Correct me if I am remembering this wrong. In the book "Travels With Charley" by John Steinbeck, one night after being worried with some people's behavior as he was over-nighting at some point in his travels, he stepped out of his pickup camper with a shot gun to scare them off. Did He or Didn't He?
In 1960, Steinbeck bought a pickup truck and had it modified with a custom-built camper top -- rare for that day -- and drove across the United States with his faithful poodle, Charley. His book has been credited for the boom in RVing from then on. I read it back in the 70's and enjoyed it, however, I already had a pickup with a camper shell on it by the time I read the book. I can not remember what had him worried but I remember a shot gun, I think.
I may have to find a copy to read again.
Hoping someone has read it out there and can tell me if I am truely remembering it correctly.