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Craigslist Find: A Blazer Chalet Camper I Want Bad Bad Bad. You Should Too Or Your Just Weird.

Craigslist Find: A Blazer Chalet Camper I Want Bad Bad Bad. You Should Too Or Your Just Weird.

When Price Chenault sent us a tip that there was a 1977 Chevrolet K5 Blazer with the Chalet Camper on the back for sale in the Seattle area, he also include the following. “I know one of you has a old oddball RV fetish. Here is a 77 Blazer Chalet. Enjoy!” That would be me my friend, and you certainly are NOT helping. In fact, I grew up with a Suburban that was the exact same color combo. Not cool dude, not cool. Work me over on the RV Fetish AND tug at the old heart strings by bringing back the first Suburban I ever rode in. I see how this is. Thanks.

Anyway, back to the Blazer with the Chalet on the back. Apparently the Chalet is not firmly attached at this time, and so the Blazer must be towed. I find this funny because towing the Blazer doesn’t in itself get rid of the danger of the Chalet falling off the back while going down the road. I think some duct tape, ratchet straps, and bungee cords could fix that bad boy up.

According to the seller it’s got a fresh 350 in it, and a Turbo 400 backs it up. I’m in. The interior isn’t “mint”, but it’s not bad at all either. There are no photos of the inside of the Chalet, which is the thing I am most disappointed in. Of course that does allow my mind to wander and therefore envision shag carpet, avocado green appliances, and more. Ah the ’70s.

Here’s all the info and photos. Enjoy. Click the link at the bottom of the page to visit the original Craigslist ad.

1977 K5 blazer

Blazer Chalet 1

1977 K5 Chev Blazer Chalet – Rear Motor Home, Motor rebuilt ~2000 miles ago, 400 Turbo Transmission, 4×4, Camper shell needs repair. It needs to be towed as the camper shell is laying on top of the truck bed. Needs TLC. 2nd owner. Owned for over 30 years. Pictures available upon request. $5000 OBO. Willing to trade for Mustang (1965-1970) or Bronco (1967-1976) V8’s Only. Call Mike on cell at XXX-XXX-XXXX (no texts please, do not know how to respond) or home at XXX-XXX-XXXX. Get ready for the summer and go camping.
Blazer Chalet 2
Blazer Chalet 3
Blazer Chalet 4
Blazer Chalet 5

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9 thoughts on “Craigslist Find: A Blazer Chalet Camper I Want Bad Bad Bad. You Should Too Or Your Just Weird.

  1. GuitarSlinger

    Nahhhhh…. I mean … I get it and all …. but give me a late 70’s VW Westphalia MicroBus any day … a tank full of gas .. a CD player to bring things up to date … some Keith Jarret – CSN – Bill Frissel – Zappa etc in the holder … an open road … the wife by my side …. and I’s a happy guy … letting the ole Freak Flag fly high .. and Hardley T. Whipsnade rides again !!!!

    Phi Beta Zappa ! Freak yer Greek baby ! 😉

  2. Beagle

    That coulda been in a Mad Max movie and fit right in. It’s giving me unpure thoughts about my Bronco.

  3. RockJustRock

    Cool, but I can’t understand those things. If you are short enough to rest comfortably in the bunk, you prolly have difficulty seeing over the dash.

  4. Russell C

    The one you have here is serial #1102, built in 10/76. It’s been for sale on Craigslist for around a year or more, the seller never changes his price.

    For anybody unaware of it, we have an internet forum for Chalet & Casa Grande owners and enthusiasts: http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/ChevyK5BlazerChalets/info It’s a free sign-up, members get to use the forum to trade info & restoration tips, plus we have an ever-growing set of photo galleries, and a list of all the ones we can find for sale around the country. Prospective buyers can gain valuable insight about what to look for in these old rigs. I’m the #2 moderator there, I used to own Chalet #1747, and I am the current administrator of the old blazerchalet.com web site

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