Internet Idiot's Guide for GMC MotorHome Information


 Bonus Material - Editorial Comment on "GMC MotorHome"

For this document, Gary and I have elected to use the designation originally used by the GMC for their revolutionary product, the GMC MotorHome.  By restoring this term we hope to rekindle awareness that the TZE-based chassis and body developed by GM was truly unique and worthy of a name that set it apart, through subtly, from other names.

In the early 1970's the term "motorhome" was somewhat new.  Originally these vehicles were called "house cars".  FMCA used the term "motor coach" because the earlier vehicles were just that, repurposed over-the-road coaches or buses.  Out of respect for the other materials in existence that refers to the product as "GMC MotorHome," we have retained that term which refers to any configuration of GMC chassis and body that were developed by other upfitters such as Coachmen.  TransModes that have been converted to contain living space would fall under this designation as would the Avion conversion and others.  We prefer to use the MotorHome as built and finished by GMC, the Truck and Coach division of GM.

Byron Songer, Editor