RV historian and collector David Woodworth has kicked off the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association's RV Centennial media tour.
During more than a dozen satellite interviews with television stations across the country, Woodward talked about how the RV lifestyle is alive and well after 100 years in America.
"For a century, Americans have enjoyed exploring what's over the next hill and around the bend," he said. "That pioneering spirit is still alive and well today."
Woodworth will spend the next two weeks traveling to media markets across the country with a 1916 Telescoping Apartment RV and a modern 2010 Fleetwood Discovery, talking to reporters about the RV industry's century of bringing families closer together.
"For 100 years, Americans have enjoyed the freedom that RVs provide. The first RVs offered minimal comforts compared to today's homes-on-wheels. But they did provide the freedom to travel anywhere, to get a good night's sleep and enjoy home cooking," he said.
Woodworth is widely recognized as a leading RV historian. He once owned the world's largest collection of antique RVs, now on display at the RV Heritage Museum in Elkhart, Indiana. He also consults with the Smithsonian.