WOOD you own this 1920s motorhome? You’d sleep like a LOG!

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If you wanted to know what RVs looked like 100 years ago, here’s your chance. (Just kidding. We don’t think all RVs were built inside Douglas fir logs!)

This Douglas fir log motorhome was built in 1920 near Seattle, Washington. It was built out of a single Douglas fir log on a 1920s 3-ton Dodge Brothers chassis. Douglas firs can grow up to 250 feet, and are the second-tallest conifer (pine, evergreen) after the majestic Redwood trees.

Would you like to own this RV? You know you’d get a good night’s sleep in that cozy bed – you’d sleep like a log!

These photos were taken in 1922. Do you know anything about this RV? If so, tell us in the comments. We’d love to learn more about it!

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HOLLY THOMPSON
6 months ago

This amazing RV is on permanent display in one of the Redwood Museums in Northern California, sorry I’m not sure which one. There are 2 or 3 throughout the area. Seeing it in person is quite an experience, you can almost imaging staying in it …. remarkable! I’m sure it is ” Googleable” …. stay well and take care of others from a distance!
mizholly

Paul S Goldberg
6 months ago

I thought I might have a picture of it taken in 2011 when we were traveling up the CA coast through the Red Woods. Can’t find it in a quick search. If I do locate it I will come back and post it.

Paul S Goldberg
6 months ago
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RV Staff (@rvstaff)
6 months ago

Those are cool pictures! Thanks, Paul. 😀 —Diane at RVtravel.com

KellyR
6 months ago

If not this one, there was one like it at the Florida State Fair a couple of years, probably in the 70’s or early 80’s.

Brian R
6 months ago
Reply to  KellyR

I remember seeing one at the Sportsman Show in Harrisburg, PA back in the 70’s. I was also wondering if this was the same one.

Rick
6 months ago
Reply to  KellyR

Saw this one or one like it at the Tampa RV show in the early 2000s

Richard Bye
6 months ago

I remember as a kid seeing a hollow log cabin making the rounds at local fairgrounds in the fifties. I remember seeing something like this log home at the Grand Forks fairgrounds in North Dakota .

Alpenliter
6 months ago

If you think I’d like this you’re barking up the wrong tree. It’s knot that it goes against my grain, it’s just that I think I would get board…..(see what I did there? )

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6 months ago
Reply to  Alpenliter

😆 Good job, Alpenliter! 😀 —Diane at RVtravel.com

Steven M Jenkins
6 months ago

Looks like one we saw in a museum in California’s Redwood Forest.

WEB
6 months ago

There’d be too much bark-ing going on…

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6 months ago
Reply to  WEB

😆 Good one, WEB. I told Emily I could park that up at my mountain property and wouldn’t have to worry about vandals because it would be camouflaged and blend right in. There are many, many stumps that size and larger from when the old-growth trees were logged off about 100 years ago. 🙁 –Diane at RVtravel.com