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1978 GMC Birchaven 23'

GMC exterior This was my 1978 GMC motorhome. It's a 23' rear bath 'Birchaven' model. We used it for two trips to Burning Man and several weekends in southern California. Alas, after some mechanical problems in Reno, I had to get rid of it in late 2013.

Specs

  • Length 23 ft 9 in (with spare tire)
  • Width 96 in
  • Wheelbase 140 in
  • Height 9 ft 2 in (with air conditioner)
  • Fuel - 2 X 25 gallons
  • LP fuel - 44.5 pounds
  • Fresh water - 40 gallons
  • Holding tanks - 2 X 20 gallons
  • 403 cubic inch V8 - regular gas
  • High Energy Ignition ("HEI")
  • Oil cooler
  • 4000 Watt Onan Generator
  • Roof Air Conditioner
  • 15ft Zip Dee Awning
  • Rear Ladder
  • Roof Storage Pod
  • 6.6 Cu Ft Refrigerator - LP, 12V, 120V
  • 4 Burner Magic Chef stove with oven

Upgrades and Recent Service

  • ALCOA wheels
  • Schrader & shut off valves on air suspension
  • New tires (2011-12)
  • 3 Batteries
  • New radiator core (2012-10)
  • Kenwood CD/DVD/MP3 stereo (2012-03)
  • Coolant hoses replaced (2012-07)
  • Fuel lines replaced (2012-07)
  • New Brake Pads / Discs turned (2012-07)
  • Pull-out faucet

Pictures

GMC Interior -Kitchen
Interior -Kitchen - new pullout fixture
GMC Interior - Lounge
Interior - Lounge
GMC Interior -Dinette
Interior -Dinette
GMC Interior - Bathroom Sink
Interior - Bathroom Sink
GMC Interior -Tub
Interior -Tub
GMC Interior - Tub/Shower Fixture
Interior - New Tub/Shower Fixture
GMC Cockpit
Cockpit
GMC Cockpit - Driver
Cockpit - Driver
GMC Cockpit - Passenger
Cockpit - Passenger
GMC Cockpit - Driver seat
Cockpit - Driver's seat - There is some wear/fading on the cockpit seats, other upholstery is in very good condition.
GMC exterior with awning
Exterior with Zip Dee awning
GMC Cockpit - Exterior Close Up
Exterior Close Up - Paint is in very good condition

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