FOR SALE: Garaged, Original owner, Excellent condition $26,500 USD - Negotiable
Class B / Hamburg, NJ
For sale by ORIGINAL owner. Please text first so that the e-mails don't hit my Spam folder.
GARAGED at home for 21 years. Hamburg NJ. Garaged means no RUST or dried out rotting of any rubber gaskets or bushings.
There is no UV/ozone rotting of any Interior seats, the vinyl accordion shades, the fabrics or carpet. Everything still looks like new.
The original paint and graphics are all in great shape. No need for a repaint or any graphic's replacements.
I used Mobil I only since new. And it still does not burn any oil.
My gas mileage varies (regular fuel ) depending on season and terrain..
I averaged anywhere from 20MPG to 15MPG on trips. Pretty darn good with a + 7200lb vehicle.
(Think about more rising gas prices due to the war on fossil fuels!) It will matter a lot when comparing it with other RV's..
My Rialta had been excellently maintained. All the under the hood parts that normally wear have all been replaced. (Just this spring I had the AC compressor replaced.) My Rialta can almost pass as new inside and out. The Interior and exterior practically show no wear. All interior appliances such as the refrigerator, microwave, furnace, pumps etc., are all working. Nothing inside needs fixing.
All the documentation, the manuals and service records are available..
The original Transmission still works like new! Because every 25-30K miles the fluid was easily replaced via the Dip Stick's Tube (and my hand pump is included).
Needs no prep or reconditioning before its next big trip. Tires are all great. The suspension is fine and needs nothing to be done.
During the last few years the muffler, Cat converter and brakes all have been replaced; It's really all ready to drive anywhere.
My many Mods had only enhanced function. It now has a great working shower too. (Without changes to the HD's floor plan.) No cosmetic changes. Everything is and still looks original.
Many extras are included, A 2000 watt hard wired Inverter (With inverters power outlets extended into the rear, near the entrance way and the outside.) Includes a Smart TV and the DVD player all set up. Also included is custom made Floor to ceiling curtain, that blocks off (Behind the front seats) the entire cabs glassed area. A major source of heat loss in cold weather and it also reduces AC load in the summer.
Includes a hitch platform carrier, and a dump trolley. Even the B&D Toaster/Oven with the Mr. Coffee maker, is in place and is all set up. includes a tiny propane BBQ grill that stores in trunk. Along with fresh water hoses, heavy duty extension cords etc. Everything you need for your first trip.
Keep in mind: although the mileage is high, any Rialta that is 15 years old that had been parked outdoors, even with having much less mileage; please note that these Rialta's stored outdoors will require new seat covers, replacement of the vinyl accordion window shades and also suffer the cracking of other plastics. Along with the problems of rusting and the deterioration of rubber hoses and bushings and gaskets; which will dry rot when not garaged. See the photo example of my "looks new" accordion shade. On other Rialta inspections,If you see custom made window shades or curtains, it means that the entire interior had degraded.
To all those Newbies out there: Wanna know why 20 year old Rialta's still command such hi prices? Check this out; From 1995 to 2005 there have only been less than 8000 units made. And Winnebago can no longer reproduce them due inflation. Trying so, they would cost new over $200K today. So instead, they now buy a van and do conversions. Which don't have as much INTERIOR space; becuse the Rialta is much wider than conventional van conversions.
I feel it's time to sell! Because as a long retired engineer and with after 21 years of travel adventures and, with those oh so many great memories; I realize that as we age those bones start to complain about getting around. (Especially crawling underneath when I used to routinely squirt silicone spray on every visible bushing.)
After its gone and seeing that big empty spot in my garage will take a lot of adjusting to.
For those folks that are not Familiar with the Rialta and the HD layout: Here's an overview:
Only 21.8 ft., drives like a car, goes anywhere that a car can go, easy parallel parking.
Front Wheel Drive
4 Speed automatic transmission
Class 3 hitch for towing.
Gas mileage is great. My experiences per tankful average 15 mpg on the interstate going through mountains. Through the flat plain states on flat roads, i have gotten as much as 20 MpG. Plan on 16 to 18 as an average.
3 burner cook top with oven
3 way Refrigerator with freezer (Works on AC, Propane or Battery)
(Am including a Smart TV and DVD player)
Propane powered furnace with thermostat for cold nights.
Room Divider curtains that blocks off the entire glassed cab area to prevent heat loss in winter.
All interior lamps upgraded to LED to save battery power.
Front Bucket seats with Captains chairs arm rests.
Third Barrel Chair behind Passenger Seat.
Built-in Closets and Generous Storage.
The trunk is big enough for a BBQ, 2 chairs, folding table, power cords and tools etc.
Slide out Bathroom and Shower
Fold down sink, Mirrored medicine cabinet
Mirrored Wardrobe closet
Storage Shelves with panel doors in rear
Rear lounge area with a big table for dining (folds away "in place" at bedtime)
Rear benches converts to double bed for comfortable sleeping for two.
Vinyl accordion style sun blocking shades on all coach windows.
Privacy curtains that block off the Front windows so no one can look in.
If you are not familiar with the HD floor plan, I found a YouTube video of a different model year that had posted several years ago. (It's not my unit, but shows the exact same interior layout & features.) I am only providing the link just in case you are not familiar with the Rialta's HD layout. (Note that Rialta's were made with 4 different floor plans. A QD, HD, FD, & RD.)
See video the another 2004 HD that was stripped clean by a dealer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTGzQHLqxnA.....
|Total Price Change:||-$3,000|
Excluding price changes of less than $100.