Last Updated: 6/24/15
Key RV Features:
• Model Year: 1972
• Trim: Not Listed
• Length: 40 FT
• Odometer: 29,000
• Engine: 8V71 Detroit
• Source: Craigslist
• City/Area: Lafayette
• State/Region: California
• Asking Price: $20,000
• Contact: No Longer Available
RV Details: This is original bus conversion, meaning the bus was never used commercially.
I bought it in 2005 from mechanic of original owner. Motorhome was sitting under the redwoods for several years and interior was in poor condition. The 8V71 Detroit on the other hand, started just fine, air bags worked and with few electric glitches I made over 100 miles home. Odometer shows 28+ thousands miles and per the seller those are original miles, while the Detroit engines are famous for making 1 million miles.
It has Allison HT 70 transmission (from what I could find) and you can download manual here http://www.wanderlodgeownersgroup.com/downloads/Transmission/ALLISON%20TRANS,/Allison%20Transmission%20Operator’s%20Manual.pdf
I fully remodel the coach, so it has new holding tanks, new inverter, new roof AC and several other upgrades. Gold-plated faucets are original.
Ceiling is 6-6″ on the center.
Triple hitch for carrying PWC or motorcycle on the back.
I changed the split-rims to Alcoa, put marble floors and had the exterior wrapped with 3M wrap made out of my own pictures. One side is SF Bay, the other Valley of Fire, NV. Last picture shows the coach without the wrap when I bought it.
Had lot of fun with it, taking my family of 5 all the way down Baja, California few years back, but now boys left the house and we downgraded to a camper.
I know 42 years old vehicle is not up to everyone skills, but I never got stranded in it and stainless steel exterior can last basically forever.
I am selling it for the value of the shell, even the engine and transmission work just fine. Figured out that someone might want to use it as vacation house somewhere in the mountains.
The interior is having big master, 2 bunk beds and lvg room sofa. Bathroom has dual doors, so lot of privacy.
Gasoline on-board generator, what is newer replacement require starting in the rear as the remote panel at the driver seat was never wired to it.
The coach is fully operational and can be used as is. Some of the wind gaskets could use replacement, new tanks don’t have sensors wired to monitor panel, engine is dry, while transmission after long storage had small drip, that seems to seal after some driving. No smog required.
Better pictures at http://s178.photobucket.com/user/kajtek1/library/1972%20Prevost?sort=2&page=1
Please include your phone number when inquiring -craigslist is great site and for good purpose but I take it as a competition trying to derail the system by sending emails like “is it still available” and waste your time to finally offer 1/2 price. If you are one of those, I will check appropriate box on craig link letting them know.
I work at home and can be flexible.