It-C Bit-C very Class-C Toyota Dolphin

CoachbuiltSaint Cloud, MN
5 guests
Sleeps 4
21 ft. long
Pet friendly

This Toyota Dolphin was a rescue back in 2020. It was abandoned by a tenant who moved away without notice. He was found living in Virginia and agreed to send the title to cover the unpaid rent. The RV was little more than a broken-down shell, but it was mechanically sound. So, I decided to take it on as a project.After two summers of work, the RV was ready for finishing touches in the spring of 2023. The first outing with the Dolphin was on May 31, 2023 and everything worked very well. It was easy to drive, easy to park, easy on gas, and very comfortable for myself and my two grandchildren.The restoration was done to ensure the RV was especially well suited for primitive or electric only camping, which is typical for the parks and recreation areas in Minnesota. To that end, high-efficiency 12-volt accessories were used everywhere possible. An 800-watt gas generator is provided to keep the RV battery charged when there is no shore power available.Inside, the dinette was sacrificed in favor of a counter-top/desk-top work area. On the counter there is a 12-volt power center with USB charging ports and a digital battery condition display. Overhead there is a 12-volt TV/DVD that can be lifted up to the ceiling to keep the work area free of obstructions. Two camp tables, stored beneath the counter-top, are available for indoor or outdoor dining.Other amenities include a full size bed, large refrigerator, microwave oven, high-output range, water heater, toilet, shower, powered roof vents, awning, furnace, LED lighting, cargo rack/bicycle carrier, and a class I trailer hitch.What has been truly amazing is that wherever we have gone with the Dolphin, someone will invariably approach to tell us how much they loved the Dolphin their family had and how much they enjoyed their travels in it. It is our hope that you and your family can experience the same in your travels. Here's to the road ahead!What's includedThe RV comes with most everything for your use except for bed linens, bathing wash cloths and towels, and campfire cooking utensils. A packing list is provided that clearly lists what is included with the RV and that which is not included.There is a cargo carrier at the rear of the RV for extra gear. The carrier is outfitted to carry up to three bicycles. It also has a class I trailer hitch for towing a small boat or cargo trailer.RecommendationsTo learn more about this RV, the Operator Manual is available online for your review at:
Other things to noteTHIS RV DOES NOT HAVE A ROOF-TOP AIR CONDITIONER. The RV roof has a reflective coating, and the ceiling is well insulated with closed-cell foam. There are two 12-volt Maxx-Air exhaust vents that provide continuous circulation throughout the RV. Drawing in fresh air from the shade created by the awning will keep the RV comfortable in most cases. The cab air conditioning works well and keeps the RV comfortable when on the road.


1989 Dolphin 21 Foot
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 seatbelts
  • Fresh water: 19 gal
  • Fuel type: Gas
  • Fuel capacity: 17 gal
  • Automatic transmission


  • Toilet
  • Inside Shower
  • Outside Shower
  • Generator
  • Water hookup
  • Electric hookup
  • Sewer hookup
  • TV/DVD

Rules and policies

  • Pet friendly
  • No music festivals
  • No tailgating
  • No smoking
  • Mileage: 200 free miles / day
  • Unlimited generator hours
24/7 roadside assistance
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Availability and rates


There’s a 2 night minimum stay

  • Weekly (7+ nights): 9.9% off nightly rate
  • Monthly (28+ nights): 9.9% off nightly rate

Meet your host, Gary

Member since 2023

I have been a camper since my boy scout days in the early 1960's. My dad started selling travel trailers at that time too. The first line he sold was Mallard of West Bend, Wisconsin. We would get up at 5am on Saturday and drive 400 miles to the plant. There, they would have the trailer he ordered ready and parked just outside the plant office. We would sleep there at the plant that night, then drive home on Sunday. Every trip would include a stop at Wisconsin Dells where we would see one of the attractions and do some shopping downtown.

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It-C Bit-C very Class-C Toyota Dolphin


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Q.Why is there no roof-top air conditioner?
I have rarely use air conditioning when camping in Minnesota. I prefer the smells and sounds of the woods around me rather than the drone of a roof-top air conditioner. I did wire the camper for A/C but chose to install a 12-volt Maxx-Air vent in that roof space to provide additional ventilation when camping off the grid. That has worked very well so far as we typically spend the hottest hours of the day on or in the water.

Q.Are there any special tricks and tips that would help with operating the RV easily?
The Operator Manual addresses all the tips, tricks and quirks of the RV. You can preview the manual at:

Q.What kind of mileage does the Dolphin get?
The Dolphin is built on a Toyota SR5 chassis and has a 2.4-liter, 4-cylinder gas engine. On the highway, in overdrive, mileage will top 14 mpg. It is necessary to disengage the overdrive when driving into a strong headwind, towing a trailer, driving in mountainous terrain, etc. will drop the mileage 1 to 2 mpg. Please note that the RV was built before ethanol fuels were on the market, so it needs to be fueled with non-ethanol gas to avoid damaging the fuel system or the engine.


Saint Cloud, Minnesota

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