From tiny do-it-yourself kits to plush 30-foot models, travel trailers came into their own as true towable RVs by 1950. Many of today’s RV manufacturers started production in the 1950s and 1960s. The RV’s evolutionary path included advances in aerodynamic design and interior comforts.
Through war and peace, booms and busts, fuel lines, fads and the cyber-revolution, the RV lifestyle has endured and is still going strong, even in today’s challenging economic times. Here’s what trailer life looked like in the 1960s.