1977 Birchaven Mt. Vernon, WA


Last Updated: 7/2/2019 | Ad Source: Direct

Location: Mt Vernon, Washington

Asking Price: $24,000 (Final Sale Price)

1977 Mt Vernon WA

Motorhome Features

  • Model Year: 1977
  • Odometer: 29,466
  • Trim: Birchaven
  • Length: 23FT

Seller Information

  • Seller Type: Private Owner
  • Contact Name: SOLD!
  • Phone: SOLD!
  • Email: SOLD!

Description & More Pictures

The GMC motorhome is a legend among RVs, and if you don’t already know why they have a cult following and a thriving enthusiast community, here’s a good primer: http://www.motorhome.com/top-stories/the-classic-ride-retro-reliability/

These classics are increasingly hard to find, and this one is the even rarer 23-foot side bath model. The reduced length makes it handle more like a van than an RV, allowing you to turn, park, and navigate through cities without the terror of piloting a full-length super bus. Not to mention the reduced weight improves mileage to around 11 MPG—same as an average pickup truck! All this without losing any key interior features.

The original owner was a wealthy eccentric, and after extensive renovations he only put 200 miles on her. (I have the original sales document and even a newspaper clipping of the original classified ad!) The second owner put only a few thousand more, and after my trips around the country, the odometer still only reads an insane ****29,466 miles****

This 41-year-old beast is still young at heart! Even the AC and cruise control still work!

I bought this coach after my first big Hollywood windfall and spent well over $50,000 turning her into a souped-up home on wheels. The list of improvements is long, but from what I have documented…


3.55 final drive transmission gearing

Eagle aluminum wheels

Quad bag suspension system

Macerator black water pump with extra long hose

Modernized electrical system with new inverter and high capacity marine batteries

Dual-panel rooftop solar system keeps entire coach fully powered even on cloudy days

All side windows replaced with modern edgeless frames (reduces wind drag/noise) and tinted glass (cools down interior)


Flexsteel folding sofa bed with soft, breathable Ultraleather upholstery

Rear folding sofas re-upholstered in Ultraleather

Dimmable warm LED lighting throughout

New butcher block countertops

Wood-look marine-grade vinyl plank flooring

All new drawers and cabinet doors

All wood paneling refinished

New ceiling liner

New carpet in cockpit

New vinyl on all other interior surfaces

New sink and sprayer faucet

New toilet, shower, and shower curtains

New microwave

Gas water heater (replaced last year)

Gas fridge (replaced last year)

Dual level window blinds with both daylight privacy screens and full blackout screens

Kenmore stereo system with independent amp, front and rear speakers, subwoofer, and power-folding touch screen and backup camera (camera needs to be replaced)

KNOWN ISSUES (see photos)

Original Onan generator will not start – may be fixable but I’d recommend upgrading anyway. Generator only needed to run rooftop AC, as the solar panels power everything else. (AC will run if you’re connected to shore power.)

Water damage from earlier leaks ,now patched (see photo)

One window blind box has partially come loose from wall

Some warped flooring from earlier fridge leak (see photo)

Bathroom vent fan is broken

Various dings and cracks in cockpit and dash plastic

Needs new tires

I had some amazing journeys in this rig and I can barely make myself sell her, but my lifestyle has changed, money is tight, and it’s time to pass her on to the next adventurer. If that’s you, give me a call, just be prepared to get a lot of honks and thumbs-up on the freeway, and a crowd of admirers at every gas station…

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