After leaving Chicago, we headed East again with a destination of Indiana before us. On my bucket list is a small museum in the RV capital of the nation, Elkhart Indiana. It isn't far from Chicago and my heart has been ablaze for vintage trailers for a long, long time. The RV Hall of Fame Museum created a whole new appreciation for the history of motorhomes for me.
According to Tin Can Tourists forum, a motor home is considered vintage at 20 years old. My RoadTrek officially becomes vintage in 2016. I shall embrace it's vintageness.
There were some marvelous specimens of early motorhomes. Since I had never seen any of these guys on the road or at a road rally it was great to actually see some of the early versions that have been preserved.
A 1916 Automotive Telescoping Apartment which was made in San Fransisco. With it's slide in bed in the back and side panels utilized for kitchen items, it became the predecessor to the pick up and camper.
1937 Hunt Housecar
This 1931 Chevrolet based custom town car was built and given to May West as an enticement to come to Paramount studios and make movies. She never camped in it but rather, she was chauffeured from home to studio lot in luxury.
This Eldorado (one of only two)was built in 1988 by Paul Jones in Florida to fit into a standard height garage using a 1976 Cadillac Eldorado chassis.
There large white homes and farms were easy to identify as a buggy was often parked in the driveway instead of a car.