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  3. Pretty Interstate Machine

    Has anyone just blapped solar on the front of their cabover / overcab?

    Definitely planning on roof units, I just thought that hey, maybe I could just have an extra there for a little bit of extra juice, perhaps even put it on a prop bar that I could lift while parked.
  4. Pretty Interstate Machine

    I probably need a seal overhaul, but how

    Quick update, From what I can tell I have an aluminum roof. Thanks for the eternabond advice. I'll see about picking some up. Is there a good source? Places to avoid buying from? Just grab some on Amazon?
  5. Scarlett O'Hara

    TruckFridge?

    Hi and thanks--- Yes, I'd consider any Toy with a RD if I liked everything else about it. It's just that here in the greater SF Bay Area there seem to be a preponderance of Dolphins. And I like them, like those with the wrought iron on counter ends. Thanks for you tip, but fortunately, being in CA, I'd never have to travel far to find a Toy!
  6. Scarlett O'Hara

    TruckFridge?

    Hello again WME, I seem to remember a year ago having a discussion with you re the usefulness of West Marine. Thanks for reminding me to check for a fridge there when the time comes. Getting ready to list/sell a small farm after decades is not a project for wimps! In the little down time I have, watching CL for prospects is the most relaxing thing to do. But if/when I see something that looks like what I am after, and if it isn't more than a good long days' drive away, I get right on it. Meanwhile, I might as well bone up on likely Toy issues. So yes, it's likely West Marine will get some more of my dough-re-me!
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  8. WME

    TruckFridge?

    Unless you have an overwhelming reason to go to a 12v refer, remember that propane has a higher energy density than a battery by cubic space. If you have a real need for a 12v refer, you should renumber to also look at marine refers. The important thing to look for is peak amps, if average amps is available does the reading say at what temp... Apples and apples n all that.
  9. Scarlett O'Hara

    TruckFridge?

    Hi Linda, What do I mean by that? Well, as I have no idea yet of the size of a TruckFridge, I thought perhaps, depending on the layout of any rig I might end up with, that it might work out to keep the dead Dometic as a pantry. Not written in stone, just an idea. (It was you who offered the suggestion of a TruckFridge as a replacement for a Dometic in a reply to me a year ago.) I agree with you that food storage beats 'stuff' storage! And yes, since we last communicated, I have looked at a few Toys in person. I know of your fondness for Sunraders, but one in excellent/good condition is out of my price range. Anyway, I really do like the Dolphins with RD & all that lovely kitchen counter space. (It's been a real slog this past year, dismantling my little farm, but the end is in sight. Lots to do still, tho!) Thanks & hope all's well with you. For what would this forum do *without* you? Scarlett
  10. Odyssey 4x4

    Toyota class C review by builder

    That's pretty awesome! Looks to be in pretty rough shape for the price
  11. markwilliam1

    I probably need a seal overhaul, but how

    I agree Eternabond tape for your front seam is the way to go. When I resealed Grannies roof I cleaned the whole seam area scraping off any old sealent and applied 4” wide Eternabond tape over the seal. Perfect!
  12. linda s

    Toyota class C review by builder

    Wow look what I found. One of the Sprint's that I mentioned. Still looks like it has old axle so price is too high https://losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv/rvs/d/toyota-sprint-8500-obo/6721995612.html Linda S
  13. linda s

    TruckFridge?

    Truckfridge? What do you mean by this. There is a website called Truckfridge but the refrigerators take up almost the same space as a Dolphin one. I had a friend who bought one from them and he picked one that was exactly the same size as his Dometic. How many rigs have you inspected yet or have you just looked at them online. There isn't a lot of room in any of them to start moving stuff around. They all already have some kind of closet and drawers for storage. Food is more important to me than extra stuff. Linda S
  14. rvplease

    TruckFridge?

    If you would be willing to consider an Oddessy Americana with a rear dinette there is (was?) one in Bath New Hampshire, I saw it about a month ago, some window leaks but otherwise in wonderful shape, low mileage and taken great care of, it was in the classifieds on this site. Maybe this would compare with a a Dolphin?
  15. Scarlett O'Hara

    TruckFridge?

    Thanks all for feedback re Rear Kitchens. But I am back to holding out for a rear dinette. Won't accept anything else. I really dig the 84 Dolphins with RD. Especially appreciate the ample kitchen counter space. And so easy to imagine using the RD for lounging, reading books/maps & even sewing. I've got my eye on a nice one, ten hours drive away---possibly a one owner Dolphin. No solar, & fridge is dead---which I consider a boon, since I'd prefer a TruckFridge. That way I can convert old fridge space to pantry & hope to find available space for TruckFridge elsewhere. Has anyone done this swap? Any suggestions on location for TruckFridge in an old Dolphin? Thanks Scarlett
  16. rvplease

    Toyota class C review by builder

    This is exactly what I was hoping for, it will help narrow down the list (although it seems that after almost 30 years any toyota without past or current leak problems is hard to find at this). It is really interesting that there are so many variations in how these are built-
  17. Bob C

    Toyota class C review by builder

    My '88 had aluminum frame, fiberglass sides, and aluminum roof.
  18. WME

    Toyota class C review by builder

    Well my 86 had aluminum framing and fiberglass siding.
  19. Derek up North

    Toyota class C review by builder

    I can only go by what's in the 1985(?) brochure. Some Excapers had aluminum frames. The ones with Aluminium exteriors. No comment (from me) on earlier or later years.
  20. WME

    Toyota class C review by builder

    Escapers had aluminum frames with corrugated fiberglass skins and aluminum roof
  21. linda s

    Toyota class C review by builder

    The non fiberglass ones were just called New Horizons. All Nova Star's are fiberglass. Yeah I remember that Jeep. Thanks for reminding me. There were 2. One in Nevada and the other in Portland. I think they were factory too. Maybe prototypes that never went into production or custom orders. Wonder where they are now. Linda S
  22. Maineah

    Toyota class C review by builder

    Were they all fiberglass or only the 87? I have seen aluminum sided ones. I have actually seen pictures of a Nova Star fiberglass body on a Jeep Cherokee frame I believe it was factory there were some subtle differences but nothing major.
  23. linda s

    Toyota class C review by builder

    Nova Star's were made from 1986 to 1989. I heard years ago there was at least one made with a V6 engine but I have never seen it. Most 89's were built on 88 chassis and there aren't many of them either. Company went out of business in 89. You will see some rigs that look exactly like a Nova Star that are older. They were made by General RV which made the Odyssey. They were called Sprint. 1983 to 1985. They must have sold the molds to New Horizon which is Nova Star Linda S
  24. 5Toyota

    flushes/black water capacity

    all and true not for everbody. and they come in different sizes. I don't aways get it all full even 9 gallons helps a lot . the places I go here are in the back woods miles from any kind of dump station . remote forest camping. some have an outhouse many don't. all are bring your own water . some have garbage removel. most times we eather burn it or take it home . tru that's what I do. fill that up then my tolit is ok again for awhile . so ya 20 or 30 miles into Yakima or more with 3 tanks full of waste .
  25. fred I agree with you 100 percent I would  put the oem everthing and see how it works . I am not into led on a non led rig . but have converted my whole double wide house                           too led .

  26. WME

    I probably need a seal overhaul, but how

    The rear window has 2 seals. The butyl tape between the window frame and the RV siding. AND a butyl rubber glue between the window and frame. The rubber gasket on the outside of the window is just for looks and doesn't seal anything. Well actually it is there to hold the window in place while the butyl rubber glue dries.
  27. WME

    I probably need a seal overhaul, but how

    A "rubber roof" is just a thin sheet of EPDM "rubber" rolled out and glued to a layer of plywood so it will be hard. Most toys have an aluminum roof, same thing a thin sheet of aluminum over a ply base. Again most toys by this time in their life have had a polymer sealant painted over the original roof. Carefully scrape your roof until you get to the original and let us know what you have and we will give you the straight skinny on how to take care of it. If you have a metal roof, for the seam I would clean down to original roof, Eternabond tape the seam and the Snowcoat it.
  28. WME

    flushes/black water capacity

    If your some where you can dump a tote tank, your some where you can dump your RV tanks. So unless your going to transfer waste to it, then strap it on the back of your RV and take it home their not a lot of help ... There are some campgrounds that have only a central dump point, if you didn't want to drive there every couple of days it would be useful. I have a 10 gal at home I can dump in my homes sewer clean out. I use it for maintenance. .P.S. an 18 gal tank would weigh over 130 lbs full.
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