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Hillbilly Highway

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Lester Peters of Plainfield began building his Hillbilly Motorhome on April Fools Day, 2004. After searching for several months, he found a rusty 1947 Model A John Deere tractor on a consignment auction. All it needed was a minor tune up, and was perfect for the project. The main part of the motorhome is supported from a roll bar over the driver's seat, and metal rods extend down to the framework that supports the floor.

An early 1950's John Deere Model L manure spreader carries the outhouse, the roadkill processing kitchen, and rotisserie grill. The spreader also carries a boat, motor, fishing equipment, plus many other items that any thoroughly redneck residence would require.

Lester will be bringing his Hillbilly Motorhome to the Albert City Threshermen and Collectors Show, being held August 8-10. With the help of Lester's wife, Linda, and family and friends, the motorhome is an ongoing project. Most of the accessories came from auctions, consignment sales, attics and basements.

The Peters' Clan Hillbilly Motorhome has been in many parades, at the Old Time Power Show at Antique Acres in Cedar Falls, Iowa, the Butler County Fair, the Bremer County Fair, the and the 2007 Two-Cylinder Show in Waterloo.