1987 Winnebago LeSharo
Class A RV for sale in Eagle Point, Oregon 97524
$15,400Check value with NADA
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This is a unique LeSharo mini motorhome: $15,400 is cheap to what has gone into this vehicle in cost to refurbish and upgrade. Yes, you can find a much cheaper LeSharo’s in an Ad, but don’t be mistaken or fooled to what it really costs in parts and hours to restore one, let alone even find parts. Many parts are no longer accessible anywhere in the U.S. This LeSharo is finished and complete, many, many hours have been put, three years to complete. So, good luck buying one cheap, ready to go that is in good shape without having to restore it for good safe recreational use, let alone all the modifications I have done to this one. "LISTED BELOW ARE THE MODIFICATIONS" My labor is basically free.
Interior photos show major changes have been done to this
LeSharo, which was originally built by Winnebago Industries, rare and hard to
find anymore in good condition. The LeSharo mini motorhome was a unique
departure from the larger scale vehicle models. It gives you 28-miles per
gallon on the highway. This vehicle was based on having a front-wheel drive and
first built in 1983 to adapt to a downsizing trend in the auto industry. In
1992 the LeSharo brand ended production, which makes this vehicle rare and
unique. What grew from there were the LeSharo clubs, formed for these unique
vehicles in the mid 2000's. . LeSharo is admired by many for its existence and
unique design. LeSharo motor-home's have a large following among recreational
vehicle owners. This Lesharo has many upgrades to original design for
better living accommodations. Winnebago upgraded from the 1983 Diesel motor
(Bad motor) 4-speed manual transmission mated to a 4-cylinder diesel engine
making a total of 66 horsepower to the 2165cc Bosch fuel injected 100 horsepower
4 cylinder gasoline engine in 1985, which gave much more horse power. Winnebago
also upgraded to a heavy duty rear axle, meaning the axles are bigger and
stronger than the previous few years. It was a good idea to upgraded from the
low horsepower Diesel Engine, in my opinion, not a good idea to have gone to an
automatic transmission, did nothing to helping the power to pull the hills.
There were no differences between the 1985 LeSharo verses the 86-87 other then
it went from Automatic to a five speed transmission.. This Lesharo use to be a
85, but since I replaced the transmission with the 1987-89 5 speed Manuel it is
basically now 87-89 newer version. This rebuilt transmission was also upgraded
with higher grade bearings with steel races for longer lasting life and for a
stronger quality durable transmission. The cost for this up graded stronger
Transmission alone was $3,500. I also had to put in the entire clutch system
and equipment for this modification at another $1000. There is so many
modifications to this LeSharo for upgrades I cannot list them all below.
1. Replaced automatic transmission
with "new rebuilt" 1987-89 5-speed manual transmission with
higher grade bearings with steel races.
2. Put in clutch pedal,. New clutch and clutch plate.
3 Valves adjustment, should be done every
4. New passenger front Axial and rebuilt rack and pinion steering.
5. New Brakes and accessories
6. New front Struts that were ordered from Bulgaria, none here in the USA.
7. New back rear helper springs to handle heavier loads.
8. New timing Chain and water pump, which should be replaced every 70,000 miles.
9. New tires: Rotated and balanced
10. New paint, with authentic Native American decals.
11. Dash AC: New AC Pump with Dryer, all new hoses, flushed & upgraded refrigerant.
12. Freshly tuned motor: New plugs, wires, points and cap.
13. Modified rear storage and plate to support 4,000 Watt Generator & spare tire.
a. Cummins Onan Generator with new plugs, wires, air-filter and oil.
14. A very unique pull out shower and larger bathroom, designed by Winnebago.
15. Up graded all the RV Marker Lights with wiring and bulbs
16. Two new high power Engine fans, with an extra interior dash switch to over ride the Automatic on an off temperature control, if there is any need to do so in downtown traffic.
17. New 24 group battery with 24 month warranty
18. All new motor water hoses, with upgraded routing direct to radiator for much better cooling.
19. Transmission lines and cooler
20 Two outside door lights, one white and one yellow (for bugs) with separate toga switches.
21. Low profile Penguin AC roof unit.
21. Installed old fashion Oga horn
22. Entire new Exhaust and muffler system, Onan generator hooked directly into exhaust.
23. Gas tank professionally flushed
24. Radiator professionally flushed
INTERIOR complete restore and Modified.
1. The originally walking area to the left of front door was a small cabinet with a small ice box, a two burner stove and small sink. There was no fan over the cooking area to remove smoke or cooking smells. I Threw out the entire group and made a new cabinet behind the driver’s seat, replaced original area with larger Medium size 3 way refrigerator supported by two drawer cabinet. The new cooking area has a much larger cabinet, which hold a 40 gallon storage tank for sink and shower drainage. Therefore now allowing RV to be self contained and not hooked up always to some RV Camp drain facility. The cabinet has a three way burner, larger sink, and a very nice over head vented outside fan to now remove all interior cooking smells and smoke. A nice large mirror was put on the new refrigerator wall. The larger refrigerator is now vented by an outside opening door and a roof mounted covered outlet. To remove the excess heat with this new venting a small thermostat controlled heat fan was installed behind Refrigerator, therefore allowing heat to rise up through new venting.
2. Removed the two extra passenger seats behind the front and passenger seat as I said for this new cabinet with three burner stove and larger sink. New propane piping and water hoses were installed for no propane leaks and for good water drainage. Ran two outside drain, one for shower and sink grey water and a separate drain for black water. Put in electric push button switch in shower stall to drain water into this 40 gal holding tank under the sink. RV already has a fresh water 60 gal water storage tank under one side of the back sitting area.
3. Put in over head fan with hood to vent to the outside, for cooking.
4. New toilet with all new water hoses and fitting for its own outside drain.
5. Put expensive bathroom fan, which also works well for the rest of the coach air system once shower stall is pushed back into bathroom area. Bathroom enclosure pulls out & pushes back into place when not in use. GREAT SET UP
6. Entire ceiling was taken down with metal reinforcing framework to strengthen RV structure, then new ceiling material sheets were installed over frame work.
7. Fold down kitchen table was
installed behind passenger front seat, for putting cooking materials, while
working in the kitchen area.
8. All new Berber rug with plastic protection covers throughout the RV.
9. New wallpapered installed throughout RV.
10. New hot water heater lines running to bathroom and kitchen sink were installed.. The LeSharo has a unique separate heater build into the back of the couch, which is attached to the front motor heater lines to heat both the front and back. Couch heater lines were already installed. All propane lines checked for leaks.
11. Installed floor in cloths closet
12. Put new blinds on all the windows.
13. Dash instrument panel did not work well, so I installed new fuel gauge, new fuel sending unit in gas tank and a small floor trap door for simpler access.
14. Put in Tachometer for evaluation
of RPM of motor when shifting.
15. Put in oil and water temperature gauges that were more visible.
16. Dash cover to protect from sun.
17. New surround sound stereo system, 2 front and 2 rear new speakers.
18. I put about $15,000 in upgrades with all new parts. Many parts were not easily found and very hard to get, however a buyer no longer has to deal with any of this. For Example: Front Struts are nowhere to be found in the United States, I found them after a long search, in Bulgaria. $250 a strut and $250 in shipping alone. Back Helper springs were added and modified to fit for the extra generator and storage weight.
If for any reason the future owner decides to upgrade the motor to a six cylinder it can be done by using a Chrysler 3.3 V6 minivan drive trains or with a Buick 3800 V6 and 4T60 FWD Trans-axle. LeSharo sold in 1985 to 1992 for around 30-35 thousand.
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