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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. Wrong tires, wrong gear๐Ÿ˜ 185/60/14 tire.. capacity 1047 lbs (82) revs per mile 916. Most of these Toys weigh 4000lbs in the rear. With these tires you have 0 excess carry capacity in the event of a flat, what is your spare tire situation? LT185/14/c...capacity 1850 lbs (102) revs per mile 809 this the correct tire IMHO Because of the difference in automatic O/D ratios vs 5th gear of the manual transmission. The best choices are 4.88 for the auto and 4.56 for the 5 sp manual. The 4 speed manual is best just left alone. You have less than 100hp all the gears in the world aren't going to overcome that. What your trying to do is run down the road with the engine turning between the torque peak, 2800 rpm and the HP peak, 4800 rpm. Like around 3800 rpm. There gear calculators on line that will let you try things
  2. FWIW the 17 digit VIN wasn't required until 1981. The RN number is sometime used or it seems the coach number can be used
  3. WME


    Is it my computer/internet or have others found the Forum to be cranky lately?
  4. Maybe your are confusing the VIN (vehicle identification number) with the Motor Home ID number. The VIN is Toyota and the ID is Sunrader
  5. KISS, spend $ on Old Man Emu springs or remove a leaf from the front springs
  6. The normal system function is when the engine is running the alternator charges the truck battery and through the isolator it charges the house battery. With the engine off the isolator is disconnected The converter and solar panels just charge the house battery. There smart isolators that will let the alternator charge the house battery AND let the converter/solar charge the truck battery. https://www.boatandrvaccessories.com/products/cole-hersee-48530-isolator
  7. I build large scale Radio control airplanes. We use a lot of fiberglass and carbon fiber. This is a source of all kinds of cloth, tubes, resin and some really cool composite panels. I don't know if you need something this exotic, but here is a source. http://www.cstsales.com/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI0Z68naG36AIVwh6tBh1fPgnzEAAYASAAEgIlmPD_BwE
  8. I was cheap and lazy. I routed the both airlines to the driver side rear wheels. That way I could fill/release air with out having to go on a walkabout to get both valves. A bulls eye bubble level on the rear bumper worked to level front to back and side to side. https://www.homedepot.com/p/Swanson-2-in-Surface-Level-SL0002/300224978?MERCH=REC-_-pipsem-_-203639896-_-300224978-_-N
  9. Yep Kitty fur and Tiger hair have been around a long time in the speed business.
  10. It will work, BUT your right foot is way smarter. The medium size rolling grades are going to cause the CC to down shift at full throttle to maintain the set speed. Also no OD
  11. Start here...http://toyotamotorhome.org/forums/index.php?/topic/11900-89-saggy-rear-suspension-and-steering-pop-advice/ Air bags are probably the best as they are adjustable. With a small 12v tire air compressor you can use them to help level the rv when camping. Best shocks are Bilstein, 2nd choice would be KYB. Monroes are MEH The banging is most likely totally worn out leaf spring bushings. Each spring has 3 sets of bushings. Normal auto stores can get OEM rubber bushings. The better bushing is a poly bushing from an hot-rod/off road shop P.S. Big $$$ solution is new bushings, springs and airbags. Make it like new Airbags and bushings are the minimum P.P.S Read up on adjusting the rear basis brake valve. With your rear suspension fixed you brakes will act strange until you adjust the basis controller. http://toyotamotorhome.org/forums/index.php?/topic/4321-brakes-load-sensing-proportional-valve-lspv-and-lspbv/
  12. Looks like your going to need some sorta of Z bend in the stripes at the front of the coach to make the new stripes align with the cab stripes.
  13. It looks like the straight lines are separate from the S's Should be easy to shorten.
  14. If you go with the airbags, check the spring bushings. Most vintage Toy Home's have bushings that are totally worn out.
  15. Easy one first...steering pop...https://www.yotashop.com/steering-cap-toyota-4runner-pickup-4x4-1985-1995-oem-steering-stop-cap-45619-36010/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI_8eM4-WI6AIVQRx9Ch35KgYAEAQYASABEgIxwfD_BwE Plan A for saggy butt ๐Ÿ˜...http://www.lowrangeoffroad.com/1986-1995-hilux-pickup-4runner-old-man-emu-suspension-parts.html Plan B...https://www.sdtrucksprings.com/suspension-air-bags/air-lift-air-bags/toyota/motorhome Plan C...https://www.sdtrucksprings.com/timbren-suspension-kits/toyota/1-ton-cab-chassis Plan D...https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f116/no-cut-zuk-mod-our-turn-251897/ Which one??? budget and skill level will answer that question. Also obviously take the part numbers and check the internet for best price
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