Reading yesterday’s pose …. I do that usually after there’s nothing I can do about changing it…… that I sure was “dark” . Listen, this is not a dying industry, I’ve found it to actually be an emerging new market so don’t let me drag you down…. my point there was you newbees coming into this GMC thing keep your eye on why you got interested and not wound up in the politics of it. All enthusiast and non-profit groups about any subject attract it. It’s not why I got involved with a GMC… I just thought man what a cool platform to do anything…. and I was hooked. And after 25 years of this……. look at me in this old brochure, proof I once had brown hair Pretty scarry, that was 1991 and most of these coaches were up against their first major issues…wearing out and pea green plaid is now coming back but that and avocado sinks were a no-no! What I’m saying here is this old motorhome is noting to take lightly… it has withheld the test of time and you can actually put one of these together and get USE out of it….. I don’t see many people still USING a 1973 Winnebago….. taking nothing from the design but the GMC Motorhome design outlasted ya.
And not even that, let me show you something that came in last week…. we’ve had it covered since then trying to get it dried out to work on the critter. Listen… when I sit down with someone looking to get out on the road… even if they come in wanting to talk about a GMC …. these things don’t fit everyone and a really good family friend from my scoutmaster days came to me…. they had made it to retirement in tact… I mean there was still time to see a little of the country butreally a vintage motorhome just didn’t fit into their plans so we discussed small trailers in that they had a really nice 4door pickup they loved and could do the job…..I know this sounds like another boring tangent I’m wading through but stay with me here…… Se we talked about small trailers…. a pop-up for me was out of the question… I have slept under a piece of cloth just holding on til sunrise enough….. a full sided trailer…. one with a good front slope and tandem wheels…. right guys, I mean I might go with that… for some things so that’s what they got and I thought it was pretty smart Ahhhhh but look in the right front side of the unit… see all that wvey surface? Now this is less than 10 years old, kept well..covered when possible and kept clean to the “T’s”. They both have problems with air born things……. He brought it over, a limb had fallen on a corner and it got some water inside during the hurricane. Here is his bedroom ceiling and wall and here is where all that came from The corner seam had been leaking for some time and they had no idea… even their acute smell was not alerted until the hurricane… the big wind and then the limb exposed the seeping crack to a big one.
Of course the investment wasn’t anywhere near a GMC Motorhome but they really didn’t want the maintenance of the vehicle and travel wouldn’t be so often as to make a big dollar investment reasonable. But look at this……. they had no idea and the right decision at the time backfired because there was no quality design in the construction.
Guys who own GMC’s and those who don’t listen to me…….. there is a difference in something designed by an engineer! The GMC was not born, raised or a part of the RV industry…. sales driven, it was from the engineering based automotive industry and at LEAST we don’t have to worry about crap like this! A descent at the time.. RV investment crap in no time at all! And NOT THEIR FAULT! They have more invested in this than a large number of people who have less than $15,000 invested in their coach! Think about that……… at least your GMC will not fall apart if you do all the good faith maintenance!
Please do not tell ANYONE we’re working on this…. hey scout friendships run deep! I think we can stop the leak and make the interior liveable again but honestly their investment is whatever more use they can get out of it. You cannot offer this for sale in good faith without showing this and man… it would be a deal breaker at any descent price! it’s just ashame but see…… there are some things you can be happy about even in your dirty ole critter out back…… and the more you do to it the better it will be and stay if you take care of it………
And this can include other vintage RV friends…. take a look at this thing..
First thing is at least the inside walls aren’t backed with cardboard…. it’s NOT square but it does have an aluminum framed body… oh tea, that trailer… has an aluminum framed body…. This is a 1972 Revcon…Toro drive train, solid single rear axle….and MAN someone has taken good care of this thing!
There’s a test of time style to this Revcon and starting with a machine in this condition? Well let me just say this is gonna be awesome First this is mechanicals so this project is in process and going into mechanicals first. Stay tuned for it…..
So there ya go…… we have NOTHING to worry about and whatever investment you have is safer than the one the well intended trailer folks made and everything you put into your GMC will give you more enjoyment and keep that investment alive.
When you think about it that way……. really a nice GMC Motorhome well maintained IS “your cheapest toy in the box”. See u guys later..oh and Ruby is coming back into focus… stay tuned.