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Today being Oct 8th 2010 there is another complete RV Oasis van in Washougal Washington the state, on CL.
Began in 1957 producing vacation trailers, plant expanded in 1958. President: Donald Herfter, Vice President: Dwight Avery
Donhal Inc. Bellflower, CA
9113 E. Artesia Blvd. Bellflower, Calif. TOrrey 6-8926
later at 10123 East Washington Bellflower, CA
1957 to 1969
27' 25' 21' (2 models)
and the most common,
17'6“ and 15' models
introduced a 33', and a 35' model in 1960
1960 models: 15, 16, 18, 22, 25, 27, 33, and 35-foot
Interior is very stylish with room for (2) adults and perhaps (2) children. The layout is well planned and very comfortable. There is a lovely large front window that makes it nice to sit and enjoy a good meal while looking at the beautiful view.
One of the unique features of the Oasis is the beautiful ash wood interior. Each corner of the wood panel is rounded to give it a nice designer look.
One of the most unique features of the Oasis is the beautiful ash wood interior. Each corner is rounded to give it a nice designer look.
One of the largest front windows found on any travel trailer from this period.
Exterior: Distinctive “flame” two-tone paint job with polished aluminum accent.
Rounded silhouette as typical for this vintage of trailer, but distinguished by the “ogee” profile of the front section below the dinette window.
Later models (from about 1962 on) added a “spoiler”-esque feature to the rear profile, picking up on the curves seen in the paint job and front profile.
8' wide, 15' 1 bdrm. $1,129; 17.5' 1 bdrm. $1,995; 21' twin beds $2,720; 25' 1 bdrm. $3,325; 27' 1 bdrm. $3,525.
Here it is done and looking neat behind my 1960 Chevy Belair.
Here is a picture of a 1964 16ft, with the front bunk over the hitch.
Facebook Page for Oasis Owners and Events:
Another website or Group recently started
Here are photos of what might be the only, or last known 1970 Dodge Oasis “Surfside” Camper van. It was made in April of 1970 in Bellflower, California. I removed all of the Mfg. tags before they crushed the camper. The serial number is: S025 and the model is S.S. for “Surfside.”
It appears that Oasis knocked off the Dodge Xplorer 21 Motorhome in their last days. How many they made, is unknown.
I own a 1973 Dodge Xplorer 224. That is what brought interest to me about this Oasis “Surfside” Camper Van. The cut out floor and the lay out, are the same.