This is RV Camping in the 1970s

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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!

Campsite Flex

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!

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2 comments

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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