The Bendix Company, founded in the 1920s and absorbed by a competitor in the early 1980s, was a well known producer of automotive parts, avionics equipment and the like. At one time they also manufactured retail electronics, TVs, Radios and so on. Interesting, during the recreational vehicle boom of the 1970s (and into the 1980s), they manufactured motorhomes and even camping trailers.
This particular model is a Corsair. Little information can be found on the model or even the make, but this one appears to be a late 70s example. We found a few photos online showing ones from that time, looking identical to it. As was common at the time, the body is mounted on top a stripped down commercial truck chassis. Underneath it’s a GMC.
Today, most of the larger motorhomes are built using more specialized chassis, which for one, means much better handling and over the road comfort. The old motorhomes were rough riders.
A sexy RV…
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Date of adventure: July, 2015.
Location: Crowsnest Pass, AB.