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1997 Dolphin by National RV 36' Widebody w/slide

1997 Dolphin by National RV 36' Widebody w/slide


Magnolia, Delaware

Year 32767

Make National RV

Model DOLPHIN 535

Category -

Length 36

Posted Over 1 Month

Hello and thank you for taking the time to check my ad. If you are in the market for a Class A motorhome, this may be of interest to you. This motorhome has been owned by my parents since they bought it brand new off the lot in 1997. They used it mainly to travel from Delaware to their home in Florida and also took it cross country a couple of times to visit my sister in Seattle. Other than that, it has sat quietly in their driveway. Dad's 84 and mom passed a couple yrs back so he told me a couple of wks ago its time to try and sell it as he is not comfortable behind the wheel of the coach anymore. I will be as informative as possible with ratings and pictures, however if you still have a question feel free to send it my way. I will rate things on a scale of 1 to 10 as to the condition of the coach as I see it. Exterior body- This coach is a 36' "Wide-body" and has always been outside but the paint is in good shape, shows some fading on the basement doors but they can be buffed out, decals are better on one side than the other (less sun exposure) but overall in amazing shape for an 18yr old coach. There is a small crack on the rear bumper cover-Rating 8 Awnings- Awnings are excellent. Dometic awning on passenger side (21ft) is BRAND NEW, was replaced about 3yrs ago when the original was snapped in a windstorm, replaced by insurance company and has never been rolled out of its protective cover.Rating-10. Roof- Rubber roof completely replaced in 2010 and in perfect condition-Rating-9.5. Roof vent covers- ok but showing their age and may need replacement soon-Rating 6. Tires- 6 tires nearly new with excellent tread-9. Tires on tag axle (last axle) have cracks but hold air with no issues. Coach rides down the road smoothly and effortlessly. Engine- 460 Ford V8 runs strong and smooth, no smoke, no hesitation, no leaks and less than 33k miles since new-10. Transmission shifts perfectly with no issues-10. Engine AC blows cool but not cold, needs freon-6. Batteries- All charged and in working order. Coach also has solar battery charger. All systems are in working order- All electrical outlets and lights work perfect, Coach AC units blow cold, Heat blows hot, water heater functions properly, pump works properly, stove perfect, convection oven no issues at all, power rain sensing fan works as it should. Double door refrigerator with icemaker A+, TV works but is not HD so you need a converter to watch it. Combination Washer/Dryer was only used a couple of times, like new. Rearview camera works as it should. Overall rating-9.5 Generator- 6.5 Generac- There is an issue with the Generator, it is flooding with gas when you fire it up. It probably just needs to be serviced, never had any issues but it has sat a couple of yrs without use which is not good for them. My guess is the carburetor needs cleaning. Today's gas leaves a lot to be desired.UPDATE- GENERATOR IS FIXED AND WORKING 100%. Interior- There is absolutely NO WEAR on any of the seat coverings, no stains, tears, smells, NOTHING they are like brand new. The carpet is clean and odor free but it has faded from the original neutral beige to an almost green?? like color. I have no idea why it did this but can be used as is or replaced with whatever you choose. The hardwood in the galley is in great shape. The Day/Night shades thru-out the coach offer black out efficiency for ultimate privacy and windows are dark tinted and perfect/all screens perfect. Corian counters thru-out look new, all wood, cabinetry and trim in excellent shape. Bathroom is spotless, toilet is porcelain, not plastic. Holding tanks always properly cared for so no awful holding tank odors... Overall rating-10. Basement- LOTS of storage space in this coach. Basement is fine with no leaks however the struts on the doors have seen better days. Some hold, some don't.- Rating 7.5 This coach retailed for 102k in 1997. It was top of the line with every option available. It is, in my opinion, one of the nicest used units available. If you live locally I strongly encourage coming to see it in person. ***NOTE***- Unlike many coaches which end up sitting in the back yard or a storage lot when not in use, this coach has ALWAYS been plugged in to an electrical source in my Dad's driveway. In fact, up until about 4yrs ago, the coach was HEATED during the winter. My dad still runs the AC in the summer when he feels its too hot outside! Bid with confidence. This is a terrific coach that will provide yrs of faithful service to its new owner. As with any vehicle of this vintage, it is sold as is where is with no warranty expressed or implied.