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Old 07-31-2016, 08:08 AM   #1
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Cool unusual motorhomes

My buddy sent me this posting on Barnfinds.

Sorry can't seem to get the photo to post, here is the link.
Sure are some creative folks out there.
Oh yea it has a tail fin.

http://barnfinds.com/crazy-custom-rv...western-flyer/

I haven't seen this site " Barnfinds before " can see some time spent there

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Old 07-31-2016, 10:00 AM   #2
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Dos look nice both coming and going. Nice color scheme as well. Easy on the eyes. Folks who do nice work are just great. Fantastic to see such a unique project. Pat
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Old 07-31-2016, 10:13 AM   #3
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Interesting coach, looks like it'd be fun for touring around. It sure is an eye catcher. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 08-01-2016, 08:17 AM   #4
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Here is another one from the same Barnfinds source.
This is a production based model that is quite appealing.
I'm relatively new to the RV world so still delight in the interesting variety of rigs to be discovered.

http://barnfinds.com/83593-2/

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Old 08-01-2016, 08:26 AM   #5
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Love this one!
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Old 08-01-2016, 08:31 AM   #6
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Or how about this executive SOB, may be aluminum sided.

Will trade for hay!

http://barnfinds.com/60618-2/
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Old 08-01-2016, 08:40 AM   #7
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Love this one!
That is pretty clever, I like it. I wouldn't want to own it, but I like it.
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Old 08-01-2016, 08:45 AM   #8
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Me too, Al. That Bambi/ Tornado is awesome! Perfect fusion in silver.

Thanks for posting that, could be fun to see what else turns up here.

So that is our challenge, seak out the coolest, most unusual campers/ RVs
And post them here, to stimulate, inspire, or just entertain.

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Old 08-01-2016, 09:55 AM   #9
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I'm always looking for my next projects - here's a 1956 Cadillac-Motorhome "meld" that the Craigslist seller says were intentionally produced. The pictures show a ~complete~, if very dusty, unit. I've no knowledge of how many Cadillac motorhomes were ever made - perhaps this is a one-off, perhaps just a couple - for sure though, this is the first/only such that I've EVER seen, even heard about. It's in the Deming NM area, a persistently dry climate w/ a reduced rusting rate that allows lots of interesting "survivors" from days long gone by to tickle our curiosity - I'm not too far away from Deming at the moment so might actually go take a look at it.

https://lascruces.craigslist.org/rvs/5611902750.html
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What frame sag?

A great way to avoid buying new axles...
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Old 08-01-2016, 11:36 AM   #11
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here's a 1956 Cadillac-Motorhome "meld" that the Craigslist seller says were intentionally produced. The pictures show a ~complete~, if very dusty, unit. I've no knowledge of how many Cadillac motorhomes were ever made - perhaps this is a one-off, perhaps just a couple - t too far away from Deming at the moment so might actually go take a look at it.

https://lascruces.craigslist.org/rvs/5611902750.html
I don't know how many were made either, but it was more than just a couple. I remember seeing them on the road in the late 50's and early 60's.
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Nice model Caddie but a terrible result. Function yes, but at horrible cost to the eye. Maybe the right paint job would have sealed the deal, but as presented, which is likely original, the styling of this rig is something only the designer could love. Good thing that you don't have to look at the row away view while driving down the road. Usually a $9K price would be interesting from a vintage perspective, but it's just too much for this. Really going to have to find that one buyer who has the bucks and the love. Pat
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Old 08-10-2016, 02:51 PM   #13
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Duh the light finally came on for me. I've been driving by theis 60s Dodge motorhome for mos. it is between where I'm staying and my Sis'S place 5 miles away.

It looks to have been a production model. Molded fiberglass skin with some nice details.

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I'm always looking for my next projects - here's a 1956 Cadillac-Motorhome "meld" that the Craigslist seller says were intentionally produced. The pictures show a ~complete~, if very dusty, unit. I've no knowledge of how many Cadillac motorhomes were ever made - perhaps this is a one-off, perhaps just a couple - for sure though, this is the first/only such that I've EVER seen, even heard about. It's in the Deming NM area, a persistently dry climate w/ a reduced rusting rate that allows lots of interesting "survivors" from days long gone by to tickle our curiosity - I'm not too far away from Deming at the moment so might actually go take a look at it.

https://lascruces.craigslist.org/rvs/5611902750.html

There was one like this at the Pismo vintage gathering this year in black. Looked to be in about the same condition.


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Old 08-11-2016, 06:47 AM   #15
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I really like those old Dodge motorhomes.
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Old 08-11-2016, 06:56 AM   #16
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Duh the light finally came on for me. I've been driving by theis 60s Dodge motorhome for mos. it is between where I'm staying and my Sis'S place 5 miles away.

It looks to have been a production model. Molded fiberglass skin with some nice details.

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Richard, I've seen one of these before and never could get close enough to figure out the brand/make.

They aren't a bad looking motorhome.

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Heres a cool one Brad, Im pretty sure this is a factory paint job.

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Mike, here is the only picture I have of the one I saw, which I believe was somewhere in Arizona.
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At the time I was trying to decide if it was an early Argosy but in the end I decided that the rear was to curved. I was also wondering if the windshields and possibly the cockpit windows were the same as the Argosies and the Classics. Sure looks like it!
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These have Mopar 440's, but in pusher position. The company actually was known for making amphibious vehicles for the US. FMC motorhome production ended when the company got the contract to produce the Bradley. Very cool.



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While not strictly a motorhome, this unit has so much going on I just had to share it.
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