OVERVIEW
R.V. Van World was started by publisher William Golden and Hi-Torque Publications. The original business was at 16200 Ventura Blvd, Encino, California.

The magazine seems to have its origins in R.V. World which focused on recreational vehicles. It started in 1972 or 1973 and lasted through June or July, 1975.

Then with the August, 1975 issue, R.V. World was re-titled to R.V. Van World. Numbering continued from the previous title, and content shifted from motor homes to vans.

Hi-Torque had other competitors in the camping and travel magazine sector, so this content shift presented on opportunity to join the van craze caravan of the mid-1970s. However, Golden faced a slew of other competitors with van-focused titles launched in 1975 including Vans & Trucks (June) and 1001 Truck & Van Ideas (October). Travelin' Vans was launched the following year.

After 19 issues, the title was changed a second time to Van World with the January, 1977 issue. The first editor was Eric Pierce, but with the title change a new editor took the helm, Chris Hosford. He remained through to the end of production.

CONTENT COMPLETENESS:
A total of 47 issues were produced from August, 1975 through April, 1979 with one "best of" issue following in June. All cover images are complete.

August 1975
Aug '75 Vol 3 No 4
September 1975
Sept '75 Vol 3 No 5
October 1975
Oct '75 Vol 3 No 6
November 1975
Nov '75 Vol 3 No 7
December 1975
Dec '75 Vol 3 No 8
January 1976
Jan '76 Vol 4 No 1
February 1976
Feb '76 Vol 4 No 2
March 1976
Mar '76 Vol 4 No 3
April 1976
Apr '76 Vol 4 No 4
May 1976
May '76 Vol 4 No 5
June 1976
June '76 Vol 4 No 6
July 1976
July '76 Vol 4 No 7
August 1976
Aug '76 Vol 4 No 8
September 1976
Sept '76 Vol 4 No 9
October 1976
Oct '76 Vol 4 No 10
November 1976
Nov '76 Vol 4 No 11
December 1976
Dec '76 Vol 4 No 12
January 1977
Jan '77 Vol 5 No 1
New title
February 1977
Feb '77 Vol 5 No 2
March 1977
Mar '77 Vol 5 No 3
April 1977
Apr '77 Vol 5 No 4
May 1977
May '77 Vol 5 No 5
June 1977
June '77 Vol 5 No 6
July 1977
July '77 Vol 5 No 7
August 1977
Aug '77 Vol 5 No 8
September 1977
Sept '77 Vol 5 No 9
October 1977
Oct '77 Vol 5 No 10
November 1977
Nov '77 Vol 5 No 11
December 1977
Dec '77 Vol 5 No 12
January 1978
Jan '78 Vol 6 No 1
February 1978
Feb '78 Vol 6 No 2
Mar 1978
Mar '78 Vol 6 No 3
April 1978
Apr '78 Vol 6 No 4
May 1978
May '78 Vol 6 No 5
June 1978
June '78 Vol 6 No 6
July 1978
July '78 Vol 6 No 7
August 1978
Aug '78 Vol 6 No 8
September 1978
Sept '78 Vol 6 No 9
October 1978
Oct '78 Vol 6 No 10
November 1978
Nov '78 Vol 6 No 11
December 1978
Dec '78 Vol 6 No 12
January 1979
Jan '79 Vol 7 No 1
February 1979
Feb '79 Vol 7 No 2
March 1979
Mar '79 Vol 7 No 3
April 1979
Apr '79 Vol 7 No 4
Last known issue
June 1979
June '79
Best Of issue