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Old 07-25-2018, 08:46 PM   #1
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Olden days camping

RV'ing in the early days...
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Old 07-25-2018, 09:22 PM   #2
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Great photographs.

My camping days don't go that far back but I can remember starting out with the Boy Scouts. Had one of those WWI/WII surplus that buttoned together and thought I was in hog heaven. Mom couldn't afford a sleeping bag for me but she did let me take a couple Army wool blankets. Backpack was surplus from the Army/Navy Store.

My, my...what a long way we come since those days. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 07-25-2018, 09:28 PM   #3
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I think the RV was invented with the Conestoga Wagon Trains crossing the country years ago. If only we had a lookout running ahead of us, a navigator scouting ahead for best routes and a chuck wagon to cook for us.
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Old 07-25-2018, 09:52 PM   #4
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As a kid in scouts back in the late 50's, I also had one of those button together pup tents, as did many other boys. You could make a leantoo from one of the halves. An Army/Navy store in Jacksonville, FL, back in those days, sold those surplus tent halves for .50 cents each, a whole tent cost a buck.
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Old 07-25-2018, 10:14 PM   #5
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The Henry Ford museum (link to RV collection) in Dearborn, MI has a few campers in its vehicle display.

Cool place to visit if you find yourself in the greater Detroit/Southeastern Michigan area (and its safe there too! LOL).
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...Soaking wet, and freezing to death in the back yard: those were the days!
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The Henry Ford Museum is a great place to visit, so much to see. If you plan to go to Greenfield Village, add another day.
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Great photographs.

My camping days don't go that far back but I can remember starting out with the Boy Scouts. Had one of those WWI/WII surplus that buttoned together and thought I was in hog heaven. Mom couldn't afford a sleeping bag for me but she did let me take a couple Army wool blankets. Backpack was surplus from the Army/Navy Store.

My, my...what a long way we come since those days. Thanks for sharing.
This was me too!!! I upgraded my tent with glow in the dark tape on the tent poles! Super fun!!!
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I also remember those days in the Boy Scouts with the button up pup tent great memories
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We were traveling through Indiana last summer and decided to take in a tour of the Thor factory in Elkhart, IN where our Challenger was made. We also toured the RV/MH Hall of Fame and Museum in Elkhart. They had a lot of old vintage RVís on display. Very interesting and well worth spending a couple of extra days in the area.
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We were traveling through Indiana last summer and decided to take in a tour of the Thor factory in Elkhart, IN where our Challenger was made. We also toured the RV/MH Hall of Fame and Museum in Elkhart. They had a lot of old vintage RVís on display. Very interesting and well worth spending a couple of extra days in the area.
I have gone to the RV/MH hall of Fame a few times. Every time I see something I never saw before
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