VA SOLD 1973 Love Bug FOR SALE $5,000 - Fiberglass RV
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Old 06-15-2015, 02:19 PM   #1
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SOLD 1973 Love Bug FOR SALE $5,000

FOR SALE: Camping gem manufactured in 1973 by Tri Fab, Tripoli, Iowa. This fully working Love Bug has freshly painted cabinet and storage doors and a three-burner stovetop in an authentic red color that remains popular, and a genuine Humphrey propane light. Of utmost importance was retaining the Bug’s vintage charm while making it camper ready.
PRICE: Asking $5,900.00, clear title, cash, or cashier’s check; $500 deposit requested at time of purchase with balance due at delivery
As of 7/15 - PRICE NOW REDUCED TO $5,000

• Sleeps 1 – 4 people (two children on the bunk beds and one or two petite adults on the bed that's smaller than a double but larger than a twin). The sofa converts into two bunk beds while the eating area transforms into the larger bed. The Bug’s versatility is suited to couples or singles as well.
• The lightweight Fiberglass shell pulled easily behind our Kia Spectra. Title indicates dry weight of 925 lbs.
• Sink area allows incoming fresh cold water from campground hookup. There is no water heater but a teakettle heats up water nicely.
• Storage overtop the sink and stove and below the sink, closet equipped with a bar for hanging clothes with a reach-in storage area above the heater, storage areas under the sofa and both seats in the dining area (a fresh water tank occupies space under one of the seats but is not in service).
• Combination of 12 volt and 120V electricity
• Four tire chocks and jack levelers
Windows and roof vent open for ventilation
• One 20 lb. propane tank
• Camper only requires 15 amp service
• New curtains in a hippie-style pattern
• New laminate wood flooring
• New refrigerator installed in 2009 and used lightly – works using 120V – at campground or when driving with power inverter connected to the towing vehicle’s battery.
• New 120V heater installed in 2012
• New wiring throughout and installation of new inverter in 2009; old inverter still present but doesn’t work
• Cushions reupholstered approximately 2008
• New tires approximately 2008; spare tire also in good condition
• Storage hooks installed throughout camper
• Removable air conditioner (Goldstar) that fits into the window above the sofa. Purchased the A/C new in 2009 – used slightly.
• A custom-made removable screen fits the window over the sofa.
• To improve functionality of the dining area, the two-section table has a low shelf for storage and a smaller table that swivels. The two pieces fit together when switching out to a bed.

NOTE: Individuals may consider making cosmetic improvements based on preferences. The Bug has normal wear and tear for an antique. Pictures represent as-is condition of camper as of June 2015.
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Old 06-15-2015, 02:38 PM   #2
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Very nice looking LB, should sell pretty quickly. Do let us know when it does sell so your post can be moved to a different thread, thanks.
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Old 06-15-2015, 03:25 PM   #3
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Thanks we will. We upgraded to another antique - a 26 ft. Fleetwood Jamboree, 1989. Hate to part with the LB though but otherwise it's just going to sit in a shed.

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Old 06-16-2015, 10:37 AM   #4
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Where are you
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Old 06-30-2015, 05:11 PM   #5
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The trailer looks great. I live in northern Virginia, where are you located? I am interested any way I can contact you? Thanks!
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Old 07-14-2015, 11:59 AM   #6
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PRICE REDUCTION - NOW $5,000 - 1973 Love Bug in Virginia

Thank you for your interest.
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Old 08-18-2015, 06:46 PM   #7
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Is this still available? I have a friend seeking a LoveBug. He used to own one and covets mine!
What is the exterior? It looks a little flat. Has it been painted?
Thank you!
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Old 08-19-2015, 06:43 AM   #8
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Yes it is available. No it has not been painted. We are in Virginia.
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Old 09-23-2015, 11:56 AM   #9
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Is your Love Bug still available?

Is your Love Bug still available? Where are you located in Virginia? I'm in Lexington, Virginia and looking to buy a small fiberglass trailer.
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Old 09-23-2015, 02:54 PM   #10
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This is wicked cool trailer. I recently "inherited" a 1973 love bug and it needs a bit of TLC and like many of the things I see in yours. One of the things I can't figure out is the door opener/door catch. I know this isn't the "repair" forum and if you wouldn't mind, would you please posting up a close-up picture of what yours looks like?? Thanks... Tom
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Old 09-24-2015, 12:29 PM   #11
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Sending a private message to include pictures.
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Old 10-12-2015, 07:19 AM   #12
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Hi, is your LoveBug still available?
Where in Virginia are you?
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Old 10-12-2015, 07:24 AM   #13
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It is available. We are in Gloucester, VA
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Old 10-12-2015, 07:41 AM   #14
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U haul

Would you mind telling me where this trailer can be seen? I'm in St. Louis. 314-965-1338. Dave.
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Old 12-24-2015, 02:42 PM   #15
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Camper sold on December 21st for $4950.
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Old 12-24-2015, 03:39 PM   #16
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I am sure it will sell quickly!
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13 foot trailer, camper ready, love bug

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