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Old 02-11-2012, 11:20 AM   #15
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In 30 years one our great grandkids will post a picture of an old 2012 rig and everyone on the forum will remember camping in "that old rig" lol
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Old 02-11-2012, 11:42 AM   #16
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Our first motorhome in 1971 was a 20' "something", I think it was a Honey, and it had the Dodge chassis and a 318 V8. We pulled a Honda 600 coupe which weighed about 1200 pounds and going up hills in Wisconsin, we could not go over 50 MPH!! Our 3rd motorhome was a 1975 25' Winnebago Indian. We put lots of miles on those rigs and when gas prices went from 18 cents to 24 cents per gallon, we sold the Indian because "nobody" could afford to drive one at 24 cents per!!

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Old 02-11-2012, 11:43 AM   #17
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That was a cool VW/5th wheel. Thanks for sharing!
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Old 02-11-2012, 11:43 AM   #18
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Haha. I wonder where the engine is? Doesn't seem like it would fit in the front. :-D
The 'doghouse' was between the seats. Engine choices were the 318 or 360, big brother Chief could be had with 383 or 440. The 413 was long gone by then. Some may have had Ford or GM power trains. They really started the class A craze, roomy and affordable.
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Old 02-11-2012, 04:28 PM   #19
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I just seen one like that for sale in a field a couple weeks ago. I seen one last year at Fraserway RV in BC. It's in their showroom all restored and you can walk through it.
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Old 03-02-2012, 11:22 PM   #20
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Guess what. I just met a family (3 kids) who was driving one of these. They had it converted to a cooking oil engine too. Said that it was super cheap to drive that way.
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Old 03-07-2012, 06:01 PM   #21
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Awesome little Winnie! and the 5th wheel video was really cool too! Thanx for posting them!
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Old 03-07-2012, 07:05 PM   #22
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Rather appears similar to the one in the visitors center at Winnebago Industries in Forest Ctiy, IA.
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Old 03-07-2012, 07:44 PM   #23
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MEMORIES Had the 30ft+- version in 72 440 50 and 30 gal gas tank. Air pressure water system. Sleep 8 and a two person copilot seat. OH and to sit on the can you couldn't close the door, but it did have a tub shower. Forced air furnace AC and propane hot water just about like today. 4.5k gen and could tow a small pickup.

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a friend of mine has one with a 440 Dodge. bought it to tow his 30' race car trailer. Hooked it up, and damn near raised the front wheels off the ground. Has sat beside his garage ever since as a condo for black widows.
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There was the Spokane Exposition in 1974 and they had a large number of the 21' Braves as rental units there. Kind of like motel cabins and some of them you could use for trips from there around the area.They were painted a kind of white or cream and several shades of blue and green.After the Expo,they were sold and a lot of them had the stripe "W" changed to a Crimson and Grey WSC by a number of eastern Washington farmers to use for tailgating at the Cougar football games.
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That is where it all started. Those of us with the appropriate amount of age can remember when ALL, driven RV's were called Winnebago's, even it made by a competitor. The old Braves came with either a 6, or a dodge 318, and could be ordered with a Dodge 413 which was a forerunner to the Hemi and the 383. Most or the old Braves were 21 feet, but this on looks to be the 18 footer. Ed USN Ret.
Ed the Hemi came out in mid 50s(56) long before the 383 came 1st then the 413 for trucks then 440. Most early dragsters used the 392 Hemi for a engine platform. From an OLD Mopar Fan!
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This one is for sale locally where I live. It is a '72.

Winnebago Indian - Nova Scotia RV For Sale - Kijiji Nova Scotia Canada.
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Fishseeker,my folks had a '55 DeSoto side plug hemi that I learned how to drive on.I found that car here in Bremerton several years ago and got it running for the shop,but they wanted too much money for it. Kind of funny 'cuz I grew up in Olympia and the car has been registered in Ca and Or and then here in town in Washington. Lite blue body,medium blue streak,factory air (really rare) and still had the am/fm stereo radio I put in along with the speakers in the back deck. OOppss,that was called a package shelf.
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