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!
Join us for a special virtual seminar with Tim Heintz on how to properly insure your vintage trailer and learn about the necessary appraisal process involved without. We will dedicate a large about of time for questions and more importantly correct answers! Gather around the virtual campfire, pull up a chair and get educated from… Continue reading Want to know how to insure your trailer?
Our Facebook members come through every year with Gloriously Holiday decorated trailers and interiors. This year was exceptional! Here are a few Tags: Vintage Trailer
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
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?
A MAJOR Hurricane will impact so many with vintage trailers. As a native Floridian that has prepared many of my own vintage trailers for such storms I feel it may be helpful to share some helpful tips for preparing your trailer for such an impact….. of course the best course of action is to evacuate… Continue reading How to keep your Vintage Trailer safe in a Hurricane
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
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?
With the current global pandemic, many people have shifted to a work-from-home lifestyle, and some may never go back to an office environment. Luckily, people have displayed an effective way to work remotely full-time. Being a digital nomad has become popular in recent years due to the freedom that it offers and the ability to… Continue reading How to Use Your Vintage Trailer to Become a Digital Nomad
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!
So, you want to adventure in a vintage RV? You’re not alone; however, restoring a vintage RV trailer can be a costly catastrophe, if you’re not careful. Here’s what you need to know before you buy and restore your vintage ride. Think Before You Buy Restoring a vintage trailer can be a lot of work.… Continue reading How to Restore a Vintage Trailer
Vintage travel trailers are an excellent way to connect to the past while enjoying the great outdoors. One might be drawn to vintage trailers because of memories camping with their family in an airstream or traveling to see the national parks—toting a trailer behind the family station wagon. Vintage travel trailers are packed full of… Continue reading Safe Restoration: Asbestos In Vintage Trailers
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
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
It’s a tough choice and you need to ask yourself some serious questions! Tags: Vintage Trailer
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
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
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: email@example.com 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
Forrest Bone inducted Steve Hingtgen in the TCT Hall of Fame while visiting the Vintage Trailer Supply Grand Opening Ceremonies in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The inscription on the Hall of Hame plaque: Steve Hingtgen is hereby inducted into the Tin Can Tourists Hall of Fame – for his outstanding support of TCT and development… Continue reading Steve Hingtgen inducted in the TCT Hall of Fame
Tin Can Tourists Royal Can Opener Forrest Bone and Southeast Representative Tim Heintz are rubbing shoulders with the Vintage Trailer community elite at the Vintage Trailer Supply’s Grand Opening Gala in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Tags: Tin Can Tourists, Vintage Trailer
Tim Heintz provided us with some very practical hurricane advice: Hurricane Dorian will impact so may of us with vintage trailers. As a native Floridian that has prepared many of my own vintage trailers for such storms I feel it may be helpful to share some helpful tips for preparing your trailer for such an… Continue reading How to protect your trailer from a hurricane
2019 marks the 100th year anniversary for the Tin Can Tourists Vintage Trailer club and most people don’t know why we are named Tin Can Tourists. Everyone understands the Tourists part but where does the Tin Can part come from? In a hundred year time span, origins and background can get lost and then we… Continue reading Where did the “Tin Can” come from?
Forrest Bone and Tim Heintz will be presenting at the grand opening. A 3-DAY CELEBRATION WITH NATIONAL LIFESTYLE AND INDUSTRY LEADERS, LIVE MUSIC, EXCLUSIVE PROMOTIONS, AND SANTA FE CULTURE. Full lineup and more at vtsgrandopening.com. Enthusiasts across the nation and abroad will be road tripping or flying into the high desert for the chance to… Continue reading Tin Can Tourists presenting at the VTS Grand Opening
2019 is a significant milestone for the club as we celebrate the centennial anniversary and it was because of our member’s support that allowed us to get this far. Although we are proud of the trailers our members bring back to life, we take the most pride in the people that make the club the… Continue reading The 1st 100 Years – Video Edition