I’m always keeping an eye out on the web for interesting living vehicles, rolling homes, and related Traveller – Modern Nomad stuff. The right key words and a little luck on historic image sites land a lot of photos, but often with little real information about the vehicle in question. As I was rummaging through my old image files over the weekend I decided to start throwing some of the images up here; for inspiration and ideas if nothing else. Where possible, I’ve linked to the source where I found it.
I like this early fifth-wheel design for several reasons, not the least of which is the hitch. This is the earliest image I have of a “slide-out” expandable space. I suspect they actually fold up but they already deal with increasing space while keeping the traveling width narrow. The final feature is the dogtrot effect created by the opposing doors. I think this caravan was built with summer travel in mind.
The above wagon aesthetic has a Persian feel to the decorations. From the pillows right down to the slippers. Click the photo for an article about this wagon.
Okay, I just posted this cool little goat wagon as I would have loved this as a kid. Who wouldn’t? There is a clear attention to detail on this one down to the wheel spokes and fine paint work. Apparently there is some tie to Kansas City. Maybe a carriage maker’s model?
And finally, the best part of all… exploring a 1914 Dunton Waggon, Part 1 with historian John Pokkett. You can find the next parts on Youtube if they don’t auto-follow.