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Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love truly, Laugh uncontrollably, And never regret anything that made you smile. Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here we should dance.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Elkhart RV/ MH Hall of Fame

It was a nice day to do some sight seeing so we took a ride to the RV/MH Hall of Fame with some friends Rich and Nancy. They had been there before the official opening and wanted to see it again.

The building is huge and has room for expansion. I did feel like it was a but glitzy for an RV Museum. The displays are on one side of the building and there is an extensive collection of old magazines and RV information upstairs in the library.

This display greats you as you enter the lobby.
The pictures span the years with some of what the industry had to offer back then.
We entered the first room with the older displays and worked our way around. There were many RV's on display and I did not take pictures of everything. These are some of the pictures that I took.
This was a small trailer.
The Housecar (Class A??)
I took a shot of the interior because it was so impressive.
An old trailer
The exterior was covered in a vinyl material.
Everybody knew someone that had a Shasta Trailer
I was surprised that this one didn't have the wings.
Then there was Holiday Rambler.
Small but functional.
Did you know that "Pete" is the name of the company symbol Dalmatian.
The Clark Cortez
Brought to you by Clark, the same people that manufacture "Fork Trucks"
Built in 1988 to fit in a standard residential garage. This is one of two customs that should be hidden in the garage.
Ain't she a beauty?
This thing may have been tough to look at, but it was built very professionally, everything fit tight as designed.
GMC enters into the motor home business.
I believe that most people remember the GMC. You can still see them on the highway occasionally.
A house car but a very small house.
Short and ugly!
This is one of the first house cars which I would call a Class A!
Note the pump arrangement for the toilet, impressive for 1928
Exterior of the Pierce Arrow
Upstairs they have a Hall of Fame walk, and a research library where you can look up information on older RV's. As I was walking to the stairway, I stopped to look at the pictures of the Hall of Fame recipients, and guess who was right in front of me.
My take on the Museum is that it was a good take but needs time to grow. The building is beautiful and the displays were very well restored.

1 comment:

Dick and Carol said...

Just a note to say your pictures are excellent and blog comments are really enjoyable. The RV/MH Hall of Fame and Studebaker Museum were a treat.