Workhorse Chassis – 8.1L 496 cubic inch Vortec Big Block Chevy
4 Spd. automatic transmission, w/ Gear Vendors Over Under Drive for 8 forward gears.
Disc brakes all around, dually’s, two AC’s, dual exhaust, fuel injection, cruise control.
Everybody says their RV is in great condition,,, but when I was looking for an RV for under $25K, I searched and searched. I’d answer their ad, drive across town and upon inspection would discover oil leaking, mismatched worn-out tires, poor alignment,,, RV’s that were just in mechanically poor condition. Most had tattered, worn-out awnings too. (If you’ve been shopping I’m sure you know what I mean) Then I found this GM Workhorse chassi’d, Big Block Chevy powered, beauty.
During my search, I discovered the 496 Chevy has more torque & horsepower than the Ford V-10. It runs down the highway at a lower RPM due to its better torque, plus it’s quieter and pulls the Toyota with ease. Parts are abundant too.
It’s got some nice upgrades like Winnebagos Motoraid Water Heater System – Fantastic Fan – Updated/Upgraded Ignition System and I’ve been told the Onan Generator & Water Heater are better than factory.
I’ve owned it for three years and it’s been a real joy… and it’s been all over!
Very reliable, and that’s the most important thing about an RV. I keep it serviced at regular intervals.
The interior is nice. Two sliders open to create lotsa’ room, it also has two updated flat-screen TV’s.
The reason it’s up for sale is I’ve got my eye on a larger diesel pusher that is just as nice. If that RV sells, then I’ll take this ad down, keep it and enjoy it in southern Arizona this winter.
The blue Toyota (Toad) is not for sale, but they’re easy to find. and tow bar installation is a breeze. And as I mentioned earlier, it pulls behind it like it’s not even there.
The wife did a video about moving day & TOAD setup. It’ll give you a better idea of what that entails.
Update: We drove it to Socorro October 9-11th 2019 to get away from Rio Rancho’s freezing temperatures and enjoyed the Mineral Museum and V.L.A. (Very Large Array).
She runs great!
Ready when you are!