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 +Today being Oct 8th 2010 there is another complete RV Oasis van in Washougal Washington the state, on CL.
 +====== Oasis ======
 +
 +===== History =====
 +
 +Began in 1957 producing vacation trailers, plant expanded in 1958.
 +President: Donald Herfter, ​
 +Vice President: Dwight Avery
 +
 +
 +===== Manufacturer Information =====
 +Donhal Inc. Bellflower, CA
 +
 +9113 E. Artesia Blvd.
 +Bellflower, Calif.
 +TOrrey 6-8926
 +
 +later at 
 +10123 East Washington
 +Bellflower, CA
 +
 +===== Years built =====
 +1957 to 1969
 +
 +===== Models =====
 +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
 +
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 +
 +===== Interiors =====
 +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.
 +
 +===== Standard Features =====
 +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.
 +
 +===== Unique features/​Options =====
 +
 +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.
 +
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 +
 +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.
 +
 +===== Prices =====
 +
 +in 1958:
 +
 +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.
 +
 +===== Pictures =====
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 +
 +1964 Oasis (not original paint job)
 +
 +
 +Some pictures of a 1958 Oasis restoration can be found here:
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 +
 +
 +===== Some owners =====
 +
 +I have some pictures to share. This is what I believe a1960 Oasis 15 travel trailer that I saved. ​
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 +
 +Here it is done and looking neat behind my 1960 Chevy Belair. ​
 +
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 +
 +Here is a picture of a 1964 16ft, with the front bunk over the hitch.
 +
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 +===== Clubs/Links =====
 +
 +Facebook Page for Oasis Owners and Events: ​
 +
 +[[https://​m.facebook.com/​groups/​312196698935594?​tsid=0.3221052149310708&​source=typeahead]]
 +
 +
 +Another website or Group recently started ​  
 +
 +http://​autos.groups.yahoo.com/​group/​OasisTrailers/  ​
 +
 +====== Dodge Oasis Surfside Camper Van ======
 +
 +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.
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 +
 +===**1967 Donhal Oasis Motorhome**===
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