Thread Rating:
  • 0 Vote(s) - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Any other GMC Motorhome owners out here?
#11
I saw a blue one in Parker yesterday with a for sale sign on it. I also saw one behind a barn in SW Texas 

They are out there.
Trouble rather a tiger in his lair than a sage at his books. To you kingdoms and armies are mighty and enduring, to him they are toys of the moment, to be overturned with the flick of a finger. G Dickson.
Add Thank You Reply
The following 1 user says Thank You to GotSmart for this post:
Dutch Marc (12-25-2017)
#12
(12-25-2017, 02:11 PM)Dutch Marc Wrote: Hi Every1, Just wondering if there are any other classic GMC motorhome owners on this form. I have found the GMC community to be very helpful and active (Rallies, Forms, Support etc)

Found my 1973 about 6 months ago. She was named Mello Yello by the original owner and I decided to stick with it.... She's 26Ft Long and it the Canyon Land design. Have been getting it ready for full timing (Solar, Fridge Cooling unit, som minor repairs) 

  

Would be nice to see if there are any other owners here. 

Looking forward you hear from you guys and maybe see you somewhere along the road ..

Grtx Dutch Marc
NICE! I would love to have one with the Oldsmobile 455 in it since I'm an old Olds guy. One thing I do know about these is they have an actual truck frame under them, along with a flat floor due to the front wheel drive not needing  shaft. CONGRATS!
PS, they were all 26 ft. Cool
Doing the Van thing since the early eighties.
Add Thank You Reply
#13
(12-25-2017, 09:52 PM)Ballenxj Wrote: NICE! I would love to have one with the Oldsmobile 455 in it since I'm an old Olds guy. One thing I do know about these is they have an actual truck frame under them, along with a flat floor due to the front wheel drive not needing  shaft. CONGRATS!
PS, they were all 26 ft. Cool


Yes. Good ol 455. They made a 23” as well. They have a different layout and are very popular for single peeps or couples. Sleeps 4 . The 26” can sleep 6

I believe GMC build the Motorhome from scratch but used the truck experience they had. Lot of engineers like them. Lots of 70ish space tech in there. Aluminum frame. Fiber glass and glued instead of Riveted mostly ...

Older peeps love it because of it low entrance step. Like you said not drive shaft going backwards ..


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Add Thank You Reply
The following 1 user says Thank You to Dutch Marc for this post:
Ballenxj (12-26-2017)
#14
(12-25-2017, 09:57 PM)Dutch Marc Wrote: Yes. Good ol 455. They made a 23” as well. They have a different layout and are very popular for single peeps or couples. Sleeps 4 . The 26” can sleep 6

I believe GMC build the Motorhome from scratch but used the truck experience they had. Lot of engineers like them. Lots of 70ish space tech in there. Aluminum frame. Fiber glass and glued instead of Riveted mostly ...

Older peeps love it because of it low entrance step. Like you said not drive shaft going backwards ..
Hmm, wasn't aware of the 23 ft ones, learn something new everyday. 
Once upon a time I was seriously considering one, so did a bit of research on them. If I recall correctly, they were built on the commercial bus assembly line.
That 455 Olds engine is definitely nice to have, at least would be for me. 
 Anyway, go through it and catch up on any maintenance it may need, and it should last a very long time. Smile 
Most people don't know it, but Oldsmobile was one of GM's test divisions.
Doing the Van thing since the early eighties.
Add Thank You Reply
The following 1 user says Thank You to Ballenxj for this post:
Dutch Marc (12-30-2017)
#15
Had one. Early '77 Kingsley with the 455. Ahead of it's time but made with 70's GM mechanicals, that not so great. The transaxle was the best transmission GM ever made. Sold it after spending $12K on it and blowing the engine. Enough was enough.
-Zonie
Still Workin...
Add Thank You Reply
#16
(12-26-2017, 08:58 PM)ZoNiE Wrote: Had one. Early '77 Kingsley with the 455. Ahead of it's time but made with 70's GM mechanicals, that not so great. The transaxle was the best transmission GM ever made. Sold it after spending $12K on it and blowing the engine. Enough was enough.
Sorry to hear that. Those engines are usually pretty bullet proof. I used to street race with those engines. And like I said above, Oldsmobile was GM's test division. That front wheel drive transmission was basically a modified T400 that came out in the Toronado in 1966, and once proven, Caddilac's Eldorado got it in 1967.
Doing the Van thing since the early eighties.
Add Thank You Reply
The following 1 user says Thank You to Ballenxj for this post:
Dutch Marc (12-30-2017)
#17
Don't know if you made it but I saw a couple of GMCs at the RTR.
Research your own experience; absorb what is useful, reject what is useless and add what is essentially your own.  ~ Bruce Lee

My new blog and discussion!  http://mebelikemeare.com
Add Thank You Reply
The following 1 user says Thank You to Headache for this post:
Dutch Marc (01-19-2018)
#18
(01-19-2018, 06:19 PM)Headache Wrote: Don't know if you made it but I saw a couple of GMCs at the RTR.


Yes. I even met some new GMC owners that didn’t attend the RTR but just stop when then checked out the area. Very friendly and
Help full community ..


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Add Thank You Reply


Forum Jump:


Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)

Powered By MyBB, © 2002-2018 MyBB Group.