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Vintage RV: 1980’s Security Class C Motorhome

With truck campers proving to be the core business of Security, the company took pride in building well-equipped units.

A Security motorhome, spotted in a backyard in Alberta.
A Security motorhome, spotted in a backyard in Alberta. — Photo courtesy Keith Powell

Security Industries is one of those mysterious manufacturers that came and went in the RV business back in the 1970/80’s and it is hard to pin down many details about their operations and lineup of RVs.

So I was a little surprised to find a Security Class C motorhome parked in a backyard of a Strathmore, Alberta residence.

Evidently Security Industries operated as a recreational product builder from the 1950s up until the 1970s. A producer of truck campers, fifth wheel trailers, travel trailers and Class C motorhomes, Security was a recreational vehicle manufacturer based in the state of Idaho. With truck campers proving to be the core business of Security, the company took pride in building well-equipped units. Security faded from the marketplace after more than 20 years of operation.

From the all travel stickers on the bumper of this RV unit, it would seem that the owners (or original owners) had traveled near and far with this classic red, tan and gold motorhome. This unit appears to be a late 1970’s or early 1980’s model and is built on a Ford F-Series chassis.

Here's an interesting sidenote: Thor Industries currently builds Heartland Recreational Vehicles in Idaho Falls and Jayco RVs are built in Nampa in Idaho. Jayco announced in February 2018 that they will expand their manufacturing facility by over 235,000 square feet.

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