That a thing is Andromeda. Andromeda is lawfully a Course A motorhome, but its origin is what would make it stand out from the group: it is a 1957 Convair CV-240 airplane. The yr is most probably a typo, because production on the CV-240 relatives of planes finished in 1954, but that’s barely the place. Andromeda is a airplane transformed into a motorhome, and not only is it drivable, but it is also unbelievably roomy and packed with features. It is for sale, much too.
As of the time of press, Andromeda is shown on Craigslist by Steve, in the San Francisco Area. Dependent on photographs posted on line and Steve’s description, it desires some get the job done prior to acquiring again on the highway and, at the same time, providing a family of 4 the adventure of a lifetime. But all the groundwork is presently there, so whoever will choose the job up will not get started from scratch.
According to the description, the airplane was converted to motorhome in the early ‘80s, following it was found deserted driving some bushes at an car property. Tony Tosta and Jason Von Straussenburg purchased the discarded 54-foot (16.4-meter) airplane and, with support from close friends, they restored it and turned it into a motorhome. The undercarriage was taken out and replaced with that of a Pace Arrow motorhome.
This explains why the RV conversion is now registered in California as a 1979 Speed Arrow motorhome. Energy comes from an worldwide diesel motor mated to an computerized transmission. The RV is drivable from both of the two seats in the cockpit, and the odometer now reads 9,800 miles (15,771 km). While it has not noticed that a great deal touring, seemingly this detail “cruises comfortably” at 65 mph (104.6 kph), which is extraordinary presented its dimension.
The interior is currently in unkempt affliction but, even so, it’s obviously packed with full facilities. There’s home for bunk beds and the possibility to open up up the roof to slumber beneath the stars, a separate bed room, and even a jacuzzi in the middle of the residing home. In truth, this could be your really have RV with a top secret jacuzzi! A kitchen with dinette and a rest room are also included.
The seller notes that Andromeda has capabilities of staying self-sufficient: there’s a “50 amp landline in addition generator and solar electrical power.” Or, you can just park this in your yard and turn it into Air Bnb. Other capabilities consist of an electronically activated ramp in the tail area, electric powered supporters, stereo, and a great deal of storage place in the cargo location. “The plane/RV wants some TLC and paint work to make it best,” Steve states.
This is not the initially time Andromeda is detailed for sale, but it is the first time the inquiring price tag is so small. Steve wishes $27,995 for it and is even presenting to support with shipping and delivery, which is a steal if you’re inclined to place in the additional operate. It’s even much more extraordinary if you think that it was first presented at $177,000 and then at $40,000. Clearly, the two amounts had been deemed as well significantly even for these a conversation starter as this plane-RV conversion.
Below is a video of the interior.