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1972 Dodge Balboa Camper Van

Wednesday, August 23, 2023

1972 Dodge Balboa Camper Van

For Sale, 1972 Dodge Balboa Camper Van

Price: $29,500
Used RV for Sale, This vintage Balboa is offered for sale by the owner in San Clemente, California. Compete with the Chinook 18 Plus of its period, well-known as Balboa Camper Van, it's an 18-foot-long fiberglass shell self-contained Class B RV made by Jensen Marine based on a 1972 Dodge Van. The Balboa had its interior renovated and completed a few months ago. Backed by a Dodge reliable engine runs and drives perfectly.

The Balboa was posted on Craigslist about a month ago for $29,500 and was still online when we posted it here. All look well in the photos, perfect for lonely or couples trips. Coming closer is a better way to find its actual condition, and please read more below.

Maker Balboa
Model Tailgate
Year 1972
Class B
Length 18 Ft
Slide No
Self Contained Yes
Engine Dodge
Fuel Type Gas
Drive RWD
Transmission Automatic
Mileage 118k
Condition Used / Excellent
Insurance N/A
Exterior Color White
Interior Color Custom

Detail RV by owner

1972 Dodge Balboa Motorhome for sale! Balboa motorhomes - These very rare campers were built by company Jensen Marine in Costa Mesa CA from 1968 - 1974. They specialized in making fiberglass boats and developed a project to create the ultimate RV design and build. The concept was to create an RV structured and built just like a fiberglass boat. A 1-piece "all-fiberglass" body which meant no rust, never any leaks, no squeaking or rattling of any sort, and it will never come apart! It has a layout as spacious as no other, only few people know about this little gem. It will give you a much better experience than any class B, westfalia or sprinter. Driving around town, running errands, stops at the supermarket and park in regular parking spots, all at ease with this 18ft long easy to drive van. With rear entry, open floor layout, and with the one and only balboa panoramic windows on both sides for a great “outdoors” feeling and “view”.

118k original miles Runs extremely well Smooth and quiet Very reliable dodge 360 engine -Power steering -Power brakes -4barrel carburetor with manual choke -Dual exhaust Completely rebuilt front end: -All new steering linkage -New Battery -New ball joints -New idler arms -New center link -New drag link -New wheel studs and nuts -New axle seals -New brake drums -New brake master cylinder -New fuel pump -New Toyo tires all around including spare -New power steering hose -Fluids changed Very good mechanical condition, steering is smooth, pleasure to drive. Invoices for all the work done. Reliable, any mechanic works on it if it ever needs anything. No hard to find parts or expensive/foreign components which cost a fortune to replace.

Beautifully redone interior -NEW EXTERIOR PAINT JOB completed April 2023 -New front wipers -New door edge trim -New tags -New flooring -New interior paint -All new plumbing -New water pump -New countertops -New dometic magic fan -Ceiling lights with dimmer switches -100w Solar with renogy solar charge controller -Large windows have a very nice reflective film, as well as 4 screens -2 auxiliar batteries -New power converter -New battery solenoid -Built in 40gal water tank -4 burner stove -Mini-fridge with freezer available -Lots of storage -Wardrobe -Dinette turns into bed -Very cool wood burning stove with roof chimney -Bathroom with toilet and shower -Black and grey water tank -Water heater -Insulation -Power and water hook ups -Interior outlets -Additional storage/sleeping area above cab

If you’ve been looking for a great van the Balboa is a one of a kind not to be missed! Only 60 in existence!

Does it need anything? Not really! Suggest replace water heater to solar. Runs extremely well. All gauges work - oil pressure, alternator, temperature, and gas gauge. Brakes have been redone, power steering very easy to turn. Dash stereo works. lights work, blinkers, high beams, hazards etc. It is such a desirable camper and it’s only going up in value, you will always be able to sell it if you need to. Although we are pretty sure that will be last thing you’ll want after you make it your own! A great investment and a fun camper van for many years to come.

Asking $29500


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