In the mid-1920s, leisure car travel grew in popularity and new types of vehicles emerged. House cars and travel trailers became popular with motorists who wanted to experience America in comfort. The vehicles included small kitchens and beds; some even had two rooms.
In the early 1930s, 160,000 travel trailers were bouncing down the road. At the height of its popularity seven years later – and despite the hardships of the Great Depression – nearly 90,000 were constructed. Salesmen used samples such as the one photographed to entice buyers. The samples showed all the comforts of these vehicles.