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Meandering Myrrkat

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    The Myrrkat will need some mechanical tune-ups and a little more TLC and new booties all around, her camper will be a DIY renovation due to some water damage but I'm up for it. I figure 1 to 2 years on the DIY-not in a hurry.

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    1984 Toyota Huntsman, Class C, RWD with 6 lug axles, I am 2nd owner (just got for a steal--$1,000.00)
    2.4L L4 SOHC 8V 22R motor with 260,000 miles-don't laugh she runs well, 4 speed manual tranny
    GVWR 4825; GAWR (f) 2050, (r) 2905 -this is before rear axle upgrade I believe
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    Douglasville, Georgia

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  1. When I got my Huntsman, the original owner had left this exact manual in the camper. This has been an EXCELLANT resource for me as I tackle the engine compartment and begin the tune-up/replacement process as well as a refresher on older carbed pre-computer engines....love this
  2. Hi Freestone...I would strongly suggest NOT using foam insulation due to flammability and off-gassing issues. I had considered foam spray for my insulation replacement but after researching the product decided against using it in the Myrrkat. As for the steel wool pack it in anywhere there is access into your camper, ie all plumbing and propane lines, black and grey tank flooring points, all electrical runs from the engine compartment all the way to the tail lights, etc...mice and rats can compress their bodies down to the size of their skull to wriggle through the tiniest spaces and steel wool is one thing they can not chew through. My Dad used this trick in an old house we lived in when I was a kid. I have also heard of and use the bath soap Irish Spring Regular in Myrrkat while she is parked for restorations---even though the garage kitties are catching mice and moles, I have not had one single mouse or rat in the camper the 2 years she has sat in my backyard while restoring her. Hope this helps and I'm sure there are other members here who can suggest options as well, Good luck 😎
  3. Hello All...my 84 Toyota Huntsman is all aluminum-body and roof. For me this makes it easier to remove because it slides together in panels the same as vinyl siding in a stix n brix. Also, the basic construction of my walls is 'sandwhich' meaning I can deconstruct and reconstruct easily when I do the restoration of the walls. I am very grateful for the aluminum roof, I would really not like the maintenance a rubber or even fiberglass roof takes imho 😎
  4. Myrrkat is a 1984 Huntsman Mini-C built on a 1985 Toyota chassis with a 4 cylinder 22r motor, 4 speed manual trans, rear axle replaced during recall by original owner. Bringing her home day
  5. very small bath will be converting to whole room to wet bath with composting toilet
  6. Inside over cab bed above driver door, water damage from bathroom vent fan and faulty repair
  7. Water damage to outside over cab bed wall from bathroom vent fan leak
  8. Thank you Linda, I try to ask first...the way the poster went about repairing his cab-over bed is much the same I need to do with mine. Happy New Year
  9. My 85 Huntsman has similar water damage in cab-over bed on the driver side...appears to have been leak from damaged air fan in bathroom as well as roof leaks. These are great pics...may I print and use as reference?
  10. Thank you for this...as I am getting ready to tear out water damaged mildewed areas in my rig I have been considering disposable coverall options...appears to be what I will need...
  11. Thank you Mark for this PDF....this is the closest I have been able to find to my 85 Toyota Huntsman...Derek Up North provided an old Huntsman brochure which has been very useful. I have 2 manuals for the Toyota but have had very difficult time locating anything about the Huntsman or a manual. In everything I have looked at so far, the Dolphin is the closest in spite of being National RV...imho
  12. Hey Totem...newbie to this site but came on board because of my toy home. I am 2nd owner 1984 Toyota Huntsman, 22r motor, 4 speed manual with 253,379.7 actual miles and she runs albeit she needs tuneup and tlc not to mention coach water damage to repair. The only replacement done by 1st owner was the rear 5 lug axle (1/2 ton) to the 6 lug axle (3/4 ton), no overhauls or replacements to motor. Located about 20 miles west of Atlanta, Georgia
  13. Derek Up North...Thank you soooooooooo much for this...this is the most I have been able to find for my 1984/85 Toyota Huntsman...the spec sheet was especially helpful since I will be replacing outer walls and roof
  14. Hi Truth Traveler, I am glad to see this thread started for all of us especially newbies. I have spent the last year or so scouring You Tube and began researching tiny homes; however, I soon discovered that was not what I wanted. I stumbled on RVing as a way of life and poof I found myself deciding this was what I wanted. There are many You Tubers out there who post informative videos about their travels but here is short list of those I am subscribed to because I feel they give great information from choosing the "Wheel Estate" to diy repairs and where to find supplies, camp sites, etc. I have just purchased a 1984 Toyota Huntsman and will begin renovations and repairs in the next few months knowing this 'project' is no minor undertaking, I am hopeful to have her road ready in about a year or 2-I'm taking my time and doing things as I save the $ to do this. So here are my top 5 even though I have more that I follow just for travel content: #1 Bob Wells: CheapRVliving; #2 Carolyn's RV Life; #3 Campervan Kevin; #4 kevin carlton (because of his Toyota diy videos); #5 RVgeeks (also because of their diy videos) Hope this is as helpful to you as it has been for me
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