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
by Hunt Jones More Great News! The Hagerty Insurance Company of Traverse City MI has finally created a long-awaited Agreed Value product for vintage travel trailers. This is similar to their well-known vintagevehicle and boat programs. So now we have two companies providing Agreed Value Physical Damage for vintage trailers: Mostly Progressive through FCIS (Farm… Continue reading REDUX! Vintage Trailer Insurance!
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
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 email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org: 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: email@example.comOwners 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: 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