The History of RVs

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Imperial Trailer Village RV Park in Los Angeles, CA is the place to be for those avid RVers. We hope you are a fan of interesting RV facts and history as much as we are. Below is a brief history of the RV leading us up to where we are today.



The first motorized campers were built in 1910. 1910 is when the first auto-related camping vehicles were built for commercial sale. Before then, people camped in private rail cars that were pulled to sidings along train routes.



The rise of the RV Camping clubs. Earliest of these clubs were the Tin Can Tourists. The Tin Can Tourists were RVers who braved dust and mud to drive their Tin Lizzies across the U.S. before transcontinental roads were paved. They camped by the side of the road, heated tin cans of food on gasoline stoves and bathed in cold water.



RVs sold in the 1930s used aircraft-style construction and came equipped with beds, dinettes, electricity and water. After World War II, the RV industry flourished as more Americans sought mobility.



Travel trailers came into their own as true towable RVs by 1950. The RV’s evolutionary path in the 50’s included advances in aerodynamic design and interior comforts.


1970 to Present

The advancements to RV’s continue steadily increasing on reliability, functionality, and comfort.


Knowing where the RV has come from to where it is today really makes you appreciate the RV you have today. When you are on your long travels to see what the country has to offer make sure you stop by Imperial Trailer Village RV Park in Los Angeles, CA to see what we can offer you. Call us today to learn more about our availability.

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