Welcome to the Tin Can Tourists Colorado group! We are part of the national organization of Tin Can Tourists (tincantourists.com). Our mission is to promote vintage trailer camping in the Rocky Mountain region. We hold camping trips, socials, rallies, luncheons, historic site visits, and hikes. You must join the local meetup group and the national group in order to participate. TinCanTourists.com is a fantastic resource for classifieds for vintage trailers and networking with other vintage trailer enthusiasts! Also check out our national Facebook page, "Tin Can Tourists."
History of the Tin Can Tourists
The Tin Can Tourists were organized at Desoto Park, Tampa, Florida, in 1919. They received the official state charter a year later. The groups stated objective was “to unite fraternally all autocampers”. Their guiding principles were clean camps, friendliness among campers, decent behavior and to secure plenty of clean, wholesome entertainment for those in camp. The group known for the soldered tin can on their radiator caps grew rapidly during the twenties and thirties.
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 of the Tin Can Tourists. The group has grown steadily, currently holding Annual Gatherings in Michigan, Florida, and regional rallies at various locations in the US. Recently Regional Representatives have been added to represent England, Japan and France. The new version of Tin Can Tourists is open to all. Its goal is to abide by the original group’s objectives and guiding principles as well as the promotion and preservation of vintage trailers and motor coaches through Gatherings and information exchange.