RV Hall of FAME MUSEUM in Elkhart, Indiana


July 9, 2015

Highlights  from the  RV  Hall of Fame Museum  is the  last of 4  postings of my  trip to Elkhart County, Indiana.  Even though I have no long term interests in RV life, I thoroughly enjoyed  this museum.  The units on display  ranged from brand new to  the first of it’s kind from 1913,  from  wonderfully vintage to I-wouldn’t-be-caught-dead-in-that.   It’s all part of the adventure!  Guaranteed to bring a smile to your face  are my favorites  for various reasons:


Road Best Traveled to the history of RV’s


Only permanent residents of the RV Museum.


Mae West was given this  1931  Chevrolet   Housecar  by Paramount Studios.

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1931 Ford Model AA  Camp Truck with luxury  driver seating and interior.

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1954 Holiday Rambler


1955 Ranger Fiberglass Pop Up with a side under rear bed.


1937 Hunt Housecar  (resembles a rolly poly bug )


Only 3 made before the Crash of 1929,  this  is a 1928 Pierce Arrow Housecar


1935 Covered Wagon 17 Foot Travel Trailer  with a  leatherette exterior and a canvas covered roof.


Can’t miss this coming down the road – 1974  GMC  Motor Home

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1954  Spartan Mobile Home – 8 feet wide and 48 feet long


Ugly award has to go to this 1988 Star  Streak II

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Just a couple random interiors for a step back in time.

john culp

Lastly, this Westwood Coronado was bought in 1947 ( for $3200.)  by John Culp after he came home from WWII.   He used it for 65 years traveling the USA,  living in it full time ( from 1947 until 1957 when he married)  or part time as a snow bird.  John was a charter member of the “Tin Can Tourist ” vintage trailer club.  His trailer  was in several TV documentaries about  vintage trailer life.

Hope you enjoyed  your condensed  trip to the RV Hall of Fame Museum!

Thanks for reading!


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Maureen Mahach
    Jul 20, 2015 @ 14:33:48

    We used to attend the Boat and Home Shows at the Arena back in the day. I was always fascinated by the RV’s with their itty-bitty showers and baths, etc. Dale would not be caught dead driving an RV on vacation after driving a truck his whole life. :o) It could be fun to try just once, however.





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