Here’s What RV Camping Looked Like 100 Years Ago

Many Americans will jump into their recreational vehicles (RVs) and hit the road this Labor Day weekend. Perhaps you are one of them.However, camping with motor vehicles is nothing new as many of our ancestors did the same thing. The mobile camping craze started about 100 years ago.

If you are interested in the history of camping in RVs, check out the “Tin Can Tourists” pictures who started it all in the Atlas Obscura web site at:


Fantastic! As RVers my wife and I were very interested in this information.


If you are ever near Elkhart IN, there’s a great RV Hall of Fame and Museum just off the I-80 toll road. Enjoy!


    Been there. Several years ago I was living full time in a Winnebago motor home. In my travels, I drove near Elkhart on the Interstate highway so I stopped in and spent several hours at the RV Hall of Fame. Great place!

    – Dick Eastman
    (presently in Amsterdam for the MyHeritage conference)


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