100 Years Of Motorhomes


Motorhomes originally were seen as a symbol of wealth and were usually only owned and used by families in the upper class. However, over the course of the last 100 years, the motorhome is now adored by families from all walks of life and is central to many UK holidays. But where did it all begin?

The First Of All Motorhomes…

The origins of the motorhome date back to the year 1910 when the Pierce-Arrow motor company included in their automobile collection at the Madison Square Garden’s auto show. Not only did it provide plenty of storage space, it even had an onboard toilet – a definite luxury in 1910!

It wasn’t until the 1920’s that several vehicle manufacturers began converting buses and panel trucks into motorhomes, which at the time where known as ‘housecars’. Production of all motorhomes came to a halt during World War Two but started back up in the 1950’s.

Our Infographic On The History Of Motorhomes

The motorhome has become increasingly popular over the last 100 years and more, with many families across the globe making it their vehicle of choice for long and short term breaks. From Class A integrated models to Class C Alcove models, motorhomes are loved the world over for their practicality and versatility – and it’s not hard to see why.

In this infographic, we explore the path the modern motorhome has taken over the past century and why it’s increased in popularity in more recent years. Check it out below and feel free to let us know what you think!



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