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?