I spotted this very early Winnebago at Home Depot. And just as I got out of my car to get some shots, it started up and burbled off, so no shot of its front end. Without the details of its grille, I won’t be able to pin down the year, but it’s probably from the late ’60s.
It’s another variant of the CC Effect™ as I had just scheduled my CC on the Winnebago to re-run on Monday. So for the full story on these, check back then.
But I did get a shot of its rear end.
Definitely reinforces the slogan of the GMC Motorhomes from 1973-1978 which was “Doesn’t look like a box doesn’t drive like a truck” …
This has reminded me that I need a toaster. Thanks for the reminder!
(I’m still feeling a bit sad about RVs after witnessing the death-by-fire of that Cortez motorhome that was documented here a few weeks ago. https://www.curbsideclassic.com/blog/cc-for-sale/the-clark-cortez-got-saved-but-went-up-in-flames-within-an-hour-on-the-drive-home/)
Old Winnebago? Could be worse. You could be invested in a LeSharo or Rialta. Winnebago had a thing for building a “motor” home around hateful four-cylinder turds: Renault 2.1L Diesels (!!!) and Renault 2.2L gas engines. How bad does a vehicle have to be before a VW five-cylinder version is actually better?
Scrap-metal, thy name is Renault.
I was fairly sure Winnebago also used Mopar 2.2L/2.5L K-car “power” plants, but a quick search only turned up the Renault and VW disasters.