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This Crazy Custom RV Cost Over $800,000 to Make

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1997 Mauck Custom RV

What you’re looking at in the picture above is an absurd custom 1998 Mauck MSV recreational vehicle. Thought it might not look like much on the outside, it features so many modifications that it cost a whopping $815,738 to make.

So let’s go over some of the features, shall we?

As far as the basics are concerned, it’s in pretty good condition. The RV was substantially restored in 2007 and has since traveled only 5,000 miles. And that’s where the basics end. For the rest, it’s difficult to know where to start.

The first thing you might notice is that the RV has no fewer than 21 exterior glass panels. It boasts a custom front bumper with an integrated winch and restyled headlights. It has butterfly doors, forged and polished 19-inch wheels, a hydraulic leveling system, and a solar charging system.

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The interior features several flat screen TVs, LED lighting, a Eureka central vacuum system, and bench and café-style seating. The latter, along with every other seating surface in the RV, is trimmed in leather with Alcantara accents, usually with diamond quilting. There’s also a kitchenette, restroom, a rear-mounted bed platform, and this strange stylistic copper trim. We’re not entirely sure how to describe it, but it seems to be everywhere.

Virtually everything is custom, including the powertrain. At the back is 8.1-liter supercharged V8, which does the business of pushing the RV forward along with a Bionic 80 automatic transmission and Trutrac limited-slip differential.

But perhaps the craziest aspect of this RV is the fact that despite all of these expensive modifications, it was just sold at auction for pennies, relatively. The starting price was a meager $30,000 and the RV was eventually sold for $77,998.

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