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 In 1968, the first Revcons were built. They included aircraft aluminum monocoque body construction,​ and a custom built chassis with Oldsmobile Toronado front wheel drive. The lightweight,​ low profile and front wheel drive made the Revcon handle as well as any American car of the day, quite a feat for a 12,000 pound motor home. It certainly helped the fuel economy, consistently 2 to 4 MPG higher than the competition. The innovation didn't end with the drivetrain and body, Revcon took it to the interior as well. Lightweight materials were used throughout. Cabinets were constructed of aluminum honeycomb core sandwiched between 2 thin layers of formica. Not only did this save weight, it was much more durable than the plastic or pressboard cabinets that were typical of the era, and are still the industry standard today. Everything was then trimmed with genuine teak accents. The interior walls were aluminum sheets, with high quality vinyl wall covering. The wall paper inside my Revcon is over 30 years old and looks as good as it did when new. Quality didn't stop where you couldn'​t see it either. At a time when most motor homes were built with so called "wet baths",​ where the entire bathroom doubled as the shower stall, all Revcons had "dry baths" with separate shower stalls/bath tubs, just like a smaller version of your bathroom at home. Regular production started in 1971, with Revcon leading the industry in innovation and luxury. By this time, Oldsmobile had increased the size of the Toronado engine to 455 cubic inches, even more suited for motor home use. Early models, affectionately called Flat-Noses, were built until 1977 and could be had in 4 models, the 220, 250, 260 and 290, with several floorplans built in each model. In 1968, the first Revcons were built. They included aircraft aluminum monocoque body construction,​ and a custom built chassis with Oldsmobile Toronado front wheel drive. The lightweight,​ low profile and front wheel drive made the Revcon handle as well as any American car of the day, quite a feat for a 12,000 pound motor home. It certainly helped the fuel economy, consistently 2 to 4 MPG higher than the competition. The innovation didn't end with the drivetrain and body, Revcon took it to the interior as well. Lightweight materials were used throughout. Cabinets were constructed of aluminum honeycomb core sandwiched between 2 thin layers of formica. Not only did this save weight, it was much more durable than the plastic or pressboard cabinets that were typical of the era, and are still the industry standard today. Everything was then trimmed with genuine teak accents. The interior walls were aluminum sheets, with high quality vinyl wall covering. The wall paper inside my Revcon is over 30 years old and looks as good as it did when new. Quality didn't stop where you couldn'​t see it either. At a time when most motor homes were built with so called "wet baths",​ where the entire bathroom doubled as the shower stall, all Revcons had "dry baths" with separate shower stalls/bath tubs, just like a smaller version of your bathroom at home. Regular production started in 1971, with Revcon leading the industry in innovation and luxury. By this time, Oldsmobile had increased the size of the Toronado engine to 455 cubic inches, even more suited for motor home use. Early models, affectionately called Flat-Noses, were built until 1977 and could be had in 4 models, the 220, 250, 260 and 290, with several floorplans built in each model.
  
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 ===== Models ===== ===== Models =====
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 +250
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 +290
 ===== Interiors ===== ===== Interiors =====
 ===== Standard Features ===== ===== Standard Features =====
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