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RV Life: RV history expert says modern RVs are better

RV Life: RV history expert says modern RVs are better

SOUTHLAKE, Tex. — RVs are officially 107 years old this year and they’ve come a long way from the original designs. Those early RV pioneers could never imagine that today our rolling homes would have luxuries like indoor plumbing, flat-screen televisions and even fireplaces.

People always found a way to use cars as some form of temporary shelter, but the first “official” RV debuted in 1910. It was a Pierce-Arrow’s Touring Landau. This rustic rig “had a back seat that folded into a bed, a chamber pot toilet and a sink that folded down from the back of the seat of the chauffeur, who was connected to his passengers via telephone,” according to Smithsonian Magazine.

Read the full story by RV Life Magazine.

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About Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith is a Wisconsin native currently living in Illinois with her husband, Eric, and two dogs, Maggie and Grace. She enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking and, of course, camping in cabins and park models.

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