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Exterior of motorhome.
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Vintage RV: RVwest Reader Sheds Some Light on the Haico Empress Motorhome

This week we received an email note from George Lamont in Manitoba with some insight on his Haico Empress motorhome. 

1970's 'California' Commander
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Vintage RV – Roadside Relic: 1970’s “California” Commander Motorhome

Long before Canadian RV manufacturer Triple E started to produce their line of Commander motorhomes (since discontinued), there was a popular Class A motorhome company called the Commander that was based out of a suburb near Los Angeles, California.

A vintage Little Chief mini-motorhome.
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Vintage RV—1970’s Little Chief Mini-Motorhome by Penticton’s Trav-L-Mate Industries

The Little Chief Mini-motorhomes were manufactured by a company called Trav-L-Mate Industries in Penticton, British Columbia, back in the late 1970's and 1980's. 

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Mid-70's Coachmen Class A motorhome.
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Vintage RV: 1970’s Coachmen Class A motorhome

The first Coachmen RV products were manufactured in 1964 in a 5,000 square foot plant in downtown Middlebury, Indiana. 

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A 1977 Triple E motorhome.
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Vintage RV: 1977 Triple E Motorhome—“5 Star Hotel” on Wheels

This week we are featuring a classic 1977 Triple E Motorhome – or a “5 star hotel” on wheels.

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A vintage Dodge Travco motorhome.
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I Spy’d a Vintage RV—1970’s Dodge Travco Motorhome

Travco enjoyed a large market share of the budding motorhome market. Its success played a part in the demise of more established makes such as the Corvair-powered UltraVan, and opened the market to lower-cost makes such as Winnebago. 

Dodge B-Series Van Conversion.
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I Spy’d a Vintage Motorhome – 1980’s Dodge Van Conversion

All generations of the B-series van feature similar construction, with only small variations from era to era. 

A vintage 1970's GMC Halo motorhome.
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I Spy’d a Vintage RV – 1970’s GMC “Halo” motorhome

These motorhome units harken back to the early to mid-1970’s when the big three automakers were making a concerted effort to get into the motorhome market. 

The Vogue Motorhome.
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I Spy’d a Vintage Motorhome: The Luxurious Vogue Motorhome

The Vogue motorhome sports a rich and colourful history, as do many RV manufacturing enterprises in the RV sector.

The Tin Can pulled over in a parking lot in Wyoming on our way to Yellowstone in September.
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A vintage camper dream turned nightmare: One couple’s story

The reality of renovating and living in a vintage camper, and why we gave it up.

by Whitney Bryen