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1977 Dodge Chinook RV

Wednesday, June 7, 2023

1977 Dodge Chinook RV For Sale

For Sale, 1977 Dodge Chinook RV

Price: $1
Used RV for Sale, Found a used Dodge Chinook offered for sale on Craigslist in Alameda, California. It's a classic Chinook class B RV that has fiberglass-shelled and is about 18 feet long on the 1977 Dodge van chassis, as we are known this model is one of the desirable RVs among camp enthusiasts. Nearly half a century the appearance still looks decent for its age.

The Chinook was listed on Craigslist about fifteen days ago and was still online today when we posted it here. As the owner said runs and drives powered with a 360 8-cylinder engine and everything works, just needs some TLC to get it in top shape and back to shining again. If you are interested, come closer inspection is recommended, and please read more below.

Maker Chinook
Model 18 Plus
Year 1977
Class B
Length 18ft x 8ft x 8ft
Engine Dodge
Fuel Type Gas
Drive RWD
Transmission Automatic
Mileage 75640
Condition Used
Insurance N/A
Exterior Color White
Interior Color Custom

Detail RV by owner
It is with bittersweetness we find a new home for our beloved 1977 Dodge Chinook camper. The 4th owners, we have enjoyed beach camping primarily along the Southern California coast over the last 8 years. Have only added a few thousand miles in that time. Since moving North, don't use Chinook as much. Powered by a 360 8 cyl. beast of an engine, this fiberglass-shelled dually will reliably take you most places. At 18 ft. in length, you can park anywhere. At just over 6 ft. height inside there is plenty of headroom space, and at 7 ft wide inside room to stretch out. With tons of storage, a sink, oven, fridge, toilet and shower, you could live in it. Used primarily as a weekend camping getaway, was only used to sleep in, store cold food and gear. Never had a need to use the shower, sink or stove (tested 8 years ago, everything worked). Fridge is propane or electric. Stove is gas. The unrealized dream, of course, was to fix all the cosmetic blemishes and rust issues, and hook up all the external roof lights.With some elbow grease and a vision, this Chinook could truly shine. Including cover, RV power connection cables, extra set of taillight reflectors. Clean title and current CA tags. Was told by previous owner it was on an episode of CHiPs.

Below is a list of features:
--sleeps 2 adults, 2 children
--4 seat belts
--power steering
--4 burner propane stovetop/oven--fridge (works on AC power or propane)
--ceiling fan
--cd radio
--heating system
--shower, toilet
--large water tank under sofa/bed
--10 storage compartments (11 if you use the shower as a closet like we did)
--memory foam mattress
--heavy duty rear door security bar/lock
--drives smoothly, 10-13mpg
--engine easy to work on if need be
--only 75,635 miles

Things that could use work on this 46 year-old:
--body rust on front doors, inside above sun visors
--internal wood paneling repair
--incomplete linoleum
--replace rear vent flap above shower compartment
--replace/repair small external roof lights
--back door handle is loose
--wallpaper peeling
--side plexiglass windows are functional, but a bit worn
--repair occasional leak near overhead socket that can happen during long, heavy rain
--body paint fading
--needs hood stand (currently use a piece of wood)
--windshield wiper fluid reservoir leaks
--plastic knob for locking/unlocking inside of passenger door missing
--can take several minutes to get engine started in cold weather, or if not driven in awhile

If this add is still up, it is still available. Proof of prospective funds and driver's license needed if wanting to drive it.
Also have pics slideshow and video tour during which engine is running.
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