Mobilux Mobile Command Center - Road Tested

1973 Mobilux Class A Built for Special-Ops Duty

Adam BlattenbergNov 27, 2013
For seven months I was part of a crew of over a dozen technicians, carpenters, and fabricators working from sunrise till sunset, building 16 completely different and wild RVs for Travel Channel’s TV show “Rock My RV With Bret Michaels.” We strove to do things no one had ever done before and we succeeded. I am often asked: “Which RV was your favorite?” Well, this is it.
This 1973 Mobilux Class A is owned by a former Navy Seal and has been in his family for roughly 40 years. Taking the owner’s background into consideration, the plan was to give him the ultimate mobile command center. It would need to be perfectly comfortable working in the hills of Afghanistan as well as relaxing on a beach in Southern California. With so many top-of-the-line systems and accessories, once finished, the Mobilux really became the Swiss Army Knife of RVs.
I am often asked: “Which RV was your favorite?” Well, this is it.
Photo 2/22   |   To this point the Mobilux had served the owner well but showed up in a very tired condition. Rust damage was everywhere causing leaks in the roof, which lead to water damage. There was no saving the interior. It had to go.
Photo 12/22   |   Four months from the start the coach was finally complete. A new composite faux wood floor was installed. New upper cabinets were installed, a convertible desk/bench seat was created, and to top off the rear of the coach, even a humidor with custom enclosure was added.
Photo 16/22   |   The drivers’ area was completely rebuilt due to rust damage and treated to plush leather-wrapped panels and seats from Flexsteel, new carpet, a back-up camera, and Mobileye collision avoidance system, all topped off with a Grant steering wheel.

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