Dave Peterson, an aircraft designer, dreamed of motorizing a trailer to allow him to tow a boat. The idea was to put the motor in the rear under the bed, design it low to the ground with a flat floor, have unobstructed forward view with seating for four, and insulate it well for winter use. When General Motors announced the Corvair in 1959, the power-package was just what he needed for his dream. He built the “Go-Home”(as ultra vans were first named). Using a unique technical school apprentice program, Peterson and his students built around 15 ultra vans which were advertised for under $7,000. The interior features a bed, toilet/shower, clothes closet, sink, refrigerator, stove, and oven, and overhead cabinets. Here you see the original prototype (#101). It was recovered in 1990 and restored by members of the Ultra Van Motor Coach Club.