Color Photographs of Travel Trailers and Motorhomes in the 1950s and '60s

By | December 12, 2017

In 1910 the first motorhome, Pierce-Arrow's Touring Landau, debuts at Madison Square Garden. It has a back seat that folds down into a bed, a chamber pot toilet and a fold-down sink. But the whole idea of a "motor home" doesn't catch on.

In the 1930s, auto coachbuilders continue to tinker with motorized homes, but high prices keep it less popular than travel trailers.

In the 1960s, following the creation of the country's interstate highway system, traveling to remote wilderness areas becomes easy. Companies like Winnebago begin manufacturing motorhomes on a massive scale, thus driving down the cost.