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RV/MH Hall of Fame Museum Inventory
 1937 Hunt Housecar
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1937 Hunt Housecar -- RV Collection 53

1937 Hunt housecar, one of several very unique early housecars built by Hollywood cinematographer Roy Hunt between 1935 and 1945.

1913 Earl Trailer and Model T Ford
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1913 Earl Trailer and Model T Ford -- RV Collection 2
On permanent display courtesy of Wade Thompson, Thor Industries.
Believed to be the oldest non-tent travel trailer in existence. Custom built for a Cal Tech professor.

1915 MODEL T WITH 1916 TELESCOPE APARTMENT
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1915 MODEL T WITH 1916 TELESCOPE APARTMENT -- RV Collection 3

A unique unit built in California on the back of a Model T Ford roadster. A novel feature is multiple slide-outs on this vintage model.

1916 COZY CAMPER TENT TRAILER
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1916 COZY CAMPER TENT TRAILER -- RV Collection 4

One of the first trailer models to be commercially produced. Built in Indianapolis, IN by Habig Manufacturing

1922  ZAGELMEYER TENT TRAILER
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1922 ZAGELMEYER TENT TRAILER -- RV Collection 5

Built by Zaglemeyer in Bay City Michigan.

1924 AUTO-KAMP TENT TRAILER
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1924 AUTO-KAMP TENT TRAILER -- RV Collection 6

Built in Saginaw, Michigan

1928 PIERCE ARROW FLEET HOUSECAR
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1928 PIERCE ARROW FLEET HOUSECAR -- RV Collection 8

Identified as the Privateer, it is one of only 3 models known to be produced on Pierce Arrow truck chassis before the market crash of 1929

1928 WIEDMAN CAMP BODY ON STEWART TRUCK CHASSIS
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1928 WIEDMAN CAMP BODY ON STEWART TRUCK CHASSIS -- RV Collection 7

Camp Bodies were built in East Tonawanda NY to be placed on any chassis of the buyers choice either factory installed or shipped by rail to be installed by the buyer.

1929 COVERED WAGON TRAILER
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1929 COVERED WAGON TRAILER -- RV Collection 9



1930 KOZY KAMP TENT TRAILER
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1930 KOZY KAMP TENT TRAILER -- RV Collection 10

One of the earliest tent trailers with a solid flat roof. Made in Oregon

1931  CHEVROLET HOUSECAR owned by Mae West
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1931 CHEVROLET HOUSECAR owned by Mae West -- RV Collection 11

Built for Paramount Studios to present to Miss West when she left vaudeville to make movies for the studio in 1931 It is a chauffer driven lounge car not a camper

1931 TENNESSEE TRAVELER HOUSECAR
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1931 TENNESSEE TRAVELER HOUSECAR -- RV Collection 12
Gift of Bobby White of Pulaski TN.
Early home made American housecar on Model AA Ford chassis.

1932 GILKIE TENT TRAILER
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1932 GILKIE TENT TRAILER -- RV Collection 14
Gift of Dick Rassmussen, Madison, WI. Built in Terre Haute, IN. Used by donor's Father for over 50 years.
Unique front inside/outside access pantry and ice box allows provisions to be stored while tent is folded down.

1932 ZAGLEMEYER TENT TRAILER
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1932 ZAGLEMEYER TENT TRAILER -- RV Collection 13

Made by Zaglemeyer in Bay City, Michigan. The company also made an early housecar on Model T sedans.

1933 RUNKLE HOUSECAR ON FORD V8 CHASSIS
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1933 RUNKLE HOUSECAR ON FORD V8 CHASSIS -- RV Collection 15

one of several units built by Runkle of Macomb IL over about 10 years of low volume production

1935 BOWLUS ROAD CHIEF TRAILER
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1935 BOWLUS ROAD CHIEF TRAILER -- RV Collection 16

One of less than 50 Road Chiefs known to still exist. A predecessor to the better known Airstream Clipper. Built by Hawley Bowlus, a leading manufacturer and pilot of gliders. This was his personal camper.

1935 COVERED WAGON  17' TRAVEL TRAILER
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1935 COVERED WAGON 17' TRAVEL TRAILER -- RV Collection 19
Gift of Herb Reeves, Elkhart, In., Hall of Fame member and past owner of Covered Wagon Inc. Original.
Exterior is leatherette covered with a canvas covered roof.

1935 KUMFORT
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1935 KUMFORT -- RV Collection 20
Gift of Donald Gedert, Putnam County, IN.
Little is known of this unit, it appears to be a homemade one of a kind. The all steel body is possibly made from junk yard auto body parts.

1935 ROAD- HOME TRAVEL TRAILER
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1935 ROAD- HOME TRAVEL TRAILER -- RV Collection 18

Basic early trailer with all "Masonite" exterior

1935 YORK RAMBLER TRAILER
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1935 YORK RAMBLER TRAILER -- RV Collection 17

Built in York Pennsylvania by Split Coach Corp. A nice mid-level trailer of the mid 30s

1937 HAYES MOTOR HOME TRAVEL TRAILER
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1937 HAYES MOTOR HOME TRAVEL TRAILER -- RV Collection 21

This trailer was made in Grand Rapids, MI and named before the days when Motor Home meant motorized

1946 Kit Teardrop with 1930 Model A Ford
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1946 Kit Teardrop with 1930 Model A Ford -- RV Collection 54
A gift from Charles and Carolyn Gray of Tennessee


1950 12-foot-Fleetwood Sporter
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1950 12-foot-Fleetwood Sporter -- RV Collection 59
(John Crean Collection)
Donated by the Crean Foundation


1954 HOLIDAY RAMBLER
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1954 HOLIDAY RAMBLER -- RV Collection 23
Loan from Holiday Rambler Corp., Wakarusa, In. and Dick Klinger
Example of first model built by Hall of Fame member Richard Klingler as he started Holiday Rambler.

1954 SHASTA 15 foot
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1954 SHASTA 15 foot -- RV Collection 24
Loan from Coachmen Industries, Middlebury, In.
Typical of the early 50s "canned ham" style trailers

1954 YELLOWSTONE 18 foot travel trailer.
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1954 YELLOWSTONE 18 foot travel trailer. -- RV Collection 22
Gift of RV Dealers nation wide through CIT incentive program
One of the relatively high-line models built by Yellowstone founder Elmer Weaver in the late 40s and early 50s. Bright aluminum exterior and all birch interior with residential type appliances.

1955 RANGER FIBERGLASS POP-UP
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1955 RANGER FIBERGLASS POP-UP -- RV Collection 25
Gift of Robert Howe, College Park, Ga.
Less than 200 ever made by Hille Engineering of California . First all fiberglass body trailer. Unique slide out rear bed. Upper bunks and wooden support sides are owner modifications to make unit fit his family.

1956 E-Z KAMPER TENT TRAILER PROTOTYPE
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1956 E-Z KAMPER TENT TRAILER PROTOTYPE -- RV Collection 26
Gift of Hall of Fame Member Clyde Grambsch, Loyal, Wi. Owner of E-Z Kamper and of Camper-Recreation Canvas Replacements.
Original wooden prototype for E-Z Kamper tent trailers.

1957 SERRO SCOTTY 10' TEAR DROP  and 1957 SERRO SCOTTY 12' REAR ENTRY
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1957 SERRO SCOTTY 10' TEAR DROP and 1957 SERRO SCOTTY 12' REAR ENTRY -- RV Collection 27
Gifts of John Serro, Hall of Fame member and founder of Serro Travel Trailers, Irwin, Pa. Restoration by Serro Travel Trailers.
Examples of the Sportsman trailers by Serro that were designed to be stored in a conventional residential garage.

1958 Airstream 'der Kleiner Prinz”
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1958 Airstream 'der Kleiner Prinz” -- RV Collection 55
a gift from Kenneth Faber of Wyoming MI
The only 10 foot fully equipped Airstream ever made. A prototype for the European market that was not pursued

1958 AIRSTREAM FLYING CLOUD -- RV Collection 28
Loaned by Thor Industries for Thor Exhibit


1959 MAGIC CARPET POP-UP -- RV Collection 29
(NOT CURRENTLY DISPLAYED)
Loan from Richard Oswald, Elkhart, In.
Example of early hard sided fold down trailers.

1962 APACHE CHIEF TENT TRAILER -- RV Collection 31
(NOT CURRENTLY DISPLAYED)
Gift of John & Gloria Michaelson, Lapeer, MI
Example of the original model built by Hall of Fame member Eugene Vesely, founder of Vesely Manufacturing which built Apache.

1962 MALLARD 13' TRAVEL TRAILER
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1962 MALLARD 13' TRAVEL TRAILER -- RV Collection 30
Gift of Rollin' On RV's, Schererville, In.
Used by one family for 30 years.

1964 CLARK CORTEZ MOTORHOME
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1964 CLARK CORTEZ MOTORHOME -- RV Collection 33
Gift of Fred and Mary Peek of Marshall, MI.
One of America's first front wheel drive motor homes. They were built by Clark Equipment Company that makes fork lifts and heavy construction equipment.

1964 COACHMEN CADET  15'
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1964 COACHMEN CADET 15' -- RV Collection 32
Loan from Coachmen Industries, Middlebury, In.
1st production unit built by Hall of Fame member Thomas Corson as he and his brothers founded Coachmen Industries.

1966 MUSTANG (WESTWARD COACH)
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1966 MUSTANG (WESTWARD COACH) -- RV Collection 34
Gift of C. Fred Koppy, Bristol, In.
VistaDome - early two story bunkhouse model. Restoration sponsored by The CIT Group.

1967 FAN LUXURY LINER
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1967 FAN LUXURY LINER -- RV Collection 35
Gift of Lester Sautbine, Portland, In.
Manufactured by Hall of Fame Member Franklin A. Newcomer. Early example of MOR/ryde suspension. Restoration by Coachmen Industries (which purchased FAN from Mr. Newcomer) with the support of the Newcomer family.

1967 WINNEBAGO 19' MOTORHOME
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1967 WINNEBAGO 19' MOTORHOME -- RV Collection 36
Loan from Winnebago Industries
Example of their first motorhome model - built on 6 cylinder Ford chassis by Hall of Fame Member John K. Hanson. Restoration by Winnebago

1968 JAYCO TENT TRAILER  *
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1968 JAYCO TENT TRAILER * -- RV Collection 37
Gift of Bertha Bontrager Rhodes, widow of Hall of Fame Member Lloyd Bontrager, founder of Jayco
Number 40 in the first year of production. Restoration by JAYCO.

1969 CARRIAGE 22-ft TRAVEL TRAILER
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1969 CARRIAGE 22-ft TRAVEL TRAILER -- RV Collection 39
Gift of Clarence Yoder, Founder of Carriage RV
an early model with one-piece fiberglass end caps

1969 FORD BASED CHASSIS MOUNT MOTORHOME
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1969 FORD BASED CHASSIS MOUNT MOTORHOME -- RV Collection 40
Gift of the Stites family.
Built by the Stites Camper Company of Denver, CO It demonstrates the evolution from slide-in truck campers to today's type C motorhomes

1969 HOLIDAY RAMBLER  11' TRUCK CAMPER
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1969 HOLIDAY RAMBLER 11' TRUCK CAMPER -- RV Collection 38
Gift of Stanley Drury, East Leroy, Mi.
an example of the ovesized slide in campers that became popular in the 60s

1969 Pace Arrow - first motorhome produced by Fleetwood
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1969 Pace Arrow - first motorhome produced by Fleetwood -- RV Collection 58
(John Crean Collection)
Donated by the Crean Foundation


1970 Travco 32 foot motorhome -- RV Collection 56
a gift from Dr Richard Jenson of South Holland IL
a successor to the Frank and Dodge motor homes developed by Hall of Fame member Ray Frank.

1974 GMC MOTORHOME
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1974 GMC MOTORHOME -- RV Collection 41
Gift of William Renz of Valles Mines, MO


1976 CADILLAC ELDORADO BASED HOMEMADE MOTORHOME
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1976 CADILLAC ELDORADO BASED HOMEMADE MOTORHOME -- RV Collection 42
Gift of the Paul and Maureen Jones family of Cape Coral FL


1979 STARCRAFT VAN CONVERSION
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1979 STARCRAFT VAN CONVERSION -- RV Collection 43
Gift of Hall of Fame member Kelly Rose, Chairman of Starcraft Automotive


Fleetwood Sportster, a later version of the 1950 12-foot-Fleetwood Sporter
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Fleetwood Sportster, a later version of the 1950 12-foot-Fleetwood Sporter -- RV Collection 60
(John Crean Collection)
Donated by the Crean Foundation


John Crean's 1985 prototype for the iconic 1986-87 Bounder
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John Crean's 1985 prototype for the iconic 1986-87 Bounder -- RV Collection 57
(John Crean Collection)
Donated by the Crean Foundation


MINI MODEL T and MINI TRAILER -- RV Collection 1
Gift of Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Reas, Goshen, In, Past owner of The Poplars Mobile Home Park , Elkhart, IN.
Built in 1962 as a playhouse for a 4 year old daughter. All materials obtained from "mobile home" plants.

 1958 Platt 10 x 45 home -
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1958 Platt 10 x 45 home - -- MH Collection 52

One of the first units built with peaked shingled roof in the beginning of the "oversize" mobile home era.

1934 COVERED WAGON TANDEM AXLE 20' -- MH Collection 44
Gift of Bernie Brouwer, Grand Rapids, Mi. a 50 year veteran retailer.
Believed to be the first production model tandem axle design. Restoration sponsored by The CIT Group.

1939 SCHULT NOMAD-DELUXE
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1939 SCHULT NOMAD-DELUXE -- MH Collection 45
Loan from Schult Homes.
An example of the early trailers built by Hall of Fame members Wilbur Schult and Walter Wells in the beginning of Schult Homes

1940 REDMAN NEW MOON 8 x 23 -- MH Collection 46
Gift of Redman Homes Inc.
Example of early "house trailer" built by Hall of Fame member James Redman. Used as residence from 1940 to 1988 by original owner.

1946 STUDEBAKER MOBILE HOME TOTER -- MH Collection 47
Gift of the Studebaker National Museum, South Bend, IN
One of the first trucks designed expressly for pulling mobile homes.

1952 Pacemaker Tri-level -- MH Collection 51
(not on display)

Unique unit with 2 story bedroom section, being restored by Blue Bird Mobile Homes, Greeley CO

1954 SPARTAN IMPERIAL MANSION 8 X 42 -- MH Collection 48
Gift of Paul Stiner, Hall of Fame member and owner of Fireside Homes, Richmond, In.
Restoration sponsored by The CIT Group.

1964 FORD MOBILE HOME TOTER -- MH Collection 49
Gift of ROC Communities, Inc., Englewood, Co.
Used for 30 years by Ohio retailer to deliver and set homes.

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