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  1. Before you start read this post/blog...ALL OF IT http://www.boundfornowhere.com/blog/build-out-week-1-2 Lots of answers and even more cool ideas. This will show you how your Rader was built and what to expect.
  2. Ah 195 that explains the Sunny tires. If you have both an excess of funds and a double helping of paranoia , you need to visit these Guys..https://www.customandcommercialwheel.com/vw-wheels-1/ They make a 5 bolt to 6 bolt adapter. These and 3ea. 6 bolt rims and you have one spare that fits everywhere. Plan B is find some in your shoes and share the cost of the pair of adapters, each person gets 1. Then the deal is you get a 6 bolt rim for a spare. If you have a flat in the rear ( its ALWAYS an inside tire) just bolt the spare on. If you have a flat on the 5 bolt front, you bolt your adapter on and install the 6 bolt spare
  3. No play or just a little play? A tiny amount is good. The clutch spring has 3-400 hundred lbs of clamping pressure, you ain't moving it by hand The adjustments are at the pedal push rod, pedal push rod free play between the pedal and master cylinder is .04 and .2" The total system free play ..2-.5" You SHOULDN'T need to adjust these if only changing the cylinders. After replacing both cylinders you will need to bleed the air out. Takes 2 people. You MIGHT be able to do a gravity bleed. Fill up the master and open the bleeder valve on the slave and WAIT untill fluid runs out. Let it drain until the fluid is clear. This will work sometimes, if it doesn't then its 2 people time.
  4. This post is from a befuddled mind.CRS and all that. Tire rule #1 weigh your Toy, front axle weight and rear axle weight Some of the replacement rear axles MIGHT have left hand threads on the driverside rear. Proceed carefully. You will reuse the lug nuts you have, so you don't need new ones or a split set.. Best original tire becomes the 5 bolt spare, a flat in the rear means you remove the flat tire and wheel, inflate the remaining tire to 65 psi and proceed CAREFULLY on 3 rear wheels. A single tire is rated at 1850 lbs, in a dual capicity they are rated at 1650 ea (round numbers). So with 3 tires you have about 5000lbs of carry capacity. Remember rule#1
  5. You new friend should be Harbor Freight, they have a cheap rivnut tool and nuts package. If you get to a real hardware store ask to see some Well Nuts, they can be handy.
  6. Two parts in a hydraulic clutch system, master and slave cylinders. The master cylinder is by the brake master cylinder. The slave is mounted down on the bell housing it is the one that actually moves the clutch fork and throw out bearing Master cylinders $15 rebuilt, $35 new. Slave cylinder is about the same. Both common parts and should be in stock at most auto parts.
  7. Welcome back to the Hood. Full tire size LT185r/14C..Load range 102 The LT means light truck, the C means commerical Load range 102 is the same as load range D or 8 ply (both are obsolete) Show your tire guy this https://www.tires-easy.com/185-14/hankook-tires/ra18/tirecode/2001939 See if they will price match
  8. Trip from WI to Maine

    The answer is to try it If your unhappy then the answer may be 3 fold. Install 4.88 rear axle gears, a BIG trannie cooler and use a lot of O/D on the flats. Here is a gear change, trailer towing report. http://toyotamotorhome.org/forums/index.php?/topic/9743-new-rear-end-gearing-question-456-488-or/
  9. Rear Dinette to Bed Converting

    The small table top makes a better table for eating. The folding bed support is simple and the only "problem" is storing it.
  10. Perfect fuel pressure for a 22RE is 37-38 psi at idle with the vacuum hose hooked up. Remove the hose and it should jump to 44 psi. With out a FP gauge try starting the engine, warm it up and let it idle. Removing the vacuum hose and the idle should change...the efi is going rich, that means the regulator is probably working. Matching fuel pressure to the surges is more important than the actual FP. 30psi ain't enough, but 35 psi is close enough. If the engine is surging and the fuel pressure is stable then we need a different crystal ball. Bad gas mileage USUALLY means its rich so pull a couple of spark plugs and see how they look. Soft black carbon means rich, hard white ash means lean. Lean is a whole another problem so we wont go there now. With limited budget you need to be taking small exact steps toward solving the problem, taking big swings and jumping around or changing a bunch components at one time is expensive and may not fix the problem. So start with small and cheap
  11. Traveling with pets

    Yep ditch the Kat, get a dog... We travel with 2 small dogs, they, quickly learned the rules and we only had problems once. A tornado warning caliber, thunder storm, both dogs made it to the bed on the first thunder boom. A little mess next morning To keep control of the liter box stuff you would need some sort of a box with a roof and a flap door, an open box would get liter scattered around with a serious bump. Depending on your cat, a lot of the litter boxes end up in the shower/tub
  12. New injectors AGAIN...NO New filter quite maybe. New plugs not with out looking at the old ones carefully, their easy to clean with a propane torch. Try a gas dry product first to remove any possibility of water in the fuel, then the Techron injector cleaner. Dry gas...https://www.walmart.com/ip/ISO-HEET-28202-Premium-Fuel-Line-Antifreeze-Water-Remover-Injector-Cleaner/16879747?wmlspartner=wlpa&selectedSellerId=1122&adid=22222222227009478515&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=c&wl3=52923942311&wl4=pla-84844374791&wl5=9029305&wl6=&wl7=&wl8=&wl9=pla&wl10=101593696&wl11=online&wl12=16879747&wl13=&veh=sem Techron...https://www.walmart.com/ip/Chevron-Techron-Concentrate-Plus-10-oz/16647989?wmlspartner=wlpa&selectedSellerId=0&wl13=1457&adid=22222222227025239943&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=c&wl3=71545448329&wl4=pla-161071186849&wl5=9029305&wl6=&wl7=&wl8=&wl9=pla&wl10=8175035&wl11=local&wl12=16647989&wl13=1457&veh=sem
  13. You MIGHT be able to rent a fuel pressure gauge test kit from Oreillys they have some tool they loan out. Good fuel pressure on a 22RE is 38-40lbs at idle and a max of 44 going down the road. So a 15 lb gauge is useless. ONE of the other possibilities I just remembered is a bad ignition igniter, their $$$$ so try everything else first.
  14. Bad fuel...not from rain in the camper fuel tank, but from the gas station tank. SOMETIMES the gas station fuel tank is very near empty and there is cr*p near the bottom of older tanksthat gets stirred up and sucked up by the tank pump. Most gas stations have a chunk filter but not a water separator. This why I asked if your new tank has a drain in the bottom. If It does get a qt jar and drain out some fuel and let it sit for a bit and see what in it. Clear gas or layers of stuff at the bottom. Side note never buy fuel when you see the delivery truck at a station, talk about stirring things up. Here are some cheap fuel pressure gauges, these are mechanical types so they get taped to the hood outside. There are for temporary use just to see if the fuel pressure matches the engine power surges. http://www.jegs.com/c/Gauges-Tachs_Gauges/10339/10002/-1?N=1010339+4294953073+4294806370+29&Ns=P_PrimarySecondary|0||P_SalesVolume|1&Tab=SKU. NAPA has some listed for $35, but may have to order them
  15. You are describing the classic symptoms of junk in the fuel tank. the junk floats near the surface of the fuel and as the fuel level gets lower it floats over the strainer gets sucked down and then poof, poof, cough. You don't want to know how to check for this problem. Does your new tank have a drain in the bottom like the factory tank? Semi remote possibility, just a tank of bad gas from some where on the road. A slug of water will go to the bottom of the tank and sometime will drift past the strainer, poof, poof cough as engines don't run real good on water. May try a couple bottles of gas dry. OMG now what?? Have you changed the fuel filter on the engine? Do you have anyone who can put a fuel pressure gauge in for you? A mechanical one stays outside duct taped to the hood, with an electrical one you can have the gauge inside. If the gauge drops and so does the engine, you know where to start. Other possibilities bad fuel pump, bad fuel pump wires. Other things are really weird and I'll bring them up if all else fails.
  16. Norcold not working

    One of these will help a bunch. https://www.pplmotorhomes.com/parts/rv-appliances/rv-refrigerators-freezers/refrigerator-accessories-repair-parts/rv-refrigerator-fan_72-6085 The way to use one of these refers is fill it with cold stuff and start it the day before the trip. A full refer takes less energy to stay cold than an empty one. thermal mass thing.
  17. All I can say is they list 2 bars 79-83 and 84-95. So they probably aren't interchangeable. Several here have gone to HD bars and were happy
  18. OKey DOkey. If the floor and transmission are generating enough heat to do that, its time to research Reflectix. Remove the seats peal back the carpet and lay one layer over the front floor and up the firewall as far as the carpet goes. Put an 2nd layer over the transmission hump and the driver side floor over the cat converter. Flip the carpet back over and install the seats. Your toy will be cooler and quieter
  19. There are 2 miserable to get out almost invisible bolts that are on the top of the bell housing connecting to the engine block. Did you get them?
  20. 12v outlet, USB, voltmeter

    The unit here is probably pulling around .9 amps @ 12v charging 1 phone, way less power than using an inverter and wall charger. As far as using the USB port on a stereo it should work as ALL USB devices and ports are wired the same. You phone may only slow charge as you don't know the power rating of the port. The device is just a simple brute force regulator 12v in 5v out. The sexy ones will use a voltage divider network then a regulator to to reduce wasted energy. The 120v ac wall wart uses a step down transformer like 120v ac in and 10v ac out. The 10v ac goes to a bridge rectifier which makes it like 8v DC, then it goes to the regulator which makes it 5v suitable for your phone. If this confuses you then just think of it as magic and keep charging your phone
  21. Spare tire relocating?

    One of the Toyota PU hoist showed up on Ebay.. https://www.ebay.com/itm/90-Toyota-pickup-spare-tire-winch-mount-holder-carrier-lifter-hoist-2WD-/112776219863 Here is the setup on my Class A, its probably to big for a Toyota RV but the idea might work removing the tire from the rear... https://www.rvupgradestore.com/BAL-Hide-A-Spare-70-Frame-Recessed-Mount-p/92-0150.htm
  22. Just finish wk 15 on your blog, looking good' Some thoughts, for the overhead cabinet door. These will support the door when its open and go over center when the door is closed to help keep the door closed and the pressure will help to stop rattles. https://www.ebay.com/itm/2-Pk-Rv-Designer-Like-H271-Overhead-Cabinet-Door-Metal-Mini-Struts/122525505036?epid=847955363&hash=item1c8716d60c:g:98sAAOSw8bpaiyo0&vxp=mtr They also come as a gas strut for more $$ The sloped floor on your Rader is a sign of impending doom. The Rader has a weak floor design, its just a construct of 2 sheets of ply and a sheet of foam all glued together. Moisture and time cause the bond to separate. Well its 30 years old so maybe weak is a bit strong. The real problem is lack of support, All the weight of the shell and interior wood work rest on the edge of the floor. The floor has no edge supports from the truck frame. Answer is to fab some braces between the edge and the frame. Run a piece of angle front to back to spread the support from the braces. Jack up the edge so that the floor is level when you build the braces. Some have lifted the shell off the frame and installed full span cross supports on the frame of the truck and then bolted the shell back down. Off-roading will make things worse, after all its a 4x4 so your not just going to be tootling down the black top all the time Right
  23. Next warm day open the hood and sniff around the cowl area. Also maybe try a hair dryer and heat up different places.
  24. Spare tire relocating?

    Your best bet is a trip to your local wrecking yard. Find a Toyota pu of the same year as your MH and pull the under mount bracket and chain hoist. Sometimes they are on ebay