We all have fantasies of the craftsmanship of the past: singular artisans working with love and passion instead of factory line robots. We think of the diversity of styles made by small, independent designers following dreams. But those days are long gone. Done. Right?
Well, no. Not quite.
In Grants Pass, Oregon, there is a small group of artists better known as the Blastolene Brotherhood. And among them is Randy Grubb. After 20 years as a successful glass artist, he decided to fulfill a lifelong dream: to build a vehicle of his own design, from scratch. So after taking classes in metal shaping, a new career was born.
One of the many gorgeous results was this custom RV: the Decoliner. The culmination of 5000 hours of loving work, Randy describes it as the sort of RV Flash Gordon would drive. Measuring 26 ft., with bubble windows, luscious curves, and even a flying bridge that seats five on the roof, we are breathless at the sight of her.
Of course Randy is “the competition” for us at Poulsbo RV. But we have to stand up and applaud. Well done, Mr. Grubb. Well done, indeed.
To see more about the Decoliner and the rest of Randy Grubb’s work, go to www.randygrubb.com/the-decoliner. Expect to lose at least an hour there. At least.
Here at Poulsbo RV, nothing makes us happier than knowing that the RV community is as creative and vibrant as ever. If you have any pictures or stories about other great modified or specially built RV, share them with us!
Thanks. And travel safely!