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Old 09-26-2018, 04:11 PM   #1
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"Why GM Cancelled The 1973-1978 GMC MotorHome" on YouTube

https://youtu.be/NWdCtwJm6nA

Someone in my area has one of these sitting in their yard. I always thought they looked cool even though my Father did an excellent job converting a school bus for our family of five kids.

I'm curious if anyone here had one of these and what issues they had compared to today's offerings?
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Old 09-26-2018, 04:23 PM   #2
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That video has actually been popping up in my YouTube searches, as I guess they know I look at a lot of RV stuff.
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Old 09-26-2018, 04:33 PM   #3
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I was working for a GM dealership back then and the owner had one of these. He really bragged on it as it was pretty fancy back then.
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GM also dabbled with the Chalet and the Casa Grande on their Blazer & Jimmy chassis in the later '70s.
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I once saw a 20' mini-motorhome built on a Chevy Astro chassis with AWD. That thing looked real nice and had good clearance. The guy had 35" off road tires on it.
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Old 09-26-2018, 06:59 PM   #6
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had one of those in the camp ground i'm staying at just last week . the people had just bought it from some guy in California and were heading to mich. the brakes went out in it and they asked me to look at it . i don't do brakes but was able to determine the master cylinder was bad leaking fluid . the previous owner had put disc brakes on it . cool looking unit
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With the exception of bigger front brakes the entire drivetrain is 100% Oldsmobile Toronada. Just shows how tough those Toros were built! I know because I worked at the Oldsmobile garage in the late 70s. Jay
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If you ever get to the RV museum in elkhart Indian they have one there. Really nice. Later RJD
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A lot of factors involved during this 1973-1978 timeframe. The first Oil Embargo which saw gas prices double in month with long lines at the pumps, wage stagnation, double digit inflation and interest rates at 18-20% to name a few.
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A lot of factors involved during this 1973-1978 timeframe. The first Oil Embargo which saw gas prices double in month with long lines at the pumps, wage stagnation, double digit inflation and interest rates at 18-20% to name a few.


Yup, I was a Chevy salesman and interest rates for most customers were about 20%. Had mostly cash buyers for awhile.

Gas lines. Odd even days. I think that was in that era.
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Someone in my area has one of these sitting in their yard. I always thought they looked cool even though my Father did an excellent job converting a school bus for our family of five kids.

I'm curious if anyone here had one of these and what issues they had compared to today's offerings?

I never owned one but I got to borrow one a few times. I worked at our local airshow and was on call 24 hrs a day, so this was my base.


It was a beautifully styled machine and fun to drive.



If I win the lottery I'm gonna get me one.


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