1973 FMC Motorcoach
FMC 2900R Motor Coach #132:
· Well maintained 1973 FMC Motor Coach, classic 30 foot rear diesel engine pusher. Number 132 in the series of 1050 coaches made in FMC's Santa Clara factory. 7.3 Litre Diesel Engine and E4OD Transmission were installed New in 1989. 50,000 miles on this setup. The Radiator was relocated to the front with a 19" Nose extension. A 12" rear extension was necessitated to install the Diesel Engine. FMC Motor Coaches are known as some the best RVs ever made, so they are unusual and collectable, and get wonderful attention.
· Sleek aerodynamic design. Gets 10+ Mpg towing small car @ 65mph. Will get almost 15mpg @ 55mph Great independent front and rear suspension, smooth ride, powerful engine, easy and fun to drive. All wheel bearings, seals, brake drums, shoes, wheel cylinders and Hydrovac units were replaced new approximately 5000 miles ago. Drivers side door with sliding window. Big captain's chair with arm rests. Tilt steering wheel with two degrees of freedom. Large windshield with wide view. User friendly counter over dashboard with cup holders. Enormous sun visors. Power steering. Power brakes. 40 channel CB radio and antenna.
· Heavy duty 4-speed automatic transmission, recently replaced. Powerful Ford (IHC) 7.3 Litre Turbo Diesel engine. Recent Air Conditioner pump, shift cable. Nice custom Stainless Steel heat shielding for wiring and electrical components in engine compartment. Includes complete set ofmanuals. Odometer: 50,000 (coach has 120,000 total). 60 gallon fuel tank diesel plus 10 gal gas for genset.
· Custom steel chassis. Strong aluminum upper cage frame. Waterproof exterior and interior fiberglass shells. Excellent and stylish Alcoa aluminum rims, with spare.
· Domestic battery isolator. AC to DC converter. AC circuit breakers. DC fuses. 6.5 KW Onan 110 Volt AC generator. AC service line hook-up, with various plug connectors and extension cord. 2 heavy duty 12 volt starter battery. 2 heavy duty 12 volt deep cycle domestic batteries. 110 volt outlets in bedroom, bathroom, kitchen. 12 volt lighting. Reading lights, porch light, closet light, shower light, front and rear hallway step lights, engine compartment light.
Self contained water system:
· Three fresh water tanks: 2-20 gallon tanks in nose, 22 gallon auxiliary tank under front couch. Water pump, strainer, accumulator, freeze protection and purifier. Gas hot water heater. Exterior city water connection, with hose in storage box that slides out from exterior cabinet. Two holding tanks with vents and separate drain valves. 37 gallon sewage tank for toilet and kitchen sink. 29 gallon gray water tank for shower and bathroom sink.
· Automotive heat and air conditioning. Domestic air conditioner. Gas furnace with thermostat. Dual Electric air conditioner. Vent fan in bathroom. Big sliding windows with screens.
· Dinette in front that transforms into a bed. Remote control TV antenna and cable hookup. Smoke detector, mounted fire extinguishers. Lighted cedar storage closet, with double doors, mirror, drawers, and mounts for holding dining table. Large locked exterior storage.
· Dinette with counter, sink, cabinets, drawers, cutting board, slide-out towel rack, spice compartment. Counter with built-in garbage bin. Stainless steel double sink. Clean gas oven, exhaust fan. 8 cubic foot AC/DC fridge/freezer. Two removable dining tables. 650 watt AC microwave.
· Enough beds for a family of 4 to sleep comfortably. Queen sized bed. Wide window in back. Long sliding windows with screens on each side. Several lights and reading lamps, and two AC plugs. Lots of cabinets and storage compartments. Lighted vanity cabinet with mirror. Magazine rack.
· Nice fully equiped bathroom with sink, marine toilet, 3 mirror vanity, cabinets, ventilation fan, sliding window. Luxurious tall shower stall with 8" mini-tub perfect for soaking feet, removable shower sprayer, soap and shampoo holders, light.
Fort Wayne, IN
If Selling, asking price:
Holy Cow! What a lot of mods. Don't like the new snout much, but the diesel would be nice. Note no tach, which makes sense for a diesel. Wonder if he had to strengthen the rear to hold the diesel?