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Hello All
I'm close to buying a 1995 Barth Mobile Office. It has 20,000 miles and the interior is immaculate condition, working generator, air shocks, 454 gas. He wants $12500 for it. I want to turn it a motorhome/office with a wet bath.
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Hudson, just my opinion, I bet you will have 25K into the unit before it is over. I do not know how long this coach is and what is already in place but, you could have a petty nice 30 ft Deasil Barth complete and ready for that amount.


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Here's a point of reference: https://longisland.craigslist....ruck/7260784667.html

$6500, 34 feet, roughly 40K miles. I would assume every hose and tube needs replacement.

Time and money can provide any option you want. The key is to be both effective and efficient. On the one you found, are the windows sized and placed as you would want? What sort of floorplan? Can you find interior parts at "nice" prices? Finding a late model Brand X motorhome being parted out can help. If you are building something and going in to 5 figures, you don't want it to look like a hodgepodge of mismatched interior parts.

It's likely that you will end up with a machine you can enjoy for many years to come. But you will be dedicating many weekends to preparing it as you want, or hiring someone. You will learn all about white, grey, and black water tanks. You will learn all about house and truck electrical systems. You will learn all about 12VDC and 120VAC circuits. A big part of your first evaluation of the Barth is how it responded to the decades of not being used.

Good luck!
Matt


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Look out below! Steel frame and aluminum body are fine so long as ne'er the twain shall meet. Unfortunately years and miles have taken a toll on many. Being a purposed unit it may have lived a charmed life. Like I say, "It's amazing what you find when you go look."
Best wishes and keep us informed.


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and here we go

 
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Looks really clean. Certainly an unusual piece. Congrats.


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I have the same type of motorhome. Check out my post. I chose not to add a shower, but did add water heater. Were one hour north of Denver near LaSalle if you want to see a conversion of this mobile office first hand.


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Looks really clean. Certainly an unusual piece. Congrats.


Thanks Pirate
 
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I have the same type of motorhome. Check out my post. I chose not to add a shower, but did add water heater. Were one hour north of Denver near LaSalle if you want to see a conversion of this mobile office first hand.


Thanks Dusty I will have many questions for you and maybe we can meetup this summer.
 
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Very nice. I like the look of it. pics of inside?


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Here is the interior. We plan on adding a wet bath, mini kitchen and a murphy bed/couch.

 
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Very nice. Looks in very good condition. Your opportunity to make it what you want.


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Very nice, very nice starting point. You will have to factor in the underside space, and the positions of the existing windows, to your new floor plan ideas. You won't have all the freedom you would wish for, when it comes to positioning the "black water tank", or the "grey water tank". You will have to put the bathroom over where ever the "black water tank" is positioned. "Grey water" can be put further away from the sink. Mine has just a "black water tank", and all the waste water flows there, no "grey water". Does your rig have a propane tank already?

Happy Motoring!
Matt


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