Got up this morning to a beautiful Saturday sunny morning. I love watching the sun come up but I didn’t this morning because I was asleep! Woohoo! I typically sleep very little when we are away from home and up until last night it was no different. Typically I snooze for a few minutes maybe get lucky enough to get an hour straight but last night I got 4 hours of straight sleep mixed in with naps so for me, an excellent night!
The past few days have been windy and rainy so we have been staying inside. We only went out to get parts to repair two different leaks which seem to be holding up for now. I’m going to hit the shower after this post so we’ll see how it does for that, it’s the only part of the water system we haven’t used since I completed repairs last night.
I know I blogged about the repair but I didn’t mention how we got the parts. Yesterday we stopped at J&J RV Sales in East Moline, IL because they had the exact part we needed to fix the hot water heater leak and they were very friendly. While there I snapped some pictures of some old rigs that I found interesting, but my wife considered them unworthy of photographing. She is telling me as I write this why she finds them uninteresting, blah blah blah blah blah… I hear her but can’t understand her words. I can hear you typing your blog over there ya know! She is trying to beat me to posting her preemptive strike about old RV’s blah blah blah blah she is attacking those keys and cackling like a witch, more blah blah blah blah .…. she’ll explain the RV lot dance we did I’m sure. Where was I….
Here are a bunch of old rigs that I found interesting because each one has a history to tell. Some you can tell have lived rough lives and continue to do so.
One of my favorite older rigs is the Foretravel Grand Villa, at it’s time it was one of the best on the road, heck I’d still like to have one!
I honestly have no idea what this one is, but look at that face!
I remember the first motorhome I ever rode in. The President of our hockey league had a GMC motorhome from 1975 I believe, but I can’t remember which model it was. It was very much like this GMC Eleganza II.
Here is another strange one from Fleetwood, the “Limited”.
An old Tiffin “Open Road”
Unknown, can’t make out the label. This one is “The Executive”
Another unknown, this one is definitely still being used.
Here is a very nice “Barth” motorhome.
Finally, the “Kayot”, they had two of these there.
I don’t know why these old motorhomes fascinate me so much. Ronda calls it an obsession but I don’t agree. I just love old things, I love to look at 1930’s era tube radios with the same fascination. They all have a story to tell and by looking at them you get a sense of what those stories might have been.
Till next time… uhhh she is still typing away over there….