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Two brothers, Albert and Vic Irvine, were the original owners of this motor-home. In 1982, after Albert passed away, this vehicle became of the property of Mr. Harlow who sold it to the Museum in 1983.
This is a commercially built motor-home that was manufactured by Nash Motor Car Co. about twenty years before motor-homes gained commercial popularity. Motor-homes of this era were experimental technologies as manufacturers attempted innovative designs and styles in an effort to strike a balance between size and weight. Consumers were also able to personalize the interior of their motor-homes by selecting appliances, materials and a layout that best suited their individual needs and taste.
Ford’s introduction of the model T and the rapid increase in car ownership helped to foster support for road-building across North America and also created new opportunities for and interest in automobile camping. Automobile companies, carriage makers, and home-handymen took advantage of these opportunities by developing a variety of what we would now call recreational vehicles for the emerging market. The earliest models were mainly of two types: systems in which the car body was used to support a framework for a tent and motor-homes built on a car or truck chassis (like the Nash motor-home).
This motor-home was used in Thunder Bay, Ontario and for regular trips to Florida, USA.
My name is Nile Séguin. If you find this tape
it's because I'm still in this motor-home and the crew has disappeared somehow.
Can we get a shot of this? There's a little plane on the hood...
to make you feel like you're flying
because that's what this says... flight.
Look at these guys, it's the Partridge Family hearse!
Oh look, everybody, the Adam's Family is going on vacay!
This is very sinister. I would like to take a moment right now -
I'm wearing little booties -
some of you may have noticed.
That's not for the motor-home - that's for me.
How do you even buy this thing? Like how do you walk in the lot and you're like, "I'm looking for something terrifying."
"Do you have anything terrifying?"
This is like if someone saw the AmityVille house and was like, "Argh! If only it had wheels!"
It's a good thing this thing is mobile
because if you drove anywhere with this thing, you'd probably have to move every few months
because they'd be like, "I don't know what that is - it's giving me nightmares."
You have to go far away from here.
This is like the poor man's grave digger
which is weird because I thought the grave digger was the poor man's grave digger.
This isn't even the grave digger - this is like the gravel digger.
This is what allows hillbillies to call themselves home owners.
Three generations of Honey Boo Boo ancestors were born and raised in this thing.
It's got fun little... artifacts.
It's got brooms and um... a stove, which I'm sure is not dangerous in any way, shape or form.
Out there, there's a little hand that if you want to signal because you're turning left, you'd put this wooden hand down.
And people would ignore it and a horrible accident happens.
I'm just saying, if you'd see this thing in Auto-Trader, buyer beware!
I'm Nile Séguin for Hilarious Histories...
and I'm gonna go take a long shower.