I had to pull over - Fiberglass RV

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Old 08-15-2006, 07:13 AM   #1
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Norm Helmkay's "62 Ultravan. Built on a modified Corvair. The corners are FG, and the flat pieces are aluminum. He says that there were 375 built and 125 are still liscensed and on the road.
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Old 08-15-2006, 08:06 AM   #2
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Old 08-15-2006, 08:19 AM   #3
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That is pretty dang neat

Don't let Ralph Nader see it...he'll feature out a way to get them all off the road!
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Old 08-15-2006, 08:56 AM   #4
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If you're really interested in Corvair Ultravans do a google search.
Trailer Life recently had an article on them too.
Byron & Anne enjoying the everyday Saturday thing.
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I've seen one here in San Diego County.
Cool! Very Cool!
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Old 08-15-2006, 06:35 PM   #6
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Yes, these are too cool! We saw one last winter at Quartzsite - many features seemed "ahead of their time", and the current owner LOVED it! Happy trails - L 'n D
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Old 08-15-2006, 09:29 PM   #7
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Hmmm. Looks a little like the Oxygen, doesn't it? Of course, it's not a trailer like the Oxygen.

(Okay, okay. I guess technically the Oxygen looks a little like the Ultravan!)
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Old 08-15-2006, 10:11 PM   #8
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Ooh, I like that!

Small like a Boler but all-in-one like a Winnebago!
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Old 08-16-2006, 08:01 AM   #9
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About 20 years ago we camped during the winter for a few days at the Salton Sea, CA State Park. Each day about 10AM an older couple that looked to be in their '80s would pull in with one of those, park next to a palm tree and spend the day. They spent most of the day in their folding lawn chairs reading.

I don't know where they spent nights, but just figured they were local retired folks that enjoyed coming there when the weather was nice. Their rig was well kept, appeared fully functional and seemed ideal for their use.
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Old 08-16-2006, 08:35 AM   #10
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We saw one of these in Cottonwood earlier this year. Here's some info:
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