The boomer generation makes up the largest percentage of RV travelers today. It makes sense. They’ve worked hard and now they’re playing hard.
But what did RV camping look like when the boomers were just babies? Or, even before the boomers were born?
Today we’re taking a stroll down memory lane as we look upon RV camping of the past.
These 10 photos will surly spark nostalgia!
#1 Is this the first RV ever?
Before RV manufacturers swarmed upon Elkhart, Indiana, many Americans make their own RVs. Is this the first-ever RV, or maybe the first “van conversion“?
#2 Camping & Chill
Long before cellular internet and Netflix, campers simply chilled. Here’s a 1960s photos of two ladies kickin’ it at an RV campground.
#3 RVers Have Always Loved Their Toys
Some things never change. Here’s a group of pop-up campers in the California desert. They’re about to hit the trails on their motorized bikes!
#4 RVs Stuck in the Snow
Truck campers were more popular back in the day (before Class A RVs became all the rage). Here’s a Ford & Chevy. Guess which one gets stuck in the snow?
#5 Sorry Chevy Lovers, This Truck Camper Couldn’t Hang
The Chevy needed a little help from the Ford to get unstuck.
#6 Badlands National Park Looks The Same
Here’s the beauty of National Parks; the government does an amazing job preserving them. In this photo yo can see campers driving the scenic loop. It looks the exact same as it does today!
#7 RV Shows Are Basically Unchanged
Other things that don’t change…RV shows. The fact is, Americans enjoy touring RVs. Here’s what RV shows looked like when Boomers were just wee lads.
#8 Never Feed The Bears
This camp host is setting a bad example. Never feed, play, or get too close to bears at the campsite!
#9 Tin Cans for Days
Along with truck campers, tin can trailers were also very popular. They were light and easy to tow. Here are two looking pretty stylish.
#10 One More Truck Camper for Good Measure
Let us know if your parents traveled in any of these RVs!
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