CUSTOM-DESIGNED ECOFRIENDLY MOTORHOME Have you ever dreamed of a simpler, carefree way of life, perhaps touring this beautiful country in an elegant, earth-friendly motorhome . . .Well, as much as it pains me to part with it, I realize itís time for someone else to create their own lasting memories of special places and people, while experiencing the joys of living on the road. If you believe in radically reducing your ecological footprint and living the way Nature intended, then this could be your ticket!
This custom-designed motorhome is powered by solar energy, can be run on cooking oil as well as diesel, and composts its solid wasteóNo black water to deal with. With a bamboo ceiling, hand-made white ash cabinets, and pliable cork flooring, youíre surrounded by Natureís best. Plus, you pay only $50,000 for a $70,000 home. What more could you ask in these environmentally and economically uncertain times?
Specifics: 1992 Gulfstream Class A Model: Sunstream VIN: 4CB4XE29M2102549 BTU-6 Cummings Diesel Engine with low miles (10-12 mpg) Vehicle runs on diesel, biodiesel, veggie oil, or any combination
Interior Renovations & Upgrades: 24" bathtub/shower with arched curtain rod to allow for more elbow room 60Ē cedar-lined clothes closet with three drawers and top storage white birch cabinets throughout with a natural tung oil finish 24Ē standard-size stainless steel kitchen sink solid granite kitchen countertop 60Ē single-size bed topped with 3Ē memory foam installation hookups for a SunMar RV composting toilet two custom-designed white birch fold-up tables computer cabinet & art bin eco-friendly cork flooring, bamboo ceilings, grasscloth wallpaper Asian-designed bowl-shaped copper sink
Solar Power System: 2500 Heart Freedom Inverter 6 golf cart batteries for electrical storage two 80 watt solar panels mounted on roof wall-mounted monitor board no generator installed NOTE: solar-charged batteries hold enough power to stay off-grid for weeks!
Interior Components: Sony stereo system with two speakers ceiling-mounted electric air conditioner forced air propane furnace free-standing energy-efficient catalytic heater (propane) 3-way refrigerator (AC-DC-propane) four-burner propane stove and oven 40 gallon fresh water tank 25 gallon propane tank 6 gallon water heater three ceiling sky lights (one with 3-way fan) power steering and brakes hydrolic exhaust brake controls for hydrolic jacks
External Components: HWH hydrolic leveling jacks new front tires (back tires in good condition) 59-60 gallon main fuel tank large storage compartments beneath coach
Biodiesel Conversion: (Professional installation by Golden Fuel Systems) heating system (cooking oil solidifies at cold temperatures; needs to be heated) 12 gallon auxillary diesel tank (for starting engine in cool climates) crossover switch (needed to switch from diesel to cooking oil and back) custom-designed pump system (to transfer veggie oil from holding containers to fuel tank)
History & Maintenance: I bought the RV from its 2nd owner, who bought it from the original owner. Both previous owners drove it rarely. It had been sitting in storage when I acquired it so the inside looked neglected, but mechanically it appeared sound and the engine performed like new. I had it overhauled by a reputable diesel mechanic who said it was in great mechanical condition. I have records for the maintenance I had done on it, only one service record from the second owner, and none from the first.
Custom-Features: (1) The single bed/couch sleeps only one person. Options: convert some floor space to beds or extend bed/couch further out to make a double bed. (2) The opening to the blackwater tank is covered by the bathtub; if you wanted to use a regular toilet you would have to reposition the bathtub. (3) I originally installed a SunMar RV composting toilet but then removed it because it had a fan that needed to run constantly. I then devised a simple self-composting system which utilizes various products to break down solid waste (Call for specifics). (4) When I bought the RV it had an odometer reading of 9,249. It now has apprx. 18,600. I was suspicious so I checked it against highway mile-markers and discovered it was running a tenth of a mile slow. I gauged the engine mileage by multiplying the current odometer reading by .10. (5) The motorhome drives like a truck, slow up hills, yet steady and reliable; itís a big step up to the cab door on the driverís side; the right front hubcap is missing and three of the four fenders are torn off (see photo). (6) The carpenter who initially gutted the RV insisted that the roof was watertight but it wasnít. During the first heavy rain, the roof leaked and left some waterstains on the walls. I also sealed the seam all along the roof with a strip of rubber roof patching. It hasnít leaked since, but the water stains still remain.
Owner Comments: This diesel engine has run like a charm for me. It starts right up even in cold weather. The 2nd owner apparently took five feet off the back, making the length 27 feet. As much as I love this RV, Iím selling it because my lifestyle has changed and itís just more than I want to manage right now.
NOTE: The RV is located in Auburn, CA, area. PLEASE, serious inquiries only.