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Saturday, January 22, 2022

RV Graphics

 

You all are familiar with the outlandish graphics the RV industry puts on their motor homes and trailers.  I don’t understand their thinking.  I feel they are hideous looking to the point of embarrassing.  This was one of the feature points with my 2006 Winnebago View.  The graphics are very minimal.  It was the first year Winnebago made this new model.  They put on a few horizontal stripes, a bit of lettering and called it ‘done’.  For View models years after Winnebago began getting out of control with the graphics where they eventually enveloped the entire vehicle like all the other RVs you see on the road today.

One of the first things I did upon buying my one year old used View was to remove some of the graphics.  As you can see the stripes continued on the the door of the cab, VIEW was on the front hood (bonnet for you UK folks), and Winnebago and a stripe was up on the cabover.


What prompted this post was seeing this near where we are camped.  He loves the graphics, so much so he  had them recreated on his cargo trailer to match.  This is not all that unusual.  I’ve seen it done before.  “Hey, look at me.”


I should mention that I have seen naked RV motor homes.  The owner has had all the graphics removed.  Even some were looking as near new motor homes.  So there are those out there that feel as I do, but they are very few in numbers from what I have seen in my travels.



2 comments:

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

You are a man of discernment and taste. Beans has chosen well to ride with you.

Barbara R. said...

What an interesting topic...how decorative or not the RVs are. My first thought was of Rock Star buses which usually had something fun painted on the sides...their favorite scenery, designs suggesting music, etc. One does want one's own image to be depicted. Thus I use bumper stickers on the Grey Dove...my Toyota.