Mobile Mansions

Jim says:

Yesterday I finished reading Mobile Mansions with a sub-title of Taking Home Sweet Home On The Road by Douglas Keister. I bought this book while at the RV Museum in Elkhart, Indiana a few days ago.


It’s 160 pages with lots of photographs and text about the history of Motorhomes and presents photos/information about many of the most unusual motorhomes from the past. If you like RV’s and enjoy reading about them, I highly recommend this book to you. I paid $25.00 for this book, you can buy it at Amazon for $18.21 plus shipping. here’s the link…

Here’s the book profile from the Amazon website…

Editorial Reviews
Product Description
What do Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, Mae West, Howard Hughes, John Madden, the Partridge Family, Ken Kesey, The Who, and Barbie have in common? Each had a home on wheels-be it an old converted school bus, a massive RV cruiser, or elegant house car. These celebrity motorhomes are only the frosting on the cake in Douglas Keister’s entertaining and informative new book Mobile Mansions.
From the Inside Flap
Mobile Mansions takes you on a captivating exploration of homes on wheels-everything from early diminutive camp cars to modern-day diesel-belching, lumbering leviathans complete with saunas, balconies, and gourmet kitchens. From the eclectic to the exquisite, the luxurious to the rare, this detailed RV guide showcases the diversity of some of the most lovingly restored RVs on the road today.
In this reference for pop culture connoisseurs as well as RV-loving enthusiasts, Keister documents an amazing range of vehicles, including small camp cars from the 1920s, house cars from the 1930s, campers from the 1950s, and finally modern-day motorhomes that first appeared in the 1960s. Well-known brands like Winnebago, GMC, and Travco are featured as well as one-of-a-kind vehicles like the Lamsteed Kampcar, built by Anheuser Busch, the Zeppelin House Car, and Buckminster Fuller’s Dymaxion car.
Also included in this ultimate guide to RV nostalgia are descriptions, as well as a sampling of photos, of the RVs of cultural icons: Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, Mae West, Howard Hughes, John Madden, the Partridge Family, Ken Kesey, The Who, and Barbie. Each had a home on wheels-be it an old converted school bus, massive RV cruiser, or elegant house car.
Entertaining and informative, Keister offers a fun-to-read, informative history of the recreational vehicle illustrated with luscious full-color images, rare vintage photographs, and a sampling of period advertisements. Step inside a wide variety of mobile mansions and feel yourself swept up in a wave of wistfulness, rediscovered adventuresome, and a longing to hit the road.

In other news…
Mary and I are still in Decatur, Illinois. Yesterday we did some shopping and got rid of Mary’s latest recycle collection. We also went to a local 1800’s festival. It was too hot for me so I stood under a shade tree while Mary walked around. One more day here and then we move on tomorrow.

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