About The Brougham

North Shore, CA Boondocking

I’m a 1973 Dodge Brougham RV. I was bought from a man in Gresham, OR for $900. He was my second owner and not the greatest. He let the rain leak in and didn’t do any maintenance but overall I survived. He didn’t use me very often, and just to go to the Oregon coast, making my mileage only 85k when Ross and Kat bought me. I’m originally from South Dakota and didn’t like the weather in Oregon so I’m glad they decided to take me south before winter. At first I ran good then worse but after a couple times in the shop and some sprucing up, I now run like a champ. I am nearly 40 years old though so I have my issues.

Maintenance so far since 9/2010:
New fuel pump (Portland, Oregon)
Tuneup x 1 (Portland, Oregon)
Oil change x 3 (Portland, Arizona, New Orleans)
Alternator (Nevada)
Battery (Ross)
Front Shocks (Rancho Cucamonga, CA)
New U Joints (Cajon, CA)
Rebuilt Carburetor (Spokane, WA)
Radiator Hoses (Ross)
Windscreen wiper motor (Ross)
New Stereo Installed (Ross)
Instrument lighting all working (Ross)
New Starter (Ross)
Voltage Regulator (Ross)

To do:
Clean and reseal roof
Rear differential

  • Marine Benti

    Hi! Thanks for sharing your adventures, I really enjoy reading your blog. I just bought a 1981 Ford Brougham in Oregon and I was wondering if you’d recommend any mechanics/shop for check-ups and repairs in Oregon? Also, would you know where I can find more info on my RV and obtain manuals? Thank you

  • Hey! Unfortunately we got most the work done either in Spokane or while on the road. We did go to one guy to get the gas pump fixed but I wouldn’t recommend him haha. As far as a manual, I would just get one for a Dodge B300 van and for RV tips and how to use that stuff, we like rvillage.com (social network and forum for rvers) and the facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/346505622204169/ people are always really helpful πŸ˜€