RVs Through the Years

Take a nostalgic look back at how the "home-on-wheels" lifestyle has changed over the years. From pop-up campers to the "Silver Bullet" Airstream, see how RV styles and comforts evolved over time.

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Photo By: Les Graves

Photo By: Roger Lindley

Photo By: Roger Lindley

Photo By: Roger Lindley

Photo By: Roger Lindley

Photo By: Roger Lindley

Photo By: Roger Lindley

Photo By: Roger Lindley

Photo By: Roger Lindley

Dodge Superior

The RV lifestyle in the 1970s was growing in popularity across the US. Family vacationers dreamed of taking road trips in one of the latest new styles of motorhomes like this Dodge Superior.

Sprite Caravans

In the 1950s, Sprite Caravans was the most famous brand in caravanning. Pictured here is a Dormobile caravan towing an Alpine Sprite caravan.


This vintage "Silver Bullet" Airstream trailer sports new window awnings to protect its interior from the desert heat.

B-52s Groovy RV

When most people think of Kate Pierson, they think of the fiery redhead of the B-52s. But Kate Pierson, RV park owner? The American vocalist has taken her passion for groovy design and parked her collection of vintage Airstreams in the desert town of Landers, CA. The interior of this RV truly shows off the funky B-52s vibe.

Vintage Campground Sign

A vintage campground display harkens back to the good ole days of the RV lifestyle in the '60s and '70s.

Kate's Lazy Desert

At Kate's Lazy Desert in Landers, CA, your campsite comes with its own front yard -- even if it's just a patch of turf.

Newell RV

A view of the extravagant interior of a Newell RV, the worlds's most luxurious motorcoach. Prices for this luxury on wheels start around $500,000.

Jack Sisemore Traveland

This gigantic sign for the Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum is hard to miss. From pop-up tent trailers to top-of-the-line Diesel pusher motor homes, you will be amazed at what the museum stores.

Fleetwood Trailer

This 1953 Fleetwood trailer, on display at the RV Museum in Amarillo, TX, is a shining example of the company's first year of production.

Kenskill Camper

A 1966 Kenskill camper is one of the larger vintage campers housed at the RV Museum.

Avion Camper

A 1970 Avion represents one of the earliest renditions of the pickup-style camper.

Pop-Up Camper

A 1962 pop-up camper proves that some designs really haven't changed that much.

RV Museum

A vintage camper sits displayed with a complete campsite setup at the RV Museum. The museum features more than a dozen RVs from every decade through the 1970s.

1962 Airstream

A 1962 Airstream trailer is restored to its former glory.

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