On a Roll with Daisy 2013 travel blog

1936 Flxible Bus Conversion - Driver's Side

1936 Flxible Bus Conversion - Passenger Side

1936 Flxible Bus Conversion - Front

1936 Flxible Bus Conversion Logo

Owner of 1936 Flxible Bus Conversion


There is a very unusual motorhome in Pecan Grove RV Park -- a 1936 Flxible bus conversion from Idaho. The owner told me that it had been a tour bus at Lake Tahoe. He let me look inside. He has done a bang-up job of converting it to a very comfortable motorhome.

Last night he and his buddy went to a local restaurant where they were allowed to play their guitars. From here they are going to the Old Settlers Reunion music festival southwest of Austin. Then they'll head to Nashville and to Asheville, North Carolina.

Not surprisingly, there is a club for owners of these old vehicles: http://flxibleowners.org/history/

According to Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flxible), The Flxible Co. (originally the Flexible Sidecar Company) was an American manufacturer of motorcycle sidecars, funeral cars, ambulances, intercity coaches and transit buses, based in the U.S. state of Ohio. It was founded in 1913 and closed in 1996. In 1913, Hugo H. Young and Carl F. Dudte founded the Flexible Sidecar Co. in Loudonville, Ohio, to manufacture motorcycle sidecars with a flexible mounting to the motorcycle. The flexible mounting allowed the sidecar to lean on corners along with the motorcycle, and was based on a design patented by Young.

In 1919, the company's name was changed to The Flxible Co. (still pronounced "flexible") so that the name could be registered as a trademark.

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