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2008 Safari Damara 252DS (double slide)

This ONE OWNER unique RV is in excellent condition and is the ideal RV for anyone looking for lots of space and function in a small package. This 26’ RV is LOADED with options and an extensive list of premium features including many that are not often found on a RV of this size. Features like a KING size bed, Splendide washer/dryer, 50 amp service, massive storage drawers and wardrobe closet, 7 new Michelin tires, Banks Power Pack and new house batteries make this low-mileage motorhome a UNIQUE value.


  • Ford E-450 Super Duty Chassis with Triton V-10 EFI (electronic fuel injection) gas engine with Anti-lock brakes
  • TorqShift 5-speed Automatic Transmission with Tow Hold feature (a jake-brake like function)
  • Banks Power Pack stainless steel header/exhaust system with Ottomind Programmer - yields 388 hp (305+53) and 489 (420+69) ft-lb torque and 7% improved fuel mileage
  • Low mileage, one owner RV with only 25,416 miles and complete maintenance records
  • 14,050 lb GVWR, 19,050 lb GCWR
  • 2,879 lb CCC (cargo carrying capacity) rating
  • Trailer hitch with 5000 lb towing capacity
  • K&N high-performance lifetime engine air cleaner system
  • 7 new Michelin premium LT225/75R/16E RV radial tires (includes new matching spare) installed in May 2014 at 21,521 miles with Lifetime Road Hazard Warranty
  • 55 gallon fuel tank
  • Heated power side-view mirrors with defrosters
  • Custom rear skid wheels
  • Safari extended chassis has long wheelbase design and .62 wheelbase to overall length ratio. This design dramatically improves handling in windy weather when compared to short wheelbase RVs. The .62 wheelbase ratio qualifies this RV for a 5 Star RV Consumer Group handling rating.
  • Our old RV required service at an RV facility and cost us “an arm and a leg” every year for service. This RV is built on a Ford chassis and I have it serviced every year at my local Ford garage for around $100 - a BIG savings!


  • Powder-coated custom boat rack for canoe, kayak or a 12’ Port-a-bote
  • Six exterior storage compartments totaling more than 16 cu ft of outside storage plus a
  • Thule Sonic XL roof-top storage box provides 17 cu ft of additional external storage
  • Jensen exterior audio entertainment center with removable security faceplate
  • Atwood 6 gallon DSI (electronic ignition) electric/propane hot water heater
  • Heated 27 gallon black and 32 gallon gray water tanks (heated for sub-freezing winter camping)
  • Full body hi-gloss paint with Diamond Shield on front panel surfaces to protect against rock chips
  • Hehr dark-tint reflective RV windows
  • 13’ Dometic passenger side shade awning
  • Dometic slide room topper awnings
  • Exterior mounted digital key safe (for extra keys - to prevent lockouts)
  • Roof access ladder on rear
  • Pre-wired for satellite TV
  • Automatic electric entrance step
  • Four wheel covers with quick-attach carabiner snap cords
  • Outside shower
  • Oversize sewer hose storage compartment with 50 feet of sewer hose


  • Voyager rear-view dash mounted flip-up Color TV backup camera with sound
  • Jensen AM/FM/CD/SIRIUS Satellite Radio with stereo cabin speakers
  • Dash Heat and Air Conditioning
  • Tilt Steering Wheel
  • Reclining captain’s chairs
  • Driver and passenger air bags
  • Cruise Control with Tow Hold
  • WeatherTech custom fit heavy-duty floor mats for driver and passenger


  • KING size bed with 6” thick 100% all natural hypo-allergenic Talalay real latex mattress
  • Splendide WD2100XCP (eXtra Capacity Platinum model) vented washer/dryer
  • Two opposing living room slides create a very large living space in the front of the RV
  • 32” LCD Samsung TV on swing-out mount with lots of extra storage behind TV
  • Memorex CD/DVD player with 5 speaker surround sound system and sub-woofer
  • Fantastic 4000R reversible fans with rain sensor (in living room and bathroom)
  • Ducted 15,000 BTU roof mounted Carrier A/C with remote control
  • Atwood 25,000 BTU propane furnace with remote control
  • 35 gallon fresh water tank (interior mount for sub-freezing winter camping)
  • Large double-door hanging wardrobe closet
  • Massive full-extension locking sliding storage drawers under the dinette and sofa seats
  • Anti-vandalism secure computer storage area for laptops, tablets, and valuables
  • Extra 120v power outlets in bathroom, kitchen and living areas (great for electric heaters in winter)
  • Newport light cherry wood interior
  • Original owners manuals, maintenance and instruction books for all Ford and RV components
  • Day/Night shades on living room windows with insulating reflective covers for all windows
  • Four extra fold-out cup holders on sofa (2) and dinette wall (2)
  • Quick access shoe rack – holds about 8 pairs of shoes


  • L shaped kitchen area has lots of counter space for food preparation and meal clean-up
  • Rollout pantry with plenty of space to hold a month’s worth of food supplies
  • Large kitchen storage drawers and cabinets for dishes, pots and pans, toaster, and cooking accessories
  • Double Bowl Stainless Steel kitchen sink with cutting board covers
  • Atwood 3 Burner LP gas Cooktop with lighted/vented exhaust hood and folding range top cover
  • Apollo Half-Time Microwave/Convection oven
  • Norcold 8 cu ft RV refrigerator/freezer with dual 12v power cooling fans
  • General Ecology Nature Pure premium expedition-tested water purification system
  • Towel rack and paper towel holder


  • Private full bath
  • Toilet
  • Shower with Skylight and ABS surround
  • Linen Storage
  • Extra towel racks
  • Medicine Chest with mirror


  • Dual 50 amp service (can run all appliances simultaneously without worry of tripping a breaker)
  • Built-in 50 amp PowerMaster Voltage Controller (automatically adjusts low voltage to optimum range)
  • 35 ft premium 50 amp locking power cord
  • ESCO Premium LPT50BRD “no-hum” power transfer switch
  • Progressive Industries EMS-HW50C Energy Management System with Surge Protect (AC Power Monitoring and Control with high/low-voltage, reverse polarity, open ground, high/low frequency detection and protection)
  • Trimetric 2025 RV DC house and engine battery monitoring system (measures current draw, voltage, and percentage of battery reserve capacity remaining)
  • Two Interstate Group 27 deep cycle house batteries with 320 amp-hours of reserve capacity on locking sliding access tray (installed 10/2014)
  • Onan RV QG 4000 Micro-quiet gas generator with 336 hours
  • Parallax Multi-Stage ParaMode 4455TC with TempAssure battery 55 amp converter-charger system (computerized, temperature-compensated, AGM compatible)
  • Cole Hersee heavy-duty 200 amp house battery charging solenoid (charges house batteries while driving RV. Can also be used to connect house batteries to RV engine for emergency start or engine battery to RV for generator emergency start)
  • 42 lb LP tank with OPD (Overfill Prevention Device)
  • Fire Extinguishers, Smoke Detector, LP Gas detector, Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Upgraded all light fixtures (inside and out) to energy efficient LED

For an RV that only weighs 14,050 pounds fully loaded, the Banks Power Pack gives this RV plenty of power and very capable of towing any vehicle or boat not exceeding 5000 pounds. Improved breathability of the Banks system increases fuel economy by 7% on average. Because of the compact size and easy maneuverability, we chose not to tow, but to drive the RV everywhere we traveled. That travel strategy worked out great for us, but others may choose to tow a car and this RV is has all the built-in equipment necessary to tow. With a total length of just 26’, this RV is easy to drive and just as easy to park. We lived for 7 years in a 40’ diesel-pusher and towed an SUV. With our 26’ Safari, we love the fact that we could easily fit into many of the National and State Park campgrounds that we could not stay at previously because many National and State Park campgrounds have 27’ RV length limitations. This would be a great RV for anyone with a big coach looking to downsize to a perfect “coach for two” without losing function or features… also a great RV for someone looking to get started with an RV that has all the power and function to enable great vacation adventures.


I’m a retired engineer, a fanatic on maintenance and believe that we should be “good stewards of the gifts God gives us”. Everything on this RV is in perfect operating condition. Super-clean. No smokers. No damage. This coach is kept in covered storage and looks like new inside and out. This is a great RVing value loaded with premium features. Photos, factory specs, build sheet and floor plan available by e-mail. The original selling price for this RV was $83,480 plus $19,345 for options, accessories and upgrades totaling $102,825. Our asking price for this unique low-mileage RV is $57,500.


Why are we selling? After more than 25 years of wonderful RVing experiences, health issues prevent us from any further RV travel.


You can see a few pictures at our craigslist ad at... https://tucson.craigslist.org/rvs/5331861104.html Many more pictures and details available by e-mail.


E-mail: rkumza@q.com Phone (724) 312-0974

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  • 2 months later...

Dear Moisheh, Have you ever been in my RV? NO. So you have no idea what you are talking about.


I spent a year customizing my RV. It is the only 26' Class C RV in the world with 50 amp electrical service, a Splendide washer/dryer and a REAL KING SIZE bed, NOT a sofa bed.


The RV is now SOLD and the new owners are delighted with their KING size bed and all the totally unique upgrades in the 2008 Damara.


So, my dear Moisheh, before you speak, be sure you know the facts.


Kindest Regards,





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