History of Campers Inn
It was in 1966 that the Campers Inn dream was
made a reality by Art & Fran Hirsch, two blue collar workers
struggling to find a piece of the American Dream. It was Art's love
for his family and of camping as a great affordable family activity.
That eventually led on to the two of them betting on the dream and
sacrificing their limited savings that they had earmarked for their
oldest son's college education. One weekend Art, Fran and the kids
went off to buy a camper maybe because Fran had enough of the tent
and the ground getting harder that upon visiting a local dealer Art
(my father) had gone into the office to find help because no one
came out to greet him and was astonished that nobody appeared to be
interested in helping him and were more interested in their card
game. I remember the ride home and how bad I felt for my Dad
because I think he believed that they had judged him because he was
in his machinist uniform and maybe he did not represent a big sale
for them. It was at that time Art had floated the idea he was
certain that they could do a better job by treating people as family
regardless of the appearance they had.
In late 1966, their entire savings
started to roll in as Skamper campers and the dream was in full
view. It was not until a few years later that Art gave up his full
time job and made the RV industry his passion.
From humble beginnings Campers Inn has grown to seven (7) locations, most recently expanding into Mocksville, NC and looking to grow further.