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“This, officer, is not a truck. It is a housecar.” The Incomplete History of the Brooks Stevens Motorhomes

Posted September 17, 2014 8:30 AM by dstrohl
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One of them participated in one of the first live television broadcasts. Some of them appear to have pioneered a front-wheel-drive system decades before the GMC Motorhome. At least two of them still exist, one of which recently came up for sale. But nobody seems to know the complete story of the various motorhomes that Brooks Stevens designed.

About all that anybody can agree on is that the predecessor to the motorhomes, Stevens's 1936 Zephyr land yacht, while not a direct template for the motorhomes, certainly set their tone.

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09/20/2014 8:34 PM

I had a Dodge sixteen passenger school bus converted to a camper. On the registration it said "house truck".

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