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RV history on display at Indiana museum
According to RV Business, the RV/MH Heritage Foundation relocated the museum to a 56,000-square-foot facility in Elkhart in 2007. It includes a theater, library and a display of several of the newest and largest motorhomes and travel trailers. But the primary attraction is the two huge halls that house a collection of RVs that include a 1913 travel trailer that is believed to be the oldest in existence.
"Camping has been around for centuries," said Al Hesselbart, the museum's archivist and on-site RV historian. "But 1910 is when the first auto-related camping vehicles were built for commercial sale."
The oldest RV on display at the museum is a1913 Earl travel trailer that was custom-built for a California college professor. The trailer is displayed hitched to a vintage Model T Ford.
Other displays include vintage camping equipment and open displays that visitors can explore.