We’re really looking forward to getting out in front of some savvy mid-century modern moguls at this year’s 20th Century Cincinnati Show at the Sharonville Convention Center. We know folks displaying and attending are into mid-century, not sure about camping, but we should turn some heads none-the-less. We’re working closely with the organizers to get a camper on the convention floor.
Do-able… yes. Enough space… don’t know yet! Yay – we have the space! Take a tour of the FAN while you’re at the show!
I’m sure some mid-century lovers don’t camp. Perhaps now they’ll entertain the idea because of our cool mid-century space (we refer to our product as mid-century modest). Or, we might come across some try-before-you-buy folks. We’ve met them before, awesome idea – you’re interested in rehabbing a vintage trailer, but you don’t know the first thing about it. A vintage camper rental is a great place to start. Plus, we’re happy to answer any questions.
Being at this great event all day for two days is going to be dangerous for us at Route Fifty Campers. We’re going to come across all kinds of wonderful items that will be perfect inside one of our trailers or office or home… or car for that matter.
However this plays out we’re ready to get out and meet some interesting folks. See you February 20 and 21 at the Sharonville Convention Center, I-75, exit 15.
The FAN Coach Company was founded in May 1954 by Franklin A. Newcomer somewhere in Indiana, the exact location seems to be somewhat of a mystery, but probably northern Indiana. Newcomer used his initials to name the company and set up the first factory in a barn. The very first FAN, a 14 ft. model equipped with a 2-burner plate, ice box, 10-gallon water tank, and a pump by the sink, took three weeks to build.
Two years later the demand for FANs had grown so much the company expanded their facilities and moved to Wakarusa, Indiana. The FAN travel trailer became quite a success in the following years. It was not uncommon to know of someone who owned a FAN. As their business changed they moved a couple more times, grew, sold and resold. But mismanaged changes finally caught up with the FAN and their doors closed in 1980.
Our FAN built in 1958 almost certainly came from the factory in Wakarusa, which lies on the Northern border of the state of Indiana. No wonder the FAN was built with an on board furnace. We chose to update her by adding an air-conditioner, since she is now living in Cincinnati!