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The Touring Caravan

The Touring Caravan

by Andrew Jenkinson
     
 

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From the original concept of using a horse-drawn caravan for leisure, this book explains how the modern touring caravan has evolved from a primitive concept to the sophisticated leisure vehicle it's become today. Andrew Jenkinson, the UK expert regarding the history of the touring caravan, uses a selection of images from his archive library.

The Touring Caravan

Overview

From the original concept of using a horse-drawn caravan for leisure, this book explains how the modern touring caravan has evolved from a primitive concept to the sophisticated leisure vehicle it's become today. Andrew Jenkinson, the UK expert regarding the history of the touring caravan, uses a selection of images from his archive library.

The Touring Caravan explains how caravan manufacture boomed in the 1960's and early 70's and how the economy played a major part in sales. How the Hull area became the nucleus of caravan manufacture from the late 50's to today though now on a smaller scale.

The book also looks at technical advances as well as interior design; it also shows the reader how this leisure interest moved from a "cheap holiday" to a lifestyle holiday choice.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780747814016
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
09/23/2014
Series:
Shire Library Series
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.30(d)

Meet the Author


Andrew Jenkinson is a motorhome historian, who owns archive material dating back to 1919. He has followed the UK industry since 1970 and began writing for the caravan press in 1992 with a series named 'Classic Caravans'. He tests new and used caravans and motorhomes, has written five books about caravans and motorhomes, and has appeared on television and radio covering caravans old and new.

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