When my wife and I read Bob Livingston’s eye opening comments in the August OnRamp about the current financial situation of the RV/MH Hall of Fame in Elkhart, Indiana, we were surprised and amazed, for two reasons. First, we had just visited this world-class museum, library and Hall of Fame that is completely dedicated to America’s unique RV life style and the industry leaders that make it all possible. Second,we were surprised to learn about the troubled, but improving financial status of this impressive institution, as it was not obvious during our visit. We spent two days touring the remarkable displays and researching our vintage motorhome in its expansive library. We spent time getting to know the staff and volunteers that have dedicated their lives to preserving the history of manufactured RV’s dating back over a century. Bob stated that “Keeping the Hall alive is a big deal” and we agree, so we wanted do more than just have paid our entry fee and signed the visitor book. We contacted Al Hesselbart, the resident historian and ask what could the average RV enthusiast do to help keep the doors open at this one of a kind RV shrine. His response was simple and extremely effective, he said, “You can become a lifetime member of the RV/MH Hall of Fame.” It turns out that it is very affordable to be a life member of the Hall of Fame, especially if you sign up for the “couples” membership and/or are a Good Sam member. Single lifetime membership is $55, couple’s membership is $75, and both are reduced to $40 and $55 respectively if you are a member of Good Sam and it is tax deductible. We immediately signed up for the couple’s membership and we are encouraging all readers of MotorHome to do the same. It is as easy as visiting the HOF website at www.rvmhhalloffame.org or calling the HOF at 800-378-8694. Tax deductible donations are also welcome. If RV’ing is an important part of your and your families lives and you have the means, please consider our plea and sign up today!
Dennis and Cheryl DeNoi
Full-Timers, Madison, SD