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
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: firstname.lastname@example.orgOwners 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
Great photo documenting the earliest Royal Chiefs of our Club! Now we need to add Forrest Bone from 1998-2019 Tags: Tin Can Tourists
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!
Check out the feature article about Janet Boutilier’s experience with the Tin Can Tourists in the 2019 Fall MyBlue magazine. Her article starts on page 4! “Everyone is welcome with the Tin Canners,” says Janet Boutilier, 70, of Carleton, Michigan. In 2012, Janet became a member of the Mid-States Region Tin Can Tourists after renovating… Continue reading A 1960s Cowgirl Goes Vintage
REMINDER – this week is when you’ll be able to reserve your campsite for the gathering! https://tincantourists.com/event/12th-annual-tct-port-crescent-rally/ 2020 Port Crescent “Take Over” Dates: July 23-26, 2020 Port Crescent State Park in Port Austin Michigan Step 1) Get you camp site using the Michigan State Park Reservation System (https://www.midnrreservations.com/) or by calling 1-800-447-2757 (1-800-44PARKS) There is No… Continue reading Reserve your site this week for the Port Crescent gathering!
Each year we capture some of the great holiday photos posted by Tin Can Tourists in our Facebook group Merry Christmas! Tags: Tin Can Tourists, Vintage Trailer
Tin Can Tourists are excited to announce our new Mid-States representatives: Brandon & Liz Morrison: Mid-States Regional Representatives Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Arkansas.Email: email@example.com My wife Liz and I are very honored and excited to be the new Mid States Representatives for the Tin Can Tourists. We first became involved with… Continue reading Mid-States Regional Representatives announced
A big welcome to our new Arkansas state representatives. The club is excited to have Rob and Lrae help us provide more camping opportunities in Arkansas. Rob & Lrae Wintercorn – Arkansas State Representatives Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Hello my name is Rob and my wife Lrae are so stoked with the honor of helping represent the Arkansas… Continue reading Announcing our new Arkansas State representative