The RV World of 1937

A fascinating look at how the craze of RVs during the 1930 created new adventures on the road for the American family. RVs are defined as either motor vehicles or towable trailers, and are primarily intended for leisure activities such as camping and vacations. Most modern dictionaries give one of the meanings for the word caravan as “a camper equipped with living quarters.” They, in turn, give one of the meanings for camper as “a recreational vehicle equipped for camping out while travelling.” The earliest caravans were used for practical purposes rather than recreation, such as providing shelter and accommodation for people travelling in search of an audience for their art, to offer their services to distant employers, or to reach a new place of abode.