RV History Museum
TheRV/MH Heritage Foundation was formed on March 22, 1972 by a group of trade and consumer magazine publishers attending the MHMA meeting in Washington D.C. The Foundation was charged with the responsibility of maintaining the national RV/MH Hall of Fame recognizing industry pioneers and leaders, and perpetuating the heritage of the industry by proving a repository for archives and memorabilia.
In early 2007, the foundation moved into its new facility at 21565 Executive Parkway in Elkhart. The 56,000 square foot brand building houses the RV/MH Hall of Fame honoring industry leaders, a museum of vintage units from 1913 up to the 1970s, a Go RVing Hall showcasing the latest current models, an Exhibitors Hall where industry supply firms tell their company story, and the world's largest library of RV and manufactured housing related literature and photos.
Little Dealer Little Prices RV RTM recommends The RV/MH Hall of Fame - Elkhart, Indiana
Congratulations to the Sampson family (Roy Sr., Joy, Roy Jr., Debbie, Judy, David, Larry, Danny, Vicky & Roger) are one of only 8 RV dealers named as the most 100 influential over the past century.
As America's RV industry reved up for a year's worth of celebrations in recognition of its 2010 Centennial, RVIA sent the Official Ambassador of the 2010 RV Centennial - a 34" American black bear stuffed animal - on a road trip to honor the people who love RVing and the workers who are the heart and soul of the RV industry. RV companies and consumer shows participating in "Centennial Charlie's Cross-Country Caravan" hosted the 2010 RV Centennial mascot for a few days before sending him on to his next stop on the 100-day tour. View Charlie's visit to Little Dealer Little Prices RV below.
2010 was the 100th anniversary of the RV business. In 1910 the first RV's (pop-up trailers) were mass produced. As part of the industries Centennial Celebration RV Business publications went on a search to identify the 100 most influential people in the RV industry over the past 100 years. This was a huge task because there are thousands of companies such as, manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, publishers, dealers, finance, marketing firms, software companies, parks, campgrounds, etc. that are associated with the RV industry. Little Dealer little Prices was one of only 8 RV dealers named as the most 100 influential over the past century.
Debbie Brunoforte Making Smores RV History Muesuem
Little Dealer Little Prices' President Debbie Brunoforte (second from left) making smores!
Debbie Brunoforte inducted into the RV Hall of Fame Class of 2014.
As a second generation RV retailer, she has provided exemplary leadership to the industry both regionally and nationally. She has won customer satisfaction awards from every manufacturer she represented. Serving many years on the RVDA board of directors, she was chairman in 2009 and 2010. As an active member of the GoRVing Coalition, she chaired the GoRVing Parts Task Force from 2005 to 2008. She serves on the governing board of the joint RVDA-RVIA Technician Certification program. She received the RVDA Chairman's Service Award in 2006 and in 2008. She was a founding member of the Arizona RV Dealers Association. She was selected as one of RV Business Magazine's 100 most influential people in RV history.