Old Motorhomes

Motorhome History, Classic Design & A Man Named Frank

August 15, 2012 by JJ in Old Motorhomes with 0 Comments


It all started with Frank and a Chrysler chassis in 1958. This spark eventually turned into the now retro classic motorhome, the Dodge Travco. But really, the entire motorhome industry can trace it’s roots, it’s graphics, and it’s home-like sensibility back this one man’s vision.

The split fiberglass body, the aerodynamic shapes and that classic stripes are design elements that have attracted celebrities, artists, and style enthusiasts for decades. To spot a Dodge Travco now, to see one of these retro motor icons is a curbside dream come true.

The image used here is from a 1960’s brochure/ad featuring the Dodge Travco 318.

A bit more chronological history about Frank and the Dodge Travco, plus  photographs, and engine specs are awaiting your consumption over at Travco Motorhome – The Granddaddy Of The Motorhome Name And Genre

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