With over 8 million RV owners today, you’d have never guessed that just a century ago no one had even heard of RVing or a recreational mobile living lifestyle. But you might say that RVing is in our genes – American’s genes. From the early settlers who traveled in Conestoga wagons to today’s modern motorhomes (with prices sometimes reaching into the seven figures), RVing has come a long way in just a few decades.
Douglas Keister has traced the roots of RVing way back to the 19th Century, and has produced a free documentary for your enjoyment.
Wow, what a great video! RVing today, is at a mega level! It was nice seeing the history of this super community thats growing yearly! Cheers
Keister has written several books on the RVing lifestyle:
- Ready to Roll – a celebration of the classic American travel trailer
- Silver Palaces – learn about the streamlined trailer that captivated a nation in the mid 20th Century
- Mobile Mansions – did you know that Mae West, Howard Hughes, and The Who were avid RVers?
- Teardrops and Tiny Trailers – take a visual tour of the tiniest of trailers from around the world
Fantastic documentary Douglas! Thank you so much for putting this all together. It was a very interesting and enjoyable watch!
Video history of RVs and travel trailers.
Did you know that some companies today are bringing back the older styling of vintage trailers, but with modern amenities?