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Old 05-11-2013, 12:20 PM   #1
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Travel with a Crown

Howdy folks. Life changes and so do our needs and conditions. For that reason we have decided to sell our home of six years and traveling companion of many miles. We completely redid the conversion of a 1973 Crown 40 foot coach in 2001-2002. We crossed and crossed again the Rockies, the Sierra Nevada, and the Cascades and slept in temperatures below zero as well as endured days above 100. Canít say those times were especially comfortable but they arenít in any RV we have experienced! Since my wife is on a walker full-time I built everything to be extra easy for her. She likes to cook so there is an apartment size stove, full-size household refrigerator, lots of counter space and full-size double sink fed by a Bosch demand water heater. The 32 X 32 shower and Splendide washer/dryer are fed from four 50 gal. stainless water tanks overhead and drain to a 100 gallon stainless black tank and 35 gallon gray tank. When beyond the reach of the power chord electricity is supplied by six industrial two-volt batteries working with a 2500 W Trace inverter with battery charger and a 75 W solar panel. Two brand-new 8D start batteries are also maintained by the solar panel to start the 855 cu. In. 250 hp Cummins with a touch of the key. The engine will use about a gallon of oil in 7,000 miles and transmits its ponies to the twin drive axles through a bullet-proof six-speed Allison RT70 transmission. I have driven into, and then out of, mud in SD after sinking in at least eight inches. Since my wife likes to sew there is a slide-out counter top for her sewing machine back by the queen-size bed that due to her limitations is just two good steps from the Sea Land china toilet. The genuine hardwood floor and propane fireplace up front add just a bit of class to our rolling home. We hope someone else will enjoy it as much as we did over the years of our travels. By the way, there is nothing quite like a Crown in the wind, it just keeps trucking along when everyone else is seeking shelter no matter what the direction or velocity.

The pictures are of all when we were living and traveling in it but it is essentially the same today. The odometer shows over 400,000 miles but it has been well maintained and with the brand new start batteries it starts and runs like a new one.

The fabric on the awning is shot and there are a few other age spots, pictures upon request . Here is a list of equipment installed.
Trace 2500 watt inverter with battery charger for maintaining the six industrial 2-volt batteries.
Four fifty-gallon stainless steel fresh water tanks.
100-gallon stainless steel black tank
Sea Land china toilet
35-gallon gray water tank
Household refrigerator
Apartment size stove
Bosch LP demand water heater
Splendide washer/dryer
Queen bed rear and convertible couch
Hard wood floor front and LP gas fire place
Single rooftop A/C and catalytic heater
Two back up cameras with large monitor

We are asking $7,000 and can certainly talk about the possibility of delivery if necessary. Here is unique and inexpensive college housing, an amazing camper, and a real attention getter. Priced low compared to others on this site, not because there are hidden defects but because I know what we need for it to do what is next and it may help you get into the enjoyment we have had.

Give me a call at 95 six 9 two 9 eleven 25.
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Old 12-09-2013, 11:47 AM   #2
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the frontal shot looks like a grownup VW bus (with spare tire mounted up)
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Old 12-09-2013, 02:40 PM   #3
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How about a side shot.
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Old 12-09-2013, 04:46 PM   #4
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Love it! If I had realized this one was for sale when we bought ours, we'd probably have bought this one! More pictures please
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Old 12-09-2013, 06:56 PM   #5
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the frontal shot looks like a grownup VW bus (with spare tire mounted up)
That is exactly what I thought! Like a grandpa VW!
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the frontal shot looks like a grownup VW bus (with spare tire mounted up)
That is exactly what I thought! Like a grandpa VW!
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Old 12-10-2013, 09:01 AM   #7
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Haha. Yes... I have a fierce love for all things VW.
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Old 12-10-2013, 09:27 AM   #8
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Re: Travel with a Crown

Original post was back in May, 2013. I wonder if it's still for sale? I used to have a 1967 VW camper bus that looked exactly like that from the front!
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Old 12-10-2013, 11:00 AM   #9
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Re: Travel with a Crown

To answer the last question, YES, the bus is still for sale. I am strapped for time with my work but am completing the installation of new carpet because I let some folks stay in it and the lady spilled stuff everywhere. I didn't want to sell it in that condition and had access to the carpet. As I said, this is a great rig for someone who wants a tough bus able to go where most of them won't. I do have pics of my conversion work as well as up to date details but am having other computer problems and haven't had time to try to get them where they can be seen. If you want them I can send them as an attachment with an email. Computers frustrate me no end!
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Beautiful rig at a fair price. Wish I was in the market, though I do prefer a "standard" transmission.
(Since almost every vehicle has an automatic transmission now, is "standard transmission" an oxymoron? HMMM.)
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