1999 Coachmen Leprechaun
The GMC MotorHome: A forgotten '70s relic becomes a 21st-century collectible.
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This RV has many features, some of which are highlighted below. Just as important as the features is the condition, and this RV has been remodeled, redecorated, and has been thoroughly repaired from roof water leaks, including a brand new roof membrane and sealant on all exterior edges and vents, plus has new rubber exterior seals on all the windows.
As far as the remodel work: a previous owner removed all the carpet (except the front cab) and replaced it with the Pergo flooring. I have completely repainted the interior and upgraded a few things as needed to improve the appearance. It's much nicer and cleaner inside than when I first got it. You'll be surprised by how comfortable and homey it is inside.
Take a look at the included pictures to see the cab, kitchen, bedroom, bath and toilet spaces. This RV is roomy and it would easily be comfortable for a couple or even a family. The appliances include a 3-burner stove with oven, a refrigerator, hot-water heater, furnace, and a rooftop AC unit. Everything can run off of 12V (or propane) except the air-conditioning unit, which requires shore (110V) power provided by a built-in cable hook up. There's also a full-sized stall shower and separate toilet (water-flush with a holding tank), and a very large fresh water holding tank.
The electrical system is a 12V DC/110V AC combination with two 12V deep-cycle batteries for the coach power. The batteries are fairly new, have been tested recently to ensure they're in good condition, and they've been kept fully charged during repair and storage.
Upgraded components include a new igniter board for the furnace; a new control unit for the HVAC system, which now includes a digital thermostat; all LED lights in the interior and most of the exterior to improve energy efficiency and reliability; new or replaced insulation in the ceiling and front cab area; and a new fire extinguisher and CO2 alarms.
This RV was not well-maintained by previous owners. I've done an enormous amount of work to get it back into the best possible condition and water-tight shape. This project took 2 full years and a lot of money spent on materials and replacement or upgraded components, but it's now well-sealed and ready for travel (or living). I can provide to the buyer with as much or as little information about the history and repairs, upgrades, and potential problems, to the extent of what I know. I can also provide some electrical and other schematic drawings obtained from the manufacturer (in PDF format).
Full disclosure: there are some things that were either too expensive or not a priority for me to repair/replace, such as:
* The 4000W Onan generator that's factory-installed has a bad carburetor (a very common problem with these units), so it does not start. The carburetor repair was quoted at around $1200 by the Cummins service center on Swan Island, who also warned about the high chances of it happening again, so I chose not to do the repair. I recommend the buyer purchase something like a Honda EX-series generator and use that, if a generator is needed. The cost will be the same or a little more than fixing the Onan but will be far more reliable.
* The roof ladder was damaged and has been removed entirely, to avoid putting more holes in the new roof membrane (which will eventually leak if not maintained properly). Finding a direct factory replacement ladder that fits the rear wall was simply not possible, so I recommend the buyer purchase a 12' telescoping ladder on Amazon and use that to access the roof, when needed. When collapsed, that type of ladder should easily fit in the rear storage compartment.
* The 17'-long awning was sun-damaged and its roller assembly was coming apart, and it all had to be removed to complete the roof repairs. Sourcing a replacement awning assembly was very difficult, expensive, and too much to deal with given all the other work needed, so the awning has not been reinstalled. The roller assembly and supports will be included if the buyer is interested in keeping them.
There's much more to this RV, but I've gone on long enough. Contact me to find out more and arrange to come out and see it.
- RV ID300390544
- Stock NumberN/A
- SubcategoryClass C
- Mileage77,848 miles
- EngineFORD TRITON V10
- Transmission5SP AUTO
- Engine MakeFORD
- Engine ModelTRITON V10
- Exterior ColorWhite
- Sleeping Capacity4
- Air Conditioners1
- Vehicle Length32
- Leveling JacksYes
- Self ContainedYes
- Fuel TypeGasoline
- Number of Axles2
- Cruise Control?Yes
- Antilock Brakes?No
- Interior ColorBLUE & BEIGE
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