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  1. The title says it all...https://www.barrett-jackson.com/Events/Event/Details/1937-FORD-HOUSECAR-CAMPER-224762
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    Older Camper for sale

    No problem, not a dualie.
  3. Most of the metal roofed Toys have aluminum roofs, they tend to develop pin holes due to corrosion. So the snowcoat stuff is the answer. On a properly prep roof it will last at least 10 years. The ugly is if your "new" toy has a snow coated leaking roof you have no idea if it was properly prepared, so you have to remove the old stuff and prep it, the reseal it. Good stuff for roof repairs... Eternabond tape, in various widths. Dicor self leveling lap sealant.
  4. Depends on the leak. If the leak source is the antenna then, its just remove the antenna caulk the screw holes and reinstall the antenna and caulk the base, then lap seal it. If you have an original uncoated roof, then Snowcoat the entire roof. If your roof has Snowcoat, then its more complicated, you should remove the coating, check and repair the roof as needed, then a new Snowcoat. Snowcoat is like Kleenex, its sorta of a generic term...here's what I'm talking about https://www.rustoleum.com/product-catalog/consumer-brands/roofing/coatings/17-year-elastomeric-roof-coating/ Needing a new roof is very $$$$, 95% of the time the coating will do the job fixing the leaks, IF the rig wasn't damaged by lack of care by the P/O. The cost of labor to have it done will be way more than the cost of the materials. DIY in your future?? A local RV repair charges $100 per ft for a new roof, so you would be looking around $2000, structural repairs are not included. ,
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    6 cyl rv years?

    Who made 4x4 V-6 Toyota RV is less important than HOW MANY they made. The total of 4x4 (4&6 cylinders) is less than 200.
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    Advice on what model to buy

    $12K this time of the year is a good budget for a 2wd. 4wd will be 2x that amount. OK everything from here comes as an OPINION Unless you are a devout minimalist get a 21ft unit. These have a separate toilet, bath. The 18ft typically have wet bath, after a few months it might be a bit much. The rear bath also gives you 3 zones, rear bathroom, middle kitchen/living room, front bedroom, again a weekend is way different than 6 months. Are you in a perpetual hurry? My 4 cylinder has been over the Passes in Estes Park and through the Eisenhower tunnel. Again you driving a Toyota pickup and there were a zillion built so parts are easy. Big deal rule, There are no bad Motorhomes, only bad previous owners. Figure $1500 for stuff needing to be fixed.
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    Wretched Excess

    No comment..https://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/enthusiasts/unicat-has-created-the-queen-mother-of-rvs/ar-BBPzGsz?ocid=edgsp#image=BBPzM4O|27
  8. Engine running BAD...weird things... Make a new ground cable, find a bare metal bolt on the engine, run a 10 gauge or larger wire from there to the battery -, then another from the battery - to the chassis. Sand/scrape a bare spot on the chassis.
  9. Here ya go Linda right up your alley, 4x4 and all, imagine this with a matching paint Sunrader on the back. https://www.mecum.com/lots/LN1118-334354/1935-chevrolet-custom-pickup/
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    quick question on 18 footers

    FWIW The kinda sorta modern size replacements are 235/70-14 or 265/60-14
  11. If you could mount the hinge high enough then you won't have the shading problem. BUT unless you have a solar panel cover, there is a large possibility of a rock cracking panel.
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    City water intake flange removal '92 Dolphin

    90% of the time you have to get to the fitting from the inside. There you will find a hose and a clamp, or a threaded coupler. Undo whatever and the fill fitting should come out.
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    Propane extend-a-stay

    The extenda stay goes between the shut off valve and the regulator. The adda tank feeds high pressure propane to the system.
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    Question about Parts

    Well for starters it will help a bunch if you look for parts for a Winnebago Warrior, not a Toyota Warrior. However there only a few Winnie "only" parts in your RV, like the overhead hatches. Most of the stuff is universal stuff so look at your local RV place or internet ...https://www.pplmotorhomes.com/rv-parts-rv-accessories
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    Toyota Sunrader 4X4

    Jacks come in 2 basic styles. There is a 2 post lift. you find your campers center of gravity and lift there. You remove truck and lower the camper to a set of blocks. They are not long term stable on just the jacks. The other is a 4 post there is a jack in each corner of the camper. Jack it up and your done. Its long term stable, but blocks are a good idea if your going to be going in and out while you have it off the truck Figure a 1/2 hour to remove or install after a little practice. If you have the "big bucks" after your property sale, then there always this...https://www.stablelift.com/stable-lift-products-two-jack.php
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    Unless you have an overwhelming reason to go to a 12v refer, remember that propane has a higher energy density than a battery by cubic space. If you have a real need for a 12v refer, you should renumber to also look at marine refers. The important thing to look for is peak amps, if average amps is available does the reading say at what temp... Apples and apples n all that.
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    Toyota class C review by builder

    Well my 86 had aluminum framing and fiberglass siding.
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    Toyota class C review by builder

    Escapers had aluminum frames with corrugated fiberglass skins and aluminum roof
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    I probably need a seal overhaul, but how

    The rear window has 2 seals. The butyl tape between the window frame and the RV siding. AND a butyl rubber glue between the window and frame. The rubber gasket on the outside of the window is just for looks and doesn't seal anything. Well actually it is there to hold the window in place while the butyl rubber glue dries.
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    I probably need a seal overhaul, but how

    A "rubber roof" is just a thin sheet of EPDM "rubber" rolled out and glued to a layer of plywood so it will be hard. Most toys have an aluminum roof, same thing a thin sheet of aluminum over a ply base. Again most toys by this time in their life have had a polymer sealant painted over the original roof. Carefully scrape your roof until you get to the original and let us know what you have and we will give you the straight skinny on how to take care of it. If you have a metal roof, for the seam I would clean down to original roof, Eternabond tape the seam and the Snowcoat it.
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    Flushes/black water capacity

    If your some where you can dump a tote tank, your some where you can dump your RV tanks. So unless your going to transfer waste to it, then strap it on the back of your RV and take it home their not a lot of help ... There are some campgrounds that have only a central dump point, if you didn't want to drive there every couple of days it would be useful. I have a 10 gal at home I can dump in my homes sewer clean out. I use it for maintenance. .P.S. an 18 gal tank would weigh over 130 lbs full.
  22. You would lose a lot of sun time because of the wrong angle. My panel is mounted flat on the roof. Its power out goes from 2 amps 1 hr after sun rise to 15 amps around noon and starts back down to 2 amps near sunset.
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    Why a Toyota??

    Have you ever asked your self why drive a Toyota MH, I mean a tiny fuel tank, equally tiny water and waste tanks, no power, and it shouldn't be towing anything. Well bub have you?? Well basically your CHEAP?. Let me reinforce your smug self rightness.... We just returned from a 19 day 3350 mi trip in our, new to us, Winnebago Brave, one of the mid sized Class A out there. We pulled a Buick Encore as a towd. The score sheet 3350 mi, 441 gal of fuel, $1350.00 fuel cost, 7.5 mpg, cruse control was set in the 62-65 mph range and the average fuel cost was $3.10. The Brave has a 70 gal fuel tank and a 500mi range. Largest single fill was 58 gal. Major PIA is most fuel pumps have a $75 credit card single transaction limit. ? So what ever time you save with the large tank, you waste running your credit card 3x. Usually that means 2 credit cards... We now return you to your normally sponsored program...... A regular trip report will be posted in the usual place.
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    Rear Kitchen?

    Sorry no help, I had a permanent rear bed model.
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    Why a Toyota??

    3 weeks before this BIG trip I went fishing at the head of the Sweetwater River. When we leave the hwy, its at 7500 ft. Drove on 12 miles of "all weather" county maintained gravel road, then 11 miles of county maintained "not all weather" gravel road, 8 miles of sorta gravel Fire Service road, finally 4 miles of bladed dirt road to get to a camping spot on the river. So So fishing, native fish are a lot smarter than hatchery fish. The Milky Way is totally awesome when your camped at 10,000ft and making smores. Unfortunately it wasn't pin drop quite due to the river noise? We do a lot of dry camping by rivers on BLM land or at remote Forest service camp sites. Even camp at civilized camp grounds on lakes and reservoirs and kayak fish. The Winne has a lot more ground clearance than my Toy did so long as the road isn't insanely twisted or really off road Moab style I get to go more places