Covered wagons, gypsy caravans, circus trailers–all ancestors of today’s recreational vehicles. One period of motorhome history that really fascinates me is the mid-1960s through the ’70s–the era that brought us social activism, groovy music, the sexual revolution, and the lovely avocado, orange, goldenrod, and earth tones color pallet.
Many would say these retro RVs wouldn’t compare to modern mobile homes in terms of amenities or luxuries. But I’d argue that today’s motor monstrosities have no personality, while the swank-o-rama chic of the 70s RV has it in spades. Are these mini-monsters part eyesore or part eye-candy? Whatever they are, I can’t look away.