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Just bought 70 Starcraft MH-help! Michael Lacy 8-21-03  
Found a 19ft. Dodge powered Starcraft Motorhome in unbelievable condition. All original fabric, carpet, etc. with all the manuals and info. This is my first MH and want to find someone with knowledge of this particular unit. Can email pics.
Are there any of these left?
Thanks,
Mike
Re: Just bought 70 Starcraft MH-help! mark 2-18-09  
Thank you les Miller, please let us know when you are done with your reproductions of the oweners manuel and other developments on the starcruiser.(- i shore can use them-), thank you for all you help.
mark
Re: Just bought 70 Starcraft MH-help! hilda 1-27-09  
Hi Mike:

I also have a 1970 Starcraft. It hasn't been driven in years. the outside is great. I'm not sure how is inside. It's been parked for 3 years!

Do you know the value of your motorhomoe. I would like to sell mine, but I'm not sure what's the value of it...

I'm in northest Ohio.

Let me know if there's something I can help you with.

Loving Light!

Hilda
Re: Just bought 72Starcraft MH-help! RENEE Rocco use4 auto 7-24-14  
My 72 starcraft got spray painted turned into ins co and they are using,ccc rating told me cash bake 3,313.00 ugh not close nada low retail 8k average 10 k but the are using comps of a 70 winnebeggo? idiots but can't find any of mine to it'd ANYBODY NO OR BUY ONE THATS MORE THAN 3313.00 HELP sdrenee53@gmail.comb
Re: Just bought 70 Starcraft MH-help! Carol 3-10-09  
I was just given a 1970 Starcraft and I need manual. Does anyone have one that I can get a copy from?
Re: Just bought 70 Starcraft MH-help! mark 1-4-09  
Lester Miller and others out there--- hi, i have a starcraft starcruiser-MFG.-1973,Mod.1510mhd -159" wheel base -has an international-392 engine, its 27'to 28' foot,it's either a inter. -or- a dodge chassis- i'm shore its an international now thanks to you Lester, it has been hard for me to get info. on it (thank you),color-is- cream,brown,& dark orange,-i got it for 500.$ a year ago in good shape in side and out,did some restoring, pluming,wiring,new set of engine heads,starter, alternator,and so-on, allot of cleaning inside and out, it has wood flooring and, fiberglass body -i work on it when i get the free time, i have an engine truck service manual its a 1972-1975-, 2 volume- international travelall and it has helped allot in working on it, can you tell me where i can get a compleat service manual-inside and out for this Mod. of motorhome - i like this motorhome allot, inside and out, it's a classic and i would proffer anyone to get one of these if they get the chance.
thank you all,Mark
Re: Just bought 70 Starcraft MH-help! logan 3-19-09  
We have a 72' 24'ft love it

we need tires cheep we are in mid Mo.

drop us a line

logan
Re: Just bought 70 Starcraft MH-help! Ken 3-25-09  
I have a 1970 with 318, I cannot figure out if there are hidden fuses somewhere for the water pump and some interior things. I don't know the correct wiring for the three prong water pump switch. I wired it wrong and shorted the wire. Now I do not have power on the power switch wire. Any one out there can help me? Email me at nosumwalt@yahoo.com
Thanks
Ken
Re: Just bought 70 Starcraft MH-help! cls 3-20-09  
I have a 1973 starcraft motorhome. looking for anything
Re: Just bought 70 Starcraft MH-help! colin smith 3-19-09  
Hi
just bought a 73 starcraft. nice to know there are other people who might have a lose nut or two. iam sure i will be back with ?????
cls
Re: Just bought 70 Starcraft MH-help! Jason Pandolph 11-11-08  
I would like to communicate with folks that have a 1970 starcraff Mine has been in the family since 1983. thanks Jason airfooter@yahoo.com
Re: 1972 Starcraft motorhome 24ft. Gabriel Fore 9-29-08  
Needed to know the blue book of it, owned it for 3 years and slow restoration project, just wondering if its worth, really like style all original in good shape.
Re: Just bought 70 Starcraft MH-help! Lee Anne Sibila 12-11-07  
My husband and I just purchased a 1972 Starcraft motorhome (24 ft.) It's in great shape - just need to get it running. Would appreciate any info. out there on this model
Re: Just bought 70 Starcraft MH-help! Terry Wayman 11-5-07  
Is it too late to get excited about 1970 starcraft motorhomes ? I just purchased one in maryland. Serial # S-2000132, mft, 05/01/70 Mine is in less then pefect condition but it mainy needs make pretty work done to it.
Interestly, I call Starcraft in the midwest and asked to speak to the company historian or archivest. I was transferred to Bob in customer service who has been with starcraft since the early 70's. Starcraft adimently refused to admit to making these motorhomes as their records show they did not start building them till 1972. I have a poorly mimeographed copy of the sales buyers brochure for 1972. Bob didn't even know starcraft had a plant in Decatur, Il, where mine was manufactured. So, now their are 4 of us.

Care to share info ?
Re: Just bought 70 Starcraft MH-help! PETE 3-24-04  
I MY SELF HAVE JUST BOUGHT ONE. THIS IS MY FIRST MOTORHOME TO. MINE IS ABOUT A 20' STARCRAFT 1970. MINE HAS A 318 DODGE ENGINE IN IT. IT IS A CLASS A AND IAM TRYING TO FIND SOME PICS ON IT. I WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE INSIDE OF ONE TO SEE HOW THE UPPER BUNKS GO. MINE ARE MISSING BUT I HAVE THREE HINGES ON EACH SIDE OF THE WALLS. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO EMAIL ME WITH ANY QUESTIONS OR ANSUERS.

MY EMAIL ADRESS IS oneearracing@hotmail.com
Re: Just bought 70 Starcraft MH-help! Eric Montgomery 1-4-08  
I have a Starcraft Cruiser 1974 complete in process of updating inside
can provide pictures to any one who needs them Dodge 440 dhassis 22ft
Re: Just bought 70 Starcraft MH-help! Lester Miller 1-27-08  
Good evening Michael:
If anyone can help, It's Me. I was VP of engineering for Starcraft from 1964 to 1972. I personally handeled the purchase of Venture Motorhomes in Banning California. and we Developed the New 19' Starcraft from there. Due to management problems there we closed that plant and Moved our production of the new unit to Decatur Indiana. I think I have picture proofs for the literature and so on somewheer. I can tell you most anything about this unit and how they were built.
I left Star and was a founder of Rockwood in 1972.
I retired in 2003 from Owens Corning
Fabwel Division and am now doing consulting work in the RV Industry.
My Cell number is 260-894-1674
Re: Just bought 70 Starcraft MH-help! chris hockman 8-19-08  
Just bought a 72 starcruiser for 700.00 in almost mint condition needs roof vent fixed in bath what a steel.
2 a/c generator self levelers all the bells and whistles
Re: Just bought 70 Starcraft MH-help! david p tucci 2-1-08  
Mike lacey are you interested in selling your rv? call me or email me 315 527-1226 regards, david
Starcraft MH Information Lester Miller 1-29-08  
Good morning all:

Just wanted to let everyone to feel free to contact me with any questions on any of the molded Starcrusers from 1969 to the mid 70'S.

One thing that I'v found in the past is that some people feel the front dinet, when configured for sleeping, is short.
This is not the case. When converting for sleeping. move the back on the parelle links into the highest position and then fold it down forward and this makes a longer bed.

Thanks:

Lester Miller
Past VP Engineering and designer of the Starcruiser

Cell: 260-894-1674
Re: Just bought 70 Starcraft MH-help! Bradley 7-19-09  
I, too, have a mint 72 24' Starcraft that we are currently going through to restore to original condition. It seems to have everything intact and all the options that I can tell (excepts for self leveling system)
440 ci
Cruise
Air
Twin Beds
4 KW Onan

The plastic is still on the wedgewood stainless stove, and neither the stove or the oven have ever been used. It appears to have had either a swamp cooler or an AC unit midship, but that was the only major thing that was missing.

We have a few broken metal parts but nothing serious. I would be interested in starting an exchange forum for those of us missing parts/needing info/having extra parts so that we can save some headaches in enjoying these things.

Anyone interested, contact me at appelg8@mac.com and I'll get the ball rolling...
Re: Just bought 70 Starcraft MH-help! Lester Miller 12-22-08  
Jerry
Just noticed I gave the wrong color for the 28' unit, they were all Cream and brown.
This unit may be a 28' unit

Also these units were not painted, but were gelcoated, just like fiberglass boats.
Gool luck, and stay in touch.

Les Miller
Oh by the way, I have a 22' 1973, that is going to the MH/Rv museum next spring. The StarCruiser is still the only class A that was mass produced with a One Piece Body.
Re: Just bought 70 Starcraft MH-help! Dewayne 6-13-11  
Got a Starcruiser '73 Cream and Gold M40 that I'm getting rid of. Considering parting out. vin: m49cn3s072596
Re: Just bought 70 Starcraft MH-help! chris m. 1-30-11  
Here's a link to a thread where you can see pics of what i'm dealing with on my 1970 Starcraft Starliner

http://www.irv2.com/forums/f65/1970-starcraft-starliner-83879.html#post780391
Re: Just bought 70 Starcraft MH-help! mike 12-21-10  
Just bought 1970 starcraft 20ft. Anyone have manuals to copy? Interested in talking to other owners.
thanks
Re: Just bought 70 Starcraft MH-help! sandra 12-14-10  
Bought a rockwood 1978? motor is rough brokedown before we got home class a gasoline
Re: Just bought 70 Starcraft MH-help! Moe 4-16-12  
I just bought a 1970 19 foot starcraft. I am going to update the whole interior. The front seats, couch and dinner are available. I am located in northeast Ohio. Thanks
Re: Just bought 70 Starcraft MH-help! Moe 4-16-12  
I need any info about finding the windshields for the 1970 Starcraft 19 foot motor home I just purchased. I live in northeast Ohio. Thanks. Moe
Re: Just bought 70 Starcraft MH-help! Ray 8-14-09  
Thanks for stepping up Les. Where might I find documentation for the 2440? For us the Starcraft was love at first sight. The challenge is to bring it back around. Nice having help. Thanks everyone.
Re: Just bought 70 Starcraft MH-help! colin 7-23-12  
DOES ANY KNOW THE CORRECT NAMES OF THE COLORS ON THE 73 22 FT MODEL? ??
Re: Just bought 70 Starcraft MH-help! jimmy 7-14-12  
Hi, I have a 1974 with all the original paperwork and hace been working on it a few months. I know some and also need to find out a few things. e-mail me if you want to exchange notes! jimmyjames009@yahoo.com
Re: Just bought 70 Starcraft MH-help! jerry 11-24-10  
I HAVE A 1970 STARCRAFT BELIEVE IT IS 19FT.MODEL.IN GREATSHAPE.I NEED A DRIVERS SIDE WINDSHIELD.
Re: Just bought 70 Starcraft MH-help! JACKIE 8-25-10  
Help !!!

can anyone help us with any information or manuals at all on a 1972 Starcraft Cruiser 24ft colour is red blue white.

thanks
Re: Just bought 70 Starcraft MH-help! mark 2-9-10  
I bought a '74 Starcruiser which is original and in good condition, but could use misc. parts, if you've got them! Thanks!
cell 575.770.3778
Re: Just bought 70 Starcraft MH-help! colin 9-23-09  
I have a 1973 starcraft 22ft. motorhome. do i need help ?????
Re: Just bought 70 Starcraft MH-help! Ray 8-14-09  
I have a 2440
Re: Just bought 70 Starcraft MH-help! Judith 2-20-10  
Hi,
A friend has a 22ft unit which seems to have been in the UK since the 70's. (It is on a 1972 UK plate)
It is now white and blue, very solid & mechanically good but the interior needs work.
Do you know of any others in the UK please?
1972 Starcraft Motorhome Dave 3-18-10  
I just bougth a 1972 22foot STARCRAFT Starcruiser 38,000 Miles It has all of the manuals with it for everything in the Motorhome. If anyone needs any info about these manuals, let me know. thanks, Dave 412 496 5940 Leave a message!
Re: Just bought 70 Starcraft MH-help! Dave 5-28-10  
I think Starcraft Starliners are great! I really liked the one on ebay a few months back (sold twice for around $6,500, so out of my league).

Does anyone know of one for sale? I'm in AZ, but will travel for the right one. I'm really digging the flatnose Revcons, too, so I am looking for the first "right deal."

Any ideas? I am a big fan of shorter rvs with a separate shower, i.e. a dry bath. My wife is grossed out at the thought of getting the toilet in the shower with her.

Thanks! Dave davidprobinson2000@yahoo.com
Re: Just bought 70 Starcraft MH-help! Jim 4-19-10  
I have a 1973 22ft Starcraft, I am looking for both original front seats. Cell# 571-749-7308 Thanks, Jim
Re: Just bought 70 Starcraft MH-help! JOHN AYERS 3-31-10  
JUST BOUGHT A 1970- 19? FOOT STARCRAFT IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. SOME IDIOT PUT A TRANSCABLE THATS 1/2 INCH TOO SHORT, SO IT DOESNT GO INTO PARK & THE DRIVERS SIDE WINDSHIELD IS BROKEN. ALL THE GLASS SHOPD HAVE SAID NO LUCK, DITTO W/WS SEAL. ANY SUGGESTIONS ON THESE PARTS?
Re: Just bought 70 Starcraft MH-help! Donald Goron 4-10-13  
Just bought the infamous almost a toyhauler 1970 Starcraft. It is Cream with Gold stripes but is only 19 feet. I need the windshield glass as well. I was told the Ford C series (600-850?) cab over glass is what they used. I hope so, I can get new one for $205 installed. Not sure if it is one side or both. Has anyone confirmed what the true donor truck was? It also looks a little like the early IH and MACK COE. Lester, are you still out there?
Re: Just bought 70 Starcraft MH-help! Mike Lacy 11-13-07  
Terry, I might be able to dig up some documentation - where are you?
Re: Just bought 70 Starcraft MH-help! David P. Tucci 11-21-07  
I have 3 of these Starcraft RV's. One is the infamous Hotrod RV that was built at Tucci Hotrods in Marcy, New York. The other 2 are for sale. Google Hotrod RV and you'll find a site that shows the Hotrod RV.
Regards, David P. Tucci 315 5271226
Re: Just bought 70 Starcraft MH-help! Jon Cureton 4-21-08  
I was wondering what would be the blue book value of a starcraft 20 ft motor home and do you think its a wise buy with no support for the motorhome
Re: Starcraft MH Information jerry 12-17-08  
Just spotted a starcraft for sale on the net, if the weather was better I would already be looking at it! I thought I had seen pics of every awesome MH in existence but I guess not. I own a rusted out Clark Cortez and have decided no more steel uni-bodied vehicles for me therefor... I have been looking at the fiberglass units available. I am wondering if a 1972 starcraft is built on a unique chassis rather than a standard dodge production (m300?)unit. Thanks!
Re: Starcraft 1972 Model M40 MH Jackie 8-12-10  
Hi there

could anyone give me any further information or pictures on a 1972 Dodge Starcraft Model M40 MH. We are based in United Kingdom and have purchase the above as a resoration project.
Re: Starcraft MH Information sam 9-14-10  
Is there another wheel that will replace the 17 inch split budd rim.thank you.sam.
Re: Starcraft MH Information Lester Miller 12-18-08  
Jerry

The Sraecruisers were built on a Dodge with a 318 CI or a optional 413.

Or on an International chassis with
an 345 CI engine.

What size do you have
Cream and Green = 22 foot
Cream and Gold = 24 foot
Cream and Green = 28 Foot

Any other questions feel free to call me.

Les Miller
Ih 345 engine sam 11-20-10  
Lester.hi.can you tell me what size 4 barrel holly carburetor came on the ih 345-ci motor originally.thank you very much.sam
Re: Starcraft MH Information Jerry 12-21-08  
Lester, Have yet to buy this StarCruiser but it seems about 24 footer, but I am no expert. Definitely creme and brown but...it also has some unusual graphics on the upper half that look like giant flowing X's (on the creme portion) so maybe its been repainted. One clue to what model it may be is that it has two propane tank access openings, about knee high, on the right side, one forward of the main door, one aft. The cover doors are missing which has me concerned. still thinking about the purchase. because of a foot of snow has brought the Northwest to a halt (I am sure you would laught at us Oregonians a we attempt to drive in the snow) I have yet to see the interior. Its $1500 and awaits my thorough inspection. Any help or suggestions you can conjur up would be wonderful. My current motorhome is a 63 Clarke Cortez, a real rusbucket I should never have purchased. Wont make that mistake again! Jerry in Oregon
Re: Starcraft MH Information Jerry 7-31-10  
Lester, Thanks for your reply awhile back about the starcraft MH I was lookinat. I missed out on that one. I am now looking at a 1974 28 foot starcruiser that the owner says has a 440. Do you know the overall weight on this larger model? IS it probably a 413? Thanks for your help, Jerry
Re: Just bought 70 Starcraft MH-help! JIm 5-9-10  
Mr Miller, I have a 1973 Starcraft 22ft with a 392 on an International chassis. I am trying to locate the original front driver and passenger seat. The passenger seat was a double or "buddy" seat that backed up to the dinette, the back rest shifted front to back so the dinette could seat four. Any ideas, or would you know where to get the details and measurements to fabricate one? thanks in advance, Jim
Re: Just bought 70 Starcraft MH-help! Lester Miller 1-7-09  
Mark:
If you have a 159" wheelbase, you have a 24' model, and the original color was cream and Gold.
If you have a rear pull-out double bed, you have a model 2410.
If you have double beds, and a bath with a tub-shower,you have a model 2440.

I am putting togather the story of how the Starcruiser was developed, and an reproduction of an oweners Manuel.

You have an International Chassis.
Keep in touch and feel to call:

As always Les Miller
Re: Just bought 70 Starcraft MH-help! George Erskine 10-10-11  
I am looking at a 1970 19footer in a week or so. The fridge is missing, and I have no clue what the inside is supposed to look like. Any one out there have pics of this coach, inside and out? Maby one for sale closer to Ohio, Hilda mentioned she had one in Ohio? Any help greatly appreciated.

George Erskine
Re: Just bought 70 Starcraft MH-help! Demian 6-29-09  
I bought a 1973 Starcraft Starcruiser 24. Might need a few things do you have one for parts?

Demian
http://rvlife.me
Re: Just bought 70 Starcraft MH-help! Alan DeFreitas 8-26-10  
Hi,

Where are you located?

I saw one of these in Vermont.
Re: Just bought 70 Starcraft MH-help! Bob 9-5-10  
I have a 1970 starcraft 20 foot motor home that needs both windshield halfs. Does any body know where to get them cheap, or does any body know of any other windshield from any truck that will fit. thanks Bob
Re: Just bought 70 Starcraft MH-help! rich 9-6-10  
There's a guy named les that knows the windows out of some truck that fit sorry vague heres his #2608941674 I have a 1970 class 1 19ft it may be getting a cummins to run vegetable oil soon.
Re: Starcraft MH Information Kevin Rodriguez 12-14-11  
Hello,Just bought a 1972 starcraft mh.Its cream and green.On the engine sticker it says its a 361,but the person i got it from says its a 413.I got nothing with this mh but the keys.can you tell me what engine i got and were i can find parts for it.I need the rubber that goes around the windows and sits in the window track.Also looking for a owners manual.Anything you can help me with will great.Thanks for you time in this matter.Kevin.also my phone# is1-423-999-0119
Re: Just bought 70 Starcraft MH-help! Jim 6-27-11  
Dewayne, if you are parting the rig out. Iam trying to find the front seats driver and passenger..571-749-7308 thanks Jim
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