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Shutterj

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Posted: 03/18/20 01:52am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hello all! I am trying to gauge the value of a 1984 revcon, it’s a RV I may soon purchase.. it’s been sitting for 5 years and not body has touched it. It’s been in an covered storage so it appears to be in great body shape, however I don’t know the mechanics. I am being offered this RV at a price of around 1900.. there just is not much out there in way of information on these and I understand due to the years it’s been sitting it can be very costly to get back to running condition..

What do y’all think?

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Way to much. Hope you have a lot of time.

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$1900? Any chance you hace a link or pictures?

That's not much $$$, might be a fun project.


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I believe the Revcon is basically a GMC Motorhome. Mechanical parts should not be a problem.

Maybe you can have a mobile RV Tech and/or mechanic look at the unit before you make an offer. That could give you some idea of the repairs and replacements you will need.
Will you have to have it towed away if you buy it and do you have somewhere to keep it while you work on the restoration?
If you're paying someone to do everything the cost will be excessive and probably not worth it.

It's definitely going to need new tires. Most RV tires age out before they wear out.
If it's in good condition, I don't think $1900 is an excessive price. But, you can always offer less.
It's no different than buying a classic car to restore.
Take a good look before you decide. You will be spending money to get it up and running. Make sure everything like battery cables, etc. are still installed.
I think they are neat rigs and worth restoring.

Let us know what you decide.

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I like the looks of the Revcon---- I assume it's a 454 Chevy, so parts are readily available at any local auto parts store. You'll need tires and should go thru the brake system.
Not familiar with the drive train on those. earlier models used teh Toronado front wheel drive setup. I have owned several tornados and they are very reliable. After GM quit building them, I think Revcon went to an inhouse drive train. Probably you should look for a Revcon group on facebook....
Check the house very closely for any water leaks. Look around the windows, any roof penetrations,etc. If it has/had leaks, I'd walk away, tither wise, you might have a fun project in front of you. BTW, the first motorhome I bought was an old 1978 with a 454, we drove that thing all over the country and had a blast.


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I've always thought that Revcon was an interesting looking MH. It will take lots of time and money to restores it for use. If you are handy and enjoy working on things, go for it. You will touch everything, top to bottom, front to back at least once. You will never get your money back, but you w\ill have a unique MH.

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Posted: 03/18/20 07:19am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

A lot of them had s Oldsmobile 455 w/front wheel drive.


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1984 Revcon King RV for Sale
https://www.nicetoownrv.com/2015/09/1984-revcon-king-rv-for-sale.html

Instead of asking if the price is worth it to us, ask yourself if it's worth it to you. From the pictures in the for sale listing, they look nice and as I recall, they were a high end MH for their time. The only thing that would be make or break for me would be the integrity of the frame. Make sure there's no rot from water leaks. If it's sound, it would make a nice project. Not sure how much to want to remodel inside and what your skill level is. If you good ahead with it, good luck and happy travels. Your question can only be answered by you.

1984 Revcon Prince 310 Motorhome Exhibit "A"
http://www.viewrvs.com/motorhome/revcon/1984/1984-revcon-prince-310-a.php

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BY FAR, the most critical question is do you have both the mechanical skill and interest in restoring and maintaining a 36 year old vehicle?

Whether the price is $1 or $1,900 is pretty much immaterial.


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Nice website about Revcons. Most of the support sites mentioned there no longer exist. There may be an FMCA group you could get help from.

https://myrevcon.webs.com/

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