“You can live in your house. You can live in your car. But you can’t drive your house.” These are words that I heard at a young age from who knows where, but I’ve always thought there was some wisdom to them. As a homeowner for the first time as of a few days ago, I realize the feeling of being “anchored” is very real, and this 1977 Chevy K5 Blazer with the factory Chalet package here on eBay is a tempting – and freeing – alternative.
Of course, I’m exaggerating slightly. There’s nothing better than your own space, your own garage, your own yard. But the open road still beckons, and this Blazer looks like a much better alternative than difficult-to-maneuver (and expensive) motor-homes or the frequently overpriced VW Westfalia conversions. These Chalet packages were extremely limited in number, with only about 1,800 made. After rolling off the assembly lines, Chinook Mobilodge in Washington attached the camper shell.
A lot of campers I’ve seen look flat-out gross after having been lived in for a few years and rarely cleaned. Fortunately, this K5 Chalet appears pretty well-kept with the beds, sink and other sleeping areas in decent condition. The camper shell addition included a propane heater and stove; water tank and sink; and either an icebox or a fridge. Thanks to BlazerChalet.com for the background info.
For the $5,999 Buy-It-Now, this is a chance to have a truly unique, rare and usable weekend vehicle. The rig still has the typical Blazer underpinnings, like the TH350 automatic and 400ci V8. You’re likely to experience fairly abysmal gas mileage, but that’s not the point! Grab some paddle boards, kayaks and grilling accouterments and get camping. Thanks to Barn Finds reader Jim S. for the find.