Winne Is For Sale

  • Located in Zillmere (Brisbane)
  • Air Con
  • Sleeps 5 (could sleep 6)
  • Manual Transmission
  • Gas / LPG (Duel Fuel)
  • Toilet And Shower
  • Solar Panel
  • Deep Cycle Battery (List Size and type)
  • Inverter (add size)
  • LCD TV
  • 2 Seat Belts
  • Microwave
  • 3 Way Fridge
  • Gas Bottle 9 kg
  • Air Conditioner / Heating
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Fire Blanket
  • Smoke Detector
  • Generator Box
  • Tool Box
  • Tow Bar
  • Brand New Double Mattress
  • New Bedding
  • New Cushion Covers
  • 4 New Cushions
  • 6 Internal LCD Push Button/Remote Lights
  • New Double Pole Power Points
  • New Double Pole Light Switches
  • Dual 240/12 Volt Light
  • 2 Hot Plate Gas Stove & Oven
  • Water Tank
  • Water Pump
  • Gas Water Heater
  • Black Blackout Blinds

 PRICE $10,500 FIRM

 (But as I continue to renovate her the Price will increase also)

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About My Winnebago

I bought Winne so I could discover if I like motorhomes and to renovate her so if anything ever went wrong I would know how to repair or replace things and to understand more about how everything worked.

She was more of a project than my final motorhome.

I loved that she was aluminium as I feel that is easier to replace aluminium sections if needed rather than dealing with fiberglass.

At the beginning I wanted to do a journal on the experience but got so busy I did not get the time, but did take lots of images along the way.

Winne was in Rockhmapton at Xmas 2018 I believe, and was purchased there after being off the road since about 2007.

Someone put a lot of time into her altering things before selling her and addressed most of the leaks and repaired the water damage and made modifications to the seating and weight carrying capacity.

She was then sold with 12 months rego to a couple in brisbane so they could go surfing (she has a lot of space inside her).

The couple broke up after a few months and Winne came up for sale.

I took someone experienced with me to go and see her to get their opinion and it was decided she would be a good project for me.

At the time I was concerned about her being a manual. The person suggested I only buy manual as they would drive better and get better performance out of her.

As it turned out, sadly due to an old injury driving a manual vechicle has not worked out for me. So I decided to keep renovating winne and find another motor home that was automatic.

Along the way I finally found another Motor Home that I fell in love with and so it was decided to finish renovating Winne and at some point sell her and then renovate the new one and move into her and live and work from her.

It is now time for Winne to be sold to a new owner who I hope will finish off the small amount of things remaining to make her a good practial vechicle for going off grid.

My New Winne is ready for pick up and I need the space to work on her hence the old winne is up for sale.

I intend to keep working on her and increase her price as she gets more close to what I think is an ideal set up. I enjoy working on her but it does take time and money – hence the price increase as I do more.

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Above Cab Bed Section

This area took a lot of work as it had water damage due to a small impact in the left hand side corner. And a window being left open while being stored for a long while. Check below for more details. 

Extent of Water Damage if Any

The majority of the wood from this section was replaced due to the water damage. To make sure that no leaks were coming from the window it was removed all mastic removed, cleaned and resealed with Mastic.

Materials used to repair section

Marine ply was used to replace existing walling, ceiling, trim and painted over with 4 coats of paint. Good Quality Mastic was used: (LIST what used).

On the exterior the original leak/damaged area was  sealed over with similar aluminium metal exterior which was pot riveted on with sealed pot rivets and mastic.

Problems if any

The window is missing flyscreen currently, needs that replacing.

Ideas not yet realized

I planned to use a dark tint on all the windows to reduce heat, and visibility into the rv.

Suggestions

I would take th box section under the window and make it a storage area for things that are not often used. I think its a shame to lose that much space, or remove it and change how its set up and maybe get a bigger bed.

Dining Section

The table leg that arrived with the winnebago motor home was wobbly and the table kept falling down. Due to the instability of it, it was replaced totally.

Extent of Water Damage if Any

This area seems good and solid and was not replaced.

Materials Used To Repair Section

Paint was applied to that area. And Table leg replaced using a newAluminium exhaust pipe.

The seat covers were old, so recovered with new material to match white walls.

Problems if any

Possibly you might wast to build a small ledge under the table it a lot of weight is out on it. But so far have not found it is required and seems to work really well.

Ideas Not Yet Realized

I think a small ledge under the end next to the window. 

Suggestions

Table top recovered with a more modern material.

Kitchen

The kitchen was overall great and did not need much chainging. Their was some really old water damage under the sink from a leaking hose, it has damaged the shelf and the cuboard lining was degraded.

Extent of Water Damage if Any

I replaced the shelf that had deteriaoted, replaced cupboard lingings and covered over a section that had jsut pipes in it and looked a bit ugly.

Materials used to repair section

Marine ply was used to replace existing walling, ceiling, trim and painted over with 4 coats of paint. Good Quality Mastic was used: (LIST what used).

On the exterior the original leak/damaged area was  sealed over with similar aluminium metal exterior which was pot riveted on with sealed pot rivets and mastic.

Problems if any

The window is missing flyscreen currently, needs that replacing.

Ideas not yet realized

I planned to use a dark tint on all the windows to reduce heat, and visibility into the rv.

Suggestions

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Shower/Toilet

The bathroom has a shower, its a decent size area, and has a toilet with holding tank. The hatch lid was missing for the shower/toilet vent and so some rain came in and damaged the ceiling board.

The floor has a repair at some point. Someone also sprayed or painted it white. Sadly someone scrubbed it too hard while trying to help me out and was over vigorous and damaged the new paint layer someone had put down.

Extent of Water Damage if Any

Ceiling board was water damaged and needed to be replaced and a new vent hatch bought.

Materials Used To Repair Section

Marine ply was used to replace celing and then paint was applied to that area. A new ceiling vent hatch was pruchased and installed.

Problems if any

Floor section is not looking great and bathroom is kinda grubby, it has not yet been refurbished. It needs some TLC. It ahs potentiao though.

Ideas Not Yet Realized

Clean it and respray it with a new top coat, remove all things stuck on for holding items.

Suggestions

Remove old fitments and replace with new modern fittings. Replace light with led lights.

Solar Set Up

Winne has a 60 watt Solar Panel with a thingy that lets it charge up the battery. The battery is a deep cycle battery of 120  thingy capacity.

Extent of Water Damage if Any

The majority of the wood from this section was replaced due to the water damage. To make sure that no leaks were coming from the window it was removed all mastic removed, cleaned and resealed with Mastic.

Materials used to repair section

Marine ply was used to replace existing walling, ceiling, trim and painted over with 4 coats of paint. Good Quality Mastic was used: (LIST what used).

On the exterior the original leak/damaged area was  sealed over with similar aluminium metal exterior which was pot riveted on with sealed pot rivets and mastic.

Problems if any

The window is missing flyscreen currently, needs that replacing.

Ideas not yet realized

I planned to use a dark tint on all the windows to reduce heat, and visibility into the rv.

Suggestions

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Tool Boxes

There are a couple of tool boxes, one for a generator I have been told, and one that seems more like a tool box. I love tool boxes, it adds to what the motor home can carry, while being out the way.

Extent of Water Damage if Any

This area seems good and solid and was not replaced.

Materials Used To Repair Section

Paint was applied to that area. And Table leg replaced using a newAluminium exhaust pipe.

The seat covers were old, so recovered with new material to match white walls.

Problems if any

The generator box does not close as well as it should, I plan to sort it out at some point.

Ideas Not Yet Realized

I ahve thought about buying a generator – just in case.

Suggestions

The generator box is good quality and worth taking thew time to see why it feels like it could clsoe better.

The other tool box needs a good clean and it will be a great place for storing tools and similar things.

Front Cab/Truck

The cab is typical for the year it was made which was 08/1982. Its a bit dated. It needs personalizing to your own taste and needs.

Condition

No water leaks, old, dated, more modern seats, nice headrests. Needs adding what you require in a tuck. I would add USB, a new entertainment system as in something that takes USB to steam music and otehr things.

Materials used to repair section

Marine ply was used to replace existing walling, ceiling, trim and painted over with 4 coats of paint. Good Quality Mastic was used: (LIST what used).

On the exterior the original leak/damaged area was  sealed over with similar aluminium metal exterior which was pot riveted on with sealed pot rivets and mastic.

Problems if any

The window is missing flyscreen currently, needs that replacing.

Ideas not yet realized

I planned to use a dark tint on all the windows to reduce heat, and visibility into the rv.

Suggestions

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Interior Lights

This home has oyster lights in most areas and outside, they are 240/12 volt. Most are LED, apart from the light outside the door. Also it has 6 battery operated touch LED lights that can be used with a remote also and have bright and dim lights that can be selected.

Extent of Damage if Any

The lights were all good and had within the last year I think had LED lights inserted. I bought battery operated ones with a remote that are also touch operated. There is a row of LED lights in the kitchen area under the cuboards. 

Materials Used To Repair Section

The outside Oyster light was replaced due to me damaging it when I removed it to clean up the old mastic and reseal with new mastic.

Problems if any

Possibly replace the non LED lights 240 volt lights with LED ones also.

Ideas Not Yet Realized

Replace all 240 lights with LEDs. Make outside light all LEDs. Install the 6 touch/remote lights as still in box.

Suggestions

Go all LED, it uses up less battery power.

Construction

This Winnebago is typical construction for a vechicle of her age.

Interior Construction

The interior is mix of marine play and wall boards and the original wall boarding from Winnebago. Some small amount of Pine.

Exterior Construction

This Winnebago was built in 1982 and has an aluminium exterior.

Comments From People In This Journey

Very Tidy Vehicle. You have done a good job. You should be proud of yourself. 

Bruce (RWC)

The Engine is really good, its worth keeping the truck and getting a new cyinder head 

Peter Diesel Mechanic

You dont have to fit Duel Pole Light Switches, but its great that you took the time to do that.

David Sparky