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1973 Winnebago Brave Specifications

by Bobby Raleigh

In 1973, Winnebago Industries, based in Forest City, Iowa, produced three models for the Brave motor home series, the D-18, D-20 and D-20T. The Winnebago Brave series are Class C recreational vehicles. The Winnebago Brave series features Winnebago Industries patented Thermo-Panel construction and a broad range of customizable options. The Brave series range in length from 18 feet to 20 feet and can comfortably sleep four to six people.

D-18 Specifications

The Winnebago D-18 Brave model motor home is 18 feet 3 inches in length, 7 feet 9 inches in width, and 9 feet 9 inches in height. The D-18 model motor home has a Dodge RM-300 chassis and a gross weight of 10,200 lb. The D-18 model motor home has a three-speed automatic transmission. The D-18 has power steering and power front disc brakes. The D-18 has a 60-amp alternator and two 70 amp-hour batteries. The D-18 has a 32-gallon fuel tank.

D-20 Specifications

The Winnebago D-20 Brave model motor home is 20 feet 11 inches in length, 7 feet 9 inches in width, and has an exterior height of 9 feet 9 inches. The D-20 model motor home has a Dodge RM-300 chassis, with a gross weight of 11,000 lb. The D-20 has a 125-inch wheel base. The D-20 has a V-8 318 cubic inch engine with fuel filtration and electric ignition. The D-20 has power steer and power front disc brakes. The D-20 has two 70 amp-hour batteries and a 36-gallon fuel tank.

D-20T Specifications

The Winnebago D-20T Brave is 20 feet 11 inches in length, 7 feet 9 inches in width and has an exterior height of 9 feet 9 inches. The Winnebago D-20T Brave has a Dodge RM-300 chassis and a gross weight of 11,000 lb. The D-20T has a wheel base of 125 inches. The D-20T has a V-8 318 cubic inch engine with a fuel filtration system and an electronic ignition system. The D-20T has power steering and power front disc brakes. The D-20T has two 70 amp-hour batteries and a 36-gallon fuel tank.

Additional Options

Winnebago Brave series motor homes have additional interior and exterior options available. Additional interior options include carpeting, front bunk, rear bunk, glide-a-way bunk, and wrap-around curtains. Optional interior appliances and options include a 6 cubic foot refrigerator, stove hood, auxiliary water tank, water pump, armrests, headrests, beverage tray and sun visors. Optional exterior appliances and options include a 2,500-watt power plant, 10,000 BTU roof mounted air-conditioning unit, 30-lb. propane tanks, 200-amp battery, spare tire, trailer hitch and screen door.

About the Author

Bobby Raleigh began his career in independent publishing in 2004, covering business, marketing, entrepreneurship, digital media, and blues music, amongst other topics. Since 2010, Mr. Raleigh has edited The Slide Shack, a social network connecting slide musicians directly with fans. Raleigh has a Bachelor of Arts in English from Portland State University.

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