This is RV Camping in the 1970s
The 1970s began 50 years ago. It seems like just yesterday (at least that’s what my mom tells me)!
Looking back on RV camping is always fun. Somethings are worlds different…like the internet. But, other things remain the same even after 50 years. One of the biggest changes, RVs used to be towed by cars.
Today we’re taking a stroll down memory lane and looking back onto what RV life was like.
Let’s step into the time machine and dial in 1970 🚀
Campsites Still Look The Same
This campsite is basically unchanged. Camp chairs, picnic tables, and firewood look pretty much the same. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised to see that camper at a National Forest campground today. Here’s the best difference…the kid doesn’t have a phone glued to his hand!
Still Riding Bikes (Although Non-Electric)
Bikes are the best RV accessory! This family has honed the skill of a dual bike. I must admit, I love my ebike. But, I’d give this a try!
Cars As Tow Vehicle
It’s been a long time since cars have had enough power to do meaningful towing. While this beast probably isn’t easy to park, kids today will never have the joy of a car-towing family vacation.
Taking Photos of Mom Against Her Will
Even 50 years later it’s fun to torment mom with random snapshots. She’s great at pretending you’re not annoying her…but after that photo’s snapped, you’ll get a mouth-full!
The classic campsite flex was strong back in the 1970s. The flex, if you don’t know, it subtly showing off your badass campsite. In this case the truck is on display, the awning is sharp, and the ladies know they’re looking good!
Kids Just Chillin’
Again, unlike the 2020s, these kids are perfectly content with RV camping without a smart phone!
A Classic Campsite
Whether you’re in 1970 or 2020, this RV campground is all about nature. Timelessness at its best!
Discover the Best Free Camping Across the USA
To be honest with you, we hate paying for camping. There are so many free campsites in America (with complete privacy).
You should give it a try!
As a matter of fact, these free campsites are yours. Every time you pay federal taxes, you’re contributing to these lands.
Become a FREE CAMPING INSIDER and join the 100,000 campers that love to score the best site!
We’ll send you the 50 Best Free Campsites in the USA (one per state). Access the list by submitting your email below:
LOL I loved this! It brought back a lot of memories. Though when we camped in the 70’s a lot of people had the funky decor lights (like pink flamingos) hanging from their awnings, cookout stuff all set up and many had small portable black and white tv’s. The cars were beasts back then. Sometimes I miss good old V8’s. Yup no phones, but we did have pockets knives and any good kid camper played a serious game of mumblypeg.
That made me laugh but also sad – kids back then at camp without a cell phone! Oh! The good old days! I was a kid in the 70’s and I remember camping with a banana seat bike and pocket full of candy, cruising around to my heart’s content.