From Wikipedia:
By avoiding materials that can rot in the body skin and frame of the motorhome, the GMCs retain a reputation as being the most restorable and rebuildable of vintage motorhomes. Many formerly abandoned GMCs have been successfully brought back to life because of the durable design.

The GMC motorhome has stayed relevant over the decades and is still a highly sought after RV not only for collectors but also for recreational enthusiasts that seek a classic looking vehicle. The GMC motorhome interior allows for flexibility and updating to modern standards.

New technologies in drive train, suspension systems, electronics, digital audio-video equipment, flooring, upholstery and appliances can be added to make the GMC RV a modern wonder. The aftermarket and original OEM parts market is strong with late GMC models.

There are also several companies that specialize in customization and repairs. Additionally many GMC motorhome clubs offer internal and external resources for RV repair, modification and upgrade.


Restoration Videos

Check out some of the restoration videos we have collected from YouTube below.

1977 Restoration

Video Restoration 1975 Eleganza

Follow the link below to see the YouTube video covering the exterior and interior of a restored 1975 GMC Eleganza Motorhome.


Any other restoration resources? Leave your links or comments below…




  1. I’m wanting to update and replace my complete dash,and gauges. Not sure where to start shopping for this. Any help would be appreciated.. live in Clovis Ca.

    • I was fumbling around and saw the girl had an RV for sale for $4,000 she had a bunch of work done to it but she also happened brand new dashboard with new gauges that had yet to be installed. It was white I don’t remember where it was. I think it was in Virginia.

  2. Hi there!
    I’m in the market for one of these fantastic motorhomes to rebuild and am trying to factor in a new set of tires to my overall budget. Would anyone care to share how much they spent to replace their tires and what type they would recommend?

    Thanks so much!

    • Hi Laura I read your request but I am not a good example, but I can only say that it is an extremely costly project. The person I purchased R.V. spent too much money on this project. He spent 71K USD on our R.V. after paying 55K USD to purchase it. Why I
      do not Know? You could just find a well maintained (OIL/-Maintenance) and enjoy it for a couple of years and sell it again. You can reach me at 1-204-882-2387- Paul Sr.
      in Manitoba Canada.

  3. Looking to sell my Gmc
    GMC Motorhome – 1977 GMC Motorhome, model … 23-foot-long Birchaven, front-wheel drive, Onan generator, upholstered seats. 43xxx original miles, transmission and bodywork. It has never been in a collision. Good base for your restoration / customization project. Interested?

  4. Hello everyone, would you please suggest an expert specializing in restoration of the GMC RV. Preferably in NY, or close by. Mechanically and cosmetically.
    Thanks in advance.

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