1983 Sunrader in Santa Fe, NM


Last Updated: 7/24/2021 | Ad Source: Direct

Asking Price: $26,500 $22,500 (Final Sale Price)

1983 Santa Fe NM

Motorhome Facts

  • Year: 1983
  • Maker/Trim/Model: Sunrader
  • Length: 18FT
  • Odometer: 22,702
  • Drivetrain: 4cyl Manual

Seller Info

  • State/Region: New Mexico
  • City/Area: Santa Fe
  • Name: SOLD!
  • Phone: SOLD!
  • Email: SOLD!


More Details & Pictures

1983 CLASSIC ONE-OF-A-KIND Toyota Sunrader 18’,OFF-ROAD ABILITY, 22,702 miles!

PRICE$26,500 (see comments below on offers)

ONE-OF-A-KIND:*22,702 original miles on DIESEL ENGINE in excellent condition (see maintenance below) *rear locking differential with 4:88 gear ratio designed for off-road capabilities *paint and chrome are in near new condition *NO rust. *NO leaks.


            ENGINE: THIS ENGINE is barely broken in due to low original miles, please see maintenance record below for recent work performed.

            FIBERGLASS SHELL: the ONE PIECE FIBERGLASS SHELL is a huge bonus. This “seamless” fiberglass body is virtually indestructible, and provides a “leak-proof” rooftop. This is important as it eliminates the risk of leaking.

18’ LENGTH: The 18 FOOT motorhomes are rare and in high demand because they are easy to maneuver like a car and can park in any regular parking place.

6 LUG AXILE (upgraded by Toyota. Previous 5 lug axles were inadequate.)

             RECORDS: Normally buyers of vintage Toyota Motorhomes take a risk when purchasing because of the lack of information regarding history and maintenance.  This vehicle has all records since it came from Japan in 1983, including the Hilux Owner’s and Sunrader Owner’s Manuals, plus the Shop Manual!  Plus organized files of all interior appliances.

2021 MOTOR MAINTENANCE: new glow plugs; new fuel filter; packed wheel bearings with new seals; new brake pads, rotors, and master brake cylinder; new thermostat; new timing belt; new V-belts; flush radiator and new antifreeze; new gear oil for all gearboxes. NOTE: the owner of specialty diesel shop that went through the entire engine and drive train, and the motorhome technician who inspected and worked on the motorhome have offered to answer questions about the motorhome with a prospective buyer.

            DIFFERENTIAL LOCK: A locking differential (diff lock) will give this vehicle the boost it needs when caught in tricky, off road situations. The diff lock will enable you to traverse difficult terrains with ease.  (Cost: $3890)

            ON BOARD ELECTRIC AIR PUMP for emergency air to pump tires

            SOUND SYSTEM: New Sony CD player and radio ($850)

            TIRES: Six Dunlop P1 95-75-14 tires with approximately only 5000 miles on them

            TRANSMISSION: manual five-speed

            DIESEL ENGINE: excellent gas mileage (about 20 mpg),* lasts longer than gasoline engines,* higher and lower end torque

            BATHROOM with toilet and shower and air ventilation overhead fan

            AIR CONDITIONING: new custom installed cab air-conditioning and heater (costing $3435)

            12 VOLT SYSTEM with PHOTOVOLTAIC PANELS for off-road camping: two rooftop photovoltaic panels for charging Sunrader deep cycle batteries.


Duotherm rooftop air conditioner unit,

Mor-Flo industries water heater

Surflow water pump,

Suburban Dina LP furnace,

Wedgewood LP three burner cooktop (no oven)

New 700 W Microwave

New Norcold Gas/electric refrigerator (LP, 12V and 115 V)

2 batteries for the engine, plus 2 deep cycle battery for the home.


            REAR DINETTE- the rear dinette/sitting/sleeping area with wrap around expansive windows on three sides is a popular feature of this RV as it brings the outdoors into the inside.

            INTERIOR DECORATIONS: all windows have new quality cotton handmade curtains with decorative ties. The curtains compliment the new wallpaper behind the stove and sink AND the face covering on the refrigerator.

            CLEAN INTERIOR: the RV has been thoroughly cleaned and disinfected (natural cleaning, no chemicals).

           COMMENTS: Although this motorhome is in excellent condition, however, it is not new: the technician stated that the oven needs a new gas control valve. Most small RV’s are not equipped with ovens because stove top burners and small microwaves are more energy-efficient to utilize. * The technician also said that the heater needs a new igniter. In order to avoid recalling the technician for a repair, and in order to expedite the sale; we will give the buyer a $500 credit to cover the cost. *The rear Sony sound system speakers do not work but the front cab speakers can be heard throughout the Sunrader.

WHY WE ARE SELLING?  Marie is retiring and wanted to have a small motorhome to travel with.   We traveled 1400 miles and she is not comfortable with the manual gear shifting, as she has only driven automatic.  When this is sold, we will purchase a small motorhome with an automatic transmission.


ADVERTISEMENT: this ad will be published on Craigslist, eBay, and ToyotaMotorhomeRV.com

 VIDEO UPON REQUEST: we are preparing a video of the Sunrader and will email it to you upon request.

CONTACTING ME: I will deal with all interested first parties (i.e. with the purchaser) through discussion by phone as it is a most efficient and a complete way to communicate.

PICKUP in SANTA FE: If you fly, I will pick you up at Santa Fe Airport or at a Santa Fe shuttle stop if you take a shuttle from Albuquerque Airport

Last Updated on July 25, 2021 by RVAds


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  1. Why is the photo of the engine a 1994-96 Toyota landcruiser Gas motor ?
    It states that it is a diesel enging

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