The tentative schedule, and tentative leaders, for 2015 are:
Jan-Feb.: Winter Social, Denver, CO, Donna Spinelli
May: Mesa Verde National Park, Cortez, CO, Nancy and Bob May
June: Glenwood Canyon Resort, Glenwood Springs, CO, Leader: The Campbells
July: Mueller State Park, Divide, CO, Donna Spinelli
August: Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park, CO, TBD
September: Moab, Utah, TBD
Last Minute Flash Camping Trips: camping trips in Denver during the winter dependent on last minute weather forecast. Chatfield State Park, Cherry Creek State Park possible sites.
Southeast Region Tentative Schedule for 2015
JAN 22-25 Florida Chautauqua Assembly's TCT Exhibit - DeFuniak Springs, FL
FEB 19-22 95th TCT Winter Convention - Sertoma Youth Ranch, Brooksville, FL
APR 10-12 Camping Through The Ages TCT Display Exibit - Kings Mountain Living History Farm, Kings Mountain, NC
APR 23-26 TCT Tybee Island Rally, Rivers End Campground, Tybee Island, GA
APR 30-May 2 TCT Panama City Beach Rally, St. Andrews State Park, Panama City, FL
MAY 14-17 Historic New Bern Gathering, New Bern KOA, New Bern, NC
JUN 5-7 Linville Falls TCT Gathering, Linville Falls Campground, Linville Falls, NC
SEP 17-20 Fall Into Vintage Rally, Stonebridge Campground, Maggie Valley, NC
OCT 15-18 TCT Fall Foliage Gathering, Linville Falls Campground, Linville Falls, NC
NOV 12-15 TCT Festival of Lights Gathering, James Island County Park, Charleston, SC
Tin Can Tourists Northwest Florida Chautauqua Assembly
Where: Lake DeFuniak – DeFuniak Springs, Florida (NW FL)
When: January 22nd – 25th, 2015
TRAILERS WILL BE ON DISPLAY ALL DAY FRIDAY, SATURDAY, AND UNTIL 3:00PM ON SUNDAY
Directions - http://www.florida-chautauqua-center.org/travel_info
Arrival will be all day on Jan 22nd and departure will not be until 4:00pm on Sunday Jan 25th, or you may be able to stay and extra night and leave on Monday morning Jan 27th
Registration Information: Only 20 pre-1980 (or vintage replicas) Vintage units will be allowed to camp around Lake DeFuniak
Registration fee: $40.00
There will be a hot 'made to order' breakfast Friday and Saturday morning supplied by St Agatha's Church less than a block away! As well as a pizza party Friday night hosted by TCT member Alex Alexander at her house just a few block away! Breakfast treats and coffee on Sunday Morning and plenty of fun and socializing around the campfire. Remember we only have electric only, not water hook ups. There is a couple of bathrooms right next door for the TCTers to use. Make your RSVPs now as this event will fill up fast!
Vintage Trailers will have electrical hook ups and will be onsite with a Florida Frontiersman camp, a civil war camp, maybe a buffalo soldier site, there will be a tree planting ceremony in the lake yard Friday with our featured Keynote speaker, this is in coordination with the State Forest Dept., as well as City of DeFuniak Springs because Arbor Day in Florida started right in the lake yard in 1885. We also have a Plein Air Art event, so if any of you are artist, you may want to join in, there will be a wet paint sale on Saturday and Sunday. You may even get your camper captured in a painting.
95th Tin Can Tourists Winter Convention
When: February 19-22, 2015
Location: Sertoma Youth Ranch, Brooksville, Florida (Dade City area)
Campground information - INFO@SERTOMAYOUTHRANCH.ORG
Registration Fee $150.00 per trailer for up to two adults includes three nights camping with water and electric, entertainment, morning coffee & breakfast treats, 2 catered breakfasts and BBQ dinner.
Add an additional $30 for each adult guest or children over 10. No additional meal tickets will be available at the Convention.
The John "Canner" Culp Special Interest Award will be the only award presented.
For additional information email Forrest and Jeri at email@example.com or call 941.302.2415
Spring Texas Rally
When: April 23-26, 2015
Where: Leisure Resort Campground, Fentress, Texas
Tell them your with Tin Can Tourists when you make your reservation. More details will be posted soon.
Contact: Teresa Archer - firstname.lastname@example.org
2015 TCT Tybee Island GA Rally
When: Thursday, April 23, 2015 - Sunday, April 26, 2015
Where: Rivers End Campground, Tybee Island GA
Event is now open for Registration - only 3 out of 82 spots available as of 11/10/14
Calendar of events and more info to follow.
Read about this years event in the TCT Blog Rally Photos Rally Slide show Registration Form Rally Pack Event is now open for Registration -
To register -
Step 1) Complete the Registration form
Step 2) Mail Registration form and registration fee to Kim Hoke (address on form)
Step 3) Once your registration is processed the campground will be alerted
Step 4) The campground will contact you to book your site.
Please note - You will not be able to book directly with the campground. If you contact the campground you will be directed to contact email@example.com for registration info.
TCT Panama City Beach Rally
When: April 30 - May 3, 2015
Where: St. Andrews State Park in Panama City Beach
TCT Panama City Beach Rally in Panama City Fl 2015 at St. Andrews State Park in Panama City Beach.
This will be more of an informal get together with very little planned, maybe a pot luck (possibly another famous Heintz Fish Fry!)
one night and an open house on Saturday, and surely a visit to the local Vintage Trailer Restoration Shop, the rest of the time you
will have free to enjoy the beach and the rest of what Panama City Beach has to offer. You may also arrive as early as you would like,
nightly rate is $28.00 per night ($196.00 FOR A WEEK). More details to come ASAP. We will have everyone make their own RSVPs through
the Reserve America Website.
The State Park has over 170 sites so there will be plenty of room BUT reservations do fill up very fast in this area, many times the
entire park can be sold out months in advance, so don't delay in booking! We would like to try and keep all of our group in sites
1-100 if possible, but not required.
After making your RSVP with the park TCTers attending the Panama City Beach Florida May 2015 Rally should contact Tim Heintz
by e-mail at HeintzDesigns@aol.com to sign up! Please use "PCB 2015 Rally" in the e-mail subject line. Please respond with the
Additional Guests Names:
Reserved Site Number:
18th Annual Gathering
Where: Camp Dearborn, Milford, Michigan
When: May 14-17, 2015
Placeholder for now - deatils will be released around Christmas
Contact: Forrest Bone - firstname.lastname@example.org
Historic New Bern, NC TCT Gathering
Where: New Bern KOA, 1565 B Street, New Bern, NC 28560 Phone: 252-638-2556 or 1-800-562-3341 website: http://www.newbernkoa.com/
When: May 14 - 17, 2015
We invite all TCT members to join us for a fun filled casual gathering in Historic New Bern, NC. We have 20 Sites reserved and they will hold them through February 14, 2015. Make sure you mention that you are with the TCT group when booking your reservations!
Deadline for reserving a site February 14, 2015
Each member will need to call and make their own reservation. There is no event fee!
Please email the event hosts Kelly Sloop at email@example.com or Penny Necaise Stith at firstname.lastname@example.org once you have reserved your spot!
TCT Linville Falls, NC Gathering
Where: Linville Falls Trailer Lodge & Campground (Newland, NC)
When: June 5-7 2015
Linville Falls Trailer Lodge & Campground (Newland, NC) opened it's doors in 1966 and retains the vintage features of the era. There is no wifi or cable tv but the location is amazing and is a perfect fit for vintage campers. They have full hookup sites with water, sewer and electric and a very well maintained bath house.
The entire campground is reserved for TCT but it's a small private campground so sites are limited. That means book early! One night deposit holds your site
The campground is located just off the Blue Ridge Parkway at junction US 221, is minutes from Western North Carolina’s most spectacular attractions, including Linville Falls & Linville Gorge, Grandfather Mountain, Linville Caverns and Gem Mountain.
Reservations can be made directly with the campground by calling (828)765-2681. Please tell them you are with the TCT group to insure a spot. Reservations payment is made by check via the mail and payment in full upon arrival with cash. No debit or credit cards. Wwebsite for more info is www.linvillefalls.com
There are cabins and tent sites available as well.
Here's a link to our hike at the falls in 2014
Wizard of Oz Festival in Ionia, Michigan
When: June 18-21, 2015
Where: Ionia, MI
Vintage trailers are taking over the streets of Ionia, Michigan … Wizard of Oz style.
We have been invited to show our trailers to the public during their Wizard of Oz Festival. We
will be “urban camping”, on the beautiful brick streets of downtown. Electricity is available,
and you are welcome to use your generators. Bathrooms/showers are available at the Armory,
also located on Main Street. Dump station is available at the fairgrounds, just down the road.
Contact: Rhonda Gelstein - email@example.com
International TCT Trial Balloon Rally
When: July 17-19, 2015
Where: Elora Gorge Conservation Area, Ontario, Canada
International TCT Trial Balloon Rally at Elora Gorge, Ontario. Registration forms will be posted after holidays Dates are July 17, 18 at Elora Gorge Conservation Area. Not to be missed.
Contact: Rick Myer - firstname.lastname@example.org
TCT U.P. Caravan
Where: Upper Pennisula of Michigan
When: July 30 - August 8, 2015
Start planning now for the TCT U.P. Caravan; this is a one time trip opportunity for TCT members to tour Michigan's entire Upper Peninsula for 10 nights with some of your favorite vintage-camping friends. The caravan will take place from July 30 through August 8, 2015. We have planned this caravan out in a
way to give participants the opportunity to take in all the U.P. has to offer and maintain a reasonable pace. We want this to be a fun, relaxing trip! The trip will consist of 10 nights in 8 different locations, circling the entire U.P. AND, we are also
bringing along a caterer that will be preparing a wonderful dinner for us each night. Your breakfast and lunch meals are up to you. The average day will consist of traveling roughly 100 miles or so to our next destination, at your own pace, taking time to see as much or as little as you would like along the way; we will all meet up at our next stop in the early evening for happy hour, followed by a great catered dinner, and discussions of the day's adventures. Each night's stay will be at a campground with, at a minimum, electricity and bathroom/shower facilities. Due to limited campsite availability at some stops, we have to limit this trip to 25 units, so sign up early to guarantee your spot.
The TENATIVE itinerary is:
July 30th, Straights Area State Park
July 31 - August 1, Grand Marais Woodland Park
August 2, Baraga State Park
August 3 - 4, Fort Wilkins State Park
August 5, Porcupine Mountains State Park
August 6, Bewabic State Park
August 7, Indian Lake State park
August 8, Burt Lake State Park
The cost is $640 per couple (single rates are available, as well as rates for more than two). This fee includes your campsite every night, a catered dinner each evening, and some fun TCT U.P. Swag (Tshirts, plaques, etc.)
Please make payment to: Brandon Morrison, 453 W. Webster Ave., Muskegon, MI 49440
A minimum of $320 is due January 15, 2015; the remaining $320 due June 1, 2015 (full payment by the January deadline is also acceptable)
For further information, contact :
Brandon at Brandon_morrison@hotmail.com, on FB BRANDON MORRISON
Bryan at email@example.com,
on FB BRYAN N MATT
Registration Form Caravan Information
4th Annual Vintage Camper Event
When: August 6-9, 2015
Where: Branson KOA, Branson MO
Tin Can Tourists are invited to join the event. Bring your oldie but googie and have some fun with vintage camper enthisiasts like yourself. Same weekend
as Branson's SUper Summer Cruise Car Show. Vintage campers 1976 and olders receive 50% off nightly camping rate. Prizes, Swap meet, potluck, open house, and lots of fun.
Register: Call KOA at 800-562-4177 and let them know you are with the Tin Can Tourists. They use the standard section and pricing for the vintage trailers ($49.50/night before 50% discount)
Contact: Angie Dickerson (KOA Manager) - firstname.lastname@example.org 417-334-4414; Steve Kenney (TCT Coordinator) email@example.com
Bend Classic, Vintage Trailer Rally
When: August 7-9, 2015
Where: J Bar J Ranch, 62895 Hamby Rd, Bend OR
The Bend Classic, Vintage Trailer Rally will be held August 7-9, 2015 at the J Bar J Ranch just East of Bend, OR. Camping will be on a grassy field with the Cascade Front in full view. There is some water and 110 electric but this is a ranch and not a trailer park. This is the same weekend as the HUGE car show in Bend. Bend is packed with places to go and things to do. Proceeds will benefit the programs of the Ranch. It is a Tin Can Tourist rally, please come and enjoy. Attendees will get a permanent event nametag, window placard and an "event" open/closed sign.
Costs: $20 rally registration plus $25 (or more) contribution to the J Bar J Youth Ranch (tax deductible).
Contact Dal Smilie (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions.
Desert Diamond Rally
When: August 21-22, 2015
Elephant Butte Lake RV Resort, Elephant Butte, NM
Elephant Butte, in the lower Rio Grande Valley is home to sandy beaches along its 40 mile long reservoir with opportunities for boating, (they have rentals) fishing, sailing, scuba diving, and kayaking. We will be camping at the sparkling new resort: www.elephantbuttelakervresort.com, with level sites and full hook-ups; clean bathhouse, WI-Fi, dog run, BBQ grills, and a huge club house with indoor pool. Walk across the street, to the Elephant Butte Inn, for restaurant, bar, spa and salon services. Just minutes from the resort you'll find the state park entrance ($5.00 per day per car) with launch sites, hiking, drive your 4x4 on the beach, marinas and warm water for swimming.
During our stay the community's largest celebration will be taking place which includes: a parade, live music, arts, crafts, food vendor, car show and more all within walking distance. If you need something else to do, 6 miles away is the town of Truth or Consequences: torcchamber.com with shopping, hot mineral baths, museums, Veteran’s Memorial Park, and around every alley it seems is a vintage trailer. This is a vintage trailer mecca, with many units still being used in local parks.
Stay the week and explore one of the top 10 NM golf courses Turtleback Mountain Resort, El Camino Real International Heritage Center, Ghost towns, bird watching, the world capital of green chili- Hatch, or tour the International Space Port. Come met new campers and join up with old friends, we are going to have a blast. Rally RV site is $50.00 for 2 nights, contact Liz Foster at 575.744.5996 to reserve your spot, and rally fee is $20.00 for 2 people. Contact me for the rally form, mail it in with your rally fee to: Karen Campbell, (SW TCT Rep) 8111 Morrow Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110.
Cut off date is August 1, and spots are limited. This is an official TCT rally. Contact me at email@example.com for any questions, or call my cell: 505-620-5276. See you at the Desert Diamond Rally!
TCT Fall Into Vintage Rally
Where: Stonebridge Campground, Maggie Valley, NC
When: September 17-20, 2015
Join us for our 5th Annual Fall into Vintage Rally. We'll once again be holding the event in Maggie Valley and we are thrilled to be relocating the event to Stonebridge campground this year.
Details to follow
TCT Fall Foliage Gathering
Where: Linville Falls Trailer Lodge & Campground, Newland, NC
When: October 15-18, 2015
A perfect time to enjoy the Fall Leaf Season in the mountains. The campground is located just off the Blue Ridge Parkway.
We will have the entire campground held for us but it's a small private campground so sites are limited. That means book early!
Linville Falls Trailer Lodge & Campground opened it's doors in 1966 and retains the vintage features of the era. There is no wifi or cable tv but the location is amazing and is a perfect fit for vintage campers. They have full hookup sites with water, sewer and electric and a very well maintained bath house.
The campground is located just off the Blue Ridge Parkway at junction US 221, is minutes from Western North Carolina’s most spectacular attractions, in...cluding Linville Falls & Linville Gorge, Grandfather Mountain, Linville Caverns and Gem Mountain.
Reservations can be made directly with the campground by calling (828)765-2681. Please tell them you are with the TCT group to insure a spot. Reservation deposits are made by check or credit card and payment in full upon arrival with cash or check. No debit or credit cards at the facility. Website for more info is www.linvillefalls.com There are cabins and tent sites available as well.
here's a link to our hike at the falls in 2014 http://www.picturetrail.com/gid24562776
OTHER Vintage Trailer Gatherings
"SILVER STREAK TRAILER FOLK GATHERING"
When: May 22-25, 2015
Where: SILVER FALLS STATE PARK, Sublimity, Oregon - silverfallslodge.com or call 866-575-8875.
"SILVER STREAK TRAILER FOLK" FB GROUP and friends/ family of group members with vintage or vintage looking trailers WELCOME.
Smaller, low keyed, casual gathering to meet and hang out. Meet and Greet and a Potluck planned. Maryhill winery tour possible if you are interested. Stay for 2 nights or stay until Memorial Day. For more info pls contact: Julie at firstname.lastname@example.org
Reservations made yourself starting 9 MONTHS BEFORE on Aug 22nd.
reservations start this Aug 22nd through Reserve America.
http://www.reserveamerica.com/camping/silver-falls-state-park/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=OR&parkId=402235 Contact: Julie Flavin - there is no rally fee involved
Email Julie at email@example.com and let her know that you are interested in attending
4th Annual Hoffmaster Vintage Gathering 2015
When: June 4-7, 2015
Where: Hoffmaster State Park, Muskegon, MI
Fellow campers and visitors will be welcome to walk the wooded campsites to look at vintage / unique trailers and visit with the owners.
Owners of vintage/unique camping equipment who would like to participate in the Open House are encouraged to make reservations.
Sorry for the delay but the registration process for Hoffmaster 2015 is now available. The park just got back to me today with the process, but starting today you can reserve your favorite site for June. The rally fee will be just $30 payable upon arrival in June, the only thing you are paying for now is your campsite. Fell free to contact me with any questions, see you in June!
Reservations: Can be made beginning today. Toll free reservation number. 1-800-447-2757 and P.J. Hoffmaster State Park information can be found at www.michigan.gov/hoffmaster.
Reservation End Dec 29th, 2014: Sites 133 - 231 are being held for you until this date; after which they will open up to the public.
FYI: New camping rates for 2015 are 30amp sites $29.00 night and 50amp sites $31.00 per night.
Process: Each customer must call the call center, identify themselves as part of the Vintage Camper group and make their reservations.
Contact: Brandon Morrison - firstname.lastname@example.org (231)736-3218 or for specific campground questions, e-mail Terri at email@example.com