RV/MH Hall of Fame Members

  • Company

  • Class Year

Member is deceased

John R. Ketelsen

Ketelsen RVs



John R.”Johnnie” Ketelsen of Ketelsen RVs, an RV retailer from Marion, Iowa, and Wheat Ridge, Colorado. Johnnie’s orientation to RVing began in 1938 when, as a teenager, he traveled throughout the western states in a home-made RV. A 38 year RV dealer, he is a founding member and past Secretary of the national RV Dealers Association, and is a 28 year member and officer. He is the founder and a Past Chairman of the Iowa RV Dealers Association. He is recognized as a prime example of impeccable business values and ethics, and as a mentor for RV retailers nation wide. He and his western swing band hold a national record of over 6,500 appearances on live radio.

Rose indicates the member is deceased.