1969 Dodge Corey Cruiser
Motorhomes have always been part of Americaʼs camping culture. They offered an alternative to the more popular towable because of their larger living space and added comfort. Of course, they were more expensive than towables but for the consumer who needed the amenities, there were many manufacturers to suit such as Allegro, Blue Bird Wanderlodge, Executive, Newell and Vogue Coach (John Wayne owned one). Somewhere between the large motorhome and the smaller towable was a micro-motorhome.
These were built by manufacturers who bought van bodies from major car manufacturers and modified them for recreational living. The advantage was that micro-motorhomes were less expensive and easier to drive and maintain than their larger counterparts. This is an example of a van based micro-motorhome. It was built by a company that bought a Dodge van and fitted the interior with camping luxuries. It was marketed as an “Executive Cruiser built for Boulevard or Backwoods”.
Standard equipment included:
* V8 engine with an automatic transmission
* Air conditioning
* Sleeping for up to 4
* Gas range with oven
* Hot water heater
* Wall to wall carpeting
It is not known how many Corey Cruisers were produced but it was a niche