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SteveVW's 1986 33ft Regal SE
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After some reflection, it has become apparent that even though I really like my Regal it is not likely it will get much use in the foreseeable future. It is a waste to let it sit around. This is a drive away coach. The last time I drove it was to Denver and the UP. Around 4,000 miles, used less than 1 qt oil. It will get 7.5-8.0 mpg on most trips. Just changed the oil and greased the chassis. Ready to go.

I would like to pass this project along to the next custodian. Not perfect by any means but LOTS of good stuff has been done since Spring 2011. I had intended to get a few more things done but the Monarch came along and stole me away. My intention was to do brakes first, then suspension, then engine, then driveline, then accessories, then paint and cosmetics. With the exception of the differential bearings and ring and pinion gears in the rear axle, everything is done. I am at the point to be ready for minor body work and a paint job. Ready to roll, needs paint tlc.

A note about the tag axle. In my opinion it is a huge advantage. Gives more load capacity, another set of brakes, air adjustable ride height, and much better handling. With the heavy front antisway bar and the tag axle, this motor home is very easy to drive. No sway or wobble, tracks true in cross winds. I have driven long hours, never had to fight the thing. In addition, the tag axle models have a double frame which is stiffer and 8" taller. The basement compartments on a tag model are 8" higher than the non tag Regals or Breakaways. The entire coach is 8" taller.

Here is a list of things done since 2011. I'll get some tire dates, etc soon and some pictures. Speaking of pictures, regular site visitors know this is the most documented coach in the Barth world. Search my threads you will find hundred of photos and discussions.

Install Hellwig antisway bar
Replace front air bags
New tag axle air bags
Install drive axle air bags
Install air compresser and tank
Replace front bearings, calipers and pads.
Replace all brake lines except tag axle
Centramatic wheel balancers (6)
Front tires
Drive tires
Tag tires
Replaced Atwood propane water heater
Replaced Atwood 20k BTU furnace
2 new digital thermostats
Replaced Coleman AC
2 new fantastic vent fans
Installed aux coach engine heater
New radiator, belts and hoses
Power steering pump and lines
New water pump
New 100 amp alternator
New mini starter
New 454HO engine
New TCI RV transmission
New engine and trans mounts
Valves ground and camshaft replaced
Affordable TBI fuel injection installed
New Thorley headers
Replaced mufflers, all but one exhaust pipe is new, tail pipes are stainless
New fuel lines, fuel pump
New fuel selector valve, new larger fuel filters
Start (1) and coach batteries (2)
New u-joints (3)
Replace rear axle outer bearings, seals, brake rotors, calipers and pads
Repacked tag axle bearings
Speedhut GPS speedo and tach gauges
Dakota digital cruise control
Replace all running lights with LED
Replace interior lights with LED and fluorescents.
New onboard air compressor and tank, fix air horns
New 26 inch flatscreen TV
New winegard TV antenna
Plexiglass double pane window inserts (4 windows)
New oil cooler and trans cooler
Potable water pump
New vinyl floor in kitchen
New microwave
Progressive Dynamics battery tender

Needs:
New shower stall
Wheel well rust work
Floor repair in 2 basement cargo bays
Ring and pinion gears, bearings in differential should be inspected
HVAC heater controls don’t work (blows heat out all vents)
One spring in the awning is broken, doesn’t retract without help

Spares:
Water pump
Power steering pump
Alternator
Belts hoses
complete distributor, wires, spark plugs
O2 sensor, TPS and MAP sensors
electric fuel pump, fuel filters
Bulbs, fuses, relays
Brake calipers and pads
U-joints
Front wheel bearings
Spare wheel/tire on roof
Spare air bags for drive and tag axles
used rear rotor, can be turned
DW730 passenger side windshield
windshield rubber seal

Chassis has about 131,000 miles, engine around 15,000 and transmission around 4,000. It has rear levelers only. Fronts were removed, still have them. There is no engine driven AC. I found the roof air worked better.

At this time there is no generator on board. The coach is set up for a Honda 3000 watt invertor generator but I removed it for another application.

Hard to say what this thing is worth... hmm

I paid 10k for it in early 2011. Spent at least another 20k (too scared to add it up) The spares included are worth over $1000. Worth every penny. Good times, good friends, many places. Put 40,000 miles on it.

I am asking $15,000 firm for this great coach. Not in any hurry, I will post more info soon.

svanwesten2@yahoo.com


9708-M0037-37MM-01
"98" Monarch 37
Spartan MM, 6 spd Allison
Cummins 8.3 300 hp
 
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For someone looking for a gasser this is the ONE! Hard to believe anyone would have the time to read all the documentation and see all the pictures Thumbs Up !

Steve was constantly upgrading and tweaking like I did on DBarth. He had a lot more time so even more got done. Then he found a new Mistress in the Monarch. Just like I did. (Thanks Morris)

I am sure someone will snatch this up quickly. Then Steve will be back to one.


Dana & Lynn
1996 38ft Monarch front entry
Spartan Mountain Master Chassis
Cummins 8.3
Allison MD-3060 6 speed
22.5 11R
Cummins Factory Exhaust Brake
Midnight Star

1994 34ft Side Entry Aristocrat Currently FOR SALE
Christened - DBarth
Spartan Chassis
6BTA 5.9L 230hp Cummins
Allison MD-3060 6 speed
15040S Eaton rear
Banks PowerPack brings HP 268
PacBrake
ProSine 2.5 Watt Inverter/Charger
Build Number#3895

1972 22ft
Christened Camp Barth
No motor, no tranny, no running water
Electric 110 and 12 volt intact and running
Still mobile as a toad with newer brakes, tires and lights
Has Original Fridgeking Air conditioner so far
 
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Well Steve a bit of your heart in that coach also. Truly a fine Barth I hope she gets a great home and lots of use. I thought of showing my wife the pictures, she might like the Regal, she does not have a lot of love for the Euro.


25 Ft Glassnose, 2792, 1982
454 Engine
Plain Jane Interior
Original Paint
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Is this your Data Tag? How could a seasoned forum JUNKIE for get the Data Tag?


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I took a few outside pictures today. I also checked the date codes on the tires:
Front Goodyears both 3413
drive axle Bridgestone all 4 are late 2014
tag axle Bridgestone both 0812
spare on roof 2011

The right drive wheel hub cover will be reinstalled soon.









Compartments front to back: (compartment dimensions are inside dimensions, not door size)

Batteries and master shutoff. 2 coach batteries size 31 starter battery size 27.



Surface rust on propane tank should be painted.



This compartment has a new floor. (26" wide, 20" deep, 17" high.) Air chucks for drive air bags are here. Stainless steel tail pipe.



Rear floor is corroded but still solid. (30" wide, 20"deep, 18" high)



left side:







compartments:

The front one is large. (81" wide, 24" deep, 18" high!) Needs floor repair along outside edge.



generator bay, set up for Honda 3000i



water hose, cable and shore power line storage. The orange blob is my reflection, not smeared paint.



rear end.



(51" wide, 29" deep, 14" high, with extra square foot on each side in front of tail lights)



front engine bay



Atwood water heater is 6 gal, gas only, has been replaced



front heater is new Atwood 20k BTU, door is original, needs paint. Rear heater is OEM Atwood 15k BTU, new circuit board



Inside photos soon.


9708-M0037-37MM-01
"98" Monarch 37
Spartan MM, 6 spd Allison
Cummins 8.3 300 hp
 
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Must feel like you are selling a child, buyer will be getting the deal of the century!!! Good luck SteveVW!


25 Ft Glassnose, 2792, 1982
454 Engine
Plain Jane Interior
Original Paint
Picture by Kevin
 
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I had good times with it. Florida five or six times, Denver twice. Many GTGs. Only reason I don't keep it is the 3-4 months we now live aboard in Florida, the larger Monarch is better.

I just hope someone can enjoy it like we did. Mostly done, good coach. Tooling Along


9708-M0037-37MM-01
"98" Monarch 37
Spartan MM, 6 spd Allison
Cummins 8.3 300 hp
 
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Originally posted by Duane88:
Well ...she does not have a lot of love for the Euro.


A thing about wives....

MY wife HATES the MCC by Barth Frowner


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In the interest of fairness, I will pause to remind the buyer that the driveline is new from radiator to rear wheel with the exception of the rear axle differential gears. I would strongly suggest it be at least inspected as it is the only weak link in the driveline.

Meanwhile two storage compartments need minor floor repair.

The main problems are the steel frames below the floor line. These have rusted to varying degrees. The ones between the rear axles are mostly gone. Fortunately the aluminum skin is intact but it is unsupported there.

I had intended to replace or sister in a new steel tubes in front and rear of all six wheel wells, starting between the rear axles. The corroded steel splash shields should be replaced with larger ones made of stainless.

Fortunately for me, another site member (Kevin) had a batch of 1 inch square steel tubes custom bent to the proper radius for the wheel well job. I got 12 for the wheel wells and 2 more for other locations. These are included with the spares.



9708-M0037-37MM-01
"98" Monarch 37
Spartan MM, 6 spd Allison
Cummins 8.3 300 hp
 
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What makes SteveVW's coach worthwhile is that problems were fixed, not ignored nor deferred.


Rusty


MilSpec AMG 6.5L TD 230HP; built-to-order by Peninsular Engines:  Hi-pop injectors, gear-driven camshaft, non-waste-gated, high-output turbo, 18:1 pistons.  Fuel economy increased by 15-20%, power, WOW!"StaRV II"

'94 28' Breakaway: MilSpec AMG 6.5L TD 230HP

Nelson and Chester, not-spoiled Golden Retrievers

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In either case the idea is quite staggering.
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I finally got some night shots. All the running and tail lights are working and are upgraded to LED. Halogen headlights.









Speedometer is custom Speedhut GPS. Tachometer is also custom Speedhut. These are all LED also. I will do daylight photo for gauges later.



9708-M0037-37MM-01
"98" Monarch 37
Spartan MM, 6 spd Allison
Cummins 8.3 300 hp
 
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Someone is going to STEAL a fine old BaRTH Regal with a tag axle. I cannot believe it has not sold already.
 
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I have a few inside photos now. I will post more detailed shots of cabinets and closets later.















more to follow, waiting on PB


9708-M0037-37MM-01
"98" Monarch 37
Spartan MM, 6 spd Allison
Cummins 8.3 300 hp
 
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Some hallway shots:

Driver side: Frig, pantry, broom closet, mirror is shower door, narrow closet, drawers





pantry has 10" wide drawers, broom closet is 13' wide, 27" deep



shower is 32" wide, 28" deep and 77" tall. Plumbing is still there for hot, cold, and drain. The original plastic stall was cracked, poorly repaired and leaked. I took it out to replace and bought the other coach before it was done.





Rear closet is 12" wide, 28" deep



Driver side: large closet/pantry behind the range, then bathroom



The pantry/closet is 32" wide, 27" deep and 65" tall. There is a 12" cabinet below.





9708-M0037-37MM-01
"98" Monarch 37
Spartan MM, 6 spd Allison
Cummins 8.3 300 hp
 
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Great pictures Steve.

Jim


Jim and TereJim and Tere

1985 Regal
29' Chevy 454 P32
8411 3172 29FP3B
Gear Vendor 6 Speed Tranny
 
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