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  1. WME

    Generator

    On a lot of Toys with small generator doors, the unit was installed from the bottom. The door was just to check vitals. Maybe an oil change. For major work, you dropped the generator out.
  2. There is no pressure on the return line...unless the PO misaligned the T when it was installed and peeled off a chunk of rubber hose and that is blocking part of the return line. The ONAN has an electric fuel pump is it OFF when going down the road? Weird stuff. Remove the fuel line from the ONAN carb stick it in a bottle and have someone start the Truck engine and see what comes out. if you get fuel, remove the Toys gas cap and see what happens. A correctly working tank venting system will have a vacuum in it when the truck is running (the hissing when you loosen the gas cap). If it is building pressure that's not good.
  3. My Escaper genset ran fine with the T in the return line. There is no pressure on that line. The return line goes into the tank to the 3/4 level. The main FI line in a major nono. I'm unsure about the evap line, but I think it goes into just the top of the tank so the genset wouldn't run long if it was there. Jackup the RV and see if you can see if any clamp is leaking. USE JACK STANDS
  4. Duct tape and a tie wrap.
  5. A stock or almost 22R doesn't need a whizbang oil pump. Buy an OE quality one. Aisin is a reputable company, avoid the $25 ebay ones. If you just gotta have the whizbang one get a 22RET turbo pump. Beware there are a lot of 22R pumps being sold as 22RET pumps. The turbo pump has a different gear pitch and has a higher volume to support the turbo oil flow.
  6. If it's removable just keep it someplace safe and install it when you go on a trip. Druggies use propane tanks to transport anhydrous ammonia. That stuff is very corrosive stuff so they need replacement tanks often. They have also been known to go to big box stores and buy exchange tanks, release all the propane and use the empty tank for their trade. Then exchange the damaged tank for a fresh one. If you use exchange tanks look carefully for green corrosion around the valve
  7. The Pulse-Tech comes in 12,24,36,48v models. The only thing the unit cares about is the voltage. So the 12v unit will work with 2 6v batteries in series (my setup) or with 2 or 3 12v batteries in parallel. If you have some spare time between fishing trips, take a stroll through their web site... https://www.pulsetech.net/ .
  8. Choices.. buy a solar controller that has 3-4 stages. Some mfg call their controller a 3 stage others that do the same thing call theirs a 4 stage. What your looking for is an equalization charge stage. A desulfator as a bit different. This is what I use for a desulfator... https://www.ebay.com/itm/PulseTech-PowerPulse-12-Volt-Battery-Maintenance-System-PP-12-L/183658489068?epid=2254333963&hash=item2ac2e624ec:g:bVYAAOSwaEdcTyhv. It'snn powered from the battery so there is a small constant drain. The solar panel will handle it though.
  9. Boat repair ships will do HD upholstery or n=know who does. If you want water/kid proof stuff this is where you get it
  10. I don't know if this is compatible with the primer you used. https://interlux.com/en/us/boat-paint/topcoat-finish I have used it to brush paint an RV door that was fuzzy fiberglass, Thinned and 3 coats of brushed on paint made a hard shiny finish. No idea about metal.
  11. Kevin.. Before you spend any $$ go here and read the entire sticky...http://toyotamotorhome.org/forums/index.php?/topic/4321-brakes-load-sensing-proportional-valve-lspv-and-lspbv/ A simple adjustment can greatly increase the effectiveness of your brakes. 90% of older Toy MH's need rear spring bushings. On the scale of things, they are a VERY cost effective improvement in ride quality and handling. Before you spend $$ on making things "better" you need to make things "right". Right often includes shocks, rear springs/airbags, front brake pads and rear brake shoes. Its important check for rear seal failure and grease soaked brake shoes. There is a long thread here about front bushings..http://toyotamotorhome.org/forums/index.php?/topic/11352-upper-control-arm-bushing-removal-replacement/.
  12. WME

    BIG

    If you're into large mobile things and are on I-80, stop in Cheyenne and check these fellows out... https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=278&v=ogXRHk8Hq-Y https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVcOPIaekOU So how big does your 21ft Toy feel
  13. On your Renogy chart, I don't see any adjustable parameters. It appears to just be a status report. Normally the adjustments are battery type- Lead, Gel, AGM, and if the load function is in use or bypassed. There are special controllers for LiPo batteries.
  14. I used a hard start cap with very good results. BUT I had an Onan 2800 and a 13.5 kbtu ac. My problem was hot 100 degree days at over 7000ft. The Onan was derated enough by the altitude that it need the cap to kick off the ac all the time. For RV ac and a 2000-2500w inverter generator the good, better, best seems to be Hard start cap, RV AC start $100 unit, and the Micro air being the best
  15. Congratulations you have a perfectly operating solar charging setup. AKA "Don't Worry Be Happy". Lest you doubt the vastness of my RV battery system knowledge 🤡 here is a voltage vs charge % chart. https://www.energymatters.com.au/components/battery-voltage-discharge/
  16. Here is their older web site, the new one is "under construction". Several useful items for campers ...https://rv-ac.com/Four-must-have-extras-for-RV-Lovers.html I've used the fridge fan and the hotshot start cap successfully.
  17. WME

    Recall

    Sorry, you are out of luck. The recall was against the RV Mfg NOT against Toyota. The last known RV Mfg that had some axles was National. They recently had a garage sale and got rid of the remaining ones. You need to start the wrecking yard craw. UHaul had some Toyota box trucks so look for them too.
  18. Maybe here?https://www.rvupgradestore.com/Replacement-Coleman-AC-Shroud-p/77-4350.htm?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIgsGRlpiC4gIVjf5kCh3VnQMuEAQYAiABEgLvMPD_BwE&gdffi=d722fab84a06472899ce2a16e4d2ed3f&gdfms=598C1CDDF2034E3FBA4C1A2804A72E65
  19. Your MPG and speed numbers are spot on.
  20. You're headed up the river WHY? An 86 should have a 5 bolt front wheel, you will need a 5 bolt to 6 bolt adapter. Yes C&C makes an adapter but its $$ for a set. Will they fit with the new brake rotor? ICE notes that the rotors mount differently than the stock ones. A 15" rim-tire combo will effectively give you a higher gear ratio. In reality, your over geared with 14", so to go with your 15" rims you should plan on a rear axle ratio change, even more, $$. Bottom line is you can do what you want but you're looking at $2500. Tires, rims, brake kit, adapters, and gear change. Maybe you would be better off adjusting the rear basis valve and driving at the proper Toyota MH "speed of smell". Good luck on your plans whatever you chose.
  21. That isn't going to get you what you want. It's a 14x6" rim, the 6x7 1/4 is the bolt pattern. You're going to need something from the custom side of things.
  22. Check your bumper welds daily. I had a bumper tube peal off from the frame. The welds held, but the metal actually tore. I only had 75 lbs of tongue weight on the hitch
  23. On my Escaper I had the same thing happen. I used exterior grade poly glue. Took a couple of cargo straps around the RV and a 2x4. Strapped it flat and let it set up for 2 days then did the other side.
  24. Even a mid 90"s model is 25 years old. So what is more important than the MFG is how the P/O's have maintained it. Each brand has inherent pluses and minuses. The wood framed ones are subject to major rot is the leaks weren't constantly chased down and fixed. The metal framed ones are more rot resistant, but leaks can damage the underlayment paneling on the outside and the inside paneling too. The Sunrader fiberglass ones won't rot but they will leak damaging the interior also the floor design on a Sunrader is a poor idea and causes its own problems. Check everything and buy the best you can afford, or you can end up with a perpetual DIY project. Just an opinion don't get over your head there are way too many gutted worthless projects for sale out there. The new owner was going to do a big redo on then ran out of time, talent and $$.
  25. 😀Victory....at long last.
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