Happy 100th Anniversary

2019 marks the 100 year anniversary of the Tin Can Tourists and we are excited to celebrate this amazing milestone with our 2300 members! A little background of how and when the Tin Can Tourists Club was born, here is the basics – The Tin Can Tourists were organized at De Soto Park, Tampa, Florida, in… Continue reading Happy 100th Anniversary

Introducing our new Northeast Regional Representatives

David Coon and Harry James – Northeast Regional Representative: New York, Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Delaware, Washington DC, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Vermont, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and New Jersey David’s Email: fairviewfarm@frontier.com Harry’s email: jameshywood7890@roadrunner.com David Coon – On the personal side. We have been married for 46 years. We reside in Fairport, NY, just east of Rochester.… Continue reading Introducing our new Northeast Regional Representatives

Halloween Hootenany

This will be our 2nd annual Halloween Hootenany camping event for the Trailerites. The event features meet and greet snacks, pot luck dinner, doggie parade and “trick or treat”, decorating our vintage trailers and motor homes for Halloween, campground wide trick or treat (75+kids last year), door prizes, nightly community campfires, midnight ghost walk, yard… Continue reading Halloween Hootenany

2018 George Ohr Fest Camper Rally

Art, Community, Food, and Vintage! Join the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art for Cruisin’ the Coast! We will be presenting a two-day vintage camper rally along side the 2018 George Ohr Fest. Festivities will include great local food, bonfires, a community art project, art vendors, local craft beer and micro-brews, and of course, a great spot… Continue reading 2018 George Ohr Fest Camper Rally

Introducing our new Arizona State Representative – Gail Leggett

The Tin Can Tourists club is excited to announce another state representative to support our growing club. Please welcome and say hello to Gail Leggett  our new Arizona State Representative! Gail’s Email: ggleggett@hotmail.com I live on an acre in the foothills of Oro Valley (Tucson), Arizona with my husband, 2 dogs, and 2 horses. I had… Continue reading Introducing our new Arizona State Representative – Gail Leggett

6th Annual Fiddlers Picnic Vintage Trailer Rally report

The Fiddlers Picnic is a 44 year old acoustic music jam held on the Old Mercier Ranch on the South side of Livingston, MT.  August 3-5. The event is just North of Yellowstone National Park and on the banks of the Yellowstone River Within that event is the Fiddlers Picnic Vintage Trailer Rally, now in… Continue reading 6th Annual Fiddlers Picnic Vintage Trailer Rally report

TCT Port Crescent Article Featured in Mobilerving.com

SUN, SURF AND ALUMINUM ALL SHINE AT THE PORT CRESCENT VINTAGE CAMPER SHOW By : William Flood   August 06, 2018 If you’ve not had the fortune to experience the Great Lakes during summertime, you are in for a treat. Picture the Caribbean without the palm trees – water so clear you can see the bottom twenty… Continue reading TCT Port Crescent Article Featured in Mobilerving.com

Vintage trailers show off retro glory at Illiniwek

Great coverage of the 2018 TCT Great River Road Vintage Trailer Rally, Friday at Illiniwek Forest Preserve Campground. Read “The Dispatch” article here https://qconline.com/news/local/vintage-trailers-show-off-retro-glory-at-illiniwek/article_9c87797c-881d-5809-81c1-24c4288cf651.html Tags: campground, TCT, Trailer Rally, Vintage Trailer, Vintage Trailer Rally, Vintage Trailers

Thrifter Sisters Flea Market & Vintage Camper Event Comes To Marquette, MI

The Thrifter Sisters Flea Market and Vintage Camper Show will be at the Marquette County Fairgrounds, July 14th, with camping at the Marquette County Fairgrounds starting July 13th, and going throughout the weekend. (This is a full hookup campground.) Come stay during the Thrifter Sisters Flea Market, shop, show off your camper during open house… Continue reading Thrifter Sisters Flea Market & Vintage Camper Event Comes To Marquette, MI

It May Not Be As Difficult As You think to Restore A Vintage Trailer

by Paul Lacitinola Vintage trailers can be a fun and economical hobby whether you are 16 or 75 years old or somewhere in between. If you can tow a small trailer, you are sure to be welcomed to one of the hundreds of vintage trailer rallies happening across the USA every year. Acquiring your trailer… Continue reading It May Not Be As Difficult As You think to Restore A Vintage Trailer

Ozark Vintage Trailer Rally

A chance to meet others, mingle, relax, share ideas with others into Tin Cans we call our home away from home!. But also to show off your vintage Trailer or motorhome to others in lovely Eureka Springs ArkansasI This is just in time for the great fall colors! Lots to do and see or stay… Continue reading Ozark Vintage Trailer Rally

Tin Can Tourists History Presentation

Here is a presentation on the history of the Tin Can Tourists Club [slideshare id=66598671&doc=owaaqtfcq42otfwaztpo-signature-7d0363a8ad2f41619700f892460047491b0ccf85ff1b4be874d78387b8b64ea1-poli-160930130831] Notes for the Slides: 1. Tin Can Tourists Forrest & Jeri Bone 2. Credits: Florida History Museum Orange County Museum (Orlando) Florida Library & Information Services www.dos.state.fl.us.dlis History Wired – Smithsonian www.historywired.si.edu Library of Congress www.lcweb.loc.gov Mr. Bud Cooper –… Continue reading Tin Can Tourists History Presentation

2016 Bend Classic Report

2016 TCT Bend Classic Vintage Trailer Rally Over 55 vintage trailers attended the second Bend Classic Vintage Trailer Rally at the J BarJ Youth Ranch on the edge of Bend OR. August 10-14. Proceeds went to support the good work of the ranch The Various public reports of open house hours were in disagreement so… Continue reading 2016 Bend Classic Report

HAPPINESS ON WHEELS: THE TIN CAN TOURISTS’ VINTAGE TRAILERS

One Of The Many Groups That Celebrate The History Of Vintage Recreational Vehicles Described as “happiness on wheels” vintage trailers have steadily been increasing in popularity in recent years. The interest in these relics of road history has sparked in part because of new television shows such as “Flipping RVs” which dedicate 30 minutes to… Continue reading HAPPINESS ON WHEELS: THE TIN CAN TOURISTS’ VINTAGE TRAILERS

Regional Representatives

Terry and Michelle Bone: Royal Tin Can Openers The second generation of the Bone’s are proud represent the Tin Can Tourists. We recently retired and live in Michigan and we camp as much as we can in the surrounding states. We’ve been part of the TCT club since 1998 when the club was renewed and… Continue reading Regional Representatives

Club Information

In 1998, Forrest and Jeri Bone renewed the club as an all make and model vintage trailer and motor coach club. The renewal gathering was held at Camp Dearborn, Milford, Michigan. Twenty-one rigs attended the May Renewal Gathering. By the end of the year, fifty members were accepted as charter members of the renewed version… Continue reading Club Information

What is my trailer worth?

COST AND VALUE OF A VINTAGE TRAILER The Obvious Stuff Trailers that are in demand and popular are more valuable: Airstreams, Spartans, Avions, Shastas, Scottys, Vagabonds, Alohas, etc. Why is this? There are different reasons for their popularity – design qualities, originality, unique features, ease of towing, etc. But the market determined that they are… Continue reading What is my trailer worth?

Restoration Resources

The goal of this page is to highlight resources that can assist anyone who is in the middle or about to embark on a vintage trailer restoration project. This is not for the faint of heart and you might need some help, even if you are handy with the hammer. If you have a resource… Continue reading Restoration Resources

Other Websites we like

Blogs http://www.shanatheshasta.com – Shana is a 1958 red Shasta Airflyte Deluxe. This site chronicles her restoration and adventures with the family that adopted her. Mobile Home Living: A great blog that features vintage mobile homes, advertising and literature on both vintage and modern mobile homes. Facebook Groups https://www.facebook.com/1961ReissuedShastaAirflyte/ – A place to post reissues for sale and… Continue reading Other Websites we like