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Old 03-12-2012, 12:43 PM   #29
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Bigdog, I went to High School in Auburn. Had a 47 Plymouth 2dr sedan that had a Hemi and Auto out of a Dodge. Used to cruise the loop in Renton. It was a Real Sleeper, Looked totally stock except it hat 2 tail pipes instead of 1! Oh that had the 392 Hemi!!

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<-------- Lots of older Winnebagos are still on the road

Thats a D18 in the original OP's pic. Fits in a normal parking spot.

1969-1970: Some were based on a Ford 6 cylinder chassis

1970 - early 1973 (M300/M350/M375): 318 base with a 413 option (most were 413); points based distributor

Late 1973 - 1977 (M300 [RM300] / M400 [RM350] / M500 [RM400]): 318 base with a 440-3 option (vast majority are 440); Electronic ignition; model confussing years. Use both M400 and RM350 when looking for parts as many parts mfgs just used RM350.

1978 -1980 (M300/M400/M500/M600): 360 base with a 440-3 option

These Class A chassis' were used in Winnebago, Coachman and many others.

Use of Chevy P30 MH Chassis started around 74-75 (mostly Itasca line). There was a Dodge/ Chevy mix until Dodge went bankrupt in 79. Chevy from then on with a few John Deere / Oskosh (Ford 460 engine) thrown in during the late 80's / early 90's.


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I checked the one out at the Elkhart Museum. To show how spoiled I have become with the roomy cockpits of today, I can't imagine driving in that old thing. the steering wheel points directly up and I thought it would be cumbersome to drive.
My 1975 Dodge (see avatar pic) has steering like this. Tiny little wheel (feels like driving a go cart!) that stands straight up out of the floor, just like you'd see in an old trolly or bus. It's hard to get used to driving at first, but you get used to it.
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Had a 69 Chieften in the early 70s pulled a 18' IO boat all over the PNW. The DW 4 boys and a German Shepard.

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