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Old 03-03-2010, 06:04 AM   #15
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My husband and I just joined. We are camping at Camp Dearborn later this spring at a TCT event. Glad so many people have had such a positive experience with this group. By the way, I first saw information about the TCT on a TV show called "RV Crazy".

Kathy and Hank
We've been members for a few years, and attended the Winter Convention last year, and also the Annual Gathering in May at Camp Dearborn last year. What a great time. We are already booked for this year at Camp Dearborn, too. You will have a great time at the Convention in May. Not long now for us to get 'rolling'...... See ya there!!

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Old 03-03-2010, 06:47 AM   #16
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We had rain in the morning at the 90th Convention of the TCT. As you may know in Florida if the weather isn't perfect folks stay home. I'm talking about the General Public for the Open House of trailers. As for Tin Canners, it was a Sell Out convention.

Great Music and food! The Tin Can Tourists Pot Lucks are where trailerite foodies get to show off all the Food Network lurking of the earlier part of the winter. A real variety and not your basic Church Basement Hot Dish fare. For the most part TCT folks eschew that whole microwaving eggs in a plastic bag mindset and go all out.

The musical entertainment took us pretty late and folks stayed despite chilly night tempts. Several campfires were going on at the individual sites, and you could jump from one to one most of the evening friday to swap beers and tall tales.

Normally several hundred of the General Public come out to tour the trailers but rain kept them away this year. Also the traditional Vintage car show which attends took a rain check, but by afternoon the sun came out and we enjoyed the catered BBQ dinner, Concourse awards (The Speis took Best in Show) , and sideshow by Charon Henning and Your Humble Servant.

John "Canner" Culp, a TCT member since the 1930's was very gratified to continue to see more and more younger folks getting into trailering. "Vintage is a great way to get introduced to the whole lifestyle" he said. "The Classic equipment opens the door, and the conventions and outtings, gets it into your blood. We're really just seeing the beginning you know. "

The Tin Can Tourists is open to all. No vintage equipment is needed but lots of folks show off their restoration efforts at TCT events. There is no segregated camping by type or year of camper or van or motor home. You can even camp in your tent. Most events have several catered meals and happy hours and campfires are welcome ad hoc offerings. Equipment in any state of restoration that can be legally towed or driven is also welcome.

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Old 03-04-2010, 05:29 AM   #17
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Desert Bloom Weekend informal in Arizona

Rich Luhr of Airstream Life Magazine is putting together an informal TCT to-do in March!

Desert Bloom Weekend

When: March 26-28, 2010

Where: Picacho Peak State Park, Arizona

All TCT members and interested RV'ers are invited to join us in Arizona for a pleasant weekend of camping at the beautiful Picacho Peak State Park in southern Arizona, March 26-28, 2010. This will be a very informal, "just camping" event, at one of the nicest times of year. Expect sunny, warm weather (typically 70s during the day), with spectacular desert flowers thanks to the rainy winter.

This park is slated to close in June 2010 as a result of state budget cuts, so this may be your last chance to camp here!

I'll be leading a hike up the Hunter Trailer to the summit of Picacho Peak for anyone who cares to give it a try. (Strenuous, 2 miles, but fun! Bring gloves, camera, snack, and plenty of water.)

The campground has 85 RV sites with and without electric ($20/$15), plus centrally located water and dump station, picnic tables, fire rings, shade ramadas, and modern restrooms with showers. All sites are first-come, first-served. For more info see Arizona State Parks: Picacho Peak: Facilities The park is located midway between Tucson and Phoenix directly off I-10.

Registration procedure: Arrive anytime you like and register yourself with the state park upon arrival. The park may fill up this weekend, so try to arrive early. Email Rich Luhr, or call 802-877-2900 extension 3 to let me know you're coming.

- Rich
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Old 03-04-2010, 07:41 AM   #18
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TCT 90th Winter Convention Pictures

Originally Posted by silverleeper View Post
Did anyone go to the TCT 90th Annual Winter Convention? If you did can you share any news or photos of the convention?

I found a few things online. TCT Campfire » Blog Archive » 90th Winter Convention Feb. 2010, TCT Campfire » Blog Archive » 90th Winter Convention Feb. 2010 and thats about it.

<on edit> A friend sent me this link. It's a great slide show of the convention. 2010 Winter Convention
Just a few more . . .
(again there may be a few repeats)

TCT Winter Convention 2010 - a set on Flickr
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Old 03-05-2010, 03:04 PM   #19
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After last weekend,I`m stocking the Overlander with longjohns,that wind coming straight across the lake was too cool to suit me.Other than that and the rain had a great time. Dave

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