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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    Toyota class C review by builder

    Other Sunrader alternatives are the Nova Star and the Odyssey Americana. Unfortunately they are more rare than Sunraders. Linda S
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    Speedometer/ odometer fix

    Try calling this place. One of the largest used parts places for Toyota trucks on the west coast. http://www.calminitruck.com/ They have an onsite mechanic who could put it in for you Linda S
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    Speedometer/ odometer fix

    This is the part number but it's is discontinued by Toyota. Toyota Part No.: 83710-89138 You were in the bay area. Tons of Toyota parts available in the area and even more in Sacramento. Just keep trying along the way. Oh and I guessed that you had a 4 speed manual trannie. If not I need to get a different part number for you Linda S
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    flushes/black water capacity

    Gee I don't count my flushes. One person being careful can make the tiny tank last 7 days before it comes up in the shower. On the road or camping there are almost always other places to go to make it last longer. Linda S
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    4wd Japanese motorhomes direct from Japan

    There are no 4x4 Sunraders with a V6. I've only seen one with a larger engine and that one they somehow managed to squeeze a Chevy 350 into. Rest of the truck was rough though. I have gotten stuck in the mountains because my 22re just wasn't strong enough to pull me out, hit stall speed. A V6 would have made it a breeze. No I don't have a 4x4, no I shouldn't have been there but hey you only live once. I did get out. Sometimes crazy is a good place Linda S
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    4wd Japanese motorhomes direct from Japan

    You already own it. Your creating a brand new specialty vehicle and it will be worth a fat wad on money. This was for sale a couple of yours ago for somewhere way above 50 grand and I think yours is going to be nicer. Yours will also have a V6 https://www.vanspecialties.com/gallery_van/yota-4x4/ Linda S
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    4wd Japanese motorhomes direct from Japan

    Well if you figure out that your going to have a 4x4 Odyssey worth 70 grand the price will seem cheaper. Just found a thread with some mileage specs on that Fuso camper and they are very impressive considering the weight I thought I'd posted this, but can't find it in this thread. Fuel consumption over 100,000 km and 157 tank fills.Best consumption was Scandinavia and India / Nepal. Consistent low speed, long runs. 13.0 l/100km - 21.8 mpg.Worst was Turkey. Higher speed, steeper hills, higher ambient temperature. 21.0 l/100km - 13.5 mpg.Most 4wd was in Morocco. Slow speed, lower tyre pressure, softish sand. 14.8 l/100km - 19.2 mpg.Average for nearly 100,000km whole trip 16.5 l/100km - 17.2 mpg.Simplistically speed has most effect, changing speed and gear changes increase consumption, surface, probably fuel quality, and 4wd was well masked. Linda S
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    Locked bathroom door Toyota Sunrader

    This is just the bathroom door. Little screwed in latch on the frame catches the flipper on the door. Like a screen door. Knife or something slide in between door and frame and brought up quickly will open it. Hell yank it had and it should open. Easy to pull latch on door frame right off. Linda S
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    4wd Japanese motorhomes direct from Japan

    One of our new guys here works at Earthcruiser. Built on a Fuso 4x4 chassis in America. They are about as close as you can get to that Pinzgauer. Linda S
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    4wd Japanese motorhomes direct from Japan

    I think the attraction is diesel and 4x4. If any were left hand drive I would probably be dropping a wad of cash too. I look on eBay Germany from time to time and dream. Linda S
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    4wd Japanese motorhomes direct from Japan

    This isn't a gray area anymore. These vehicles are 25 years old and don't need to meet US specs. The main problem I can see with the guy who started this thread is that your spending a lot of money on a vehicle you can't see and drive first. We all know about the hidden problems of buying an older vehicle no matter how well it's been cared for. There is a guy in Portland who has been importing lots of 4x4 diesel and gas motorhomes lately.If anyone is interested in finding one keep an eye on Portland craigslist. They come up pretty often. Linda S
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    4wd Japanese motorhomes direct from Japan

    Well Derek does love to play Devil's Advocate. He is not the only person here though. Our current Toyota motorhomes are getting pretty darn old and I am happy to learn about possible newer options. Don't really love the right hand drive thing but I know many do it and have no problem with it. I personally appreciate your willingness to share more information when asked. Others in the past have been one shot ads with no response to questions. Linda S The other moderator
  17. LC engineering has the goods on the switch. http://www.lcengineering.com/LCNewsletter/2013/OCTOBER/timingchaintech.html Looks like it started long before the 22re Linda S
  18. That's a newer Tundra and they are huge. Cab height makes a big difference in how the Sunrader will fit too. Lower cab. Sleeker nicer look. I was checking out a couple of beautiful trucks parked side by side a while back. Tacoma and F150. Exactly the same size. If anything the Ford might have been a little smaller. Old Tundras are way smaller than today's Tacomas. Linda S
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    4wd Japanese motorhomes direct from Japan

    They are in Australia. Buy them from Japan. I'm guessing they procure them after order and ship direct to buyers country.
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    4wd Japanese motorhomes direct from Japan

    Well we already have some Isuzu motorhomes here that were made before 1994 like this one. 1990 turbo diesel 4x4 for sale for 27,500 near Portland Oregon. Only 42,000 miles on it too Linda S
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    Sunrader sizes, capacities

    Look here SunraderClassics.pdf
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    Sunrader slide in Camper 1979

    No big version won't fit Tacoma. It's small I can tell just by looking at it Linda S
  23. I thought you couldn't get it off the door. What are you trying to accomplish. Fix the lock mechanism? I'll have to take mine apart again. No easy replacements. There are a couple that fit the door hole but you have to install a conventional plate on adjoining wall like a home door lock. Linda S
  24. Stick it on the Ford. I think the Sunrader shell looks fine on a larger truck. I've seen this one in person and it's the smaller shell made originally as a truck camper they built new sides too. Your 84 is slightly larger all over. It will look great. Linda S You work for Host? Now they make some amazing RV's. Lots of 4x4 ones too. There was one for sale a couple of years ago I totally fell in love with. Earth Roamer size but way nicer. This one https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kK7FeA-aYgA
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    Wrap Around Window Seal

    Just watched the video of our member installing his gasket again. His gasket looks even on both sides not so offset like yours. Your going to have to check. One side the slot is for 1/8 inch and the other 1/4 inch. They need to be installed facing the correct surface to seal properly. Linda S
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