For Sale: 1978 Revcon Class A with 500 Cad
- Hi All,
I have decided to sell my Revcon. In 1993, before I purchased it,
the original Oldsmobile engine was replaced with this rebuilt
Cadillac 500 cu. in. motor.
This is a 1978 Revcon 28' that has been extensively upgraded and
customized but rarely used. It is the model with the slant-nose and
single rear axle. I am the second owner. The coach has about 99K
miles total, with about 50K on the 500 cu. in Cad, and Art Carr
Turbo. I bought it in 1996, and then rebuilt or replaced anything
and everything that did not work or seemed questionable.
I had the brakes completely rebuilt including replacing all the lines
and the master cylinder, all the wheel cylinders, and the
other "wear" parts. I had the front end professionally rebuilt
including new torsion bars, wheel bearings, and upper and lower ball
joints, upper and lower "A" arm bushings, tie rod ends, and Bilstein
shocks. I upgraded the carburetor and alternator to the 125 amp
model, replaced the starter and had the distributor rebuilt. I
replaced the front and rear tires and the muffler system.
By the summer of 1997, I had complete confidence that it was
mechanically sound and completely reliable after several trips around
California and the West, including the Grand Teton Mountains, and two
trips from California to the Dakotas. Then I had the inside
The inside had already been customized. It had been upgraded and
professionally modified with teak colored wood cabinets and shelves,
a custom bar and even the dash and window trim was custom built with
the teak colored wood. I have never seen another like it. All of
the custom work is coordinated with the stock Revcon cabinetry. The
dinette was removed and a custom dresser with six drawers and two
storage areas was built into that location. It has an icemaker and
an upgraded Dometic refrigerator/freezer, microwave and two roof air
I further upgraded it with two Flexsteel reclining captain chairs,
adding a 6-way electric Cadillac driver's seat adjustment also. I
added a custom-made, Villa brand couch covered in butter smooth cream
colored leather that complemented the tapestry/taupe colors of the
captains chairs, then had the side chair upholstered in a matching
cream colored naugahyde. The old brown shag carpet was replaced with
a sage green plush carpet, after resealing and adding insulation
throughout the coach. The original woven wood shades were retained
and all the windows were tinted. The two roof A/Cs and the engine
A/C were refreshed then. It has a 6.5 Onan generator, 40 channel
Cobra CB, Stereo, and TV. The refrigerator, stove and microwave all
look as if they have not been used.
The toilet, dump valves, pumps and most of the water piping was
replaced in 1997. The power converter was upgraded. Everything that
I thought might be considered a problem was refreshed or replaced. I
have the coach connected to 110 power and everything appears to work
fine, even the freezer!
It has been used approximately 2,000 miles since 1997. It was used
mostly by a single adult, and sometimes a couple, but never any
kids. It has not been used or registered since 2000 because it was
tied up in a bitter divorce. As of June 13, it was cleared to be
It has two remote spotlights in front plus driving lights. It has
dual air horns with an air compressor built in. It has awnings all
around, and a pull-out rear bumper to carry a motorcycle.
Here is the bad: The outside paint looks faded and should be painted
to be perfect. On the last trip, the left rear tire threw its tread
and damaged the fiberglass fender flare. That tire was replaced but
the damage has not been repaired. I estimate that it could be
repaired over a weekend for about $50 by someone handy with
fiberglass. The generator has not been checked, and no attempt has
been made to start or run it since 2000. The house batteries are old
and should be replaced.
It starts right up and runs. I am in So. Cal. and will sell it for
the first offer I get over $4,000.