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  • My Toyota Motorhome
    86' Sunrader 18ft RWD
    90' Toyota Box Truck
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    Seattle, WA

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  1. https://www.amazon.com/Leisure-LED-Exterior-Porch-Utility/dp/B072LGSTSF/ref=pd_sim_b2b_9?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B072LGSTSF&pd_rd_r=950dad3f-8d15-4215-b9aa-98bb05de1450&pd_rd_w=98Q9Z&pd_rd_wg=7xNyj&pf_rd_p=a07701e4-f565-442a-b97f-93ab23cbb7ef&pf_rd_r=C9J6P3TXFSPG252W486M&psc=1&refRID=C9J6P3TXFSPG252W486M
  2. Check your alternator belt, if its lose tighten it up to see if the problem goes away. if not, its likely a bad alternator.
  3. I assume you mean this A43D thread? http://toyotamotorhome.org/forums/index.php?/topic/268-the-a43d-automatic-transmission/ Have you checked the play on the shaft that exits the extension housing?
  4. I have used both of these brands/suppliers. the ones from McMaster are better quality in my opinion and have a large hex. https://www.mcmaster.com/4991t963 https://www.amazon.com/WheelGuard-Finish-Open-end-M14x1-5-Thread/dp/B06XZGLL9V/ref=sr_1_8?keywords=14x1.5&qid=1563926557&s=automotive&sr=1-8 Regarding the torque value... this is from a 1988 FSM... different value for what i believe is the same configuration. Not saying one value is better than the other, just interesting that they are different. In any case it's always good to check the torque after 50-100 miles
  5. I had this happen to me this past friday on my 1990 box truck. My belt looked like a piece of floss when I inspected it. I had the alternator tested at the local auto parts store and it came back healthy. New belt solved my problem.
  6. Id sell it! Id buy it if i didn't have two of them already!
  7. I have found that a lot of shops stay away from the RVs due to size and weight. Even the toyota dealer didn't want to touch my 18ft sunrader.
  8. Im interested in the same thing at the moment and found the same "fuzzy" replacement as you! Please keep us updated on the fitment.
  9. I think figured out how the SST is used. Not sure why it took me so long to wrap my head around it, but your supposed to use fork to push the control arm from the bushing. this will release the shaft and then on to the other side. i think the hardest part of making the tooling will be the base that supports the full assembly of the half moon, UCA and fork to push it through.
  10. Still working out the proper tooling. in the meantime i purchased the arms from ebay that Linda found. They should work but the bushings are incorrect. Ill post pictures tomorrow.
  11. Yeah leaf springs are never fun.... until they'er done! Im running them on all 6, and what a difference. While they are great in the snow, i think the real benefit is in the rain. With new Yokohama Y356s my rig was a bobsled in the rain. With the STAs you can feel the rubber keying into the asphalt when braking. Hands down the best upgrade to my rig yet. Good info regarding ride height. The PO had kept the front end pretty tall, maybe even new torsion bars at some point but if i hit a rolling bump i swear the sunrader wants to do a wheelie! so im considering putting in new torsion bars as well. the ones on your post seem reasonable, i just need to do some math and figure out if the increase in spring rate will help or hurt me. I also need to investigate the shocks as well, the rebound maybe shot. Ive got the tools to properly adjust alignment so i should be in good shape.
  12. I just realized thats your post! Im still new to the community. The information and data dump is incredible. Thanks for the ± heads up, ive got some friends with scales so ill look into that. My rig definitely has a lean but i am unsure if its do to the current springs or weight. I actually ordered the ARBCS010R after reading the first post and then i read yours and bought the ARBCS009R. Ive got a Toyota box truck that could use some springs so its getting a lift Ive got air bags. the front end is torn apart at the moment getting new bushings and shocks but im running E78-14LT tires from Specialty Tires America (https://www.stausaonline.com/tires/sta-super-traxion/) which are 26.60"Ø vs. the stock 25.7"Ø... so ive got some work to do to figure out what the right ride height will be. As for the bushings ive got some polyurethane ones i was going to use, ill let you know how they fit.
  13. thanks for the info on removing the black tank everyone. i had a feeling it was going to be rough getting it out.
  14. Im purchasing new springs. there are a couple of great posts on the subject. http://toyotamotorhome.org/forums/index.php?/topic/11156-new-leaf-springs/ and http://toyotamotorhome.org/forums/index.php?/topic/11256-are-my-leaf-springs-blown/ After reading through the details ive decided to go with the ARBCS009R over the ARBCS010R. https://www.4wheelparts.com//p/arb-leaf-spring-cs009r/_/R-BHWQ-CS009R
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