How many of us in Class C own Dodge B300 incomplete
cab/chassis based RV's? I know two others- Steve aka
Ripsaw, with a 1977 Brougham, and Leroy aka 1978_Dodge
_Delta who owns a 440V8 powered sharp looking 1978
Delta RV. I would like to ask, and offer, help, idea
swapping and comparing notes on our particular RV's
which are based on the Dodge B300 van chassis.
Yeah, I know. These are low tech, podgy old RV's that
would be considered "entry level" for folks like me,
but I have a deep and abiding respect for the quality
of these old "monsters of the open road". And anyone
wanting to pick brains, joke about, share notes or just
brag about our old A- Dodge-io's are certainly welcome
to PM or email me. Between all of us we can form a real
good support group, and help each other with problems
we know we'll encounter with an older vehicle.
Sure. I'd love a new RV. But I'd rather have an older
one already paid for, and a lotta great memories. Call
me frugal, an old hippie, or whatever you will. I'm proud
of my old land yacht.
Mopar Madness Manifest in the flesh,
Mark aka White Knight
P.S. Mine's a '72. Is there an older one out there someone's
motorvating in? Maybe even a Travco? W/K
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1972 Mobile Traveler 20' Dodge B300 Class C
"The Kobayashi Maru" Trans- Prarie Land Craft
"Requiescat in pace et in amore..."
My 72 winny is a class A on the M400 chassis. Another durable chassis for sure! All of the travcos I have seen I believe were on the M300, M400, or M500 chassis. There are many winnies from the early 70s around on the M300 chassis. I dont know how many parts the B300 and M300 chassis had in common though. My impression is the class C RVs from the early 70s were fairly scarce.
I bought mine for $2500 in 91, and wouldn't trade it for any newer RV. It like its simplicity. Good luck.
I am with you as well.
1976 Dodge Establishment with 360.
Great camping machine.
Have had it for 15 years and we keep talking time for new but it still
goes out every second weekend from May unitl October.
2001 Chevrolet 2500hd Silverado LT 4x4 6.0L/4.10
2005 KZ Outdoorsmen 2605PF
Equal-i-zer 10K WDH
Champion 4000W Generator
Champion 2000W Generator x 2
Ken & Sandra
Yugi Dog, Jet Dog
I am amazed that there are more of
us- hope the number keeps growing!
I want to use my M/T for everything.
Hunting, fishing, arts and crafts fairs,
you name it. And I do admire it's simplicity
of design and quality of workmanship,
and strength and durability of material.
Leroy aka 1978_Dodge_Delta has one of
the sharpest old A-Dodge-io rigs I have
ever seen! I only hope one day to trick
mine out to look at least HALF as good
as his does!
If there is anything I can do to help anyone
work on, obtain parts for or just research
information for your B300 (and if I can, the
M series chassis/drivelines as well) I will
be delighted to be of service!
Why do I call them A-Dodge-io's? There is a musical
term (in Latin or Italian of course) "Adagio"
(which pronounces like my crazy spelling above).
It means "Slow". Which is exactly what the Redhead
thought one day following in the minivan (yes. I'm a
M/V ace!) while I was driving the Koby. Slow.
'Course, when I drop that 440 in and do a few other
hundred trillion neglected maintenance things an
old techie like me dotes on it'll really step lively.
Then I'll call it "Presto" which means in music-speak
means dang fast!
And I love the sound of the elusive Mopar Hummingbird!
So guys thanks for diving in and keep posting. They might
just constitute us to be a movement or something... or in
need of a movement of some form or another... and remember...
You might be an RVing redneck if:
Your RV is actually named and christened with beer
in the radiator...
Your wife's new hairdo sustained damage from a low-
hanging roof A/C trim...
You have ever actually tried using a PLUNGER on an RV toilet.
Your house's new main water line is the supply line you
bought new for your RV...
In a pinch you've substituted moonshine for RV plumbing anti
Being "in the doghouse" means you'll be sharing the RV with
your oldest son and his wife and three kids...
You know exactly where on the roof of your RV to place a
lawn chair so you can see the movie real good at the drive in...
You've ever had animals other than a dog or cat get in your RV-
with or without you...
You've ever thought "Basement Stowage" meant the RV was parked over an unused service pit...
Jeff Foxworthy really needs to take a crack at this.
May the greasy side be down, the shiny side up, all your tires be round and rollin', the hills be short and the valleys long, the sun be smilin' down and the rain wait 'til night, the times be good and
the memories great,the gas cheap and may God bless!
the rednecks in the next lane over
Mark aka White Knight
the Redhead aka Fair Lady
Roly Poly the Coonhound
Pookie the French Poodle
We own a 27ft Class C Xplorer Excursion built on a 2002 Dodge Cab-chassis Cummins 6spd. There were also quite a few built by Serro Scotty on Dodge Chassis thru the mid-90,s . This Scotty company had a fire and don,t know if they ever rebuilt. There also was a company in Houston I believe that built Class C to order on Dodge C-C . The story I heard was that rodeo people liked them for the power which allowed them to pull their horse trailer an gear. and the interior of the M.H. could be built any way you wanted it. Have seen quite a few in our travels. The most recent was In Utah last spring, We came out of a restaurant an their was one waiting to talk to us about our coach as for the Travco there are a lot of them on the road those things last forever. Good Luck with your Mopar endeavors. Those 440,s live forever. The only problem I ever had with them was the freeze plugs rusting out and losing the coolant. Replaced with brass marine plugs no more problem. Sorry for rambling on.
'76 Dodge, Class C, 24 ft, 440 engine.
Bought it a little over a year ago and have been eyebrow deep in
repairs and reconditioning since, and LOVE IT! Spent months trying
to find just the right older model Dodge to give lots of TLC.
Had some major issues with mechanical and electrcal problems, but it's coming along great. I would love to share ideas, share the agonies and learn more from those who also have a fondness for the Dodge breed.
I must be a RV redneck! I christened it "Rosebud" with a toast of beer, then asked the Lords blessing in Rosebuds travels.