Red Dale Camper Owners Group


Red Dale Camper Owners Group

I've set up this group because we've just purchased a 1969 Red Dale Camper and we haven't found much information about them.

We also want to connect with Red Dale owners (present or past).

Anyway, we want to encourage Red Dales owners to share photos (new or old), stories, and details (true or not) about the Red Dale Coach Company that was originally based out of Longmont, Colorado, USA.

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Comment by Mark Garvin on February 1, 2021 at 10:29am

Im redoing this Red Dale and would love any info on years or serial number ID that anyone might have. Ive done previous campers and this one is interesting because the roof and even the floor seem to be constructed with some kind of stress skin panel construction, where they bonded thin ply and aluminum to a core of rigid foam. I ended up installing tapered roof trusses and insulation in between.

Comment by Bill Snively on February 6, 2020 at 7:19pm

Julie Mitchell.

  I'm in the process of renovating and restoring my '64 and it's been pretty involved.  To get to the electrical in mine I had to take out the cabinets, counter (sink, icebox, everything) so if you don't have to it's best to keep it intact if it's serviceable.  If it's not then you have a project on your hands!  =)

Comment by Julie Mitchell on January 29, 2020 at 7:52am
Hi everyone! I have a question that I’m hoping Red Dale people can help me. For the most part she’s pretty good inside just needs updating. My plan is to paint all of the paneling. I’m wanting to pull one wall of paneling off, to access the electrical inside the wall and consider redoing it. It just looks sketchy. Anyone have any advice before I dive in? I can send pictures if needed. Thanks for putting this group together!
Comment by Greg Hoffman on August 20, 2019 at 5:19pm

Greetings.  Happy owner of a '73 Red Dale. New member to the group. Look forward to communicating with the group. 

Comment by James V Ritchie on July 29, 2019 at 12:57pm

My Reddale 1976

One when new then this year when I bought it again yes lots of work to be done. Pictures are Google photo them may not show but try click on link. Link works right and open in another window.

Need volunteers up to Iceland. Free room and board. ;-)



Comment by Mark on May 11, 2019 at 1:10pm

Hi Douglas.  I can't provide much on your first question.  But for the second, check out http://bryantrv.com/docs.html for the service and user's manual for your fridge.  You'll probably find the model number in the outside access panel.  

We're working through issues with getting the fridge to light when on propane...get gas (can eventually smell it), and can see a spark, but no ignition.  Right now we're using it as an ice box.  Did that for two and a half months last autumn before we plugged in for the winter (electric worked great).

Comment by Douglas Glenny on May 11, 2019 at 11:46am
77' 18 foot Reddale owner here. Been RV living full time for about 2 months now, but still getting to know my camper. Does anyone know procedures for 1) electric water pump/valves/tank fill and 2) how th operate the propane/electric refrigerator? Thanks all.
Comment by Mark on April 6, 2019 at 9:31am

Howdy All!

Proud & happy owner of a 1978 Red Dale 20' Front Dinette which is our tiny home on wheels.  Looking forward to learning more about my home, and about the company itself.

Comment by James V Ritchie on February 25, 2019 at 2:16pm

Hi Reddale camper owners. Nice to see that name but not many reddale motorhomes seen on line. I bought this Dodge 1976/7 Reddale while living in Fairbanks, Alaska and picked it up new in Longmont. CO  Drove it over to the east coast. Soon after that moved to Iceland and had it shipped over. Sold it 1981 then back in 2018 i saw it again and fell again in love and bought it though only wreck. Waiting for spring to start rebuilding project or maybe just spending some time with it before junking ;-)

Comment by Brad Holsey on January 30, 2019 at 12:23pm

Bought this Red Dale truck camper last fall for hunting.. Guessing it's a 71 or 72, not sure. Has some water damage in the left rear corner that will need addressed, but everything worked and we didn't freeze! Hoping to glean some info on the heater, as the original bulb thermostat doesn't work. We just switched on and off as necessary. Label says Royal Desoto, but google finds nothing on camper heaters with that name. Looking to swap out the gas valve for one with a real thermostat.


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