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Old 12-29-2012, 01:09 PM   #29
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Wonder why this idea never stuck with the motorhome builders?

Seems like it would create some new marketing opportunities.



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I remember camping next to the owners of a 1969 Open Road Chassis-mount Motorhome in 1978 at a KOA in New Mexico (the motorhome was mounted on a Dodge 300 cab and chassis). When talking about the "unique" rear patio, the owner commented that it produced a number of problems (he had owned the coach since it was new). The sliding patio doors offered a number of problems that included:
  • Rattled incessently while underway.
  • The glass utilized cracked and shattered easily. He indicated that he was on his fifth set of patio doors.
  • The patio doors were nearly impossible to keep effectively sealed against water and air intrusion.
I haven't encountered one since that trip. The floorplan was open and I can just imagine the panoramic views one would have from those patio doors in some of the campground that I have visited over the years. I suspect with moder glazing and sealing techniques that problems encountered by the owner of that Open Road Chassis Mount could be remedied.

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This is the Open Road Chassis Mount Motorhome that I remember from 1978 (it was a 1969 model):


I believe that the photo above is of a 1966 or 1967, but the actual camper body didn't change much between 1966 and 1969. I always liked the concept of a Chassis-Mount motorhome where you had the cab and chassis present thus eliminating the necessity of mechanics entering the living quarters to service the motor/transmission. I had a class C with the van cab and chassis, but it had the huge inconvenience of the difficult to service motor/transmission . . . sold that after only two seasons and went back to travel trailers.
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Very cool!

Found this gem over in the Vintage section of the iRV2 Forum...

Its a Streamline Travel Car...
Front is just ok to my eye, but the rear is super COOL!
I just see it cruising down teh street with Grampa on his rocking chair smoking a pipe... or with his shotgun on his lap!







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Many of us have seen this before, but I just found the website if you are interested in ordering one.
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Does the huge banana-shaped object on the streetside exterior and the cute li'l driver come with it?
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Not a motor home, but anyone know what this is?
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Not a motor home, but anyone know what this is?
Looks like a 1950~52 Chevrolet "tin woody" station wagon. So called because the wood grain was painted on. Compare to this picture:

Don't know for sure about the trailer. Could be a 1950 Spartan "Royal Mansion". Has the right shape for it, at least.
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The "Silver Streaks" on the hood make me think that the tow vehicle is likely a 1949-1953 Pontiac Chieftan Station Wagon.



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P.S.: If my memory is correct the Pontiac would have been the sister to the Chevrolet, but would have likely had Pontiac's straight 8 for power.
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The "Silver Streaks" on the hood make me think that the tow vehicle is likely a 1949-1953 Pontiac Chieftan Station Wagon.

P.S.: If my memory is correct the Pontiac would have been the sister to the Chevrolet, but would have likely had Pontiac's straight 8 for power.
I do believe you're right.
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Not a Motorhome.... but has to be one of COOLEST things I have seen!

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van/boat combo is a marvel!! Awesome!!
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Not THAT awesome. Must be hell on the van's rear differentials to be submerged that deep for launching the boat. Not like a trailer that has solid axles.

On a scale of 1 to 10, I only give it a 7.7, for being clever but impractical.
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Still think it's awesome.

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Axles can be sealed for that pretty easy... plus running the vent tubes fwd to the back of the cab.
My interest goes pretty deep on they because of the Dodge van we have with the tandem rear axles... I wanna know if both rear axles are driven and if so, how!
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Did a little digging...

Seems its called a Boaterhome!

21 were actually built they say...
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