Go Back   iRV2 Forums > iRV2.com COMMUNITY FORUMS > Vintage RV's
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 11-25-2007, 03:07 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Every Miles A Memory's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: United States
Posts: 143
Riding home from Jerome Arizona, I spotted this beauty and had to stop to question the owner. He said it has been a project of his for the past few years building up to retiring this past summer.

He now lives fulltime in this little beauty.


This little RV has a Corvair frontend, with an aluminum box on the back.


Dennis the owner had installed solar panels on the top for boondocking and the best part, he painted the steel bottom portion of the truck to match the aluminum top section.

Being from an autmotive background, He had sprayed the bottom with good ol' spraypaint saying he didnt want to invest too much money in a paintjob if he was going to live in it fulltime.


Dennis had fabricated this top section out of aluminum so it would follow the same lines of the camper.


One cool feature is the front section pivots up to allow for storage of the propane tanks and other necessary items.

I've never seen one of these, and something tells me I wont see too many more any time soon.

Thought I'd share a few cool shots with you all.

Pat
__________________

__________________
www.everymilesamemory.com

Every Miles A Memory is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 11-25-2007, 03:07 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Every Miles A Memory's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: United States
Posts: 143
Riding home from Jerome Arizona, I spotted this beauty and had to stop to question the owner. He said it has been a project of his for the past few years building up to retiring this past summer.

He now lives fulltime in this little beauty.


This little RV has a Corvair frontend, with an aluminum box on the back.


Dennis the owner had installed solar panels on the top for boondocking and the best part, he painted the steel bottom portion of the truck to match the aluminum top section.

Being from an autmotive background, He had sprayed the bottom with good ol' spraypaint saying he didnt want to invest too much money in a paintjob if he was going to live in it fulltime.


Dennis had fabricated this top section out of aluminum so it would follow the same lines of the camper.


One cool feature is the front section pivots up to allow for storage of the propane tanks and other necessary items.

I've never seen one of these, and something tells me I wont see too many more any time soon.

Thought I'd share a few cool shots with you all.

Pat
__________________

__________________
www.everymilesamemory.com

Every Miles A Memory is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2007, 04:44 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Wallaby Dan's Avatar
 
Vintage RV Owners Club
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Texas
Posts: 2,212
The only question I have is , was it made from scrach or did it belong to some company that made them?? I have seen the pick-up styled Corvair, but never a slide in or anything like that. Kinda looks like what Toyota did back in the 70's and 80's! i wouldn't want it for out here but back east where it is kinda flat wouldn't be bad at all. Neat Find!!!
__________________
1991 1500 Chevy Pickup
1994 5th wheel 30 foot trailer
I'm lost. I've gone to look for me. If I should return before I get back, please ask me to wait.
Wallaby Dan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2007, 04:56 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
bsavage's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Dolores, Colorado
Posts: 809
He's obviously put a lot of love and thought into that! Thanks for sharing!
__________________
Brenda & Tony, traveling with Chocolate Lab Cadbury and Cavalier King Charles Spaniels Rossi, Hayden, Millie, & Hercules... towing an assortment of motorcycles!
bsavage is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2007, 07:47 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
Every Miles A Memory's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: United States
Posts: 143
He told me that there used to be a company that would take any truck you gave them and make a sleeper cab for the back. They were the original ones who built it on this truck. It was painted some funky turquoise color (He had pictures of what he had found it like)

He recovered it in the aluminum and painted the body to match. I cant remember the name of the company that did the original swap, because I was too busy noticing all the custom things he had made to it.

Glad you liked it.

Pat
__________________
www.everymilesamemory.com

Every Miles A Memory is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2007, 01:09 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Wallaby Dan's Avatar
 
Vintage RV Owners Club
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Texas
Posts: 2,212
I always had a soft spot for orphans!!!
__________________
1991 1500 Chevy Pickup
1994 5th wheel 30 foot trailer
I'm lost. I've gone to look for me. If I should return before I get back, please ask me to wait.
Wallaby Dan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2007, 09:06 AM   #7
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Las Vegas, NV USA
Posts: 43
Amazing find there Pat. The body is straight as an arrow.

I would imagine he has problems finding repair parts for it though.
__________________
Tom & Kathi
2008 Heartland Big Country 3500RL
2008 Ford F350,PSD,CC,DRW.
Bumper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2007, 09:30 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Bethel Island CA
Posts: 257
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Bumper:
Amazing find there Pat. The body is straight as an arrow.

I would imagine he has problems finding repair parts for it though. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

What repair parts were you thinking he might not be able to find? The appliances would be standard, the chassis would have standard factory running kit (engine, suspension, brakes, etc), the skin for the coach is aluminum (which he has proven that he can repair/fabricate himself). . . Not a lot left, unless there is something I'm not thinking of?
__________________
1977 Overland 30' Class A (Felicity)

Dodge 440 in an M500 chassis
Sanjay R is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2007, 10:03 PM   #9
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Las Vegas, NV USA
Posts: 43
I was thinking more along the lines of the Corvair. I didnt know 60's era Corvair motors and drivelines were still readily available.
__________________
Tom & Kathi
2008 Heartland Big Country 3500RL
2008 Ford F350,PSD,CC,DRW.
Bumper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2007, 05:00 AM   #10
AL
Senior Member
 
AL's Avatar
 
Florida Cooters Club
Nor'easters Club
Solo Rvers Club
Appalachian Campers
Mid Atlantic Campers
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Silver Springs, FL
Posts: 2,491
Hi All,

Hey Pat, thanks for sharing you find with us, it was neat!!
__________________
AL, & Mickey "The Boston"! Silver Springs, FL Camping since 1967 and RVing since 1990! A 2011 Keystone Hornet 30RKDS & 2015 Yamaha V-Star 1300 Delux WATCH FOR MOTORCYCLE
AL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2008, 08:14 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
george henry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Atlanta, GA. , South Beach, FL. Naples, Fl , Coral Gables,FL.
Posts: 1,112
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Reply </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
that's neet.
__________________

__________________
george henry is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
I lost the bet! Ray,IN iRV2.com General Discussion 19 12-20-2008 02:01 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:42 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.