Hotel-On-Wheels Provides Solid Comfort Along the Road (May, 1930)
Hotel-On-Wheels Provides Solid Comfort Along the Road
THE luxurious expanding caravan car attached to the sedan is one of the many innovations now being seen at the automobile shows throughout the country. The “companion” car is equipped with a number of downy berths, running water, electric lights and practically every other feature or service to be found in an up-to-date hotel.
Some idea of the size of this traveling home can be gathered by comparing it with the man. In width it does not exceed the car while on the road but when in use it opens like an accordion to provide ample room for four people. A few simple twists and turns, and sleeping accommodations for the four are ready. A few more and it is transformed into a charming sitting room provided with a radio, couch and folding table that disappears into the wall when not in use.
According to the designer, this idea will soon be growing in favor. He points to the increased use of automobiles and higher rentals in the city areas as the reasons. The American people, he indicated, have become car and travel conscious. They are, however, not going to pay the excessive costs of hotel accommodations when they can take their home and its conveniences with them. To be able to have everything together, where you want it and when you want it is what is desired. The house-trailer is being commercially manufactured.