The Happy Camper started as a 1971 Winnebago Brave the Ringbrothers purchased at a Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Arizona, in 2014. It had plaid upholstery and wood paneling at the time and was cool in its own retro way, kind of like a mobile cabin. The bad part was what was underneath. A very worn and tired Dodge 318ci V8 had served bravely, but its time was up. The rest of the running gear was even worse. After completely stripping the interior, Ringbrothers began fabricating a complete custom interior starting with a gauge cluster reminiscent of a WWII bomber to go with Restoration Hardware bomber-style seats. The exterior sheet metal was showing its age, too, so several custom panels were fabricated up front, including new headlight surrounds and dimple-died trim that fills in the gap between the body and the bumper… read more and view additional images >
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