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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. WME

    repair on a sunrader roof

    Unless it has had Linda's tree fall on it or somebody has done the low overhead thing to it its should be an easy fix. 96% of Sunrader leaks are vent and marker lights. The Sunraders have just 3 parts a floor, a lower wall and a 1 piece upper. Thats why a lot of people want them...
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    Nerd buys Travelmaster, now the fun/repairs begin

    C&C only sells pairs of 5/6 adapters, so you need a "friend" in the same situation as you are to split the costs of a pair. The side benefit of this plan is you only need 1 6 bolt rim. Buying your own pair means you need 3 6 bolt rims, 2 for the front and a spare. With your 5 bolt front the center of the tire and the weight is carried between the 2 front bearings on the front hub. With the 5/6 adapter the weight is the same place because the 6 bolt rim is flipped around and the deep dish and adapter work together to center things. P.S. Toyota uses a similar adapter on the later model MH chassis. P.P.S. If you can find a wrecking yard U-Haul Toyota box truck or a newer Toy MH you can easily swap the complete front end and gain the factory 6 bolt with bigger brakes. At the right yard this might be cheaper than 2 adapters and 3 rims
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    Nerd buys Travelmaster, now the fun/repairs begin

    Long distance traveler...you have the 6 bolt rear and 5 bolt front wheels. Spare tire situation. 1. Carry 2 spares 2. 5 bolt spare for front. Rear flat, limp on with with 3 rear tires and fix flat ASAP. Most owners do this..I gone 100mi on 3 tires. Remove flat, inflate single tire to max psi, drive slow. 3. Find a "friend" and order a set of the 5/6 adapters from Custom and Commercial Tires, find a 6 bolt rim. Flat in rear just change the tire. Flat front, bolt on adapter and 6 bolt rim. 4. Buy a set of adapters and 3 6 bolt rims. Mount adapters and rims full time, have one 6 bolt spare . These Toy MH use a ODD size tire, a lot of tire jockies say they don't exist. So buying a replacement tire on the road can be chancie. Tire LT185R-14C... "8 ply", "Load range D", "Load index 100/102". Custom & Commercial...https://www.customandcommercialwheel.com/
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    Rubber Roofs

    FWIW my local full service rv center says for a rubber roof install they charge $100 per linear ft., parts and labor. Thats over a good base, roof repairs are extra
  5. Some had electric brakes on the tag. The axle usually used a coil torsion spring for support. The tandem idea had a couple of variations, 4 or 6 rear wheels. The 6 wheels had foolies on the truck axle so they had the axle problem, just less often. The tag added about 350 lbs of weight and add about 700lbs of carry capacity so for all the $$$ you only gained 350lbs of carry increase. The tire wear was a bit weird with the rears sliding in corners.
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    Storage options.....

    Sorta in order from best to worst. 1 A real garage. 2 A barn. 3 A tarp shelter...one of these....http://www.hiscoshelters.com/portable-rv-garage-shelter.html These tarp jobs have 3 different grades of roofing 2-10-15 years warranty 4 An RV cover...2-10 year life span, depending on quality 5 A tarp tied down properly...Use garbage bags with foam popcorn to form a roof line so the liquids will run off. blue tarp 1-2 years, silver tarp 1-5 years 6 Nutting put a couple of blocks under the front wheels to help drain the roof
  7. The recall was NOT against Toyota, but against the RV manufactures.
  8. WME

    yurt material questions

    DIY Yurt...http://www.johnclarkemills.com/2010/08/08/building-a-folding-rigid-insulation-hexayurt/
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    Blackwater leak

    The Escapers were factory foamed. helps keep the floor warmer. Its a high quality foam and is very fire resistant. The black tank on the mid shower/toilet is very low mounted. Suffers from ooppses. Its easy to check. Empty it and flush it several times. Over fill it and find the leak. If it leaks inside then you need a new seal... Its a simple foam gasket. Leaking outside then your looking at a crack some where. The tank vent is on the roof. The sink is molded in removing it would involve a lot of fiberglass work. A slight help with the shower room thing is a curved curtain track, gives you a bit more elbow room. Also the sink door is laminated and will peel easily, a cap of clear Gorilla tape goes a long way
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    Roof Questions for a 1987 Escaper

    A good grade of Elastomeric coating will last 10+ years. The PROBLEM is the quality of the work the PO did. Is your coating cracking or peeling? If its intact just inspect yearly and proceed accordingly. To redo a poorly done roof coating is a major PIA. You have to strip things down to the bare metal, prime and recoat with 2-3 coats
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    Weight on roof

    No NASCAR race viewing, sorry. If you need to do maintenance then a full width (side to side) plywood to spread the load.
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    chinook wall paneling

    If you read between the lines, this is an excellent idea for uprating a Chinook wall. http://www.frugal-mariner.com/Insulating.html
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    tire valve stem extenders

    There are 2 basic style air chucks for duallys .The 2 way angled and the 2 way straight. Go to Amazon and you will see what they look like. After you figure out what stem you have get the best chuck.
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    tire valve stem extenders

    The first time I tried to check tire pressure, I was in the market for valve extensions I use these on the outers..https://www.makariosrv.com/wheel-masters-135-degree-valve-extenders-8029135/ and a set of the flex hoses on the inners.
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    tire valve stem extenders

    Use metal valve stems. There are zero pressure extensions, if they get cut there is no air loss. https://dicorproducts.com/product/air-gard-live-stem-valve-extenders-ls/ For the truly paranoid they make add on TPMS. https://www.amazon.com/EEZTire-Tire-Pressure-Monitoring-System/dp/B009BE069Q/ref=as_li_ss_tl?tag=usautoauthority0e-20&ie=UTF8&linkCode=sl1&linkId=9281a5a645a2781d9730ad33d305c988