Postcard From The Road




Postcard From The Road

 

Pictured is the "First Registered RV Trailer in the State of New York," built in Detroit, Michigan by the Covered Wagon Co., the originators and largest builders of camping trailers. Mary North Kimball of Chazy, New York, purchased the covered wagon in 1931 and that same year she and her husband drove it cross-country with another couple. The trailer will be on display at our Lake George Escape Resort, in New York, through the summer.

Some Fun Facts: In 1923 there were 7,000 free campgrounds scattered across the United States. In 1937, an RV resort in Florida charged $1 per day to park your RV, plus an additional .25 cents per day for electricity. Some Fun Family Viewing: For funny films about RV life, check out "The Long, Long Trailer," made in 1954, starring Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, about a couple who spends a year traveling across the U.S. in a 32-foot trailer or the movie "RV," made in 2006, starring Robin Williams and Cheryl Hines, about a family's RV road trip through the Colorado Rockies.