An RV trip down memory lane

I mentioned in my last post that there was a rain delay during our trip to Potato Creek a few weeks ago. So instead of sitting inside twiddling our thumbs, we drove to Elkhart, the RV capitol of the world, to spend a few hours at an RV show they were having.

An estimated 83% of all RVs in the US are made in this northern Indiana town so we figured it would be a big show, full of the newest and latest features and designs. There wasn’t much we saw at the show we hadn’t seen at the show in Chicago earlier this year. But it turned out the show was at the RV Museum and Hall of Fame. Ten bucks got you entrance to the show and the museum, which was definitely something unique.

You, literally, walk down memory lane and see RVs from various decades and eras.

There were RVs that dated as far back at the Model T that were little more than flatbed trailers with a mattress in the floor. I wondered what people did with their trailers back then. Did they use them for fun, or for convenience while conducting business on the road?

There were also some that definitely kept up with the styles and trends of their time. Two guesses as to which decade this beauty came from:

They even had at least one celebrity-owned RV. This one belonged to Hollywood legend Mae West.

There were lots of fun things to look at. I could have spent about another hour reading all of the placards telling the stories and history of each one. But I’m a big nerd that way.

Check out the driver’s seat. I’m just gonna guess and say safety was not the number one priority in the construction and design of this one.


About travelerontherun

I am a chronic adventurer who loves to see and experience new places. What I really love most is experiencing those places after parking my RV and lacing up my running shoes.
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