I attended a vintage RV show in Maggie Valley, North Carolina last week....nothing for sale
just a chance to go back in time. The town of Maggie Valley, NC , because of its proximity to the Smoky Mountain National Park (most visited National Park in America !)
The park gets over 10 million visitors every year and Maggie Valley has more RV Parks per square mile than any other area I have seen.....just an endless chain of RV Parks until you hit the National Park. The Park has a number of no hook-up Campgrounds inside it’s boundaries but no other services....no food stores, no restaurants, no gas stations etc....a true boondock experience with only water and dump stations in the Campgrounds.
I was surprised to see a large number of vintage fiberglass RVs on display at the vintage RV show including a great number of Uhaul
fiberglass RVs....all very tiny...none had bathrooms. It was quite an education.
Oldest RV at the show was built just after World War II....in 1947 by an aircraft plant.
It looked like a WWII bomber without wings....a big unit with great wood work in the interior....exterior was aluminum just like the old bombers from the war.
If you ever get a chance to tour these old vintage RVs don’t pass it up....very interesting and a trip back in time.....no WI-FI...no air conditioning
...no television, no bathrooms in most, hand pumps for water in many but some had battery
power for water pumps and lights....heavy duty kitchen ranges and the classic antique refrigeration run on propane
....all solid old road warriors that have stood the test of time.
Happy Camping !