Journey with Confidence RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Take a Speed Test Free 7 Day Trial ×
RV Trip Planning Discussions

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
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 06-29-2022, 10:29 AM   #239
Senior Member
 
77Travco's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Texas Hill Country
Posts: 1,585
Those little tear drop trailers have been around longer than some people may realize.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	teardrop.PNG
Views:	4
Size:	908.0 KB
ID:	369645  
__________________
2017 Bounder 33C LX package 22K chassis
415cid V10 gasser / 6speed / Dana S130 with 5:38's
Towing 2018 F-150 Lariat 213cid V6TT / 10speed / 3:55's
77Travco 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 06-29-2022, 10:31 AM   #240
Senior Member
 
77Travco's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Texas Hill Country
Posts: 1,585
53 Fleetwood and Airstream
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	53 Fleetwood and Airstream.PNG
Views:	5
Size:	1.34 MB
ID:	369646  
__________________
2017 Bounder 33C LX package 22K chassis
415cid V10 gasser / 6speed / Dana S130 with 5:38's
Towing 2018 F-150 Lariat 213cid V6TT / 10speed / 3:55's
77Travco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2022, 10:34 AM   #241
Senior Member
 
77Travco's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Texas Hill Country
Posts: 1,585
I'm not sure how far or often this combo actually went down the road but I'm betting it was a white knuckle experience. That trailer looks huge behind that 54 Ford car. No weight distribution hitches back then either.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	big trailer.PNG
Views:	7
Size:	605.1 KB
ID:	369647  
__________________
2017 Bounder 33C LX package 22K chassis
415cid V10 gasser / 6speed / Dana S130 with 5:38's
Towing 2018 F-150 Lariat 213cid V6TT / 10speed / 3:55's
77Travco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2022, 08:12 PM   #242
Senior Member
 
Rob_M's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2019
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,682
Quote:
Originally Posted by 77Travco View Post
I'm not sure how far or often this combo actually went down the road but I'm betting it was a white knuckle experience. That trailer looks huge behind that 54 Ford car. No weight distribution hitches back then either.

Front tires are barely touching the ground. Lol
__________________
Rob & Laura
2002 American Tradition 40', 431hp Banks PowerPack
Mid-South TX
Rob_M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2022, 10:00 AM   #243
Senior Member
 
77Travco's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Texas Hill Country
Posts: 1,585
How about some Subrbans? I've owned many and have always been a fan of them as well as the IH Travelall.
Here are a few Suburban camping pics from 1935...
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	1935 Suburban 1.PNG
Views:	7
Size:	1.04 MB
ID:	370813   Click image for larger version

Name:	1935 Suburban 2.PNG
Views:	8
Size:	1.38 MB
ID:	370814  

__________________
2017 Bounder 33C LX package 22K chassis
415cid V10 gasser / 6speed / Dana S130 with 5:38's
Towing 2018 F-150 Lariat 213cid V6TT / 10speed / 3:55's
77Travco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2022, 10:02 AM   #244
Senior Member
 
77Travco's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Texas Hill Country
Posts: 1,585
1967 Chevy Suburban with Ideal travel trailer.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	1967 Suburban with Ideal TT.PNG
Views:	8
Size:	1.14 MB
ID:	370815  
__________________
2017 Bounder 33C LX package 22K chassis
415cid V10 gasser / 6speed / Dana S130 with 5:38's
Towing 2018 F-150 Lariat 213cid V6TT / 10speed / 3:55's
77Travco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2022, 10:06 AM   #245
Senior Member
 
77Travco's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Texas Hill Country
Posts: 1,585
Third generation International Travelall pulling camper in the snow.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	International.PNG
Views:	7
Size:	1,010.0 KB
ID:	370816  
__________________
2017 Bounder 33C LX package 22K chassis
415cid V10 gasser / 6speed / Dana S130 with 5:38's
Towing 2018 F-150 Lariat 213cid V6TT / 10speed / 3:55's
77Travco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2022, 10:08 AM   #246
Senior Member
 
77Travco's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Texas Hill Country
Posts: 1,585
Early 70's 4x4 Suburban with boats at the lake.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Suburban and boat.PNG
Views:	8
Size:	884.1 KB
ID:	370817  
__________________
2017 Bounder 33C LX package 22K chassis
415cid V10 gasser / 6speed / Dana S130 with 5:38's
Towing 2018 F-150 Lariat 213cid V6TT / 10speed / 3:55's
77Travco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2022, 10:11 AM   #247
Senior Member
 
77Travco's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Texas Hill Country
Posts: 1,585
1960-63 GMC Suburban camping in the snow. I like the 2-tone paint on both truck and camper!
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	winter camping.PNG
Views:	7
Size:	1.97 MB
ID:	370818  
__________________
2017 Bounder 33C LX package 22K chassis
415cid V10 gasser / 6speed / Dana S130 with 5:38's
Towing 2018 F-150 Lariat 213cid V6TT / 10speed / 3:55's
77Travco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2022, 10:22 AM   #248
Senior Member
 
77Travco's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Texas Hill Country
Posts: 1,585
A close relative to the Suburban was the K5 Blazer and GMC Jimmy.
Here are a couple of ads showing them in their "camper" versions available from the factory. I actually knew a guy that had one of these back in the 80's.
I always wanted one of these super rare factory campers but never found one that was for sale.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	K5 Blazer Chalet.PNG
Views:	7
Size:	968.4 KB
ID:	370819   Click image for larger version

Name:	K5 GMC Casa Grande.PNG
Views:	8
Size:	1.06 MB
ID:	370820  

__________________
2017 Bounder 33C LX package 22K chassis
415cid V10 gasser / 6speed / Dana S130 with 5:38's
Towing 2018 F-150 Lariat 213cid V6TT / 10speed / 3:55's
77Travco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2022, 10:35 AM   #249
Senior Member
 
77Travco's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Texas Hill Country
Posts: 1,585
I have had a dozen or so Suburban's and K5's over the years. Lots of beach camping with those setups.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	K5b.JPG
Views:	8
Size:	168.5 KB
ID:	370821   Click image for larger version

Name:	K5c.JPG
Views:	10
Size:	144.1 KB
ID:	370822  

Click image for larger version

Name:	K5a.JPG
Views:	9
Size:	92.9 KB
ID:	370823  
__________________
2017 Bounder 33C LX package 22K chassis
415cid V10 gasser / 6speed / Dana S130 with 5:38's
Towing 2018 F-150 Lariat 213cid V6TT / 10speed / 3:55's
77Travco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2022, 05:10 AM   #250
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Granger TX
Posts: 194
Great pics! Keep ‘em coming!
__________________
Mike in Austin, Aggie ‘77
2018 Montana 3921FB
2019 Chevy 3500 High Country DRW
Mike in Austin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2022, 05:42 AM   #251
Senior Member
 
GOLDWINGER2's Avatar
 
Vintage RV Owners Club
Fleetwood Owners Club
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: CA
Posts: 1,260
Quote:
Originally Posted by 77Travco View Post
Another old van pic from days gone by...
The Wigwam Motel is still open in SAN BERNARDINO, CA on RT.66, about $125 a night.
__________________
1988 PACE ARROW
P30, 454 ENG, TURBO 400 TRANS
TOWING '80 WING OR 2006 AVALON
GOLDWINGER2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2022, 06:05 AM   #252
Senior Member


 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Posts: 2,997
Quote:
Originally Posted by 77Travco View Post
A close relative to the Suburban was the K5 Blazer and GMC Jimmy.
Here are a couple of ads showing them in their "camper" versions available from the factory. I actually knew a guy that had one of these back in the 80's.
I always wanted one of these super rare factory campers but never found one that was for sale.


Awwwww, the Chalet. 29 yrs old and in between career changes I tried selling Chevys. If you sold ten vehicles in a month you got your demo for free, average commission was about $100.00 per sale. But they had the exact copy of the Chalet in photo on the showroom floor with a $2,500.00 bounty for the salesman that made it go away. I was there three months and it was still there when I left.
__________________
Life is Good
Wroughtnharv is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
camping, vintage



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
Post your 1993 to 2000 class A pictures here not covered in the thread under vintage GlennLever Class A Motorhome Discussions 255 10-29-2020 01:20 PM
Vintage Owner with Vintage TT IBTripping Vintage RV's 4 11-23-2018 05:41 AM
Vintage Yukoner with a vintage RV... Onfoot New Member Check-In 9 05-20-2015 08:52 PM
Vintage Microwave in our Vintage Motorhome SyrenSkywolf Vintage RV's 18 07-24-2011 06:14 PM
Vintage Wisconsin Couple and Their Vintage Motorhome.... TitanicPilot New Member Check-In 13 10-24-2009 08:21 AM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:28 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.