For Sale: Awesome 1985 Winnebago Chieftain

Just completed a year-long tour of the U.S. in this vintage class A motorhome. It was an outstanding home and well-loved under our care.  She’s got a lot of life left in her.

The Stats

  • 33ft long
  • Sleeps 7 comfortably
  • Onan 6500 generator
  • Outfitted with 2 permanently installed solar panels (300W of power) and 4 deep cycle golf cart battery bank. 
  • 72-gallon fresh water tank
  • Chevy 454 on a P30 chassis
  • 2 front tires are a year old, the back tires are in good condition
  • Aluminum roof – no leaks!
  • Electric/propane fridge (installed just over a year ago)
  • Permanently installed 12-gallon propane tank 
  • 2 AC units and a furnace that all function well
  • New battery (engine)
  • Always on rear camera
  • Big awning – works great and clean!
  • Everything works except the oven
  • New front end parts: Pitman arm, ball joints, steering stabilizer.  New front brakes.  Have receipts.


During the past year, we spent 75% of the time boondocking in the western U.S.  The rig is able to carry enough water and propane to easily accommodate a week or more away from campgrounds. It starts right up.  We would happily take off for another round-the-U.S. trip in it tomorrow.  Unfortunately, my year-long sabbatical is over and I have to go back to work.   Originally purchased 1 year ago in southern California.  We are the third owners.  No rust.  Looks great for its age.

Heads Up’s 

Like most vehicles from the 80s, it has some quirks.   We have had to tighten a serpentine belt several times.  Seems to be fine now.  No microwave oven.  The oven does not work (but the stove does).  The air suspension is slow to fill up. The previous owner clipped the plastic shell of the rear AC unit.  There is a 6 inch crack along the rear edge.  Does not effect functionality.  The upholstery is pulling in places which is why we used seat covers.


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