You can now own a piece of Moore history for only $42,000!
Over the weekend, we got a tip via the Ogle Mole Network that the RV where Different Strokes star Dana Plato took her own life while parked outside a house in Moore in 1999 – pictured above – is available for sale in the OKC area for the bargain-bin price of only $42,500.
Here are the details via RV Trader:
I know it has a sad and morbid historical value and everything, but $42K seems like a hefty price for an old beat-up motor home that could be haunted by one of the actresses from Night Trap. Hell, I bet you could get the tan 2005 Bonneville that Macaulay Culkin was driving during his 2004 OKC drug arrest for only a couple of grand, and you don’t have to worry about finding a place around the Governor’s Mansion to park it.
That being said, the people of Moore have really latched on to this tragic story over the years. In fact, if it wasn’t for Toby Keith, I’m pretty sure their water towers would say “Dana Plato Died Here. RIP,” so maybe a local rich person will fork over the change and put it in a museum where it belongs.
Anyway, if this story sounds kind of familiar, it’s because this isn’t the first time the RV has been for sale. Jalopnik first noticed the RV was for sale in 2012. I guess someone bought it, and in June of 2019, they told the National Enquirer that they would sell it for a whopping $55,000. I assume the price went down after the Car Fax report noted someone took their own life in the vehicle in 1999.