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Len and Jo

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Pictures of 'dream' vans
« on: August 16, 2016, 10:05:20 AM »
Len & Jo
The Green Tardis
We 'B' RVing   Berkley, Michigan
Van Development:   https://youtu.be/5Xqk_G6k95M
12 Years of Travels:  https://youtu.be/UMIf17CzdZo

GreyDawg

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Re: Pictures of 'dream' vans
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2016, 04:13:06 PM »
Len & Jo --

Your van has been my "dream van" since I first saw pictures of it on the Sportsmobile forum several years ago!
 

GreyDawg  ;D
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Gary RV_Wizard

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Re: Pictures of 'dream' vans
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2016, 04:29:30 PM »
I always thought the old GMC motorhome (basically a stretched Olds Toronado with a custom body) was a "dream van".  I guess it is considered a Class A since it was built to be a motorhome body rather than being a converted van, but it is (to my eye) more like a stretched B van than an A.

http://www.gmcclassics.com/chatter/4sale.html
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legrandnormand

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Re: Pictures of 'dream' vans
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2016, 04:42:24 PM »
I always thought the old GMC motorhome (basically a stretched Olds Toronado with a custom body) was a "dream van".  I guess it is considered a Class A since it was built to be a motorhome body rather than being a converted van, but it is (to my eye) more like a stretched B van than an A.

http://www.gmcclassics.com/chatter/4sale.html


A 26 footer is much bigger and more confortable then a 21 footer for sure, just like any 35 footer class A compared to a 45 footer pusher!  ;)
Normand
Trois-Rivieres, QC, Canada
2010 Gulfstream Independance, model 8367
2009 Smart Cabriolet

Gary RV_Wizard

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Re: Pictures of 'dream' vans
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2016, 09:42:02 PM »
Yeah, they are longer and thus more roomy, but I was thinking more of the van-like body shell and height plus an interior that is reminiscent of a classy conversion van.
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legrandnormand

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Re: Pictures of 'dream' vans
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2016, 09:50:38 PM »
Yeah, they are longer and thus more roomy, but I was thinking more of the van-like body shell and height plus an interior that is reminiscent of a classy conversion van.

The GMC was more like an Airstream TT with an engine, front wheel drive and rear air suspension, quite a confortable ride, a pure quality of motorhome that I wish had owned !
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Normand
Trois-Rivieres, QC, Canada
2010 Gulfstream Independance, model 8367
2009 Smart Cabriolet

Len and Jo

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Re: Pictures of 'dream' vans
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2016, 10:56:35 PM »
I do like the layouts.  The double wheels though in the rear have always looked odd to me....not pleasing.
Len & Jo
The Green Tardis
We 'B' RVing   Berkley, Michigan
Van Development:   https://youtu.be/5Xqk_G6k95M
12 Years of Travels:  https://youtu.be/UMIf17CzdZo

legrandnormand

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Re: Pictures of 'dream' vans
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2016, 11:06:17 PM »
I do like the layouts.  The double wheels though in the rear have always looked odd to me....not pleasing.
Who needs a tub in a mh ?
Those double wheels were for the confort ride, just like today's rear double side by side wheels ! Those rv were not wide !
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Normand
Trois-Rivieres, QC, Canada
2010 Gulfstream Independance, model 8367
2009 Smart Cabriolet

Gary RV_Wizard

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Re: Pictures of 'dream' vans
« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2016, 08:14:12 AM »
They needed two tires on each side to carry the weight of the rig.  I think they used tandem single wheel axles so that the wheel wells didn't intrude so far into the interior. Similar to the logic of RV trailer design, i.e. more space between the wheels. That's just my guess, though.
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Len and Jo

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« Last Edit: August 18, 2016, 08:28:28 AM by Len and Jo »
Len & Jo
The Green Tardis
We 'B' RVing   Berkley, Michigan
Van Development:   https://youtu.be/5Xqk_G6k95M
12 Years of Travels:  https://youtu.be/UMIf17CzdZo

legrandnormand

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Re: Pictures of 'dream' vans
« Reply #10 on: August 18, 2016, 08:37:46 AM »
Quite interesting !
Normand
Trois-Rivieres, QC, Canada
2010 Gulfstream Independance, model 8367
2009 Smart Cabriolet

Len and Jo

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Re: Pictures of 'dream' vans
« Reply #11 on: August 18, 2016, 09:24:20 AM »
They needed two tires on each side to carry the weight of the rig.  I think they used tandem single wheel axles so that the wheel wells didn't intrude so far into the interior. Similar to the logic of RV trailer design, i.e. more space between the wheels. That's just my guess, though.

I am sure Gary is correct, but they still look odd to me (aesthetics vs function).
Len & Jo
The Green Tardis
We 'B' RVing   Berkley, Michigan
Van Development:   https://youtu.be/5Xqk_G6k95M
12 Years of Travels:  https://youtu.be/UMIf17CzdZo

Guguluff

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Re: Pictures of 'dream' vans
« Reply #12 on: August 18, 2016, 11:05:07 AM »
Great selection, to feast our eyes on!
I've saved some bohemian interiors (girly mostly) but some cool looking vans, too.
https://ro.pinterest.com/tabimh/livin-in-a-van-down-by-the-river/
And from CL :D
Ford F-150 Supercrew cab - 2013
Rockwood 2501S - 2007

Len and Jo

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Re: Pictures of 'dream' vans
« Reply #13 on: August 18, 2016, 12:28:27 PM »
Now this I like.  In the floor wine rack!! 

In our van the cabinet I have my eye on for wine only holds two bottles.  Wife has the rest of the space (I could get 4+ more bottles in!) filled with extra TP and paper towel rolls.  We each have our own priorities.
« Last Edit: August 18, 2016, 12:32:42 PM by Len and Jo »
Len & Jo
The Green Tardis
We 'B' RVing   Berkley, Michigan
Van Development:   https://youtu.be/5Xqk_G6k95M
12 Years of Travels:  https://youtu.be/UMIf17CzdZo

 

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