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.

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

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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

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

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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
For more information about my three books, click this link:
http://www.panamaorbust.com

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