The ingenuity of the early designs is pretty impressive, even if you aren't an RV enthusiast, it is still a fun trip down memory lane.
(Vocus) August 19, 2009
The first RVs appeared in the 1900s. With the invention of cars came trailers and motorhomes and the desire to sleep wherever the open road travels. The first RVers were referred to as Tin Can Tourists because of the tin can appearance of their trailers, says trailerite.com. Not much has changed since then except a few modern conveniences and this year's 'Life on the Road' display at Hilton Head Island's Motoring Festival is 'a rare showcase of historic campers outlining how Americans "slept on the road" before hotels and motels.' The show runs October 31 & November 1st, 2009 from 9-4.
A few of the highlights of campers and trailers are:
- 1927 Vintage camping trailer
- 1932 Studebaker RV-26'
- 1955 Trotwood Cub trailer 15'
- 1962 Airstream Globe Trotter
- 1968 VW Westfalia Camper
- Land Rover Devender 110 with top camper
- Retro Tear Drop Mini Camper with bike
Another place to find RV artifacts is the RV/MH Hall of Fame in Elkhart, Indiana. Established in 1972, the Hall of Fame aims to recognize industry pioneers and leaders, and perpetuate the heritage of the industry by proving a repository for archives and memorabilia.
"If you find yourself close to one of these RV exhibits, it is worth checking out," says Clint Ethington of Pedata RV Center. "The ingenuity of the early designs is pretty impressive, even if you aren't an RV enthusiast, it is still a fun trip down memory lane."
For More Information:
For more information on Pedata RV Center or current trends in the RV industry contact Clint Ethington, General Manager, at 1-888-545-8314 or 520-807-0900. Or visit Pedata RV Center online at http://www.pedatarvcenter.com.