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Vintage Starcraft Cruiser motorhome

Vintage Starcraft Cruiser motorhome


A bit of RV history is rolling down U.S. 30 this month between eastern Ohio and western Nebraska.

It’s a collection of “Tin Can Tourists” traversing what was once called the “Lincoln Highway” with 24 vintage RVs, most of them travel trailers dating as far back as 1948. The group embarked from Hayesville, Ohio, northeast of Columbus, on Saturday (June 21) and are due in Kearney, Neb., on June 29. The RVers are more or less following U.S. 30 but are allowed to deviate from the highway as they see fit, since they are not moving in any type of formal caravan.

The band of vagabonds stopped in Elkhart, Ind., Monday and “dry camped” overnight outside the RV/MH Hall of Fame.

This caravan of Tin Can Tourists hails mainly from the East and parts of the Midwest: Florida, New Jersey, New York, West Virginia, North Carolina, Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, Georgia, Wisconsin, Virginia, Arizona and Ontario. The organization, originally founded in 1919, has some 1,500 members and 5,000 fans on Facebook.

The Rest of the Trip

Other stops on their trip include St. Charles, Ill.; Franklin Grove, Ill., (home of the national headquarters of the Lincoln Highway Association); and Oxford and Boone, Iowa, before crossing the Missouri River into Nebraska. They will camp at the Washington County Fairgrounds in Arlington and arrive in Kearney on June 29.

On June 30, they will converge with the East and West Coast Centennial Auto Tours in downtown Kearney to participate in festivities all afternoon.

On July 1, the Tin Can Tourists will set up a 1920s model camp and make presentations at the Great Platte River Road Archway. They also will show their historic vehicles to the public at the fairgrounds.

The group will split up and go their separate ways after Kearney.

For more information about the Tin Can Tourists, visit

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The RV/MH Hall of Fame & Museum

The RV/MH Hall of Fame & Museum

The RV/MH Hall of Fame will play a role in celebrating the centennial of the Lincoln Highway by hosting two events this month.

June 24, a caravan of 25 vintage RVs that are traveling the highway will stop by the Hall of Fame to spend the night at the museum where other vintage RVs are displayed. Their campers will be available to view throughout the early evening from 6 to 8 p.m.

June 26, the museum will be visited at 4 p.m. by a caravan of up to 100 antique autos also traveling the Lincoln Highway.

For more information, call the RV/MH Hall of Fame at 800.378.8694 or visit


A Homer man picked the wrong group of RVers to try to burglarize last Friday afternoon in a theft of several of 19 motorhomes stopped at the Baycrest Hill turnout while driving in a caravan to the end of the road. Add a new rule to the list of things to avoid if you’re misguided enough to take up a life of crime in Homer.

Don’t mess with Texas, Georgia and New Hampshire — and retired hockey players.

“Everyone was over 70,” said Spike Fortier of Anchorage, the leader of the motorhome caravan. “It was like a rerun of ‘Grumpy Old Men.”

Tyler Cavanaugh, 26, was charged on June 11 with two counts of first-degree burglary, tampering with physical evidence, second-degree theft — all felonies — and second-degree criminal trespass. He’s alleged to have entered two motorhomes from Texas and one from Georgia parked at the scenic viewpoint and taken a purse with cash and credit cards, a cell phone, binoculars, a camera, iPods and a GPS. All the stolen items were recovered.
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