Here are ads from 3 of the other RVs that used the Toronado
Front Wheel Drive unit. Also included is a copy of the Tiara
There was a total of 5 Front Wheel Drive 455 RVs including
GMC. They are:
was the most successful. Made thru late 1980s or so. In 1979
they converted to a 454 and transfer case to turn the drive back
was a successor to the Clark MH, also known for fork lifts.
was a California Company with fairly low volume made.
Tiara (p.1) Tiara (p.2)
was the successor to the Ultra van which used the Corvair
engine. After the Corvair was discontinued they made a few V8
powered MHs. The Tiara was a successor to this. I have been
told 40 were made.
PRF Industries has a very real tie
to the GMC Motorhome. PRF was Peter R. Fink who founded Gemini
Corp. in Mt. Clemens, MI and was the interior upfitter for the
1973 and 1974 GMC Motorhomes. They also built the Travco, Sightseer
and some others.
Bill Bryant (9-10-03)