While I regret having to do it, it's time to sell my 1984 U-Haul
CT-13. I purchased this unit direct from the U-Haul
center in Takoma Park, Maryland in 1991 or so when they got rid of the last of them. All they had left were units that had been parted out or vandalized... all of the complete units were already gone. I made them a deal for the best of what was left, as well as enough parts to put a good one together, and took it home and reassembled it.
Used it for maybe eight or nine years, but it has been stored in the barn since then and I realized I'll probably never get to use it again.
The unit is complete but varies from original as follows:
- Evaporative AC unit removed and replaced with a conventional powered fan vent.
- Carpet replaced with looks-like-original
- Dinette removed and set up permanently as bed (I no longer have the table and post; it was cracked and we never used it)
- Covers for storage been remade from new plywood
- New lighting
added over the bed area
- Exterior Signal-Stat lenses were almost all broken or missing, all replaced
- 3rd wheel/stand replaced
- Door seal replaced
- wired for modular plug rather than U-Hauls loose wires
It has been stored in my barn since around 2002, not used or inspected. Curtains and cushions are all in good shape and original; beds are fine. Hitch and chains in perfect shape. Stove works but somewhere one of the burner grates turned up missing. Overhead light
and fan work (or did when we last used them). Solar
panel/charging system worked well when stored. Battery
long since removed and recycled. Fiberglass finish clean but dusty. Icebox only, never installed a refrigerator
- Upgrade of LP system. This still has the old connections and they're no longer allowed to be used. There's an empty tank on it, but again, it's the old style and can no longer be refilled.
- Tuneup/possible rebuild of furnace
. It worked decently when we last needed it, but don't assume it'll fire.
- Probably needs tires
. One has a slow leak.
- Check for leaks
. Still has all the original window track linings and they get tired and leak.
Will post images of it. Was in the barn today but didn't think to take pictures.
This unit trails well and went to Cape Hatteras, the Blue Ridge, coastal Maine and the Adirondacks over the years. No problem towing it with my old 4-cylinder Volvo wagon.
The unit is located near Harper's Ferry, West Virginia on the west edge of the DC/Baltimore metro area. With inspection and plates, you can have this out camping this spring or summer with no problem.
I've read around and seen prices for these all over the place. I'll start it at $3500 and we can talk from there. I need to sell this fairly soon as I may not have the barn for much longer. Email me for more information, and I'll post images this week.