Exposed: RVs

From the Indy 500 to the lead singer of the B-52's Kate Pierson's retro campgrounds in the CA desert, outrageous RVs and tricked-out motor homes are sweeping the nation.

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Dodge Superior Motorhome
Dodge Superior

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. 960 1280

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Sprite Caravans

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. 960 1280

Les Graves  

Airstream

Airstream

This vintage "Silver Bullet" Airstream trailer sports new window awnings to protect its interior from the desert heat. 960 1280

  

B-52s Groovy RV

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. 960 1280

  

Vintage Campground Sign

Vintage Campground Sign

A vintage campground display harkens back to the good ole days of the RV lifestyle in the '60s and '70s. 960 1280

Roger Lindley  

Kate's Lazy Desert

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. 960 1280

  

Newell RV

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. 960 1280

  

Jack Sisemore Traveland

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. 960 1280

Roger Lindley  

Fleetwood Trailer

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. 960 1280

Roger Lindley  

Kenskill Camper

Kenskill Camper

A 1966 Kenskill camper is one of the larger vintage campers housed at the RV Museum. 960 1280

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Avion Camper

Avion Camper

A 1970 Avion represents one of the earliest renditions of the pickup-style camper. 960 1280

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Pop-Up Camper

Pop-Up Camper

A 1962 pop-up camper proves that some designs really haven't changed that much. 960 1280

Roger Lindley  

RV Museum

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. 960 1280

Roger Lindley  

1962 Airstream

1962 Airstream

A 1962 Airstream trailer is restored to its former glory. 960 1280

Roger Lindley