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Old 03-15-2009, 02:14 PM   #1
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Circa 1925 Motorhome

A freind sent me this picture today. I thought it was unique, since it looks more like a herding wagon or a gypsy wagon.

A special kind of home made RV.
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Old 03-15-2009, 02:41 PM   #2
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Great picture. My first thought was it looked like a high end sheep camp—similar shape, but more windows and larger. I zoomed in as far as I could, but not enough pixels to read the license plate. When I saw the building in the background, I thought of the hotel at Ojo Caliente Hot Springs in NM, but I'm sure there are thousands of buildings like that.

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The driver probably sat back even with the side windows. Can you imagine the gigantic blind spot the driver had out the sides looking forward. Notice the mirrors? Me either...
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The driver probably sat back even with the side windows. Can you imagine the gigantic blind spot the driver had out the sides looking forward. Notice the mirrors? Me either...
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If it is self propelled, there seems to be very little room to turn the wheels. Granted that grey rectangle looks the size of a radiator (where's the cap?) and those dishes look like 1920's headlamps, maybe gas, not electric, and there's stuff underneath than could be steering arms and some sort of drive system, maybe a belt drive, but it could hardly turn. Maybe it's something someone built themselves and forgot it had to turn like building something wonderful in the basement you can't get out the door. Looks like someone took a car chassis and built this on top. It was fairly commonplace to buy the chassis and have a body added by another manufacturer then. Could it be electric? Wheel spokes look like wood and it could be older than 1925. The man standing there has something in his left hand—maybe a tool he used to build it? You could write a short story around this picture.

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I am not sure but I think the Ojo Caliente hotel is one story.

I wonder if the chassis could be WWI surplus
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Lumatic, I think you're right about the Ojo Caliente hotel. I think the porch is higher off the ground too. Just "thinking" out loud.

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Looks like a early Prevost to me!
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Lumatic, I think you're right about the Ojo Caliente hotel. I think the porch is higher off the ground too. Just "thinking" out loud.

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Not to go to far afield but there is a RV park now at Ojo. It is near the wetlands of the river and was very, very buggy.
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Thanks for the tip. We were considering it for right after July 4, though we heard you couldn't make reservations and we didn't want to drive to Ojo and have to continue to who knows where. Bugs + no reservations + no sewer hookup = go to Santa Fe or Taos instead.

Probably no Prevosts at Ojo. I like to camp next them hoping they'll drop a few thousand bucks out of their pockets. Do Prevosts have a Forum? If so, I guess they have the butler do the posts.

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Before Andy chimes in, looks like the axels are shot and need to be replaced.
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