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Posted: 06/18/22 07:23am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

From Fox news site
Roland Conklin
Neat article.

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Interesting! TY for posting.


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The Conklin motorhome was built in 1915, but claiming it as the first is pretty dubious. A Packard truck based motorhome was built in 1910 that was 28 feet long, 6.5 feet wide, and it could sleep 11 people, which was impressive considering how early it was made! It also boasted an ice box, a toilet, and a “salon,” making it the very first bonafide “motorhome.” And others preceded that one that came pretty close.

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Nice thread.


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Interesting. Ray Frank and his wife invented the term 'motorhome'. They were in a small town in Michigan, Brown City. Therre is a sign as you enter that says "Brown City birthplace of the motorhome".

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https://tincantourists.com/wiki/frank-travco/

https://rvlife.com/looking-back-at-100-years-of-rving/

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Sometimes I just wish I could grab him by the neck and shake him. (the same for the person who invented the bassboat,....etc)
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Great information

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