The Chevallero has been Sold! Thanks for all the interest.
Up for sale is my well-loved vintage 1972 Chevallero Sportscoach 25'
Class A Motorhome. I've owned since November 2005 and have taken it
camping to Chama, Elephant Butte, and most often to the Turquoise Trail
campgrounds in the east mountains during Southwest Vintage Camper Association Rallys (swvca.com).
You can see many pictures and much info on the coach on my vintage campers pages:
The coach has about 123K miles on it, the transmission was rebuilt at 106K, the engine was rebuilt at 111K (both by a previous owner). Powered by a Chevrolet 402 Big Block, the coach runs quite well and will cruise at highway speeds getting about 7.5mpg (6.5mpg when towing a half-ton jetski trailer). A nice floorplan, the coach has twin beds in the rear that can be turned sideways into a queen, a four person dinette that converts into a small double bed and even has fold-down bunk beds in the rear. Kitchen features a four burner stove and an eye-level oven, microwave oven, dual stainless steel sinks, and a sizable electric/propane fridge. The wet bath is done in classic harvest gold with working sink and toilet. The shower does not work as the faucet needs replaced. I'm afraid the coach has a propane leak which I haven't gotten fixed so have never used the hot water heater or furnace. I've seen the fridge run on propane (during my test drive with previous owner) but have always run it on electric due to the propane leak. I have a lead on a good propane man who can likely isolate and fix the leak. The rooftop Coleman air conditioner works great when on shore power. The Onan 4K genset starts and runs but doesn't speed up under load as it should to run the roof air. AM/FM/Cassette in dash with speakers front and rear. Dash A/C does not work.
I bought the coach to attend vintage camper rallys and to see if I could stomach staying couped up in a motorhome for any length of time with the hope of retiring into a full-time RV lifestyle. My trips in the Chevallero have led me to believe I can live in an RV upon retirement and I have just purchased a 35' diesel pusher (with washer/dryer and a dishwasher—woo hoo!). It's time to let go of my baby. She can be yours for only $3000 OBO. I have many more pictures available and will happily give you the grand tour of the coach at your convenience. I have a clear NM title.
Complete listing of what I've done to the coach is below the picture. Thanks for stopping by. Please contact me at 505-228-9640 (eves/weekends) or firstname.lastname@example.org if interested in seeing. Coach is located near Lomas & Tramway, Albuquerque, NM.
Unique, good looking coach. Always a hit at the SWVCA rallys
Sorry, the Scooter is sold - bumper mounts remain
Ready to hit the road
The coach is the standard dinette configuration (dinette is homemade, plywood)
Starting in the rear, the twin beds and game table. Bedding is included, the toys on the table are not.
Toilet seat was cracked and repaired with fiberglass, shower doesn't work.
The dinette set up for a fun lunch. Items on table are not included.
Kitchen set up for Trailer Trash Bash open house. Vintage kitchenware, towels, knives are not included.
The cockpit. Sunshades and wooden bead seat cover are included.
As set up for an open house event. Nothing shown outside is included (except leveling blocks).
Purchased 11/19/2005. Things I've done to it since:
- 11/05 - Had spare keys made, three complete sets now (less one key)
- 11/05 - Installed two Smoke/CO detectors
- 11/05 - Replaced both headlight sockets and regrounded, bought spare headlight
- 12/05 - Batteries - installed hold-downs, new marine terminals/lug/corrosion protector rings
- 12/05 - Straightened/fixed broken ladder, fabricated new end piece, installed
- 12/05 - Replaced bulb in street side driving light
- 12/05 - Replaced eight corner marker lights with dual bulb units
- 12/05 - Replaced socket for license plate illumination lamp
- 01/06-03/06 - Tore up and replaced 40 sq ft of rotted floor in front of sink and fridge (see floor fix page)
- 04/06 - Fixed broken water lines due to previous owner's bad winterization
- 04/06 - Installed new vinyl flooring
- 04/06 - Changed oil in genset, doesn't cycle right, hours meter broken
- 04/06 - Fabricated "between bed deck" to turn mattresses into queen bed
- 04/06 - Created leveler blocks out of pressure treated 2x lumber
- 04/06 - Shakedown campout in East Mountains, changed oil/filter on return (122040 miles)
- 04/06 - Purchased and installed missing table ring for game table
- 05/06 - Replace 30amp plug
- 05/06 - New 12v fan in back of fridge (thought the one I put in is way too loud!)
- 05/06 - Restained/reinstalled dinette, added removable slats to benches for storing large things
- 05/06 - Installed spring holders on range hood vent vent cover (instead of duct tape)
- 06/06 - Fixed rollers/tracks on all kitchen drawers
- 06/06 - Glued cabinet doors that were delaminating
- 06/06 - Installed magenetic knife holder by stove
- 06/06 - Weekend campout to Chama, 377 miles, 7.6mpg
- 07/06 - Marquise Auto - replace plugs, wires, adjusted valves, removed AC idler (squeaking)
- 07/06 - Installed spring holders on oven door, handles on closet and genset doors
- 07/06 - Weekend campout to the Butte, pulled 1000lb+ skis, 6.6mpg
- 07/06 - Bought blue rolling dump tank, fits above bed (stays with coach)
- 07/06 - Finished bondo/sanding/painting of gouges in rear of coach (too dark paint)
- 08/06 - Installed wide-angle (fresnel) lens on rear window (can see Jetskis next time)
- 08/06 - Pulled AC off roof, fixed large gash in aluminum, resealed and reinstalled
- 08/06 - Applied three coats of elastomer roof coating to entire roof
- 08/06 - Replaced broken vent cover on bathroom fan
- 08/06 - Weekend campout in East Mtns - Trailer Trash Bash III - winterized coach
- 04/07 - Installed battery powered "tap" lights in many cupboards
- 05/07 - Weekend campout to the Butte, no towing this time
- 05/07 - Fixed front cig. lighter, powered radio when coach off, removed horn switch (neither horn works)
- 05/07 - Fixed leaking oil pressure gauge capillary tube, oil pressure gauge no longer works
- 05/07 - Moved gas gauge to dash-top cluster replacing non-working altimeter
- 06/07 - Straightened fins on radiators where I could reach
- 06/07 - New indoor/outdoor thermometer, installed liquid-filled compass (lighted)
- 08/07 - Changed oil/filter, added Marvel Mystery Oil to the 5W-30 (123178 miles)
- 08/07 - Gassed up (partial), added Marvel Mystery Oil and Sta-bil to tank
- 08/07 - Weekend campout to East Mtns - Trailer Trash Bash IV - winterized coach
The Chevallero has been Sold! Thanks for all the interest.