VIXEN 21 - Fiberglass RV



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Old 07-13-2019, 11:29 AM   #1
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VIXEN 21

A few days ago we saw this one in the Red Feather Lakes area. I did not want to impose on the owners and ask for a tour, but just did a search and found this link:
Only 500 or so were made. A very interesting design.
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Old 07-13-2019, 01:22 PM   #2
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There is a Vixen gathering at Quartzsite (La Posa West) during the Big Tent week. A nice group of people that are glad to show off their RVs. Some photos, including one interior from their 2016 visit: Vixens at Quartzsite.
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Thanks, Jon, for the link to your pictures. Now the only two fiberglass body vehicles I know of are the Vixen and the Corvette. Both seem to have a very dedicated following.
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I happened onto a vixen rally near our home a few years ago. I was aware of them but never had that much interested. Two years ago there was one at Bolerama in Ontario at Long Beach Conservation area. I spoke
With the owner, he said they were very underpowered and did not have a true Mercedes engine I believe. Nice looking though.
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Here are several for sale.

https://stannerair.hypermart.net/1986vixen.htm
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Always liked the idea of a small all in one. Thought a Rialta would be fun until I talked to an owner. Nice looking but I bet one of these is similar, a real money pit. Still, fun to look at.
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Saw a Dodge Travco (molded FG body) in FL. Owner was happy to give us a tour. Fitted with a 318 engine, and later a 413 and 440, so certainly more power than a Vixen.
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I camped next to a Travco one time at Yellow River State Forest in Iowa. They were in production at the time somit was a long time ago. The people weren’t too social so I didn’t get a look inside. A good friend of my brother restored one. He spent years on a meticulous restoration and according to my brother it was very nice. He changed out the engine for a 440.
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...Nice looking but I bet one of these is similar, a real money pit...
This comes straight from one of the linked ads and does not represent a complete rebuild, just some mechanical work to the chassis and drivetrain. Says it all, I think.
"PRICE $22,000. I have had $16,000 work recently done on it."

Still, I am glad for people in the world who have the disposable resources (money and time) to keep these unusual vehicles going for others to enjoy!
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Still, I am glad for people in the world who have the disposable resources (money and time) to keep these unusual vehicles going for others to enjoy!
That's my sentiment, too. Well said.
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