Sunday, September 20, 2009

Tin Can Rally

Just got back from the Tin Can Rally in the Finger Lakes in Upstate New York. I got to chat to so many very friendly people. Was a good time. A bit different than my usual trip to the woods. There were two other Metz's there.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Sparkley Clean

Today I spent most of the day cleaning up the tin can so she looks a little better for the Tin Can Tourist Rally this coming weekend. It seems to be a never ending chore to keep her shiny. I did a few new little she is a work in progress. I also took out some of my excess gear, as it is just for show and I won't be doing any real cooking or adventures. This weekend will be the first time I use shore power. That will be different.

There is going to be another Metz at the event. I am looking forward to seeing Fletch said it was a total restoration. I don't know that I will ever be "done."

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Metzendorf for Sale!

I found this posted on the tin can tourist website...get your own!

1961 MetzendorfContact Seller
For Sale ByViewsDate Posted
dturner26531368August 31, 2009
Asking PriceCondition

Description:I have a 1961 Metzendorph 15ft camper that I have started to redo, The reason Im advertising it now is so that purchaser, can have input as to finished camper, such as interior colors,flooring, etc, all damaged wood will be replace, newley painted, inside and out, resealed seams new tires,new wiring, more information contact me,i have pictures of the way it is now,but not finished.

Sunday, August 30, 2009


I really have intentions of getting the website up and running...but I am just so freaking busy. I think I might create a facebook group too... as I seem to have time for that.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Finger Lakes Tin Can Tourist Rally

I am going to the Fingler Lakes Tin Can Rally this fall. Sorry I didn't post it is sold out. You can still come to the park and walk around though. The 2nd Annual Rally will be held September 17-20th at Samspson State Park in Romulus, New York. The event is coordinator by the great Fletch who owns Fletcher's Trailer's in Trumansburg, NY...a great resource for tin cans.

Devil's Tombstone

In July I went to Devil's Tombstone which sits at the foot of Hunter Mountain in the Catskills (the second highest peak in the Catskills). It is a really basic campground that really only serves as a basecamp for hikers. There is no electric here at all, not even in the bathrooms, which are not flush toilets. I think if I want to hike here next summer I would go to North-South Lake Campground. The road the divides this campground is a bit noisy.

My sister's Shasta

My sister loved my trailer so much, she went out and got her own tin can. She got hers on Ebay for about $400. I love the color's she chose. It is a 16 foot and it is amazing how big it is because it is taller. Hers is a 1964. She came up to Rollins Pond as well. She didn't have one of the nice lake front sites.

Rollins Pond 2009

I have just been too busy camping and no time for blogging. This summer I have been travelling almost every other weekend. I just got back last weekend from my long trip to Rollins Pond in the Adirondacks. It was a great week, despite the pup getting a cold (kennel cough) and being unalble to hike up the big mountains. It doesn't make for a idyllic looking site, but I tarped over my awning and screen room, as the rains can be bad in the Dacks. It does keep a larger area dry.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

New this summer

This summer I have done a few things. I had my hitch and electric installed by U-haul. Well, U-haul spliced the wires to install the electric..and it failed after about a year. Well it wasn't so apparent, but i had to have my mechanic fix it. They got the plug in harness for my car and repaired the splice.

The water carrier on wheels is awesome. It is the envy of many at the water spigot. I have city water, but I mainly camp at sites without electric or water.

I installed 12v light fixture that I got at vintage trailer over the dinette. I had the mount where a gas lamp usually goes. I decided to go with electric because I really run most items on a solar power charged deep cell battery. It is great to have another light.

I finally installed a grommet so I have a third pole on my awning. Works much better.

Busy, busy, busy...

Oh I have been negligent to the site, but I have been camping in the Catskills!

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Still working on the website

I am working on the website and setting up a club forum.  I haven't done a lot of website work in recent I am slow.  I hope to have it up soon, least so the forum is working.  I will then try and start organizing the photos I have collected in the last year.  

cheers and happy camping!  

Wednesday, May 27, 2009


Well, I haven't been here enough. The house not on wheels is consuming my time. I hope it lightens up to work on the migration to the webpage. I did go camping Memorial Day weekend in the Catskills. Was a good time. My dog and his friend go pretty tired hiking to Terrace Mountain on the Wittenberg Trail. I didn't make it to the top of Slide Mountain. A little too far for the first hike of the summer.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Starting the new clubsite

Well, I have a site under construction. The club page is located here:

I hope to have a bulletin board soon...have to decide how to do it. I hope to create a photo gallery of all the photos I have of trailers...I find it a helpful resource. Please feel free to post your resources.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

The Metzendorf Trailer Club

Hi all,
after many requests, I am going to launch a website for Metzendorf owners. I hope to have posting service available. This will not be a profit venture for me, but just a better way to exchange info for other Metzendorf owners. The site is under construction and I hope to have it fully running soon.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Metzendorf for sale!!

Craigslist...the place to find a metzendorf!!!
1961 metzendorf travel trailer - $550 (bedford)
Reply to:$550%20(bedford) [?]Date: 2009-02-16, 8:56PM EST
vintage 1961 metzendorf travel trailer in good shape good for hunting or fix uo its priced 550 firm because it needs some work good rare with good clear title....come and get it tire need replaced soon old...ectric works inside need some work or greqat hunete camper or project

Monday, February 16, 2009

Metzendorf for Sale!

1967 Metzendorf camper for sale on Craigslist. Approximately 12 ft long. Has accommodations for four. Has two burner stove, hand pump sink, bed at one end and table/bed at the other end. Has propane light and electric system. Room for closed/portapotty. Needs new cushions and some other work (its over 40 years old). Does not leak. Easy to tow. Perfect for towing behind your vintage vehicle. Have clear Maryland title. Asking $850.00. Photos @ Better interior views added 1/23. Contact Ron at 410 703 9936 or Bill at 302 238 7809.
Here are few of the pics...just when I said I haven't seen a late 60s model!!

Kevin's1973 Metzendorf

A very nice 1973 Metzendorf camper. Thanks Kevin!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Metzendorf for sale

This is on craiglist. I never saw a 1967, but looks like the real deal! I think it is the 15m model. The box is probably 12 foot with the 3 foot tongue. Looks like it could use a friend.

Reply to:$850%20(Southern%20Delaware) [?]Date: 2009-01-19, 10:22AM EST
1967 Metzendorf camper for sale. Approximately 12 ft long. Has accomodations for four. Has two burner stove, hand pump sink, bed at one end and table/bed at the other end. Has propane light and electric systen. Room for closed/portapotty. Needs new cushions and some other work (its over 40 years old). Does not leak. Easy to tow. Perfect for towing behind your vintage vehicle. Have clear Maryland title. Asking $850.00. Email for pics. Contact Ron at 410 703 9936 or Bill at 302 238 7809. Thanks
Location: Southern Delaware

Monday, January 5, 2009

Hibernating and dreams of summer....

While the camper is sleeping I have begun to plan the adventures for 2009. It looks like next summer is wrapping up to be adventures in the Adirondacks and Catskill Mountains. You need to book far in advance to get the good sites, or rather lake front sites.

I started thinking of trailer projects for this year. I had planned on putting a gaslight over the dinette, but have opted for another 12 volt light from vintage trailer supply. I will probably get more use out of it. I also think I need to invest in a new solar panel. The one I have is about 7 to ten years old and doesn't seem to work so well anymore. I also am going to get a new portable water jug. NYSDEC campgrounds don't have hookups and I don't have a water tank (yet). I think I am going to get this one. It has a spigot on it and gets good reviews.
I also want to consider getting an easier loading roof rack for the canoe....but some of them cost some big or at least more than the camper cost.