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1972 Chevy Balboa Motorhome

Thursday, September 14, 2023

1972 Chevy Balboa Motorhome For Sale

For Sale, 1972 Chevy Balboa Motorhome

Price: $29,000
Used RV for Sale, Found a Chevy Balboa for sale in Encinitas, California. Hard to find today, a small self-contained class C motorhome well known as Balboa designed with fiberglass construction based on a 1972 Chevy van, fitted with a 5.7L 350 engine with a 3-speed automatic transmission with 84321 miles shown at odometer. Mechanically good, everything works and ready to camp any time.

The Balboa was offered for sale by the owner on Craigslist and was listed four days ago. It has been refurbished by a professional and is currently still in show well for its age. If you are interested, a closer inspection is a must.

Maker Balboa
Year 1972
Class C
Length 18 Ft
Slide No
Self Contained Yes
Engine Chevrolet
Fuel Type Gas
Drive RWD
Transmission Automatic
Mileage 84321
Condition Used / Good
Insurance N/A
Exterior Color White
Interior Color Custom

Detail RV by owner
1972 Chevy G30 Balboa Motorhome Engine 5.7L 350 carburetor with 3 speed automatic transmission Odometer 84,401 18ft length clean title/registration Runs great and is ready for fun memories, here are the details:

Refurbished by Freedom Vessel a camper van builder in Encinitas. Balboa Motorhomes are rare fiberglass campers that were manufactured from 1968-1974 in Costa Mesa CA at Jensen Marine. They say there was only about 1000 ever made and less than 100 on the road today. This one is labeled #876. This one has lots of original paperwork, manuals and was well cared for over the years. For more see @freedomvessel Instagram or FreedomVessel YouTube or www.freedomvessel.com

The van details: Runs great, starts right up and is ready for the new owner The van was owned for 25 yrs in Lompoc, CA than the next owner was in Santa Cruz There is some surface rust on the interior of the doors, but that adds to the vibe! New brake lines New alternator and voltage regulator Transmission shifts really smooth and van drives great, up hills and on highway All new exterior running lights and blinkers and high beams/backup lights Rear Ladder and roof rack New windshield Seats are in great shape with armrest, but they are green, so I have seat covers on them now Back-up camera and cup holders New front chassis area carpet kit Tow package/hitch receiver Full exterior paint job with silver/grey epoxy marine paint and POR15 rust preventative Heater blows good, there is no Air Conditioning or cruise control or air bags Original stereo not connected New 16 inch aftermarket 245/75/16 tires and rims- Vision Brand

The camper details: All new interior build out by Freedom Vessel Windows removed and re-sealed w Dicor Lap sealant and butyl tape, new screens New wood wall panels, new white epoxy ceiling paint, drawer and cabinet new built out Upper cabinets interior is carpeted and clean Upper bunk area has a foam cushion which could be a bed area New vent fan and bathroom vent and vent covers 100w Renogy Solar setup runs all camper power /usb port 300w power inverter works the 110v outlet 3-way Dometic refrigerator with exhaust fan on switch to help cooling On demand propane digital hot water heater on sink, shower and outside shower New water pump - all plumbing was redone with PEX and Sharkbite fittings Bathroom Shower new faucets/shower head - clean Toilet room in the rear New fittings on grey/black water holding tank 30 gallon on board fresh water tank Outside shower attachment with hot water New sink faucet, cabinet, and hinge hardware and all new built out benches New butcher block countertop New Oak vinyl plank flooring and oak trim New upholstery and foam on bench seats - table pedestal - bench becomes bed Exterior propane tank mounted to bottom Trying to mention everything but its all dialed in

What does it need: I am honest and happy to share what I think it would need, but it’s all up to the needs of the new owner and their intentions. If you need or want upgrades I can tell you how or point you in the right direction It could use new shocks, but that’s an upgrade not necessity There is some rust on the inside for the doors, but nothing catastrophic…its 50yrs old. There is a factory original radio on the dash, I didn’t know where to install a stereo so I use a Bluetooth speaker, better for camping too. USB port on solar can charge the speaker No seatbelts in the rear area but can be installed by new owner The van gets about 12 mpg and has a 22 gallon gas tank Will it make it across the country? …It runs good, but if that’s your intention, go for it, but there is no way I can answer that question with complete honesty. I am selling it ‘as is’ and I am happy to help answer any questions or guide you. The rear bumper is a little bent, need a metal guy to bend it back Similar to; but better than a VW Bus, Westfalia, Tioga, Airstream, Sprinter Van, Chinook, or any other camper van I’m accepting offers, especially if your proactive and reasonable


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