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Winnebago Nation: The RV in American Culture

James Twitchell

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167789
eISBN:
9780231537650
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167789.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book takes a light-hearted look at the culture and industry behind the yearning to spend the night in one's car. For the young the roadtrip is a coming-of-age ceremony; for those later in life ... More


At Home on the Road: A Fleeting History of the American Dream in RVs

James B. Twitchell

in Winnebago Nation: The RV in American Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167789
eISBN:
9780231537650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167789.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter presents the impacts of the RV on recreation and American lifestyle. The Great American Road Trip, now seen exclusively as a rite of passage for young males, once involved young women as ... More


Park It: From Kampgrounds of America to the Slabs

James B. Twitchell

in Winnebago Nation: The RV in American Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167789
eISBN:
9780231537650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167789.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter talks about RV parks. RV parks are usually pricey. Most parks charge around thirty dollars a night, but all kinds of discounts are available for members of organizations like Good Sam ... More


The Rise and Fall and Rise and Fall … of the RV in America

James B. Twitchell

in Winnebago Nation: The RV in American Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167789
eISBN:
9780231537650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167789.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses the rise and fall, as well as the future of the RV. In the 1960s, the RV was an object of much interest, but as the Winnebago started to be mass-produced, the allure of escape ... More


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