Can you tell us about how you got into the vintage trailer hobby? “Couldn’t find a used small modern travel trailer so went vintage.” What type of trailers have you owned… Continue reading An Interview with new member Mary Anne Papiersky
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2021 Rallies are going Strong!
With the restrictions being lift and our members itching to get back together, Tin Can Tourists rallies are being back on the calendars and everyone is excited to be able… Continue reading 2021 Rallies are going Strong!
Thrifter Sisters Flea Market & Vintage Camping Event
The Thrifter Sisters Flea Market & Vintage camping event will be back at the Marquette County Fairgrounds, 715 M-553, Gwinn, MI 49841 June 26th, 2011. Camping will begin Friday, June… Continue reading Thrifter Sisters Flea Market & Vintage Camping Event
Lumberjack Rally Scavenger Hunt
One of the activities at a recent rally was a scavenger hunt to people out of the campground and explore the beautiful lakes in Cadillac, Michigan. Here are the clues:… Continue reading Lumberjack Rally Scavenger Hunt
What is the secret TCT password?
Do you know the secret password? Have you not been able to come to a Tin Can Tourists Rally that had a new member orientation? If you are a TCT… Continue reading What is the secret TCT password?
Hagerty’s new vintage trailer insurance program
Watch Angelic Hathway provide all the details on Hagerty’s new vintage trailer insurance program. Angelic joined Tin Can Tourists’ Terry Bone during the 4th session of the Tin Can Tutoring… Continue reading Hagerty’s new vintage trailer insurance program
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… Continue reading Video: Everything you need to know about Awnings
Spring Checklist – Are you ready?
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… Continue reading Spring Checklist – Are you ready?
New TCT Decals for 2021
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… Continue reading New TCT Decals for 2021
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… 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… Continue reading Two Tin Can Tutoring Sessions planned for April
Vintage Trailer Manuals
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… Continue reading Vintage Trailer Manuals
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… 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… Continue reading Video: Vintage Trailer Supply and the pandemic
On the Cover of the Rolling Stone?
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… 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… 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)!… Continue reading Camp Arroyo Grande joins the Vintage Friendly Campground directory!
Calling all Texans! Exciting Rally for 2021
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… Continue reading Calling all Texans! Exciting Rally for 2021
2022 Rally Guidance
VERSION 6 As the vaccines participation is increasing and new variants continue, the Tin Can Tourists guidance is recommending continuing the rally format changes developed in 2020 and slightly modified… Continue reading 2022 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… 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!… Continue reading Oakdale RV Resort joins the Vintage Trailer Friendly program
How to Track a Stolen Vintage Trailer or Motorhome?
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… Continue reading How to Track a Stolen Vintage Trailer or Motorhome?
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… 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… Continue reading Donut Media documents TCT’s role in RV history
Another Donation to FeedingAmerica.org
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… Continue reading Another Donation to FeedingAmerica.org
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… 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… Continue reading RV Sticker Club
TCTer’s Tom and Mary Mills on 9&10 News
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… Continue reading TCTer’s Tom and Mary Mills on 9&10 News
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… Continue reading MyNorth features an article on the TCT
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… Continue reading TCT and Instagram – it’s Going to be Great!