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1998

29'

National

SeaBreeze

$18,000
Pelkie
, Michigan
70,600 Miles
Private Seller
29'

1998

29'

National

SeaBreeze

Pelkie
, Michigan
$18,000
70,600 Miles
Private Seller
29'

All Serious offers will be considered. New Engine! Tow Vehicle Included. For Sale: 1998 National Seabreeze Class A motorhome plus 2007 Pontiac Vibe tow vehicle. A combination of age and health issues have made us decide to part with them. We’ve owned the motorhome for about 10 years and put about 35,000 miles on it. In that time we’ve made many upgrades (see below).

The tow vehicle is a 2007 Pontiac Vibe with a manual transmission. The Vibe has app. 138,500 showing on the odometer (we’re still driving it). This vehicle has been well maintained mechanically. The towing system is a Blue Ox towbar which I rebuilt with new gaskets and seals a few years ago. It has performed flawlessly for us.

The Seabreeze is showing 70,600 on the odometer, which is accurate as far as the previous owner knew when we bought it. The engine was replaced on June 11, 2021 at 60,874 miles on the odometer, at a cost of $12,848.19. The new engine is a GM factory short block that was professionally installed and still has some of the 3 year warranty left. It is a 7.4 liter 454 ci. We’ve put about 10,000 miles on the new engine, and it runs like a champ. We’ve paid for inside storage for the motorhome every winter since we’ve had it.

Inside we’ve replaced the original microwave with a Sharp R-1875-T convection/microwave oven. It is permanently bolted to the wall and sits over the 3 burner propane stovetop. It has a 2-speed exhaust fan and light. It has a spacious interior big enough for a large frozen pizza.

The hot water heater is an on-demand Furion 2.4 GPM model FWH09A-AM which I installed last summer. It provides hot water instantaneously and runs on propane only. The control panel for the Furion is to the left of the cook top.

The main AC unit was replaced about 5 years ago, and has worked perfectly since then. There was a rain-sensing ceiling mounted vent at the front between the driver’s and passenger seats. It never worked reliably, so we decided to replace it with a professionally installed Coleman AC/Heater. We wanted an AC that consumed less than 15 amps so we could have AC if we were plugged in to a low amp service. We also figured it would be good to have a backup AC in case the main unit had problems. There is an A/B switch located on the ceiling near the main AC so you can’t accidentally turn on both AC units at once. There is an electric heating element in the unit which can serve as a backup for the propane furnace.

We’re throwing in the Garmin RV 760 GPS that we bought for the motorhome. This unit knows the dimensions of the motorhome and will not take you down roads it deems unsuitable. The maps were updated this spring.

The motorhome came with a small TV that we never used, which is included. We have not deployed the TV antenna on the roof, and have no idea if it functions. There is wiring in the motorhome for the antenna and also for cable if it is available when you park. None of this has been tested. We do not watch TV.

We’ve only deployed the awning a few times, and have never used it while camping. It is not in perfect condition (it is probably original with the motorhome) but it looks serviceable to me. I recently set it up and put it away and it functions as it should. It has no visible holes or tears. I have not tested it in a rainstorm.

We installed a rear facing camera and a Jensen VM9214 radio with a screen for the camera. The camera allows the driver to keep an eye on the tow vehicle, and is useful when backing up with the motorhome. The roof mounted antenna for the radio was decommissioned and a better one was installed under the dashboard.

This motorhome does not have the traditional dining table that converts to a bed. Instead, it has a couch and a recliner. There is a folding table stored under the couch.

The refrigerator runs on 120v when plugged in to shore power, or propane while going down the road. It has worked well for us. The furnace is original and has worked well for us. The 3-burner cooktop is original and works well. The gauges for the levels of fresh water, grey and black water tanks have never worked.

The generator is an Onan Cummins which we had professionally installed about 5 years ago. It has about 24 hours on it. We’ve almost always parked where we had shore power, so rarely used the generator.

We’re including all the dishes, silverware, knives, pots and pans, and cups that came with the motorhome. You’ll also get the towels and washcloths, toilet paper, toilet chemicals, and bedding. I have a bag of tools I put together specifically for this motorhome which I’m including, along with a cordless drill, case, spare battery, and flashlight. There are also many spare parts, including engine oil, filter, and others. The sewer drain hose and fittings are included, as well as water hoses for filling the fresh water tank. A Progressive Industries SSP-30XL Smart Surge Protector is included. In addition to surge protection, it also checks the polarity of the 30-amp service at the campsite to make sure the wiring is correct for your unit. This motorhome is ready for a major trip.

The tow vehicle is a 2007 Pontiac Vibe that we bought new. It has lived in a garage all its life and has been meticulously maintained. It had Ziebart rustproofing when new, and also the Diamond Gloss package for the exterior paint. All annual inspections/renewals have been done. The tires are mostly new, and it has the original “donut” spare tire plus a real spare tire on a regular wheel. I carry the real spare in case the car gets a flat while we’re on the road. The battery was replaced 2 years ago. The Vibe has Yakima roof racks. Included with the roof racks are 5 bike racks and 2 ski racks. The Yakima racks lock onto the roof, and the keys will be provided. The car has a trickle charger installed in the engine compartment with the power cord extending through the front grille. I liked to plug the Vibe in when we reached our destination because the brake controller uses power from the car’s battery while being towed. We also carry a full-sized battery charger which is included.

New in 2021 is an RVI 3 portable towing braking system. This mounts on the driver’s side floor of the car and connects to the brake pedal. When the motorhome slows down, the braking system engages to allow the car to do its own braking. The system is complete with the floor unit, antenna, and tablet that is mounted in the driver’s position in the motorhome. From the tablet you get feedback on how the system is operating, and the unit can be configured. This unit only has a been use for a few trips, and has performed perfectly. It also includes a break-away cord that engages the car’s brake if it becomes separated from the motorhome.

We’ll include the checklist we’ve developed to make sure everything is ready before driving off. We’ve found that two people should check and double check things, especially when towing a vehicle. A mistake could cook a transmission.

I want to be clear that this is a complete system, ready for the road. If you’ve been thinking about a class A and a tow vehicle, all the engineering has been done for you with this unit, at a fraction of what you’d pay new. Whenever anything needed fixing, I always upgraded if possible.

I’m available to answer any questions you might have.

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