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When roads were made of wood

By Chuck Woodbury Early in the twentieth century, when auto travel was becoming the rage, Yuma, Ariz., was at a crossroads but with a big...

History of Caravans – From our friends across the pond

Veteran RVer and RVtravel.com contributor Greg Illes ran across this piece recently and sent it along with the following intro: Most of us know that...

Own a piece of RV history from the ’20s

By Russ and Tiña De Maris Among RVers there are plenty of history buffs. How many of us have it on our list to tour...

RV History: Coachmen evolves

RV History with Al Hesselbart Coachmen evolves In 1964, three brothers with varied backgrounds decided to start a trailer company. Tom, Keith and Claude Corson...

Vintage RV photos: “Harriet” the house car

By Russ and Tiña De Maris We don't imagine that too many of our readers attended this RV gathering. It was January 10, 1929, in...

RV History: Slide outs celebrate 100 years

RV History with Al Hesselbart Popular selling features of RVs today, such as slide outs, are much older than most RVers realize. Almost every RV...

RV History: Thor Industries

RV History with Al Hesselbart Thor Industries, the world's largest RV manufacturer, was created by Wade F.B. Thompson, a wealthy immigrant from New Zealand, and Peter...

RV History: Hall of Fame leaders

RV History with Al Hesselbart Since 1972, the RV/MH (Manufactured Housing) Hall of Fame in Elkhart, Indiana, has recognized many of the giants who have...

Jack Sisemore’s RV Museum in Amarillo

by Deanna Tolliver Many of us are familiar with the RV Hall of Fame in Elkhart, Indiana, but did you know there’s another great RV...

RV History: RVing today in China

By Al Hesselbart RVing in China is more than 50 years behind the U.S. This article is based on my two trips to China to...

RV History: Sheldon Coleman, building a gear empire

By Al Hesselbart In 1925, a young engineer graduated from Cornell University, joined his father’s company, and began a long career inventing and producing a wide...

RV History: The early RV visionaries

By Al Hesselbart The men who created the concept of the RV industry and the lifestyle that accompanied it were amazing visionaries. Many of the pioneers...
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