One day he was just another bicyclist in Los Angeles, the next he was the proud owner of a 1973 GMC Canyonlands motorhome. Today, Dutch Marc and his dog Donovan are full-time RVing, vintage style.
Dutch Marc and Donovan travel the country together.
The Vintage Motorhome that Lives On.
The former tent camper and pop-up trailer owner had no intention of getting into a 46-year-old motorhome. But the allure of owning a 1970s space age GMC Canyonlands was irresistible. After seeing one for sale near his home, he did some research and found a more well-loved model at a lower price. Then he bought it and everything changed.
â€œI was like, oh wow I bought a vintage motorhome. I donâ€™t even want to drive a used car!â€�
As the third owner of â€œMellow Yellowâ€� as he calls it, Dutch Marc has been living full-time in the classic motorcoach for the last three years. It has not disappointed.
Marc’s home is where he parks it.
The coach is in prime condition. It still has all-original interiors and a rebuilt engine too. Heâ€™s put 50,000 miles on Mellow Yellow as a full-time RVer. Today the odometer reading is an estimated at 276,000 miles. For Marc, this vintage GMC motorhome has treated him quite well. â€œIt drives great!â€� he says while on his way to Southern California.
Why the 1973 GMC Canyonlands is Still on the Road
Marc didnâ€™t know it at the time but this vintage motorhome was the first RV built entirely from the ground up by a major American automobile manufacturer. Fans say that GMC wanted to produce the best looking and best engineered RV the world had ever seen. And according to the Hemmings.com video below, they succeeded.
The GMC motorhomes were light years ahead of their competitors. â€œThatâ€™s why theyâ€™re still on the road after forty-five years!â€� Marc
René M. Agredano