I’ve got a feeling that it’s a very short distance from where this was built and where it now sits.
…and this mess has no windsheild wipers and runs on a single reservoir hydraulic brake system.
Ahh, the nomadic lifestyle. There’s nothing quite like the adventure of driving across the prairie, curtains blowing in your face, wife boiling up some gruel on the stove, kids squabbling to their heart’s content yet far enough away that it doesn’t disturb your reverie, as you keep your eyes peeled for the next place to call home. Seeing the USA from your Chevrolet.
This is a very special vehicle and home for a very special person. I’m uncertain as to how a driver could effectively see out of it, and I don’t believe that the vehicle meets current safety standards – yet I believe it is in the spirit of travel and migration that birthed this remarkable object. I have a feeling that the people who made this happen had a great sense of humor towards life.
How much do you believe it weighs?
“I ain’t payin’ no money for an RVee! Cletus, get that trailer out of the back 40, the one granma used to live in and I’ll fire up the Sawzall!! You stil remember them weldin’ lessons from shop class? I saw an old GMC (is that a GMC?) at the junkyard and they only want $200 for it.”
This might have worked except for the metal roof addition, I wonder what the purpose of that was?
I wonder why they put the roof on it, it would have worked, otherwise.
It almost looks like they have taken the roof off an existing shed. Still leaves us asking ‘Why?’ though.
As to why, my wild guess: The original trailer roof developed a leak, and putting this roof on top was the most expedient solution.
Like someone else said, I’m guessing they put the roof on after the rig was permently parked in this spot. The wooden steps leading up to the door is another clue that this was being used as someone’s home or shed or some other kind of “building” after it stopped being driven.
It’s not uncommon to see roofs put up over trailers and RVs out in the sunny and hot parts of the West to provide some shade for the poorly insulated trailer roof as well as in the snowy parts to shed the snow. If this is in Nevada, it likely is there for both reasons. But usually they’re supported by their own posts; this one just sits on the trailer. That is a bit unusual.
Almost looks like it was a free standing roof they drove it under and cut the posts dropping it down on the trailer.
I’m assuming that the second story was added long after this rig was deemed no long safe to operate on public roadways. Gives new meaning to ‘granny’s attic”.
Really. The aerodynamics, as well as clearance issues, of the pitched roof, plus its effect on the center of gravity, would make this a handful at speeds over a walk. Plus, in effect the driver is facing the widest A-pillars in creation.
The creativity of people never ceases to amaze me.
Modern Americanized gypsy…
What will the homeowner’s association say?
My friend’s neighbor has something similar looking he built just because he could and he had the stuff lying around. His is has an even more dramatic roof lie that cants out over the front. The chassis is from the 30’s, I think it was originally a bus and it has a proper windshield. I’ve been told it yard drives, but definitely not road worthy.
I just showed it to my wife and she said “That’s so depressing on so many levels…”
Bubbles and Snoop Dogg’s hangout.
That roof is referred to around here as “redneck air conditioning”
Conestoga’s secret plans for competing with them new horseless carriages.
Original vehicle proposed for the Back to The Future movie?
Look for it at the next Burning Man.
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