1973 Love Bug in Iowa - Fiberglass RV

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Old 12-27-2011, 06:26 AM   #1
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1973 Love Bug in Iowa

Here is a listing from Craigslist.

**Super Cool** Children's Mobile Playhouse

1980 Bigfoot 17' & former owner of 1973 Compact Jr
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Old 12-27-2011, 04:19 PM   #2
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Well, these people don't know the value of what they have. Maybe someone should send the ad to the people who are from IA and looking for one that is 1000.00. Maybe I will. After all, I am from IA.


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Old 12-28-2011, 06:50 AM   #3
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1973 Love Bug $1500 (Hiawatha)

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This renovated 1973 Love Bug - 13' Trailer was manufactured in Tripoli, Iowa.

With approx 7' x 10' of interior renovated space, it could make an excellent playhouse with some very simple child-safe modifications.

Park it in the back yard and let the kids graffitti it! And when they grow up, they can take it camping!

This is ready-to-roll as a fully-functional travel-trailer camper.

Nostalgic and in excellent condition! The full bunk is easily removed to expose a 4'x6' area which could display a children's dinette set. Or leave the bunk in place for dolls and stuffed animals.

This trailer pulls nice with car/truck/suv.
Sleeps 3. One twin bunk and one full bunk.
Plenty of storage and lots of work completed on interior....

40 Amp electrical service with 7+ Dual Electrical outlets where you need them.
20 foot exterior 110 Electrical Hookup with adapters
New 5,600 BTU GE A/C - EZ Removable with travel/storage cover
New hand pump/city faucet with new hoses throughout
New 10 gallon fresh water tank w/outside fresh water inlet
Exterior city water hook-up
Nice stainless steel sink
New 10 gallon grey water tank
2 collapsible shelves
New vinyl flooring and storage carpeting
Lots of storage under both bunks and in cupboards and drawers
50 gl LP tank
LP Stovetop works well
Icebox fridge
Capable of LP heat with modification
Includes tower electrical heater
Full-Size futon mattress
Twin-Size futon Mattress
Dual interior bubble levelers
RCA DVD player with Dolby Digital Surround Sound Speakers & Sub-Woofer
13" Sylvania Color TV/VCR Combo -- compartment may hold up to 17" and modified for 19" or larger.

Wheelbearings re-packed in 2009.
Pulled nicely 900 miles from Upper Michigan in 2009.
All 12 volt trailer lighting works.
All glass/plexiglass intact

Floors are all solid. . .NO dry-rot!
Needs minor finish work on interior door. A small portion of dry-rot that existed in door was removed.
Frame has minor surface rust but is completely solid.
Keyed lock.
Includes estimated 200 ft. (SUBSTANTIALLLY more than enough) of brand new trim-lock.
Trim-Lock alone is worth HUNDREDS!
Exterior needs sanding in areas of light patch on rivets.
There are no leaks! Patching was done on rivets just to be safe!
New trim-lock needs to be installed as existing trim is rusted and brittle. This is easy maintenance.
This is ready to roll. . ..
Reduced Price $ 1,500 CASH! This Nostalgic renovated RV values at $ 4,000 in season but I desperately need to sell this before Christmas. This was a restoral project completed with my 14 yo daughter. We hate to part with it but absolutely need the money before Christmas please. You can pick up or I will deliver anywhere in Eastern Iowa after purchase.

Serious CASH inquiries may call: 319-five five eight -7788

More pics may be found at http://hedelivers.com/lovebug_camper
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Old 12-30-2011, 03:27 PM   #4
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Interesting that the same camper, without the story, is showing up in Illinois.

13' Super Light Weight Camper
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Old 12-30-2011, 04:01 PM   #5
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About 140 miles apart? Different phone number- probable scam
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Old 12-30-2011, 06:50 PM   #6
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That looks like a real Galesburg phone #. My sister lives there and is always going to IA with her pals to visit friends and shop. Evidently distance isn't an issue for them. Maybe the owners moved the trailer to a relative's house for better 'visibility'? There was a slightly desperate tone in the first ad.
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The first c/l in Iowa has now been deleted?
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Old 12-30-2011, 11:45 PM   #8
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Could also be a case of "Hey look what I bought today honey!" followed by "you WHAT?!?"
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Old 12-31-2011, 08:17 AM   #9
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Or someone is speculating on it.
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Old 12-31-2011, 09:23 AM   #10
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This was the original link from the first ad - no mention of move or sold.

Ľ Lovebug Camper

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