1970s Apollo Motorhome

Welcome to Down On The Street » 11/04/08 10:00am 11/04/08 10:00am, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. Since I started doing Down On The Street, I've been hoping to find an old street-parked Airstream for the series. There are a few on the island, but they're stubborn driveway…

Fleetwood Southwind RV Has Diesel Bus Looks, Gas Appetite

Recreational vehicle manufacturer Fleetwood, ignoring bad news about the motorhome industry, released the 2009 Southwind Class A gas RV in Minnesota last week. Apparently designed for folks who really want a Prevost coach but don't quite have the scratch, the Southwind packs the looks and luxury of a bus into a… » 7/31/08 4:20pm 7/31/08 4:20pm

1957 International Metro Motor Home Could Make Anyone Into Hunter S.…

After bright red Cadillac El Dorados and desert racers, we can imagine no other vehicle more capable of evoking gonzo journalistic activities than this International Motorhome. Sure it's a little rusty now, and this particular model would require the addition of a very powerful engine and multiple drug cabinets, but… » 6/03/08 4:40pm 6/03/08 4:40pm

Project Car Hell: You Could Live In It Edition

With yesterday's Choose Your Eternity poll, most of the commenters seemed to prefer the Pinto, yet 55% of voters went with the Vega. What does that mean? It means that you'll need the appropriate mobile domicile to go with your little V8-powered deathtrap, since you'll want to adopt the life of a ramblin' man (or… » 11/07/07 5:30pm 11/07/07 5:30pm

Maker of Huge-Ass RVs Considers Hybrid, Hydrogen-Assisted Powerplant

Whether you're an elderly couple who've cashed in their 401K, sold the house and hit the road, or you're the bass player in an up-and-coming indie-rock band trying to ditch that chick with the braided nether region, you know Kingsley Coach. They're a maker of high-end RVs built on heavy-duty platforms. Now the company… » 8/27/07 3:04pm 8/27/07 3:04pm

Explain Your Nomadism

Today's question comes to us courtesy of commenter AdamSonar and it reads like this: » 7/18/07 12:40pm 7/18/07 12:40pm

Speak for your own mind, Mr. Sonar. We who exist in the form of Jalopnik are quite steady on this issue. We convert all of our worldly assets into the only material that will be worth anything after the apocalypse – gold bullion and…

What's Your Favorite Car Feature?

When I was 15 years old I went on what was supposed to be a week-long backpacking trip. We cut it short after four days because of mosquitoes. That meant that we had three extra days to kill in a big ol' motorhome before anyone expected us back home. Even better, the dads were collectively sick of driving/listening to… » 6/04/07 10:45am 6/04/07 10:45am

World's Largest Corvair

The Ultra Van crowns itself as the world's largest production Corvair by way of an aluminum and fiberglass monococque shell wrapped around a Corvair transaxle. As the Ultra Van itself was conceived by aircraft designer David Peterson, the biggest Corvair is more like an aluminum airplane wing in the round than a… » 5/23/07 2:00pm 5/23/07 2:00pm

Volkswagen Bug Camper: Please Don't Blame it on the Drugs, Epilogue

Our story continues in the late fall of 2006 in upstate New York. Gary, now 68, puts the Volkswagen Bug camper he inherited from the estate of his lady, Janet, who was killed in a grinding scrapbooking accident, up for sale. "It's all I have left," he says, "If you don't count my collection of jaundice photos and this… » 12/19/06 10:50am 12/19/06 10:50am

Motorhome, Now With a One (Small) Car Garage

Tell grandpa his days of pulling his Merc SLK behind the Bluebird are over. The Volkner Mobil mobile home comes with a particularly oddball convenience: an on-board parking space. A hatch below deck of the tour-bus-sized roller is large enough to squeeze in a small vehicle, a few motorcycles or an itinerant poker game. … » 8/29/06 10:57am 8/29/06 10:57am