1998 Coach House Model M-192
Class B RV for sale in Phoenix, Arizona 85053
$39,995Check value with NADA
Phoenix, AZ 85053
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By now, you have probably looked at 50-odd camper vans trying to be smart with your money. What is the best value?
Compromise on what you want to save some bucks – Or spend it all and make payments.
How about no compromises at an affordable price?
This is not a camp ground hanger queen. This is on the back road in the dust and through the brush boondocking to go exploring. If you want to go pretty much anywhere and be self-sufficient consider this:
BUILT TO TRAVEL:
· Solar with 4x120W panels, 2x370AH 6v Batteries, Controller, Inverter
· Generator by Onan 2.8Kw
· Air Conditioner by Dometic DuoTherm
· Refrigerator by Dometic RM2351
· 2-Burner Stovetop by Surburban SDN2U, Exhaust Fan/Control Panel
· Heater by Suburban 12,000 BTU
· Roof Vent Fan by FanTastic
· Enclosed Wet-Bath with Thetford Marine Flush Toilet, Sink, Shower, Med Cabinet
· 24gal Fresh Water, 24gal Grey, 15gal Black, 6gal Hot Water Tank
· Sink with Extended Water Spray and Pounded Copper Sheet Counter Top
· Propane 30lb
· 110ac/12dc 32 AMP Converter Charger/Auxiliary Battery
· Queen Bed
· Table for Six
· Awning by Marygrove 12ft wide by 10ft deep manual or electric with adjustable pitch
· Interior 4 Drawers, 1 Coat, 3 Overhead, 1 Over Sink, 2 Over Stove, 3 Wall
· Exterior Locking Steal-Hinge Box
BUILT FOR STOUT:
· RAPTOR 2-Part Epoxy Paint
· Goodyear Wrangler ATs with Kevlar sidewalls
· Extra Load-Carry Leaf Spring
· LED backroad driving lights
· LED rear back-up lights
· LED rear work lights
· Aluminum Radiator
· ECM and Crank Position Sensor
· Catalytic Converter
· Dodge B3500 1 Ton with 5.9L (360cid) Magnum V8 with OD transmission
· 35gal gas between 11 and 13 mpg.
It started life as a Coach House which I bought in 2014 as the 2nd owner.
Solar was first. I wanted to be off-grid to the extent possible. I could have gone with 3 solar panels to keep the batteries charged in 8 hours if I used 150AmpHrs/day. 4 is an overkill. I’ve never come close to using all the power I generate. I put a wimpy inverter in because we were fine with DC. If I wanted more AC power, I think I would tap into the DC and put the inverter wherever I wanted it. The structure for the solar is another overkill. It’s 2-inch steel tube. The whole thing provides shade for the top and lets air circulate to keep the panels cool. The panels are residential and should last 20+ years. I have had good results using Duracell SL16V370S Group 903 flooded batteries. And, “Yes.” I did the solar myself which is why it is so overbuilt. I researched “professional installation” and the estimate came in at over $10,000.
Paint was next. 2-part epoxy RAPTOR. You can’t scratch it. It has a rough texture that I wash with a scrub brush and Simple Green. No wax. No Arizona pin stripes. Try that with any other camper van or RV.
Had to put an awning on. I wanted something that was protected from the AZ sun and the Marygrove awning is in a “semi-cassette housing”. Quality is residential/commercial. The Sunbrella fabric still looks new.
Next was the storage box on the rear end. Steel box with a single pin hinge. I built it to fit an additional propane tank and carry my outdoor camp. 3 steps gets me to the top and access to the roof.
Lastly, I pretty much gutted the interior. I left the structures, plumbing and electrical; but the basic configuration was not for me. Neither was the color scheme. Neither were the old appliances. I wanted something that was all utility on the outside and all luxury on the inside. Turquoise. Copper. Leather. LEDs. Sanctuary.
Wife and I sleep on a 3in foam queen-sized bed that converts to a table seating for 6 adults.
I designed this for 2 people. There is no 3rd seat. You probably won’t be happy in this if you are over 5ft 11in tall, or weigh much beyond 225lbs.
So yeah, it’s been a work in progress; but it has been reliable and a blast to use. We go pretty much when and where we want. If that’s what you want too, then this might just be what you’ve been looking for.
If you consider the solar system, awning, rear box storage, paint and upgraded leaf springs; then consider that the stove top and refrigerator are new; now try to find any other Class B camper van with this much to offer.
This thing is a tank on the outside with no mechanical issues.
No compromises at an affordable price.
You can pretty much get in it and go. Cross Country. Beach. Mountains. Forest Roads. We have been on forest roads where ATVs have asked us, “How?”
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