual services including: NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SERVICES ZAMP SOLAR SYSTEMS CUSTOM HIGH END INTERIORS UPHOLSTERY SERVICES CUSTOM ALUMINUM FABRICATION & POLISHING SERVICES AIRSTREAM AXLE REPLACEMENT… Continue reading Montana’s choice for Vintage Trailer restoration!
RECORDED ON 2/20/21: Join Vintage Trailer Supply founder and president Steve Hingtgen this afternoon for an interview by Terry Bone of the Tin Can Tourists club. Steve and Terry will discuss how Vintage Trailer Supply has been weathering the pandemic and how the vintage trailer hobby and industry have adapted and will need to adapt… Continue reading Video: Vintage Trailer Supply and the pandemic
Everyone dreams of being on the cover of the Rolling Stone. The Tin Can Tourists are proud to be featured on the Rolling Stone website. DANIELLE DIRECTO-MESTON was working on an article for the Rolling Stone website and reached out to us. Her article is titled: Hitting The Open Road? These Are the Best RV… Continue reading On the Cover of the Rolling Stone?
Tin Can Tourists are full of imagination and creativity! Beth Lindner of Michigan sent us these pictures sharing an idea for how to bring the dinner table to the restaurant when all they offer is carry out. Beth said that “we like to go out to dinner on weekends but got tired of eating lukewarm… Continue reading “Camper Carryout”
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!
It was only two years ago and the Tin Can Tourists celebrated our 100 year centennial celebration and now Oakdale RV Resort & Motor Court is celebrating their 95th Anniversary Celebration which starts on April 29th and goes to March 2nd, 2021. Oakdale is located in Glen Rose, Texas. The Tin Can Tourists are invited… Continue reading Calling all Texans! Exciting Rally for 2021
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
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
This is a frequent question that is posted in the Tin Can Tourists Facebook group. People see a lot of posts on Facebook about trailers being stolen and feel they want to be notified quickly if their vintage trailer is stolen and would like to be able to recover it by knowing where it is.… Continue reading How to Track a Stolen Vintage Trailer or Motorhome?
Eighteen months after the idea was conceived, Realize Bradenton has published a limited edition children’s book focused on the rich history and environment of the pioneer town of Manatee, where the city of Bradenton was born. Titled “Old Manatee A to Z,” the book marries writing and artwork about the East Bradenton area with each… Continue reading T is for Tin Can Tourists
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 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
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
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!
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
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
Check out Richard Squires photos of the 101st Winter Convention of the Tin Can Tourists. Tags: Tin Can Tourists