RV Education 101 completes vintage restorations

HARRELLS, N.C. — A few years ago, RV Education 101, an RV training video and information company, produced a 17-episode Internet video series titled Mark’s RV Garage. The video series featured a ground-up restoration project on a vintage 1967 travel trailer.

“One of my passions is restoring classic automobiles so I thought it would be really cool to restore a time period correct classic truck to tow our vintage 1967 Yellowstone travel trailer,” said co-owner Mark Polk. “After the travel trailer project was finished, I thought it was only fitting to find and restore a time period correct classic truck to tow the vintage trailer.”

More than two years later, Polk finished another ground-up restoration project on a 1971 Dodge Power Wagon. Rather than producing a video series on the classic truck restoration, Polk documented the entire process on one of his blogs, which can be found at autoeducation101.wordpress.com/71-power-wagon-build-up/.

Longtime RV Education 101 friend and business associate, Rich Elliott, sales and marketing director for Progress Manufacturing, appreciated the truck and trailer restoration projects.

“We loved watching the restoration of the Yellowstone trailer and following the Dodge Power Wagon restoration,” said Eliott. “We love the history these projects represent and appreciate the hard work that went into them.  We were excited to see Mark using an Equal-i-zer hitch to tow the vintage trailer. The Equal-i-zer Sway Control Hitch has a 70-year history and is the ideal hitch for pulling this classic combination.”

To watch a video, click here.

With the restoration projects complete, Polk’s plan is to take the vintage trailer and classic truck combination to some classic car and RV shows in the future.

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SOURCE: RV Education 101 press release

RV Education 101 vintage trailer

Greg Gerber

Greg Gerber

A journalist who has covered the recreation vehicle industry since January 2000, Greg Gerber founded RV Daily Report on April Fool's Day in 2009. He also serves as the editor of the publication and website. As an Eagle Scout, he has enjoyed camping for decades and has visited every state except Hawaii. A DODO -- Dad of Daughters Only -- to three young women, he has two grandchildren as well. He currently splits his time between Wisconsin, Texas and Arizona. Greg can be reached at editor@rvdailyreport.com.

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  • bob cravens says:

    Looking good Mark! Cant’ wait to see it in a show next year.

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