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Sportscoach motor homes were manufactured in Chatsworth, Ca. during the '70's and '80's. Early Sportscoaches were SC1 series until the SC2's were introduced. The SC2 series, often referred to as the "Long Rangers", featured 100 gals fuel, waste and potable water capacities and 104 lb propane capacity. All SC2 series are designated as 2500, 2900, 3100 and 3300 models in side or rear bath configurations. Sportscoaches were available on Chevrolet P-30 chassis or Dodge M400/M500 chassis. Engine configurations included 350/454 for Chevrolet and 360/440 for Dodge. The construction of a Sportscoach Motorhome was considered 20 years ahead of it's time. They featured full steel, welded frames, two integral roll bars to protect occupants and a bonded sidewall construction. Sportscoach used high capacity heating and air conditioning systems that provided comfort in a wide range of climate conditions. Sportscoaches are distinguished by their unique aerodynamically designed front end. Sportscoach claimed a 20% increase in power and mileage over other conventional designs. Any Sportscoach owner will tell you they handle very well in windy situations with this design. Another Sportscoach feature was the 1 1/2" x 4" steel girder wrapped around the entire coach at impact level. This girder protects all system components including the gas tanks, propane tank, and the holding tanks, truly the "Sherman Tank" of the open road. In 1973, Sportscoach announced to their shareholders that a Ford based Sportscoach would be offered. If you have one, please let me know. So far, I know of 5 including one that is still owned by the original owner and traveling to gem shows out west.
Another Sportscoach spin-off was the Transcoach. It was made by SCA and featured a more conventional square look which was popular at that time. The Chevallero Sportscoach was built on a Chevy chassis and had a 350 CID engine. This was a very early Sportscoach built by B+M Automotive. B+M Automotive made those famous transmissions and later, the company was the backbone for Sportscoach Corporation of America. By 1981, Sportscoach motor homes were being manufactured by Coachman Industries. The new models included a tag axle 36 footer that retained almost the same look as earlier, shark-nosed Sportscoaches. These were referred to as Sportscoach IV models. Other models called the Pathfinder and the Cross Country was also being produced at this time. In late 1997, Coachman Industries announced a revival to the Sportscoach legend. The new Sportscoach is a diesel pusher configuration on a raised rail Freightliner chassis.