For Fun, A Couple of our Earlier “Motorhomes”
Compared to the other “motorhomes” I’ve had, the Sunrader is a rocket! My first, built in 1973, was on a 1935 Chev flatbed truck. She had 68.5 HP and weighed about 8700 pounds. 0-30 was 3 blocks on the level with no headwind! Top speed was around 42 and on hills, she was a real challenge. Non syncro gears meant double clutching, which was slow, so starting on a hill, it wasn’t unusual to be stuck in 2nd at around 12-15mph to the top. a rocket compared to some of my former motorhomes. The 35 Chevy was rated at 67.5 HP and weighed about 8000 pounds.
On the level, again, NO headwind, we could make about 52 with this one, the streamlining really helped, especially in windy conditions.