Welcome to Episode 116 of the Mobile Home Park Investors podcast, hosted by Jefferson Lilly and Brad Johnson, with the Park Street Partners. Today’s guest is the first ever historian to appear on the show! Al Hesselbart is an RV and Mobile Home historian and has some very insightful knowledge into the evolution of the camper vehicle and what it has turned into today. Find out more about their history as we go all the way back to the beginning in 1910!
[3:05] What did Al do prior to getting into RVs and mobile homes?
[4:55] What types of RVs does Al own currently?
[10:50] The first automotive units available for camping purposes were identified in 1910.
[11:55] What did the first ‘camping car’ look like?
[15:35] What kind of features did a ‘Tin-Can Tourist’ have?
[18:25] After the war in 1945, what kind of changes were made to the ‘RV’?
[22:05] Americans saw a big shift in RVs in the 1960s and that’s how the mobile home was born!
[23:00] As big capital invests more into RVs and mobile homes, has Al seen any changes in the way they’re structured?
[25:00] What kinds of trends has Al seen in people who own RVs?
Mentioned in This Episode:
LinkedIn: Mobile Home Park Investors Group
Send deals to Deals@parkstreetpartners.com
Email Al: AlHesselbart@Aol.com
Call Al: 574-361-7061