1991 Winnebago Itasca Spirit in Morris, IL

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Last Updated: 5/18/2019 | Ad Source: Direct

Asking Price: $22,950

Motorhome Facts

  • Year: 1991
  • Maker/Trim/Model: Itasca Spirit
  • Length: 21 FT
  • Odometer: 123K
  • Drivetrain: V6

Seller Info

  • State/Region: Illinois
  • City/Area: Morris
  • Name: No Longer Available!
  • Phone: No Longer Available!
  • Email: No Longer Available!


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FOR SALE: Nicely-restored ’91 Toyota Itasca Spirit motorhome. This attractive RV is way-above-average !

Yes, this is that Toyota RV you have been looking for! It is rare and unique — especially because it is NOT a project! Just the opposite — everything has been carefully gone over to be as nice as possible. My assistants and I have spent many, many hours this past year intentionally restoring this coach to be optimally usable for the next owners. Toyota RVs are our hobby and we take pride in our work. We have great satisfaction when we can put one back on the road as it was meant to be.

“Way above average” aptly describes this coach. The reasons will become obvious when you read its many features and upgrades. Most Toyota RVs that come up for sale need a fair amount of time and attention, and probably a good amount of money to make them comfortable and trouble-free again. Here now instead, is one that is ready to take camping right away. What you will read about is at least 140 different tasks and items that the new owner WON’T have to deal with because we have fixed or improved or added them already.

First of all, this model is a Winnebago Itasca Spirit, which it is considered to be the best-built overall of any brand of Toyota RV, but nicely-restored ones like this are rather hard to find. This vehicle has spent its entire life in California until May 2018 when it was driven to Illinois to complete its restoration.

Secondly, it has a V-6 engine (not a 4 cylinder) so you have more adequate power for climbing hills, and you have the ability to tow a moderate load. Interstate speeds of 65 mph are easy to maintain. The ride in the cab is much quieter and the seats more comfortable than earlier models. Toyota engines are known for their longevity and great gas mileage especially compared to any other RVs of the same size and price. The chassis with automatic transmission can get up to 16 miles per gallon.

This particular engine was just recently replaced (short block) so it will provide many years of travel yet. The odometer reads 123K miles which is in the range of average for a Toyota RV. (We know of Toyota RVs with close to 300K miles.) It has been driven about 3K miles since the engine was installed, so that means it has been “broken in” nicely. It is a new Toyota factory engine. It was installed by the Toyota dealer in La Crescenta, CA under the “V06 Campaign” (head gasket recall) authorized by the Toyota Corporation.

In conjunction with installing the new engine, this vehicle has had all of the following additional components replaced, and other extra chassis services performed, so as to make it as roadworthy as possible. With all of these maintenance items taken care of, you can have confidence that this RV will perform better than most. (It is more apt to be free of the unexpected surprises that often come with used RVs that are for sale because sellers just want them off their property for whatever reason.)

— New radiator (with red Toyota coolant) and all new hoses
— New fuel tank, fuel pump, and fuel gauge sending unit
— New timing belt, water pump, and all new belts
— New spark plugs, wires, and distributor cap and rotor
— New engine battery
— New power steering pump
— New oil cooler
— New oil pump and oil filter
— New rear brakes, new brake cylinders, and new master cylinder
— New muffler
— New engine air filter
— Transmission serviced
— New front bumper
— Steering stops replaced
— Some wheel studs replaced
— Windshield sprayer repaired
— Windshield wipers replaced

All tires are new (Hankook Vantra brand – proper load range D), and have only been driven a few thousand miles. This vehicle has the full-floating one-ton rear axle and six-lug wheels throughout. The spare tire is located on the rear.

The exterior of the RV is flat-sided fiberglass – more desirable. It has now been polished and detailed, and the exterior stripes in shades of Hunter green and gold are newly installed, making this vehicle quite stunning compared to most. If you didn’t know, finding a nice-looking exterior on a Toyota RV is a hard thing to come by. You can be proud to drive this very stylish-looking coach that looks much newer than it is.

FLOORPLAN specifics:
— Extra-long Full-size over-cab bed sleeps two adults
— Sofabed behind the driver makes a cozy bed for two
— The dinette makes into a smaller twin bed (meaning it can sleep a total of five)
— Kitchen (stove/oven, microwave, double stainless sink, and refrigerator/freezer) is located in the center
— Bathroom in the rear has a sink, toilet, separate shower, and a tall closet for storage
— There are seatbelts on the sofabed and dinette to accommodate a total of five people
— 21 feet in length overall (very easy to park in a regular parking space)

We have taken great care to be sure that the interior of this coach is fresh and clean, and in presentable condition in all aspects. The overcab curtains have all been washed. The dinette seats and sofabed have been recently steam cleaned, and have color-coordinated pillows. The carpet has been professionally steam-cleaned. There are new custom-cut carpet runners for all of the coach floor area.

ADDITIONAL UPGRADES — This coach includes all the standard features plus these significant upgrades compared to most other models of Toyota RVs:

— Fresh metallic-toned vinyl stripes and exterior detailing all around; there are no other Toyota RVs with this unique striping design
— Custom-made matching “Itasca” logo decals
— Flat fiberglass exterior paneling has been polished and shines
— Coach has a one-piece aluminum roof in good condition – recently sealed in its entirety and caulked in appropriate additional places to prevent leaks
— All windows, vents, seams, and exterior compartments have been meticulously re-caulked
— Windows are tinted to help keep the coach cooler in hot weather
— Propane pressure gauge (only found on Winnebago models of Toyota RVs)
— 110v outlet located on passenger side for conveniently powering items outside

— Microwave oven is installed in cabinet above the stove top
— New flat-screen TV (with remote) is installed on a swivel bracket over refrigerator
— Winegard TV antenna has Wingman upgrade installed for better HDTV signals; cranks up and rotates for optimum for broadcast reception; switches between the built-in signal amplifier or a direct connection to an RV park cable service
— Shower is larger than in other brands of Toyota RVs
— Bathroom has extra towel bars and shower rack added
— 12v oscillating fan added – makes a nice breeze for cooling inside the coach in hot weather
— Stove cover added for additional counter space
— Spice rack included over stove
— New custom-made splash guard added between sink and sofa
— Drinking cups dispenser added
— Fresh shelf liners added in all cabinets
— Double magazine rack added over refrigerator
— Tissue dispenser and cup holder added for over-cab bed
— Hanging banana basket added
— Map/magazine rack and key hooks added
— Hat hooks added over entry door
— Sink has rotating sink sprayer and removable matching sink cover
— Privacy curtain to hang between coach and cab
— Tap-on entry light for immediate illumination upon entry to coach
— Smoke detector, carbon monoxide alarm, and fire extinguisher added for safety

— 12-volt deep-cycle battery has recently been replaced, and new battery retention strap added
— Propane furnace, hot water heater, and stove /oven all work as designed
– Propane lines have been pressure tested for no leaks
– Furnace was disassembled and valve replaced
– Hot water heater was disassembled and cleaned for safety
– Stove and stove hood was disassembled and cleaned
— Refrigerator /freezer cools adequately on propane or 110v electric
– Refrigerator thermometer installed with external digital readout
— Water pump works as designed with no plumbing leaks
– Fresh water tank and lines have been sanitized
— Holding tanks are empty and tank gauges are functional (not always the case with used RVs)
– Sewer valve assembly replaced
— Duotherm roof air conditioner blows very cold; it was disassembled and the gaskets replaced; ceiling filters have been replaced with new
— Stove vent fan and bath vent fan cleaned
— Roof vents have outside covers to allow opening even during rainy weather
— Converter/ on-board battery charger functions as it should to keep coach battery charged
— All cabinet screws and door frame screws have been tightened, due to loosening with age
— All exterior locks and door hinges have been lubricated
— Windshield wipers and sprayer operate as intended
— Clearance lights are all working as required

— Easy and quiet to drive
— Power steering
— Tilt steering wheel
— Cruise control mounted on steering wheel
— Automatic transmission with overdrive and ECT power boost switch
— Cab air conditioning blows very cold
— Second ceiling light added in cab
— Dash stereo system has AM/FM radio and 2 additional speakers in the coach rear, plus an adapter to play music from an external source
— Fresnel lens on rear window for wide-angle viewing while driving
— New hoodliner for quieter ride
— There is no significant undercarriage rust; vehicle is from California
— New license plate frame added
— Gas cap as tether added to prevent loss
— Spare tire on rear has new vinyl cover
— Jack and tools pouch included

— Interior is much cleaner than most, including areas most sellers don’t bother to clean (like the window channels and under the cabinets and sofa)
— Non-smoking vehicle, no pets
— The propane tank has been filled
— Title is clean and clear; registered until April 2019
— Toyota Owner’s Manual included
— Winnebago Owner’s Manual in a binder with manuals for the various RV appliances is included (not always the case with used RVs)

BONUS — The following accessories are also included with the purchase of the vehicle:
— Cab console
— 12v socket multiplier has 3 sockets for cell phones, GPS, etc.
— Steering wheel cover
— Mirror on visor
— Cab compass
— Windshield sun-shade
— Nice cab floor mats
— Entry door mat
— Two wastebaskets – front and rear
— Freshwater hose in storage bag
— Freshwater pressure regulator
— Sewer hose is new in box; stores in rear bumper
— RV holding tank chemical and gloves for dumping
— Sewer adapter ring
— TV cord for hook-up to RV park cable service
— Indicator night light to confirm 110v power
— Convenient shelf racks added in cupboards
— Paper towel holder, paper towels, and toilet paper
— New pot-holders set
— Butane lighter for stove
— Bubble level and ice tray in freezer
— Fly swatter (an essential camping item)
— Non-slip shower mat
— Two sofa pillows
— Color-coordinated flannel sheet, pillow case, and blanket
— Tire gauge specifically for dual tires
— Engine funnel
— Warning triangles set
— New 30 to 15 amp power adapter
— Extra keys set
— Plus additional tools and numerous enhancements from an experienced RVer

ALSO AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE if the new owner would like to get them to install:
— New 100-watt solar panel system with a charge controller and all mounting hardware
— Air springs set (springs assist for rear axle) – new in box; also helps to level the coach somewhat while driving or camping

A complete set of 86 photos of this above-average vehicle can be found here:


As we said this coach is now ready to drive and comfortably camp in for many years to come. What you will be getting with this RV is the peace of mind that so many details have already been taken care of for you.

The price of $22,950 is in keeping with the above-average condition of this vehicle. A modest deposit can hold it for you until you can arrange to view it. (Deposit applies to the purchase price.) It is located in Morris, Illinois (southwest of Chicago on Interstate 80). Free transport from Chicago area airports or Amtrak can be arranged for buyers from out-of-state.

Please call for more info and to have your questions answered, [REDACTED]. (This phone number does not accept texts.) Leave a number where we can call you back. Phone replies will be given priority over emails. The right next owner for this Toyota Itasca Spirit RV is someone who knows a real gem when they see one.

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  1. I’m looking for a Toyota dolphin or Toyota winnabago itaska fixer upper that has no mechanical issues and runs great,v6 preferred.needs interior work. Have 3500.00 to spend but would like to buy for 2500.00 to 3000.00.if you have one sitting around in your yard you would like to sell please contact me at 360 644 8105 or text also.I will travel to pick up anywhere.

  2. WOW, this thing doesn’t even have an awning, a rear latter, a proper entertainment system, or any kind of towing. Plus, the overhead air conditioner is OLD, and it has almost 124,000 miles!!! And the seller wants almost $23,000.00??? WHAT A JOKE. I hope no one is stupid enough to fall for this seller’s con job. No doubt they paid less than 5K for this thing, did some cleaning and added some cheap, emotional nonsense (fly swatter, Kleenex, door mats, pot holders, etc.) then hope to find someone dumb enough to pay $23K for an 7K or 8K vehicle. For 23K, this thing should have a brand new engine — not a polished old one with over 123,000 miles. Don’t Be Stupid Folks!!!

    • Gee – Did you even read the description closely? It DOES have a new factory engine, installed by Toyota. And also multiple other items that have been perfected, so as not to give any unwanted surprises. Perhaps you have not ever seen a truly nicely-refurbished Toyota RV. If you are shopping, any Toyota RV that cost only $7-8K is bound to have lots and lots of things that don’t work quite right the way they used to. Some folks may not mind living with those kinds of annoyances, some of which can be quite major. But for those that appreciate having everything working right again down to the last detail, that’s why there are sellers like this who are true restorers, who refurbish with passion and meticulous care for multiple months before any Toyota RV projects are ready to be listed for sale. Don’t be so quick with put downs if you have not ever seen a completed one. The attention to detail with the added accessories listed is just like the attention to detail with ALL of the unseen RV systems, with the engine and drive train, and with the exterior that looks very nice once again. For reference purposes, I know that this vehicle sold for full price within one week of its being listed, to people who realized the value of the features of this one, rather than buying something else that is untested and apt to turn into an unwanted project. Keep watch for other high-quality restorations from these sellers.

  3. I really did consider this RV. I looked into it and contacted the seller. It is the size, make, vintage look and price, engine etc that I am looking to purchase. Trouble is, I just don’t have that amount of money in savings and investments. So I looked over the list of upgrades etc’s this RV has and I guess I am glad the money is not in my pocket. At first I thought you might be eating sour grapes or whatever, but then that engine with 123k miles made me pause and think. Well, thanks for the heads up on all to consider. I will be traveling with hubby, but there are times when he just doesn’t want to stay on the road as long as I do. An engine is pretty costly for a woman to be messing around with by themselves.

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