1978 Toyota Chinook Newport on eBay, LA, California - Fiberglass RV

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Old 04-05-2009, 08:48 PM   #1
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I wasn't sure whether to list this here or not. It is molded fiberglass, but not a trailer. On the other hand, this site is about molded fiberglass RVs, and RVs are not just trailers, but can also be motorized. So... here it is.

Pretty cool unit! I used to have a '77 Toyota pickup like this (but just a plain pickup; not a Chinook).

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I am selling my beautiful 1978 Toyota Chinook "Newport" series RV. This is a one of a kind collector's item, made with a seamless hardtop fiberglass shell, built on those beautiful old Hi-Lux chassis, with the ever reliable 20R engine. I bought her in 2005 for $3000, and have put over $2000 in repairs and upgrades since then. Just turned over 100,000 miles 1441 miles ago. She's clean inside and out for a 30yr. old vehicle, but is by no means "mint". For what she is, she's in great condition, and has taken me many miles with many smiles. I originally bought the Chinook to live in, but realized I was too idealistic and reserved it for camping trips and Burning Man instead. It's been my dream to restore her to original condition, but that legacy will have to be passed on to another loving soul, because I just became a father and need the cash right now.

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Old 04-05-2009, 08:52 PM   #2
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These things are absolutely gutless wonders (don't ask me how I know ), but a small-block V8 will fit just fine under the hood and you'd be good to go! In fact, it could probably (then) pull SOME 13 foot trailers too. I think it might be a fun toy!

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Old 04-05-2009, 09:52 PM   #3
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I guess it goes in miscellaneous then....

Yes, they are a bit low in the power category! That was much improved when the 22R engine replaced the old 20R in... 1981, I think. They got much quieter and cushier when they went to the newer body style in 1979, too. But the old "flat sides" have their charms.

Isn't that slanted Dutch door a hoot?


PS: I've wondered why the site isn't "Molded Fiberglass Trailers" instead of Molded Fiberglass RVs, since I actually think of RVs as motorized, and Travel Trailers as non-motorized. But whatever, it's a great place

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