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  • My Toyota Motorhome
    1986 Escape, rear bed, side bath, A/C, 2.8 Onan 22re, auto.
    Current rig 2003 30ft Winnebago Brave Class A
    Workhouse chassis, slide
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    Riverton WY

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  1. Is a trip to "Pick a Part" in your future? Toyota A43D was used in Toyota pickups 1982-1995
  2. Sorry the computer decided to attach the post itself and it won't let me delete attachment
  3. Midnight at Wal-Mart around here looks like a script from Steven King.. Clanking and banging...yes the stove/oven. But most common is badly worn suspension bushings. NAPA has both poly and rubber replacement kits.A suspension working as designed makes a big improvement in the wind and on windy roads. The Toy homes actually do fairly good in the driving department. Their short comings are are wind and hills Of course some power helps too. The three bolt header to down tube connection is a sore point for exhaust leaks, especially if the system has been messed with. PS after market down tubes mostly suck, but with a turbo that's a moot point.. Toyota did a factory 22RET turbo set up, so if you want to really lean on the boost there are proper pistons out there. I switched my headlights to E-spec H4 with the relay setup. Made things almost doable. So says the ex-rally driver, who was used to gigawatt lighting. Here's an easy fix for the fuel pump hole...https://www.amazon.com/Dovewill-Marine-Round-Inspection-Hatch/dp/B074BSHFGM
  4. http://rechargeac.com/how-to/ac-system-pressure-chart This is a temp vs pressure for a correctly operating system
  5. Looks like you have some more electron chasing to do. Your missing quite a few clearance lights. they are a DOT requirement.
  6. New is cheap,...https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2380057.m570.l1313.TR2.TRC1.A0.H0.Xrv+screen+door+latch.TRS0&_nkw=rv+screen+door+latch&_sacat=0
  7. When I got my Escaper it took me 2 weeks to fix the DC wiring and I did electronics in the military for many years. IN the end it was worth hassle and expense of larger than its supposed be wiring (like 4-8 gauge instead of 8-12 gauge) Long single piece of wire runs were done. The charge wire from the isolator was 5 or 6 pieces, 2 wire nuts and the just twisted and taped. When I was done I had picked up over 1.25v charging voltage at the battery. Your headed down the correct path to having a much more enjoyable and relaxed time in your new RV. The house circuit breaker box is normal install. Should be some thing like a 30 amp main and 2 10 or 15 amp breakers. One for house outlets/ microwave and the other for the roof AC. Remember this is " how to eat an elephant" stuff
  8. I'm way past the high school glass pack stage😎. What I used was the muffler for a Ford 3/4 ton pickup with a single exhaust and a 460 cid engine. Feeding the muffler with only 144 cubic inches didn't build any back pressure and the noise level was quiet and drone free
  9. So how would you describe your wiring, a pile of spaghetti or a rats nest. Your new BFF's are going to be a voltmeter and a case of beer. Disconnect the batteries and try using just a separate battery charger. See if they will come back to life. P.S. How to charge a very dead AGM battery... https://www.optimabatteries.com/en-us/support/charging/resuscitate-deeply-discharged-battery
  10. Rear axle changes..http://toyotamotorhome.org/forums/index.php?/topic/9743-new-rear-end-gearing-question-456-488-or/. Weird stuff the battery light can be linked to low brake fluid/emergency brake switch. The key switch and the electrical contacts are two separate parts Engine off, the shore power should not charge truck battery, unless you have a high dollar isolator. Got pictures? Take voltage readings at the isolator terminals. Plan B instead of a turbo...http://www.roadkill.com/toyota-3rz-4-cylinder-engine-swap/#modal-5617
  11. More HP and better MPH, you should be working for GM or Ford.😀 There several things that can be accomplished to make things better. FWIW I went through with my engine. 2.5" exhaust, 270 degree cam, 2mm oversized valves, overbored TB, and a set of flowed injectors. The engine HP dyno computers showed around 135hp. Made things better on the road, I lost a bit from the stop light, but over 15mph things were good. I pulled a 5x8 enclosed trailer for business and that's what the HP was for, especially in the mountains. Search around here for post about changing the rear axle ratio to 4.88. Makes a big difference. The problem with more power is the temptation to use it and there goes the mpg.
  12. Murphy is not a nice person. When you pack for an overnighter at a local lake all is good and the Toy runs great. When you pack for a 3 week trip this sort of stuff is what happens. However fixing it at home is BETTER than replacing the alternator in the NAPA parking lot in nowhere SD.
  13. Yah skunk water😝. Prevent by draining your system, including the water heater in the winter and a few times in the summer. I use this with a 3x dose for the first time in the spring and a standard dose with each fill up. https://www.walmart.com/ip/Camco-TastePURE-Drinking-Water-Freshener-Prevents-Algae-and-Slime-Build-Up-in-Your-Drinking-Water-Tank-Rids-Odors-and-Bad-Tastes-16-oz-40206/14504326?wmlspartner=wlpa&selectedSellerId=1148&adid=22222222227008504182&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=c&wl3=40839114032&wl4=pla-78652545272&wl5=9029305&wl6=&wl7=&wl8=&wl9=pla&wl10=112562587&wl11=online&wl12=14504326&veh=sem&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI2sTTnIa64wIViR-tBh1rQgXwEAQYBSABEgJfjvD_BwE
  14. Take some a little more interesting to the lake or ocean with your Toy https://www.clcboats.com/shop/boats/kayak-kits/light-touring-kayaks/shearwater-sport-take-apart-sectional-sea-kayak.html
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