RV Capital of the World: A Fun-filled Indiana History
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Time spent with the family in a Coachmen Leprechaun or a Holiday Rambler is unforgettable. Indiana retains a unique place in the RV industry going back to the 1930s, when pioneering individuals like Milo Miller, Harold Platt and Wilbur Schult created the original RV businesses in the Elkhart–South Bend area, making campers for sale. By the end of World War II, the national media was identifying Elkhart as the "Trailer Capital of the World." That status has been reinforced ever since, and the industry is still thriving in Indiana with the successes of Thor Industries and Forest River. Join author and RV expert Al Hesselbart as he chronicles how the Hoosier State became the RV Capital of the World.
The History Press
: 9781467135344
: The History Press
: 06/12/2017
: Indiana
: 72 Black And White
: 128
: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
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Al Hesselbart is a recognized RV expert, RVer himself and was the historian and librarian at the RV Hall of Fame for over two decades. Al is frequently invited to speak at RV rallies and shows and contributed a monthly column on the heritage of the RV industry for RV News. He has appeared or worked as an RV historian in documentaries about RV history on the Home & Garden, Travel, History and Discovery cable channels, among others. Al has been a frequent visitor to RVTV, R&R channel and RVNewsNet.
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