RV Pins Pay Homage To A Comfortable Way To Travel

With RV pins being made recently to celebrate 100 years of recreational vehicles, let’s take a look back at the history of these traveling trailers and their popularity in the United States.

Each year RV owners travel an average of 26 days and 4,500 miles. This is according to the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association, which also says that around 8.2 million households own RVs.  But while today’s comfortable campers can provide the same amenities as home, the original RVs offered only the ability to travel anywhere while getting a good night’s sleep and enjoying good food.

The first motorized campers were introduced in 1910 and were known as ‘auto campers’. One style, the Landau, simply had a back seat which folded down into a bed.  With automobiles becoming more reliable, people began traveling more often, and it didn’t take long for people to take advantage of these camping trailers.  In fact, it was only 10 years after their invention that the first RV club was created.  The Tin Can Tourists, as they were called, drove their campers over dirt roads across the US, camping on the side of roads and heating tin cans of food over gasoline stoves (hence their name).

Following World War II, RVs began to truly shine. Many of the RV manufacturers of today began producing at this time, creating more aerodynamic designs and improving the interior with modern comforts.  The Holiday Rambler Corporation, which debuted in 1953, was responsible for several of these improvements, debuting the first built-in refrigerators, holding tanks, and the dinette/bed concept.  They also paved the way for a new era of lighter and stronger RVs with the introduction of the aluminum frame, known as the Alumaframe.

With the popularity of not only RVs in general, but also the Holiday Rambler brand, Richard Klingler, President of the Holiday Rambler Corporation, decide to organize the National Holiday Rambler Travel Trailer Club. Created in 1964, the group’s members all own a Holiday Rambler RV.  Although they were renamed the Holiday Ramblers RV Club in the 1970’s, the club’s idealogy remains the same: enjoy adventurous traveling in a Holiday Rambler RV. The Holiday Rambler RV Club recently celebrated its 50th anniversary. PinProsPlus helped to design RV lapel pins for the organization to celebrate their member’s loyalty and their brand’s continued innovation.

Through ups and downs, fads and busts, RVs have endured and are still going strong. If you are a member of an RV club, or simply want to celebrate 100 years of recreational vehicle traveling, PinProsPlus can help you design your own unique RV pins.  Because while RVs help you travel in comfort, RV pins help you travel in style!

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