House Car sleeps 7! - Fiberglass RV

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Old 08-31-2010, 09:34 AM   #1
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House Car sleeps 7!

Thought this article telling of a local woman's early life journey interesting. Remarkable how many people slept in the custom 'house car'!
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The Smithsonian Exhibit mentioned in the article has been traveling the country since May 2009. You can read about it here: Smithsonian Journey Stories Exhibit

You can see if it will be in a museum near you at: Schedule

Wonder if Smithsonian will do a traveling exhibit about travel trailers sometime!

"A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving." -- Lao Tzu

Enjoy our travel photos at: Turtle Travels
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Old 08-31-2010, 09:55 AM   #2
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Gee! I think back fondly when I owned a 'house car'.

It was a 1978 Chevrolet van that had a fiber glass top added. It slept 4 and I added a bunk over the front seats for our son. It had a three way gas/electric/12 Vdc refrigeratir, a two burner propane stove top, and a porta-potty in the closet. I also added a room air conditioner so we could camp in the Texas summer heat.

We spent many a happy years camping with it.

The reason I call it a house car is because the Texas title and registration stated that it was a 'house car'.
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