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  2. Maineah

    Older Camper for sale

    But it's a V8! (with less HP than a 22RE) Pretty neat 6 figures my guess.
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  4. WME

    Older Camper for sale

    No problem, not a dualie.
  5. Derek up North

    Older Camper for sale

    Wrong axle! 😈
  6. The title says it all...https://www.barrett-jackson.com/Events/Event/Details/1937-FORD-HOUSECAR-CAMPER-224762
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  8. The Sunrader Patent covers the "ornamental design". As far as I can interpret (I'm no (patent) lawyer), that covers the 'look', not the function or how something is made. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Design_patent
  9. Hello Linda and Derek up North < Wow CQQL that you located the Patent Docs. I tried as well and hadn't yet found it. I used to have a great search page that either is no longer available or somehow it wasn't pulling back up last I tried. I too rarely give up entirely, I take a break from it but normally I do go back a few times to see what and if I can find more... Thank you for sharing the info... I trust you and Derek up North are doing well and enjoying the Holiday Season.. Stay Warm ... I'll post whatever I find as well ...I enjoy this sort of thing...thanks again. Merry Christmas Happy Holidays .... to ALL
  10. Well if it's a 4X4 just drive it home in 4WD! Military HUMVees have all kind of variants with body work!
  11. I think some horsepower under the hood, maybe even a Diesel, king or crew cab, a solid front axle, 5 speed manual, manual transfer case, manual locking hubs, full floating rear axle (bad deal when you break an axle in the boonies), 1 or 2 inch lift, 31 or 32 inch tires and gear ratio to accommodate the bigger tires, bigger fuel tank, dual batteries. Don't be stuck on Toyota!
  12. yeah those Hilux's arent easy to find unfortunately. And as much as I want an 'older' toyota and automatic would be ideal (so other people can drive it) and mostly all the 4x4 Toyotas I'm seeing are manual.
  13. Of course there's always a later Hilux than yours, but I understand Long Bed 4x4s are pretty hard to find. Or an SAS on yours.
  14. Hi there, I had my rig thoroughly inspected before I bought it; no leaks whatsoever. Then AFTER the antenna is installed, I have two leaks (that I can see; one through the rooftop A/C unit and the other through the ceiling light fixture. I put a tarp on it right away and have a freestanding heater in it running full time to dry things out. I could tell that the service guys at Sumner RV had really no interest in even working on the unit so I won't be taking it back there. I haven't even used the rig yet! I want to get all of the things it needs done BEFORE taking it out early next year (if possible). I plan to keep it for a very, very long time so if putting a new roof on it is needed, that's what she'll get! I'll circle back and share what happens after I get the leak diagnosed. You all are always so very helpful!
  15. Okay cool, yeah as you mentioned, most have the door right behind the truck cab, this photo you just posted is the only other one I've seen. Thanks for the info though, greatly appreciated. Open to any and all suggestions if anybody else would care to chime in
  16. HI THERE AND WELCOME, i have a 92 warrior that had the entire roof replaced at a local rv shop. my insurance covered the cost with no deductable. that is the good news. the price was just under 5k. the bad side is it took the shop all summer, i missed the entire camping season, but the new roof is a big plus for the resale value of my rig. it is a major job and can be extremely costly. if you are confident that your leak is a result of the recent work that was done with the antenna, i would suggest having the people who worked on the antenna reseal it at their cost. if you have concerns that the leak is older, i would inspect for damage, rot, etc. i hope your situation is the former. good luck. joe from dover.
  17. Typically, the Sunrader 'Shorty' has the door directly behind the driver's seat. I had this saved on my computer, the file named '1979 Sunrader'. So not unique. Can't recommend any truck other than the pictures I sent previously.
  18. Yes, I believe it is 112". Any truck in particular that you think this would match up to nicely??
  19. Looks like 110" or 112" wheelbase.
  20. I should add, this is what it looks like, haven't seen any with the door towards the rear like this one. I believe this is the 17' one correct?
  21. Thanks for the replies! Haha the volare one is crazy! And I've considered the 4 runner or tacoma since those should be fairly similar. Is there anything out there that would require minimal frame work? For the shorty sunraders, from what information I've been able to find, it seems like the frame just needs to be strengthened on the behind end of the camper? Anybody have any idea what it would take for the 'easier' of the conversions? Trying to get an idea of what I'm getting myself into before I buy this thing and again, the build out of the camper wont be a problem for me, its just finding the right truck to swap it onto. I really like those older toyotas but I'd prefer to have an automatic so that other people I travel with can drive and me not be stressing that they'll tear it up
  22. You might want to skip the Volare, and not because it isn't 4x4.
  23. Hmmm. Looks familiar! USD223151.pdf
  24. Yup I was wrong. Patent for the truck camper USD238353S US Grant Download PDF Find Prior Art Similar Family: DateApp/Pub NumberStatus Unknown Info Similar documents External links USPTO USPTO Assignment Espacenet Global Dossier Discuss Description United States Patent 238,353 Patented Jan. 6, 1976 CAMPER UNIT FOR PICKUP TRUCK Stewart E. Gardner, 2643 Vista Ornada, Newport Beach, Calif. 92660 Filed May 6, 1974, Ser. No. 467,392 Term of patent 14 years Int. Cl. Dl2-16 US. Cl. BIZ-156 Des. 238,353 Page 2 of 2 FIG. 1 is a perspective view showing the front, top, and left side of the camper unit for a pickup truck; FIG. 2 is a right side elevational view thereof; FIG. 3 is a rear elevational view thereof; FIG. 4 is a front elevational view thereof; and FIG. 5 is a top plan view thereof. The undisclosed bottom is substantially plain and unornamented. I claim: The ornamental design for a camper unit for pickup truck. as shown and described. References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 3/1972 Stroud D12-156 OTHER REFERENCES Popular Science, November 1973, p. 57, camper unit, bottom of page. Industrial Design, June 1968, p. 59, camper unit, bottom of page. Amerigo flyer, recd Feb. 2, 1974, camper unit. WALLACE R. BURKE, Primary Examiner I. M. GANDY, Assistant Examiner Linda
  25. Hey Guys! So I'll just get right into it. Been looking for a sunrader for a while and found a '79 shorty (17' I believe?) for cheap. My initial thoughts are to swap the camper portion (which has already been gutted) and fit it onto a 4x4 truck. My question is which truck would be a good platform for this build? I'd like to modernize it a bit and potentially have an automatic but is there any truck that you can essentially bolt the camper onto or am I looking at frame mods no matter what? I'm a skilled carpenter so once I have it mounted I have zero worries of completing the project and have a bunch of friends with motorcycle / auto / metal fabrication shops that would be willing to help, I just need to know what truck would be the best to swap the camper portion of the sunrader onto. Thanks in advance!
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