‘Flatlanders Club’ Celebrates GMC Motorhome

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June 21, 2014 by   Comments Off on ‘Flatlanders Club’ Celebrates GMC Motorhome

Members of the GMC Flatlanders club are visiting Chanute, Kan., this weekend for a rally celebrating the iconic GMC motorhome.

The Chanute Tribune reported that Flatlanders President Max Kanel said the 17-member families come from Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Colorado. The club has been meeting for 15 years and they are all owners of the GMC motorhome produced from 1973 to 1978.

“We’re all old street rodders,” Kanel said. “This is the biggest street rodder you’ll ever get that’s got a bathroom.”

Many of the vehicles have been modified from their 1970 interiors with new bathrooms, new ceilings and other improvements.

The RVs have no transmission hump and air ride transmission systems, which allows them to ride lower and, among other advantages, makes it easier for elderly owners to get in and out.

“Lots of innovations have gone into these coaches,” he said.

The Flatlanders all get together several times a year, traveling in their motorhomes during the summer months then also meet for social gatherings in the winter. They also keep in touch the rest of the year and circulate a monthly newsletter.

Flatlanders is a chapter of the Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA), an international RV owner and enthusiast organization with about 109,000 active member families.

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