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Roadtreking: Amarillo RV Museum

From the bloggers at Roadtreking.

Route 66 crosses the Texas Panhandle, and the best known city is Amarillo. The premier RV museum in the Southwest is here, Jack Sisemore’s RV Museum located at Jack Sisemore Traveland, an RV dealer.

The museum is free with hours from 8 to 5 weekdays and Saturday. The museum is in its own building behind the welcome sign. On exhibit are about 20 RVs, including six motorhomes. The RV Museum in Elkhart, Ind., may have drawn inspiration from the Texas collection. We spent several hours there on our slow tour of the Southwest on historic Route 66.

An early forerunner of the motorhome is the 1921 Ford Lamsteed Kampkar. At a cost of $535 you received a kit that your corner garage could mount on a Ford Model T chassis. Anheuser-Busch of St. Louis made only five, and this is one of them. There were black artificial leather seats for a family that converted to beds at night, with a kitchen in the rear that fit into cabinets. Ma could put the water on to heat while dad erected a fly to shade supper or keep rain off.

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