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Warren Petkovsek has been an avid RVer for over several decades. He lives in Lumberton, Texas with his wife, Myra. A former teacher, band director and professional musician, Warren is now retired from the petrochemical industry. In addition to being a freelance writer he is also a school volunteer, a Texas State Park volunteer and has been a Boy Scout Leader for many years. Warren would be delighted to answer any RV related questions that you may have and would be happy to send you some or all of his other articles. He can be contacted at wpetko@sbcglobal.net .

                        Classic Campers and Vehicles
                                      
By Warren Petkovsek

Hello, fellow RV enthusiasts! I have a few pictures I’d like to share with you. I started collecting pictures of old RVs and tow vehicles a few years ago. Why? Well, a few years ago my wife and I were camped next to a couple that were on their first camping trip in a beautiful and fully restored 1946 Spartan Manor travel trailer. They just picked it up from the restoration shop and were on their “shakedown” trip. Naturally, they were ready to show it off. We got the grand tour both inside and out. The old Spartan was, truly, a thing of beauty. WHY DIDN’T I GET ANY PICTURES?!!! (‘Banging my head against the wall right about now.) We also didn’t get any pictures of the 1943 Ford (That’s right, Ford) Army Jeep that was a veteran of WW II and was a dingy towed behind a motor home. Then there was the 1968 Land Rover with an overdrive on every gear and the transfer case giving it sixteen gears forward and four in reverse. You guessed it. ‘No pictures of that either.

OK. I’m done chastising myself for the moment. Moving forward, I’ve decided to post some pictures of some classic
campers, cars and trucks. I started out just taking pictures of trailers, motor homes and tow vehicles, but I decided to include a few old vehicles that have nothing to do with RVing at all. I just thought they were too cool to leave out. I had to rely on the owners to tell me the year and in some cases I think they may have been guessing. Still, I got as much historical data as possible on each
vehicle. I’m just not including everything here.

Well, if you’re ready here we go!

Well, that’s all for now. It may, in fact, be all that you can stand. I hope you enjoyed my pictures. There may be some more later.

Happy trails!