1937 Hunt House Car

As the anticipation builds for the arrival of my new 13′ Scamp, I have continued to immerse myself in everything related to Scamp, RV travel, and camping. In doing so, I came across the RV/MH Hall of Fame Museum after a Scamp owner suggested the addition of the Scamp to the museum.

The museum contains RVs that date back as early as 1913, but I found myself particularly drawn to the the 1937 Hunt House Car.

1937-hunt-housecar

The Hunt House Car was one of several unique early RVs built by Hollywood cinematographer J. Roy Hunt between 1935 and 1945.

Hunt began designing house cars after he found himself spending weeks on location shoots. In 1937, he took a Ford truck chassis and incorporated a smooth fuselage body and a streamlined shape. The design was so well received that the Hunt House Car went into limited production, and about 50 of them were produced over the next 10 years.

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1937 Ford truck

The house car was restored by David Woodworth of Tehachapi, California. According to him, the 19 foot long home-on-wheels weighs about 4,100 pounds and gets 14 to 16 miles per gallon.

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