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1973 GMC
1973 GMC
1973 GMC
1973 GMC
My strpfather Ray.
My strpfather Ray.
At the Grand Canyon
At the Grand Canyon
Entering Grand Canyon area
Entering Grand Canyon area
Parked in the desert
Parked in the desert
Entering the Hoover Dam area
Entering the Hoover Dam area
Parked at Painted Desert
Parked at Painted Desert
Parked in the wilderness
Parked in the wilderness

The 2nd and 3rd RV

RV number 2 & 3

This is a 1973 GMC 26 foot front wheel drive.  They are unique as front wheel drive coaches powered by Olds in this case. I converted this engine from carburetor to fuel injection. Actually I owned two of these, but no photos of the 2nd one.

I had two of these 26 foot GMCs. The 1973 was powered by an Oldsmobile drivetrain and the 1976 by a Cadillac drivetrain. The 1973 had more power with a bigger engine and less pollution control devices.


This was my first extended RV trip from Miami to California via Nashville, Tucson, Las Vegas, and include a stop in Mexico.  The original destination was Alaska, but I chickened out.  

I loved Tucson so much that I went back to Miami, sold everything there and moved to Tucson. Spent ten years there before moving back to Florida where I am now.

If you’ve never been out west, you should do that.