Lets figure out the 19' Starcraft Mystery
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So being I just bought a 19' Starcraft Starcruiser I am curious to the rumors about these non existing machines.
Things I read and you probably did too.
Rumor or Truth? Hmmm
Starcraft was going to make 19 19 footers but only made 12 or 13 for some reason.
Only about 3 are left of the bakers dozen.
Starcraft doesn't recognize a 19' RV built in 1970, yet they exist.
And they are made from a 1 piece mold
This might be my 2nd post but its not my 2nd day on earth. So some simple facts based on my digging around. Feel free to correct or add or agree or disagree. Thats why I am here.
My 19' Starcraft is 19' from bumper to bumper give or take a few inches, the actual fiberglass body is only 17' give or take a few inches. That right there makes me question the hoopla about the fact that the public has created this mystical myth being the body is really 17' and not 19'. Might be some confusion there. But on the technically side. As far as mine goes, the actual chassis frame is truly 19' one piece frame. It isn't an add on frame back there for the hidden generator or compartment so even though the body is shorter it really is a 19'er if you go by the frame. Maybe Starcraft doesn't recognize a 19' body being made in 1970 because there really wasn't one, it was really 17' long with a 2' rear compartment.
So with that being said. How many were there and how many are left? I've seen a couple online saying they have 19'ers but they don't have the extended back like mine does. So once again being you can't measure through the computer. How long are they really? I guess you can compare side features and high lights to try to access the length of ones that aren't yours.
By the way, that rear extension is made of real steel, has dividers in it and made of hand bent formed steel.
The bumpers are the true color of this RV, the fiberglass has been sanded with 1000 grit for buffing prep. Its gonna look great again buffed out and with the stripes put back on.
About the 1 piece mold theory, NOT. Not possible. It was and must have been a 2 piece mold. Left side and Right side. Bolted together then gel coated and then unbolted. How do I know this. Because you can clearly see the seam right down the middle of the front and the rear. Then it was sanded and buffed to get it smooth. The gel coat is at least 1/16" thick to 1/8" thick in other areas.
1970 Starcraft Starcruiser
318 Premium V8 / 212hp