Video: Everything you need to know about Awnings

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

It’s Coca-Cola Vs. Pepsi Collectibles for This Couple

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

Two Tin Can Tutoring Sessions planned for April

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

Montana’s choice for Vintage Trailer restoration!

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!

Video: Vintage Trailer Supply and the pandemic

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

“Camper Carryout”

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”

Camp Arroyo Grande joins the Vintage Friendly Campground directory!

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!

2021 Rally Guidance

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

Article in “The Tribune” features the TCT

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

Oakdale RV Resort joins the Vintage Trailer Friendly program

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

T is for Tin Can Tourists

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 documents TCT’s role in RV history

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

Cranhill Ranch joins the Vintage Trailer Friendly Directory

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: info@cranhillranch.comwebsite: https://www.cranhillranch.com/At CranHill, no matter how you like to camp… Continue reading Cranhill Ranch joins the Vintage Trailer Friendly Directory

RV Sticker Club

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

MyNorth features an article on the TCT

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

TCT and Instagram – it’s Going to be Great!

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!

TCT Rallies and Covid-19

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