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Old 02-28-2012, 08:53 PM   #15
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Old 02-28-2012, 09:39 PM   #16
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There were some Toyota Class C units and I believe that the teeny-est Winnebago was 'glass as well ???? (I seem to recall it being called a Le Sharo???) Various versions, some Renault-powered (great if you are in Europe) but a lotta Chev, Dodge etc powered ones around, too.

I love the old Travco/Dodges - stuff a Cummins in there to replace the 318 and you'd have a GREAT RV!
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Old 02-29-2012, 05:23 AM   #17
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There were some Toyota Class C units and I believe that the teeny-est Winnebago was 'glass as well ???? (I seem to recall it being called a Le Sharo???) Various versions, some Renault-powered (great if you are in Europe) but a lotta Chev, Dodge etc powered ones around, too.

I love the old Travco/Dodges - stuff a Cummins in there to replace the 318 and you'd have a GREAT RV!
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Old 02-29-2012, 05:39 AM   #18
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OK, now it all comes back to me but I did not make the connection since it had been awhile since I have seen any. We were in AZ for 6 years so got to see a lot of "variety" there as people came and went. I always loved LeSharo - the Winnebago and wanted one of those!
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Old 02-29-2012, 05:40 AM   #19
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HI,
I know that Grumman built a motorhome that looks all fiberglass. Someone in town here has had one sitting, unused, in their driveway for about 30 years. I keep looking at it and thinking that one day I will ask the owner's the story behind it.
Not sure how well known Grumman is outside the Long Island area. They originated here, and were a huge employee until fairly recently.
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OOps, I may be wrong. I have just been informed that it is aluminum. It is painted a white/cream color and looks just like fiberglass from far away. I must go look at this trailer close up!
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Old 02-29-2012, 11:29 AM   #20
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We saw one of these last summer while camping in the Outer Banks. It's called a King's Highway. The molded top caught my attention. Raz
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Old 03-01-2012, 12:39 AM   #21
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The Kings Highway is a beast!

Leocraft actually made a few motorhomes too, many more than trailers. I think they were under the EEE umbrella.

The Winnebago was a Rialta and a La Sharo. They sell like hotcakes here at the dealership I work at. And for big bucks.

The Rialta is on a VW chassis, the La Sharo is a Renault. I transported a Rialta to Quartsite a few weeks ago. I pulled over in Tehachapi to get a few hours sleep and it was actually pretty nifty. Quick bed set up and very comfy.

I parked it out on the frontline in Quartzsite when I arrived. It sold in 1/2 hour. Amazing.
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Old 03-01-2012, 01:28 AM   #22
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THAT's what I was trying to think of t'other day - but I had it stuck in my tiny mind that it wuz on a Toyota chassis, and so when I tried to find it via "gargoyle" I got only the Class C's

Then I came across the le Sharo - knew it wasn't the one I was actually thinking of either but couldn't "gargle" anything else. Yes - its the Rialta I was thinking of!
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Old 03-08-2012, 08:03 PM   #23
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Does anyone know if Mobile Traveler ever made a van type molded fiberglass rv? I know they made a van type and I seen them years ago but not recently. In another thread, where they are discussing a Van Mate, which is not the one which the New Horizons factory made (formerly, Mobile Traveler) and now they have a Horizon molded fiberglass in classified which is different from the Van Mate that I had seen. So, I am trying to figure out if the Horizon molded fiberglass could be made at the New Horizons factory if they would have had a mold left over by Mobile Traveler. New Horizons called theirs a "Van Mate" short of being original but it was a very nice unit, good quality cabinets, etc.
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Old 03-09-2012, 01:08 AM   #24
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Cool How about the Rialta?

One of the members of our Good Sam Chapter owns one.

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Winnebago Rialtas for Sale | Used on Oodle Marketplace

Apparently made by Winnebago. $34,900.
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Old 03-09-2012, 07:04 AM   #25
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Molded Fiberglass Motorhomes

There were a number of molded fiberglass motorhomes built on the Toyota pick-up and 1 ton chassis from 1973 until at least 1992. (A few were also built on Datsun/Nissan chassis 1983-1988) The most well known are the Sunraders, built in Vallejo, CA, first as a slide in camper, then as a motorhome, 1972- 1992 and also in Elkhart, IN 1981-1988. I have owned 4 Sunraders and currently own the last production unit from the Elkhart facility, a 19', 1989 Sunrader Adventure-II pop-up.
Other major builders included Chinook, 1973(?)-1979, Mirage 1980(?)-1986 and a very few others. Several sites for enthusiasts, one with over 6000 members, exist on-line.
BTW: I also owned a TRAVCO molded fiberglass, Class "C", a few years back as well.
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Just spotted this one on eBay. Description says only 16 made using 3 different truck brands?? Got to wonder about that. Raz

1987 Scamp Motorhome Camper Travel Trailer Fiberglass Camper *** NO RESERVE** 1987 Scamp Motorhome Camper Travel Trailer Fiberglass Camper *** NO RESERVE** - eBay (item 330714149479 end time Apr-16-12 18:46:53 PDT)
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Old 04-08-2012, 06:02 PM   #27
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This particuar eBay listing has got members of the Toyota motorhome group all abuzz as well. Shame it wasn't put on a Toyota or a Nissan 1 ton chassis. No one over there has ever seen one on either one of those chassis.
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Aren't Born Free's molded fiberglass, except for the passenger, driver engine part? They are still made today.
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