I was also licensed in 1973 or 1974. I'm not sure and I don't have my first license. I have been active ever since I was licensed and am working toward retirement in 2017.
You will find a lot of information here on setting up a station for an RV plus general information on Ham Radio.
Pat - WA3UOE
2011 Carriage Cameo K37KS3
2006 Chevy 3500 Dually (LBZ)