The life of a professional musician isn’t all glamor and glitz.
It’s a lot of traveling, late nights, and just plain old-fashioned hard work.
Meet Lyle Rickards, a bluegrass musician who travels the country playing festivals and gatherings for a living.
His pad of choice: a 1984 Winnebago LeSharo
But this is no stock LeSharo. Lyle has lovingly restored and renovated this uncommonly found motorhome to his tastes.
Here’s a partial list of things he added:
- moon hub caps
- orange peal paint
- custom shirts
- fuel injectors
- on demand hot water
DoItYourselfRV interviewed Lyle about his motorhome and here’s what he had to say,
The basic design is based on a 1984 Winnebago LeSharo TD. It’s got mango orange peal paint, and custom shirts fabricated from a 1932 Ford.
The front face is from a Ford Mustang.
I’m in her right now, at a fest in Kempton, PA at aWiFi hotspot – on stage in about an hour!
I gave up my apartment that I shared with my father who I was taking care of for a few years. He passed last May and so I decided to try music again full time.
I found the LeSharo in Nevada and had it shipped to Ohio for paint and custom body work. I wanted something that would stand out, so I decided on the mango orange with peal – sort of a hot rod look.
Added the skirts and moon hubcaps. Took the motor out and added fuel injectors, a turbo, and coils. Inside is mostly stock Winnebago, although I did take out the middle seats for more floor space.
Some more pictures of this most unusual motorhome.
Photos credit: DoItYourselfRV