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2012 National TCT Camping Weekend

The goal of the camping weekend is to give every Tin Can Tourists a chance to camp with other TCTers. With camping friends in every state it would be great to have all states/provinces represented.

When: September 28-30, 2012

Where: Everywhere but preferably at one of the TCT Friendly parks or multiple TCT Rallies listed below

How will this work: Book a site at one of the campgrounds on the list or with a campground of your choice. Add your name to the list below indicating where you will be camping and hopefully others in the area will choose to camp with you for the weekend.

I will create a window sign that you can post on your trailer for the weekend to indicate you are participating.

Agenda for the weekend - a general format can be followed.

  • Social Gathering - Friday evening from 4pm-5pm - bring drinks and appetizer - meet and greet your fellow campers
  • Open House - Saturday afternoon from 1pm-3pm - open your trailer for TCTers and others to view
  • Pot Luck - Saturday evening from 5pm-7pm - pick a spot and bring a dish to pass
  • Campfire - Saturday night from 8p-10pm - gather around the campfire for stories and s'mores
  • Coffee - Sunday morning from 8am-9am - organize coffee and treats and say your goodbyes

TCT Rallies

Rally details:

TCT Rallies that weekend -

5th Annual Northeast Regional Rally - Sampson State Park - Finger Lakes Region of New York

Fall Gathering - Camp Dearborn, Milford Michigan

2012 TCT Colorado 'Fall Fling' - Fort Collins KOA Lakeside Resort

2nd Annual Fall into Vintage Rally - Four Paws Kingdom Campground, Rutherfordton, NC 28139

National Camping Weekend: TCTers Welcome to Penn Wood Airstream Park!

Penn Wood Airstream Park is a TCT Friendly Campground Located just off I-80 at exit 64 in Pennsylvania. It is a Non Profit 501 © 3 campground, and TCT members are welcome! 2012 rates are $20 a night cash or check. Bring your 25 year old or older RV any make or style, or be sponsored in by Alex Kensington if you have a newer rig. Big Campfire Saturday night weather permitting. Showers, laundry, propane on site. Good wifi in lots of areas! All sites 30 Amps! Lovely natural rural settings! Email Alex Kensington the sword swallower at: for reservations and info. Not an Official TCT event but a gathering of TCT member for camping FUN!

Brattleboro North KOA is a TCT Friendly Campground located in East Dummerston, VT. In support of the Tin Can Tourists National Rally Weekend, we invite all owners of vintage campers, motor homes and converted vans for a Vermont fall weekend, including a rate of 50% off the second day. Classic car owners are also eligible for the special rate in our cottages, log cabin, and rental trailer. The weekend will include a pot luck supper, open house, and ice cream social. Local enthusiasts are also welcome for the free open house on September 29th. To reserve, please call 800 562 5909 and tell us about your pride and joy to secure the rate and site area. You also can reserve on line ( and in the special requests area describe your camper, van or car and we’ll make sure to take care of you. The Vermont foliage should be vibrant!

TCT Friendly Campgrounds

TCT Friendly Campground details:

Allegheny River Campground - 1737 Rt 6 W, Roulette PA 16746

American River Resort - P.O. Box 435, 6019 New River road, Coloma, California 95613

Brattleboro North KOA Campground - 1238 US Route 5 East Dummerston, VT 05346

Camp Dearborn - 1700 General Motors Road Milford, MI 48380

Camping Domaine Champétre - Exit 356 Highway 20, 888 montée de la station sud, Saint Vallier, Québec, G0R 4J0

CarrollWoods RV Park @ Grapefull Sisters Vineyard - 4903 Ramsey Ford Rd Tabor City, NC 28463

Compton Ridge Campground - 5040 State Hwy 265, Branson, MO 65616

Des Moines West KOA - 3418 L Avenue, Adel, IA 50003

Enchanted Trails RV Park & Trading Post - 14305 Central Ave. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87121

Four Paws Kingdom Campground - 335 Lazy Creek Dr. Rutherfordton, NC 28139

Hawk's Nest RV & Cabins - 200 County Road 97-A, Tionesta, Ca 96134

Hidden Valley RV Park - 5706 Coleman Way, Von Ormy, Texas 78073

Oasis RV Resort - 2715 Arnot Rd, Amarillo TX 79124

Orange Grove Home & RV Park - 647 Nuna Ave, Fort Myers, Florida 33905

Penn Woods Airstream Park - 999 Kindle Rd., PO Box 7, Limestone PA 16234

Ravine Cottages - 445 County Rd 50 E, RR 2, Harrow, Ontario N0R 1G0

Searsport Shores Oceanfront Campground - 216 West Main St., Searsport, Maine 04974

The Sou'wester Vintage Travel Trailer Resort & Campground - 3728 J Place Seaview, Wa 98644

Sumpter Pines RV Park - 640 S. Sumpter Highway, PO Box 204, Sumpter, OR 97877

Texarkana KOA - 500 W 53rd St., Texarkana, Texas 75503

Turquoise Trail Campground & RV Park - 22 Calvary Road, Cedar Crest, NM , 87008

Walnut Hills Family Campground and RV Resort - 7685 Lehring Road, Durand, MI 48429


Here is where you can add where you will be camping so others can look to join you:

Name State Campground Site #
Terry and Michelle Bone MI Camp Dearborn 51 Camping with the Fall Gathering in a 1957 Avion
Kim Hoke SC Fall Rally (NC) 9 Rally Host - TCT Fall Rally, Rutherfordton, NC 1969 Avion
Karen Heitz SC Fall Rally (NC) 3 TCT Member - TCT Fall Rally, Rutherfordton, NC
Joy Taylor NC Fall Rally (NC) 5 TCT Member - TCT Fall Rally, Rutherfordton, NC
Larry and Cindy Harrington NC Fall Rally (NC) ? TCT Member - TCT Fall Rally. Rutherforton, NC 2009 Shasta Retro Canned Ham
Diane and David Barker MI Camp Dearborn ? 1964 Airstream Globetrotter
Forrest and Jeri Bone MI Camp Dearborn ? Rally Host - Fall Gathering - 1949 American
Nancy and Chris Ecarius MI Camp Dearborn ? 1960 Shasta Compact
Hardy and Terry Evans WI Camp Dearborn ? 2012 Hardy Wayzless
Pam Garlow MI Camp Dearborn ? 1985 U-Haul CT-13
Doug Hardekopf IL Camp Dearborn ?
Richard and Cheryl Sands MI Camp Dearborn ? 1985 Airstream
Faith Wickey MI Camp Dearborn ? 1977 Avion
Marilyn Childers MI Camp Dearborn ? 1964 Arrow
Wayne & Rosie Colson SC Fall Rally (NC) ? 1963 Bambi
Vernon & Lori Thompson KS Ft Collins CO? 1959 Oasis
Karen & Kenny Campbell (SW TCT Rep)NM Camp Dearborn? 2013 Itasca Motorhome
Brent & Susie Walker NC Fall Rally (NC) 7 TCT Member - TCT Fall Rally, Rutherfordton, NC 1969 Shasta Compact
Stephanie & Herb DistlerPARoulette or Limestone, PA?1966 Winnebago Travel Trailer
Jackie Jernigan MI Camp Dearborn 32 Fall Rally - 1962 Comanche
Tim & Ruth Casteen VA Fall Rally (NC) 14 83 Avion 30P TCT national rally weekend Rutherfordton, NC
Ruel & Marion Scott VA Fall Rally (NC) 13 86 Avion 30R Silver Edition TCT national rally weekend Rutherfordton, NC
Alexander Kensington & Charon Henning PA Penn Woods Campground ? 1966 Airstream Safari
Larry and Hilda Hill NC Fall Rally, NC ? 60 Shasta & 59 El Camino
Tom & Peggy Trueman Mi. Camp Dearborn 83 Camping with Fall Gathering in 1964 Airstream
Ron Palmer & Sherry WolffBuffalo Camp Dearborn99 1976 Scotty HiLander Trunk back
Eric Johnson & Joe Arrigo CT Lake Williams Campground A35 Also attending the CT Renaissance Faire on Saturday - 1987 Corsair
John & Barb Harnois VT Brattleboro KOA ? 1967 Scotty Goucho

Jane Thibeault & Don McIver/VT/Brattleboro KOA/?/ 1965 13 ft. Scotty Gaucho


If you have any questions or comments - please add them here!

After the camping weekend - send your pictures to and we will post them to our website for everyone to view all of the fun from across the nation!

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