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Old 09-05-2011, 09:56 PM   #1
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An unusual Class C

Driving home from Safeway this afternoon, I saw a very unusual Class C that I assume had come off the San Juan or Victoria ferry.

On the back wall, there was a Winnebago logo, but there were no manufacturer logos on the side I saw.

The unusual thing was that, though it was a Class C, it was at least 32' long. Unlike most "Cs" the cab was that of an F350 pick-up (with badges to prove it) rather than an E-series van, and the chassis was a much longer wheel base than any of the vans. It also had dual rear wheels.

Maybe someone custom built a Class C rig on the F53 chassis, with a pick-up cab. If the owner reads this, I'd sure be interested in the rig's history.
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Too bad you were not able to get a photo of it. I think it could have been a custom order. Maybe that's why you only saw the Winnebego logo on the back
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I actully prefer a truck chassis for doing any kind of mechanical maintainence. Much easier getting to things under the hood.
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Here is 1 type I know of not a winnie but still pretty neat.
http://www.xplorermotorhome.com/xcursion_ford22.html
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Just a newer version of my old scamper...and yes they r a dream to work on compared to the other style MH's...
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And another in 4 wheel drive.
http://www.tigermotorhomes.com/overview.htm
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Driving home from Safeway this afternoon, I saw a very unusual Class C that I assume had come off the San Juan or Victoria ferry.

On the back wall, there was a Winnebago logo, but there were no manufacturer logos on the side I saw.

The unusual thing was that, though it was a Class C, it was at least 32' long. Unlike most "Cs" the cab was that of an F350 pick-up (with badges to prove it) rather than an E-series van, and the chassis was a much longer wheel base than any of the vans. It also had dual rear wheels.

Maybe someone custom built a Class C rig on the F53 chassis, with a pick-up cab. If the owner reads this, I'd sure be interested in the rig's history.
My Diplomat is built on a Chev 1 ton chassis and it has rear dual wheels and is only 24 feet long. My son is a mechanic and he has worked on 'Tinker' and he says that the frame under the unit is not from Chevrolet at all and has been really beefed up by the builder.
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