Asking Price: $8,500
- Year: 1984
- Maker/Trim/Model: Dolphin
- Length: 21FT
- Odometer: 63K
- Drivetrain: 2.4L 4cyl (22R) 4spd Manual
- State/Region: Quintana Roo
- City/Area: Cancun
- Name: Bela B.
- Phone: See Below
- Email: [email protected]
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Toyota Dolphin RV 1984
63K Miles / 99.000 Kms
Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico.
US$ 8,500 OBO
After 10 months of travel in the USA, Mexico, Belize and Guatemala, our overland trip is coming to an end.
Our companion, a 1984 Toyota Dolphin Motorhome “Elvis Sucio” is for sale.
He is comfortable, safe and equipped for the perfect overland adventure. We have found him to be the ultimate vehicle inside and out. Due to its smaller size and simple exterior it did not attract unwanted attention in any of the places we have travelled, while on the inside it is renovated and features most imaginable conveniences.
He has provided us with shelter in the rainy season and from the hot sun in the tropics, while letting us enjoy a worry free travelling lifestyle. He is not much longer or heavier than a van but it has all of what a studio apartment on wheels can offer, including a full kitchen, a bathroom with shower, sofas, bed, flatscreen tv etc. All appliances work either off the two house batteries or off propane.
He is nimble and strong and was able to climb any and all mountains and beaches we did put in front of him. He is a Toyota, absolutely reliable, and while we have never needed it, service and parts for it are available throughout the Americas. The R22 engine is famous for its long life and reliability.
He has a clean title and is registered in the state of Nevada, USA.
The engine is a 2.4 Liter, 4 cylinder, 4 speed stick shift (manual transmission) with the 22R engine. The interior is freshly renovated, has brand new laminated floors, seat covers, blinds and paint. All the windows and the door have seamless mosquito screens. The exterior is worn with some scratches and minor indentations as a proof that he can go off the well traveled roads too. Most places we did not miss a 4×4, our ground clearance was the key to reach the best hidden beaches.
He has not once let us down, we have not had any issues in our 10 months of travel. At the start of our trip we have had it serviced by Toyota in Las Vegas and Los Angeles. On the road we have had oil, oil filter, bearings and brakes changed and or serviced.
Inspection, handover, time and place is flexible within the state of Quintana Roo, Mexico.
Another option is that we deliver to Los Angeles but the price will be accordingly higher.
Registering him in the new owner’s name in the USA from abroad can be arranged with an external service provider.
Length 21 feet / 6.3 m
Fuel Tank: 17.2 gal / 65 Litres
Fuel Consumption: 16MPG or 14.7L/100Km
Freshwater capacity: 20 gal / 80 Litres
Greywater capacity: 19 gal / 72 Litres
Blackwater capacity: 19 gal / 72 Litres
Shurflo freshwater pump
Electric: Batteries Total: 3
Inverter: 1,000 Watt continuous and 2,000 Watt Peak
Output: USB, 110V Sockets, etc.
Electric Fans off the house batteries
High output A/C, works when connected to external source
Heavy Duty External electric cable 20′
4 Solar Panels charge the 2 house batteries
Propane: ~30 Pounds/ 15 kgs, the propane tank is removable for easy refueling. Using the fridge full time off propane, and cooking, a fill last us about a month.
Maintenance and Service: Serviced by Toyota, all fluids changed, carburetor refurbished, etc.
New brakes, new bearings on the back axle. Has not leaked oil or any other fluids on our trip. Oil and filter changed underway.
Tires: 7 New tires, 6 with <6000 Miles on them, 1 of them is the unused spare
Has dings and scratches in most of the places. Some of the original painted stripes are missing and the hood has some dings as well. Btw, this worn look on the outside helped us to keep a low-key appearance while crisscrossing the Americas.
Kitchen has enough countertop space to prepare food. Fridge with freezer works off the propane or electricity. Microwave oven works off the house batteries. Stove is a 4 burner and works off propane. Sink is single stainless. Water purifier is a Travel Berkey Water Purifier with 2 Black Ceramic Elements. Hot water system is using propane.
Cupboards and cabinetry are overhead for all supplies, food and utensils. Large storage area under the oven and the sink (for camping gear and the toolbox). More storage area with shelves over the refrigerator.
Living area includes two sofas, able to accommodate a person each for sleeping (up to 180 cm) and a mobile table we use for meals. As for entertainment, a 23″ LCD TV screen working off the house batteries is mounted on an adjustable arm with HDMI input, (to watch movies from a laptop), as well as a DVD/CD player and radio. The interior has all LED lighting, brand new upholstery, new floor, new blinds, large overhead clothing storage on both sides, main clothing cabinet, storage under the benches, power outlets, including USB. The ceiling has two screened hatches. There are two 12V fans.
Bathroom has a toilet with manual flush, wall mounted hot and cold shower, a vanity, some more other storage and a solar shower bag for outdoor showering.
Sleeping area is over the cab with panorama and side windows with curtains, a real queen size mattress (150 * 190 cm) and LED lights.
Included with the RV are many more items. All of these items are less than 6 months old. The list below might not be complete.
Kitchen: tea kettle, Large 10qt pot, 1 large cast iron skillet (in and outdoor cooking), 2 frying pans, tray, wooden spoons, plates, mugs, cups, utensils for at least 2 people, peeler, cutting board, plastic containers fitting the available space, camping table with folding legs, 2 camping chairs and a stainless outdoor griddle.
Bedroom: Queen size mattress 5 months old, 3 pillows, 2 double Blanket, 1 set of sheets and pillow cases
Tools: Toolbag with all imaginable tools for the road, full set of metric and imperial keys and wrenches, screwdrivers, a cordless Bosch drill kit with extra battery and charger, all drill and screw bits, 12V DC air pump, 20 Liter gas jerrycan, ropes, tarps, a shovel, pipes and hoses for fresh and other water, in and out. Including a full set of brand new Toyota replacement belts and hoses.