Posted by: ramblinmanjimj | August 21, 2009

A Genuine Oldie But Goodie

It’s a 1954 Olson Kurb Side. A former bread truck converted into an RV.


Parked only a few spaces from my rig, I just couldn’t resist going over and meet its owner, Gary.


He told me his dad bought the truck and started the conversion process. He bought it from his dad in 1972. He also told me he spent about 5 years and $5,000 completing the conversion process. Some other facts…
*It’s 6 feet wide and 19 feet long.
*It has a manual transmission and a 6 cylinder Chevrolet engine.
*It will sleep 2 adults and 2 children
*He got a lot of the parts from Boeing and Winnebago
*He indicated he could afford a new RV, but keeps this one for sentimental value


While not large in consideration of today’s modern RV’s, it certainly is comfortable and cozy.


Being an avid historian, I enjoy old things from out of the past and this one is a beauty. Having an all aluminum exterior means no rust or paint jobs. This oldie but goodie sure looks good for being 55 years old!

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2009
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