RV tour goes full-circle
RV historian David Woodworth's two-week RV tour to promote the industry's 100-year anniversary has ended where it began - at the RV and Manufactured Housing Hall of Fame in Elkhart, Indiana.
Woodworth toured the nation with stops in cities such as New York, Philadelphia and Washington. He travelled with two very different RVs as well - a 1916 Telescoping RV built on a Ford Model T and a 2010 Fleetwood Discovery.
He told the South Bend Tribune that both vehicles generated a lot of interest during the tour, with half of the people he met coming out to see the old RV and the other half coming out to see the new one.
"The truth of the matter is 17 years ago when I started traveling in new RVs, I never thought that they could improve upon them," Woodworth said. "And every year they get nicer."
Woodworth also told the newspaper that despite the improvements in RVs over the past 100 years, one of the reasons Americans choose to travel in them has stayed the same.
"People in 1916 did it because they could just pull off the road wherever they were and stop whenever they wanted," Woolworth added. "That's the same reason that they do it today."