1977 Dodge Campervan Sportsman 5.9


Strong, dependable, fantastic.. If only they were all like this


Nothing really major to speak of. Seems like it is running on less that 8 cylinders at times, or like the timing is off (which it isn't, the distributer, wiring, and spark plugs were checked). Occasionally backfires slightly after heavier throttle.

General Comments:

This truck (which is actually a 26 foot motor-home, but with a van body front clip on a 1 ton, dual wheeled chassis) works great.

360 V8 has lots of power, but is small enough, and set up just right, so I get very good fuel economy considering. Like it a lot more than the 400 or 440 in terms of in a motorhome this size.

Easy to work on a get parts for (for the most part). Parts tend to be on the cheap side too.

Has held up really nicely. Mostly original and looks great. People can't believe it's a 77.

Runs quite, very smooth. Seems pretty easy to drive and maneuver compare to others.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st March, 2007

25th Jun 2007, 19:16

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