Thursday, December 29, 2016

Camper History

Campers have been around in some form or another for quite some time. While covered wagons might technically count, the first modern campers (those with modern sensibilities and amenities in mind) are a little more recent.
Campers, known by various names (such as camper vans, caravans, motorhome and, of course, RV or recreational vehicle). In the United States, RVs had their advent fairly soon after the automobile. It didn’t take long for innovators to realize that you could build a house on wheels if you were creative enough. These initial companies usually called these novelties house trailers or trailer coaches. Many of these early campers were manufactured by small businesses, sometimes out of garages or backyards. One of these early ones is still around. You may have heard of it… Airstream. These early campers were primitive by today’s standard (generally little more than spaces to lay out to sleep with maybe a rudimentary cooking area) but were cutting edge for the time.
It wasn’t until the 1950s that self-contained motorhomes were developed, which had their own onboard engines and didn’t need towing vehicles.

Bruton Motor Sports News

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