RV/MH Hall of Fame Museum Inventory

1937 Hunt Housecar — RV Collection

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 — RV Collection

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 — RV Collection

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 — RV Collection

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

1922 ZAGELMEYER TENT TRAILER — RV Collection

Built by Zaglemeyer in Bay City Michigan.

1924 AUTO-KAMP TENT TRAILER — RV Collection

Built in Saginaw, Michigan.

1928 PIERCE ARROW FLEET HOUSECAR — RV Collection

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 — RV Collection

Camp Bodies were built in North 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 — RV Collection

1930 KOZY KAMP TENT TRAILER — RV Collection

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

1931 CHEVROLET HOUSECAR owned by Mae West — RV Collection

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 — RV Collection

Gift of Bobby White of Pulaski TN.
Early home made American housecar on Model AA Ford chassis.

1932 GILKIE TENT TRAILER — RV Collection

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 — RV Collection

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 — RV Collection

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

1935 BOWLUS ROAD CHIEF TRAILER — RV Collection

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 — RV Collection

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 — RV Collection

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 — RV Collection

Basic early trailer with all “Masonite” exterior.

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1935 YORK RAMBLER TRAILER — RV Collection

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

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 — RV Collection

A gift from Charles and Carolyn Gray of Tennessee

1954 HOLIDAY RAMBLER — RV Collection

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 — RV Collection

Loan from Coachmen Industries, Middlebury, In.
Typical of the early 50s “canned ham” style trailers.

1954 YELLOWSTONE 18 foot travel trailer. — RV Collection

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 — RV Collection

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 — RV Collection

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 — RV Collection

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” — RV Collection

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

Loaned by Thor Industries for Thor Exhibit.

1962 APACHE CHIEF TENT TRAILER — RV Collection

(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 — RV Collection

Gift of Rollin’ On RV’s, Schererville, In. 
Used by one family for 30 years.

1964 CLARK CORTEZ MOTORHOME — RV Collection

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′ — RV Collection

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) — RV Collection

Gift of C. Fred Koppy, Bristol, In. 
VistaDome – early two story bunkhouse model. Restoration sponsored by The CIT Group.

1967 FAN LUXURY LINER — RV Collection

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 — RV Collection

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 * — RV Collection

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 — RV Collection

Gift of Clarence Yoder, Founder of Carriage RV.
An early model with one-piece fiberglass end caps.

1969 FORD BASED CHASSIS MOUNT MOTORHOME — RV Collection

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 — RV Collection

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 — RV Collection

(John Crean Collection)
Donated by the Crean Foundation.

1974 GMC MOTORHOME — RV Collection

Gift of William Renz of Valles Mines, MO.

1976 CADILLAC ELDORADO BASED HOMEMADE MOTORHOME — RV Collection

Gift of the Paul and Maureen Jones family of Cape Coral FL.

1977 GMC -15 — RV Collection

1977 Travco 32 foot motorhome — RV Collection

A gift from Dr Richard & Oneta Jenson of South Holland IL 60473.
a successor to the Frank and Dodge motor homes developed by Hall of Fame member Ray Frank. 

1979 STARCRAFT VAN CONVERSION — RV Collection 

Gift of Hall of Fame member Kelly Rose, Chairman of Starcraft Automotive.

Charles Lindbergh — RV Collection 

Fleetwood Sportster, a later version of the 1950 12-foot-Fleetwood Sporter — RV Collection

(John Crean Collection)
Donated by the Crean Foundation.

John Crean’s 1985 prototype for the iconic 1986-87 Bounder — RV Collection

(John Crean Collection)
Donated by the Crean Foundation.

MINI MODEL T and MINI TRAILER — RV Collection

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 – — MH Collection

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

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1939 SCHULT NOMAD-DELUXE — MH Collection

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.

1946 STUDEBAKER MOBILE HOME TOTER — MH Collection

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

(Not on display)
Unique unit with 2 story bedroom section, being restored by Blue Bird Mobile Homes, Greeley CO.

1955 SPARTAN IMPERIAL MANSION 8 X 42 — MH Collection

Gift of Paul Stiner, Hall of Fame member and owner of Fireside Homes, Richmond, In. 
Restoration sponsored by The CIT Group.