Shortly after we were married in 1960, we bought a used 15 ft. Sportcraft travel trailer, which we pulled with our 1956 Chevy. When I added some features on the trailer, my wife suggested I write it up and send it to Trail-R-News, which published it and sent me a $25 check. I recall Art Griffin starting the Good Sam club, and I think Good Sam is a caricature of Art. I continued to write for Trail-R-News and then Trailer Life for several years, even after our family outgrew the Sportcraft. This eventually led me to a successful career in public relations. Many years later, after a long time without an RV, we bought a Southwind 36B class A motorhome in 2004, which we still use to travel from our new home in New Mexico.
Submitted by Ray Scroggins of Las Cruces, NM as a part of the RV Centennial Celebration “Share Your Favorite RV Memory” contest.
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